It can be said that Irving J. Gill created a new design language within the architecture world, a style we now call modern. Originally, the Chicagoan brought his mid-west influences and merged them with San Diego’s inspirational coasts and canyons, sunlight and shadow. Creating a lasting influence not just in the region, but in America, the San Diego History Center has mounted an unprecedented exhibit honoring Gil’s legacy. Going beyond its Balboa Park site, the Center examines the various layers and chapters of the architect’s life across thirteen institutions. Take in the elucidating power and beauty of Gill’s iconic structures around San Diego and see stylistic simplicity firsthand.
Now – March 31st, 2017