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Maria Ogrydziak at The Avid Reader
September 29, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join to hear local architect and author Maria Ogrydziak discuss Framing the Valley, a gorgeous collection of some of her stunning architectual projects throughout the Central Valley.
About the Author
Maria Ogrydziak, founder of Maria Ogrydziak Architecture, is known nationally for her valley-inspired built works and her design and policy leadership. Her bold custom homes, retail, and worship spaces build on 30 years in the laboratory of the California landscape. She draws from the culture of identity, the character of materials, green technologies, and the distinct characteristics of the region to create architecture to transform and uplift the everyday experience. Her buildings share common threads of inspired geometries, light-filled interiors, and strong connections to the land.
A civic leader and architect, she served as president of the AIA Central Valley Chapter and was the founder of the annual Central Valley Region Architecture Festival. She is a gradute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has taught at MIT, Stanford University, and the University of California at Davis.
About the Book
Framing the Valley features eight case study houses where trailblazing people—with both modest and luxurious budgets—craft remarkable lives through Maria Ogrydziak’s architecture. Projects include Art Barn, a steel horse barn transformed into an art gallery; Flight House, a budget-friendly remote-work homestead; Edge Loft and Music Box, remodels of California’s classic ranch-style and mid-century modern tract homes; and Iridescent, a 15,000-square-foot luxury homestead clad in shimmering glass.