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Lecture On San Diego Architecture Presented By Wendy L. Tinsley Becker


  • WHEN Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $8

Lecture on San Diego Architecture
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Learn about San Diego’s rich architectural history in this illustrated lecture presented by Wendy L. Tinsley Becker. This overview will focus on Modernist architecture highlighting the work of Herbert B. Turner and James Hubbell providing insight into their exhibitions on view at OMA.

Tinsley Becker is the founding-Principal at Urbana Preservation and Planning, LLC. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is listed on the Register of Professional Historians.

This lecture is complimentary for OMA Members free with general admission. Seating is on a first come basis and limited to 125 people. For additional information please call (760) 435-3721.

This program is in conjunction with OMA’s exhibitions, "In Search of Shadows: James Hubbell Sculpture" on view through June 9, 2013, and "Herb Turner: Realist/Idealist" on view through May 19, 2013.

Artist, architect and poet James Hubbell has played an important role in San Diego art community since the late 1950s when he completed his first organic structure (his home) in Santa Ysabel, CA. While "In Search of Shadows" displays a remarkable collection of Hubbell’s sculptures, the exhibition also highlights the synergy between his sculpture and architecture, showing a selection of architectural models and drawings.

Herb Turner (1926-2010) contributed over 50 significant works of architecture to the San Diego region, playing a critical role in the development of the organic modern landscape of Del Mar, California. Realist/Idealist features a collection of his narrative paintings and a selection of photographs of his Green architecture.

Both Hubbell and Turner have a green sensibility to their architecture and are interested in creating structures in harmony with nature.

Urbana’s founding Principal, Wendy L. Tinsley Becker, AICP, brings an expert background in history and urban planning with a specific focus on historic preservation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of City Planning degree. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is listed on the Register of Professional Historians (RPH) as Historian #612. Becker is also a lecturer at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – Extension Urban Planning & Development professional certificate program and a lecturer in the San Diego State University Master of City Planning program.

LOCATION: OMA: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Google Map

OMA Members free; General admission $8; Seniors 65 + $5; Students free with ID; Military and their dependents free with ID.

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