Following the success of the 2016 symposium: Irving J. Gill and the Chicago School, the Irving J. Gill Foundation is pleased to announce its upcoming symposium:
Irving J. Gill: Transitioning to Modern
Gill scholars will examine Gill, his designs, the social and physical context of the period and his clients, all circa 1905-1911. This was a key period in Gill’s career, one in which he transitions from the more traditional practice of applying accepted styles to becoming one of America’s most significant architectural innovators. Gill’s most important architectural legacy developed in this period. It is the time in which he develops and evolves his high style. As we now know, this style is the origin of the language of Modern Architecture.
Expanding on last year’s model, this year’s symposium will be a two-day event and will include tours of several key Gill buildings.
The Uptown area of San Diego has been selected as the site of this year’s symposium as it contains several examples of Gill’s work from this very special period in San Diego’s history.