"Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940: Gordon B. Kaufmann" with Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons and Steve Vaught

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
LOCATION: The Galleria, San Francisco Design Center

The Nanz Company
Proud Sponsor of the 2017 Lecture Series

Please join the ICAA for an illustrated lecture and book signing
With Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons and Steve Vaught

Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940:
Gordon B. Kaufmann

Monday, February 27th, 2017
6:00pm Reception ~ 7:00pm Lecture
The Galleria, San Francisco Design Center


The period from 1920 to 1940 was an era of incredible homes, homes that defined Los Angeles as a city whose architectural heritage was in the making. A new 12-volume series showcases the work of the Golden Era’s most important residential architects, featuring some of the earliest known photographs of the work of legendary names in architecture. The series is devoted to the era when oil titans, film industry moguls, bankers, and successful entrepreneurs who were new to the region sought to hire the most accomplished and talented architects they could find.

The premiere volume, GORDON B. KAUFMANN, features the architect whose design for Greystone, the mansion he created for E.L. Doheny Jr. and Lucy Doheny, catapulted him to the top of his field.Although his name has been lost to history except in the circles of architectural historians, Kaufmann’s stamp is all over Southern California, and Greystone is far from his crowning achievement.

$35 Members and Employees of Professional Member FIrms
$45 Non-Members
$20 Emerging Professionals and Student Members
$20 Students (with valid I.D.)

Marc Appleton is the principal of Appleton Partners LLP, an architectural firm in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. He has written, published, or contributed to many books including: George Washington Smith: An Architect's Scrapbook (2001), Robert Winter's Myron Hunt at Occidental College (2012), and Ranches: Home on the Range in California (2016). Marc lives in Santa Barbara.

Bret Parsons has written four books, including Colcord Home (2008), the biography of the beloved Southern California architect Gerard Colcord. He is managing director of the Architectural Division Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills. Bret resides in Los Angeles.

Steve Vaught is an author and historian who specializes in Southern California architectural and social history. He has written about Palm Springs’s rich history in The Committee of Twenty-Five, The First 65 Years, 1948–2013 (2014); Sentinels in Stone, Palm Springs Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood and its Iconic Walls (2015); and Einstein Dreamt Here, The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn (with Tracy Conrad) (2015). Steve lives in Palm Springs.