Hearst Gymnasium - Berkeley, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 52.155 W 122° 15.402
10S E 565375 N 4191568
Quick Description: Hearst Gymnasium at UC Berkeley.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 9:11:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMM2DR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
Views: 3

Long Description:
"In the early hours of June 22, 1922 Hearst Hall burned to the ground. Upon hearing of the disaster, William Randolph Hearst Jr. informed UC President David Barrows of his intention to build a fireproof structure to replace the gymnasium "given by my mother for the benefit of the girl undergraduates." He selected the noted architect Bernard Maybeck to design the building. When Hearst learned that Maybeck was more interested in architectural splendor than the needed functional facilities, Julia Morgan (a 1894 UC graduate who had studied at the École des Beaux Arts) was engaged to design the interior of the new Hearst Gymnasium for Women. In the photos below is an April 10,1924 Telegram and Hearst Gymnasium Building Sketch from Maybeck and Morgan to Hearst." (visit link)
Architect: Julia Morgan

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 2014

Website about the Architect: [Web Link]

Website about the building: [Web Link]

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