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Architecture+Design Film Festival: Lutah – A Passion for Architecture, A Life in Design

Thu, Apr 14 / 9 pm
Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
2014, USA,65 min

This new film tells the story of Lutah Maria Riggs, a female pioneer in Southern California architecture. Some of the earliest modern architecture in the region developed from a hybrid of Spanish Mission and International Style, a modest blend of tradition and innovation paralleled by Lutah’s own mix of tenacity and charisma. Long ignored by historians, her works are cherished Santa Barbara icons.

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Studio Gang: Aqua Tower / Directed by Tom Piper, 2009, USA, 27 min
Aqua Tower tracks the sudden ascent of Chicago’s most celebrated contemporary architect, Jeanne Gang (b.1964), and her award winning Aqua Tower (2009)—an 84 storey mixed-use high-rise famous for its cloud-like balconies and bird friendly design.

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Gang is one of those unicorns of architecture: a designer who is not only widely respected for her research, but has…an uncanny ability to convince clients to go further than they think they can. — WIRED I dedicated myself to architecture...it comes first, I come last. – Lutah Maria Riggs (b.1896-d.1984
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