Lutah – A Passion for Architecture: A Life in Design
Played with Studio Gang: Aqua Tower
- Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
“I dedicated myself to architecture…it comes first, I come last.” —Lutah Maria Riggs (b.1896–d.1984)
The first 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.
Sponsored by Faculty of Architecture Endowment Fund.