Arhitect Lilian Rice
Category : Laguna Beach Real Estate
California master architect Lilian J. Rice left behind homes rich in innovative architectural craftsmanship, both retreats of beauty for those who lived in them, and now markers of great historical significance. Architect to some of the nation’s wealthiest achievers in the first half of the twentieth century, Lilian Rice has posthumously become a controversial figure. A woman in a man’s world, she was given an unprecedented opportunity in 1923 when her employer asked her to oversee the design of Rancho Santa Fe, a Southern California master-planned community catering to the rich and famous.
Eleven of Lilian Rice’s homes are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, scores more are county landmarks, and several garnered her honor awards from the American Institute of Architects. In her presentation, author Diane Y. Welch will shine a spotlight on Lilian J. Rice’s life, work and accomplishments. Signed, first-edition copies of her latest book, “The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice, Master Architect” will be available for purchase.
Houses Designed by Lilian J. Rice