a monthly program
AIA East Bay explores the 20th century history of residential design in preparation for the fifth annual Home Tours on August 8th. We’re pleased to host local authors and experts Lucia Howard and David Weinstein, who will discuss the heritage and traditions of Bay Area residential architecture. From Bernard Maybeck and John Hudson Thomas to Roger Lee and Donald Olsen–the residences designed by these architects have created a rich neighborhood tapestry that can only be seen in the East Bay. How has their work and others inspired contemporary architects and created a rebirth of interest in the Bay Tradition?
About the Presenters
Dave Weinstein is a longtime El Cerrito author and journalist whose books include“Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area,” “It Came from Berkeley: How Berkeley Changed the World,” the text for “Berkeley Rocks: Building With Nature,” and “Where the Sewage Hits the Sea.” He’s features editor for CA Modern, the magazine and website of the Eichler Network. He’s leader of El Cerrito Trail Trekkers and Friends of the Cerrito Theater, vice president of the El Cerrito Historical Society, and a member of the city’s Environmental Quality Committee.
Lucia Howard is an architect, author and educator. Her award-winning firm Ace Architects was founded over 30 years ago in Oakland with partner and husband David Weingarten. They have written two books focused on California architectural history. Ranch Houses (2009) and Shingle Style (2013) were both published by Rizzoli Press. Their home, Rancho Diablo, was featured in the AIA East Bay’s 2013 Home Tours.