Upcoming Events

Women in Architecture: 4 California Pioneers

September 3rd
Beverly Hills Women’s Club

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

Past Events

California Ranches Lecture

August 5th
Huntington Library

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

July 14th
Ojai Valley Museum

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

March 10th – 1:00pm
Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA

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

Marc Appleton on Florestal: Then & Now

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

Radio Interview

Marc Appleton on Florestal: Then & Now​

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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

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.

Lecture Florestal: Then & Now​

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