Architecture & Design Lecture Series: Marc Appleton

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

5:30pm Reception, 6pm Lecture 


Event Location: 

  • AD&A Museum

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia Programs & PR Manager


Marc Appleton
Architectural Creativity and the Romance of History
Marc Appleton is the founding Principal of Appleton Partners LLP - Architects, with offices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California. He received a B.A. honors degree in English from Harvard College (1968), And a Master of Architecture degree from The Yale School of Architecture (1972). Prior to opening his practice in 1976 he worked for several architectural firms, including Benjamin Thompson & Associates, MacAllister, Rinehart & Ring, and Frank O. Gehry & Associates. 
His design work has received many awards from the American Institute of Architects and other organizations, and has been widely published in Architectural Digest, Town and Country, Sunset and other periodicals. He is one of only four designers who have been consistently named among Architectural Digest’s top 100 designers since its inception in 1991. In 2011, he won the Westweek Star of Design Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2012 he was awarded the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Ross Awards Board of Directors Honor, and in 2014, Marc became the first recipient of the Design Leadership Network’s inaugural Design Leadership Award. 
His architectural work also includes landscape design and planning, including the renovation and landscape planning for the San Ysidro Ranch Resort as well as numerous private gardens and ranches.
Among the books he has written, published or contributed to are Rexford  Newcomb's Mediterranean Domestic Architecture in the United States  (Acanthus,1999), George Washington Smith: An Architect's Scrapbook  (Tailwater, 2001), California Mediterranean (Rizzoli, 2007), New Classicists  (Images, 2008), Casa del Herrero (Rizzoli, 2009), Robert Winter's Myron Hunt  at Occidental College (Tailwater, 2012), Gordon B. Kaufmann  (Tailwater/Angel City Press, 2016), Ranches (Rizzoli, 2016.) 
A native of California and Arizona, he is a founding member of the Appleton- Whittel Research Ranch Foundation in Arizona and the Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art in San Diego. He has served on the board of trustees for Prescott College in Arizona, The Cooper Union in New York, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and currently serves on a number of committees and boards including Lotusland, the Casa del Herrero Foundation, and the Deans’ Council of the
of the Yale School of Architecture.
His travels have included Austria, Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Sicily, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.Yale School of Architecture. 

This Lecture Series is underwritten by the Albert Frey Fund. Co-sponsored by the AIA/SB