Women in Architecture: 4 California Pioneers

Women in Luxury presents a lecture by Marc Appleton about Women pioneers in Architecture featuring Edla Muir, Lutah Riggs, Lillian Rice & Julia Morgan.

Date: September 3rd
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Place: Beverly Hills Women’s Club - 1700 Chevy Chase Drive. Beverly Hills, CA  90210
Admission: Private Event

California Ranches Lecture​

California Ranches:  Lands in Transition Architect Marc Appleton, author of Ranches: Home on the Range in California, will discuss the history of cattle ranching in California.  Once a robust industry in the state, ranching is now a much diminished and challenged enterprise, says Appleton, and many ranchers are witnessing the passing of a way of life.  As ranches fail, there is a renewed debate on how these lands might transition to other uses.  Many fall prey to suburban sprawl but others offer instructive alternatives.  A book signing will follow the talk.  The lecture is presented by the California Garden & Landscape History Society.

Date: August 5th
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Huntington Library (Rothenberg Hall)
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Admission: FREE (No Reservations Required)

California Ranches Lecture​

Ojai Valley Museum presents a lecture by Marc Appleton about his book Ranches: Home On The Range In California

Date: July 14th
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: 130 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023
Admission:  $5 admission, current members free.
Contact Phone: 805-640-1390

Roland E. Coate Talk

Architect Marc Appleton with co-author’s Bret Parsons & architectural historian Steve Vaught will make a multimedia presentation of their recently published biography about the “father of the Monterey Colonial Revival” style home, Roland E. Coate.

2019 Classical Lecture Series: Roland E. Coate

Known as the architect to the stars, Roland E. Coate designed homes for such Hollywood icons as David O. Selznick, Frank Capra, Myrna Loy & many other Hollywood moguls. Fashion icon Tom Ford now owns Betsy Bloomingdale’s famous Coate home in Holmby Hills. Recognized as a “virtuoso” of Spanish, Mediterranean & romantic revival, Coate was especially popular for his Monterey Colonial Revival homes & for the kind of residential designs that has become the definition of California charm, character & good bones.

Speakers: Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons, & Steve Vaught

Radio Interview with Marc Appleton on Florestal: Then & Now

Enjoy this radio interview with Marc discussing his lecture, Florestal: Then & Now with Arts & Antiques host, Elizabeth Stewart.

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Design Leadership Award Marc Appleton, 2014 Winner

The Design Leadership Award recognizes an individual in the community who reflects the mission of the DLN. This person seeks to contribute to the growth and professionalism of the design market through their work, mentorship, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, academic, or philanthropic endeavors.

Florestal:Then & Now Lecture

In 1925, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cooper Bryce built a Spanish Colonial Revival house designed by architect George Washington Smith on fifty-two acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

Professional Registration:

Licensed Architect in the following states: California C9797 (1978) Nevada 7226 (1999) Texas 16628 (1999)

 NCARB Certification 50804

Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Architects 1978-present

American Society of Landscape Architects Affiliate

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art

Marc Appleton

Founding Principal, AIA

Marc Appleton is the founding Principal of Appleton Partners LLP – Architects, with offices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California. He received a B.A. honors degree in English from Harvard College (1968), And a Master of Architecture degree from The Yale School of Architecture (1972). Prior to opening his practice in 1976 he worked for several architectural firms, including Benjamin Thompson & Associates, MacAllister, Rinehart & Ring, and Frank O. Gehry & Associates.

His design work has received many awards from the American Institute of Architects and other organizations, and has been widely published in Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Sunset and other periodicals. He was consistently named to Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers from 1991-2016. In 2011, he won the Westweek Star of Design Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2012 he was awarded the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Ross Awards Board of Directors Honor, and in 2014 he became the first recipient of the Design Leadership Network’s inaugural Design Leadership Award.

In addition to architecture, his practice also involves landscape design and planning, and has included the master planning for downtown Pacific Palisades, the renovation and landscape planning for the San Ysidro Ranch Resort as well as numerous private gardens and ranches.

Among the books he has written, published or contributed to are Rexford Newcomb’s Mediterranean Domestic Architecture in the United States (Acanthus,1999), George Washington Smith: An Architect’s wScrapbook (Tailwater, 2001), California Mediterranean (Rizzoli, 2007), New Classicists (Images, 2008), Casa del Herrero (Rizzoli, 2009), Robert Winter’s Myron Hunt at Occidental College (Tailwater, 2012), Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940: Gordon B. Kaufmann (Tailwater/Angel City Press, 2016), and Ranches: Home on the Range in California (Rizzoli, 2016.)

A native of California and Arizona, he is a founding member of the Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch Foundation in Arizona and the Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art in San Diego. He has served on the board of trustees for Prescott College in Arizona, The Cooper Union in New York, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and currently serves on a number of committees and boards including Lotusland, the Casa del Herrero Foundation, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Deans’ Council of the Yale School of Architecture.

His travels have included Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Scotland, Sicily, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland.