We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us.
The New La Jolla Landmarks 2020
How does a home become a historic landmark? To find out, view this two-part Zoom Webinar on the La Jolla Historical Society YouTube Channel. You’ll see historic homes ranging from English Tudor and Spanish Revival through the Modern designs of the 1970s and 80s, spanning six decades of La Jolla history. Six architects will be featured including Florence Palmer, Thomas Shepherd, Cliff May (Part I, March 31); and Frederick Liebhardt, Sim Bruce Richards, and Henry Hester (Part II, April 14). Architectural historians and specialists including Vonn Marie May, Sarai Johnson, Jennifer Macdonald, Seonaid McArthur and Wendy Tinsley-Becker, will discuss the designs along with homeowners who have had their homes historically designated. Survey La Jolla’s architectural history and get the inside scoop on what is often required to get a home historically designated.
Young Architects Summer Program
The Young Architects Summer Program is for youth
in grades 7 through 12. Two one-week
sessions are taught, and each session is a full five days. The 2021 programs are scheduled July 19-23 for middle
school students and July 26-30 for high school students. Students are
introduced to the architectural history of La Jolla, learn space and layout
planning, and develop architectural drawing, modeling, and computer
skills. The program is related to
possible higher education interests in architecture, architectural history,
interior design, and construction-related careers. Students learn about residential
buildings in La Jolla that exemplify the work of extraordinary architects from
different eras, and visit the studio of a local architect and a construction
site. Each student is provided a
learning packet that includes model kits, sketchbooks, and drafting equipment. Students work with Sketch-Up computer
design software, and each student
designs a structure on a designated site using design criteria specified
by the instructors. The students present their designs by Powerpoint to the
class, instructors, and parents. This is the only architectural design and
planning summer program available to youth in San Diego County, a unique program
offered, organized, and taught by volunteer practicing architects in La Jolla
and San Diego. La Jolla architect Laura DuCharme-Conboy, AIA, LEED AP, is leading the two session series.
The Young Architects Summer Program is supported in part by the La Jolla Kiwanis Club.
Session 1: Middle School, July 20-24, 2021 | SOLD OUT
Session 2: High School, July 27-31, 2021 | SOLD OUT
YASP 2021 sessions will be conducted in compliance with public health guidelines related to the COVID pandemic. For each one-week session class size is limited to eight (8) students.
RACE TALKS: a webinar
November 18, 2020
James Debello and Earl W. Edwards explore issues of race informed, in part, by the context of sports. This moderated dialogue is an outreach program to help audiences understand difficult experiences centered on race, overcome barriers to racial empathy, and transcend constraints about race and identity. Two men, one white and one black, both sportsmen and both successful in their careers, engage questions about race in their lived experience and reflect on the context of the recent Black Lives Matter movement.
James DeBello was born in San Diego, California. He earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Harvard University and continued his graduate education at the University of Singapore. DeBello's career experience includes work as a technology entrepreneur and business executive, and most recently, as a candidate for California's 52nd Congressional District.
Earl W. Edwards is the Director of Athletics at UC San Diego, a 23-sport program. Under his leadership over two decades, the University has risen from NCAA Division III to Division I. An Alabama native, Edwards earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University, and a master's degree in Sports Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He currently serves as chair of the Big West Conference's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.
The La Jolla Historical Society offers ongoing opportunities for higher education undergraduate or graduate students to work on archival and content-based projects. Please contact the Society’s staff Archivist.
The Children’s Pool: A Historic Analysis
La Jolla Riford Branch Library, 7555 Draper Avenue
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00pm | FREE
A presentation by LJHS Board Members Diane Kane PhD and Matthew Mangano PE
Join us for this lively review of the history of the Children’s Pool. Conceived by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps and her brilliant engineer Hiram Savage, together they planned, designed, and constructed this iconic La Jolla landmark. See historic plans and photographs and learn about the technical challenges, political intrigue, and social benefits of this ground-breaking project. The presenters analyze the changes that have occurred to this National Register-eligible resource over the past 87 years, and invite you to evaluate its importance to La Jolla’s community history.