Bringing the Outside In: California Midcentury Modernist Architecture



RIBA was delighted to partner with The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to bring together scholars and practitioners for a timely discussion about Californian mid-century modernism’s style of architecture and design and its lasting impact and global reach unique. Speakers included Janice Lyle, author of Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece; Frederick Fisher, California modernist architect; Pat Kirkham, Professor Emerita at Bard Graduate Center and Professor of Design History at Kingston University; and Sidney Williams, the former curator of architecture and design at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The panel discussion was chaired by Catherine Ince, senior curator at V&A Museum.

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