Kitchell Lecture Series: Tremaine Houses

Event Date: 

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Due to convid-19 restrictions, all exact dates and times are tentative and subject to change. 

Event Location: 

  • @ Santa Barbara Public Library
  • 40 E Anapamu Street
  • Santa Barbara
  • CA 93101

Event Price: 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Event Contact: 

Emily Corb

(805) 893-2951

  • Talk


From the late 1930s to the 1970s, two brothers, Burton and Warren Tremaine, along with their respective wives, commissioned nearly thirty architecture and design projects to modern architects. Along with Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer, who designed the best-known Tremaine Houses, Philip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright created iconic designs for the family. In this lecture, UCSB Professor Volker M. Welter will analyze the Tremaine Houses and other related projects by world-acclaimed architects, highlighting the today forgotten moment when Santa Barbara briefly made modern architectural history. 
In Partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library. 
This event is generously sponsored by Kitchell. 
Lutah Maria Riggs (American, 1896-1984) & Arvin B. Shaw, III (American, 1916-1973). Beach club (not realized), Serena Beach, near Montecito, California. Perspectival view of swimming pool, 1947. Lutah Maria Riggs papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.