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Self-Guided Architecture Tours


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Barn at Sea Ranch.
Photo by Flickr user Ricky Montalvo.

The Museum’s Architecture 101 lecture series, which provides professionals, students, and the general public alike with the opportunity to learn about historical architectural movements every summer, continues this year with a dip into a few types of beach architecture in celebration of the Museum’s summer installation.

Come to class in 2015 to learn about lighthouses, the Sea Ranch, and Newport Mansions.

Self-guided walking tours are available for some styles covered in the series. The tours offer examples of buildings that feature the architectural elements discussed in the lecture and allow students, professionals, and the general public to hit the pavement and discover architectural history, whether they have attended the program or not. 

Upcoming Programs


Lighthouses
July 12, 2015
James Hyland, president and founder of The Lighthouse Preservation Society, presents a stylistic and functional history of lighthouses, which have assisted seafarers as entrance markers for ports and as warning signals for dangerous conditions and underwater geography and which represent a wide variety of styles and designs.

The Sea Ranch
July 19, 2015
Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design and Professor of the Graduate School (Architecture) at UC Berkeley, discusses the unique aspects of the Sea Ranch development in coastal Sonoma County, California.

Newport Mansions
July 26, 2015
Trudy Coxe, CEO and executive director of The Preservation Society of Newport County, discusses the “Newport Mansions,” which represent three centuries of America’s architectural, social, and landscape history.

Past Programs




      Bio-architecture
August 16, 2014
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      Traditional Japanese Architecture
August 9, 2014
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      Expressionism
July 27, 2013
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      Miesian
July 20, 2013
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      Mid-Century Modern
July 28, 2012
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      Arts and Crafts
July 21, 2012
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      Victorian
July 14, 2012
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      The Glass Box
July 23, 2011
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      The Gothic Revival
July 11, 2011
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      Postmodernism
August 7, 2010
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      Brutalism
July 31, 2010
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