Design Talks
Architect Sim Bruce Richards: Life & Work (1908-1983)

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    Conversations that highlight how design shapes the region, with opportunities to learn from designers firsthand.

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    • Sep 24: 5pm

    3789 ½ Park Boulevard, San Diego CA 92103
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Design Talks
Architect Sim Bruce Richards: Life & Work (1908-1983)

Join us for 20th Century Modernism historian Keith York’s presentation ‘Architect Sim Bruce Richards: Life & Work’. Attendees will experience a comprehensive survey of images and stories of the Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice as he grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona and demonstrated his woodsy organic modernism throughout San Diego County.

Richards’ palette of wood, glass, and masonry developed following time with Wright in California honoring the work of architects Irving Gill, Bernard Maybeck, William Wurster, Greene & Greene, and Emmor Brooke Weaver.

Leave this presentation inspired by Richards’ legacy, and a curiosity for other Wright apprentices’ work in the San Diego region – and the power of the craftsman tradition to raise the bar of residential architecture.

About the host

Keith York

Keith York is a native San Diegan and realtor focused on historic and architect-designed homes, manages, and restored architect Craig Ellwood’s Bobertz House (1953-55) as well as architect Sim Bruce Richards' Residence III (1957). Keith has curated exhibitions including ‘Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego’, ‘Julius Shulman: Modern La Jolla’ and ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: The Taliesin Apprentices’. Mr. York is currently writing two books – ‘Modern San Diego’ a broad survey of San Diego County's modern architecture and ‘The Sensuous Environment’ a biography of Wright apprentice Sim Bruce Richards. Real Estate brokerage and gallery, Agents of Architecture, will serve as the host venue.