Bringing the outside in: California midcentury modernist architecture

London, England
STARTS AT 06/20/2017 6:30 pm
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has partnered with The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands to convene scholars and practitioners for a discussion about midcentury modern architecture and design in London on June 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Speakers include Director of Sunnylands Center & Gardens Janice Lyle, author of Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece; Frederick Fisher, California modernist architect; and Sidney Williams, the former curator of architecture and design at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Sunnylands, designed by A. Quincy Jones, was the winter home built of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who hosted U.S. Presidents, British royalty and celebrities, including Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Lyle's new book documents Sunnylands as a stunning example of midcentury modern architecture that is in active use today. Architects in California created a distinct take on midcentury modern design, drawing on natural beauty and abundant light. They saw buildings as a frame to provide a seamless connection with the landscape. For ticketing information, please visit This event takes place at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD 0202-307-3717