Julia Morgan (1872-1957)

Julia Morgan, Architect, of Sacramento, California

Associated Houses

Hearst Castle

San Simeon

Hacienda del Pozo de Verona




She was the first woman to be admitted to study architecture at L'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first woman to be granted an architect's license in California. She was the first woman to receive - albeit posthumously in 2014 - the American Institute of Architect's Gold Medal. Very little is known of her private life, except that she never married nor had any children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 12/03/2019 and last updated on 09/11/2020.