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Lunch and Lecture: Don Jacobs, FAIA

Date: 18-Oct-2019

Time: 11:30 am - 1 pm

On select Fridays of every month Sherman  Gardens, in partnership with Cafe Jardin, will feature a horticulture speaker combined with a delicious lunch...the perfect way to end the week. 

Scott LaFleur, Garden Director and Program Chair for the Los Angeles Men's Garden Club, has a long list of contacts from botanic gardens, horticulture, landscape design and beyond.  As Program Chair, he has created many outstanding programs for Los Angeles.  In 2019 he will bring his exciting programs to Orange County.  Teaming with Chef Pascal Olhats, Scott is starting a new 'Lunch and Lectures Series."  Hosted by Sherman Library & Gardens, on select Fridays, will be great speakers accompanied by a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Pascal.   

October Speaker: Don Jacobs, FAIA

  Sea Ranch, The Early Years

For over three decades, while President of JZMK Partners, Don served as the principal architect in charge of numerous award-winning single-family, multi-family, senior housing, custom residence, and mixed-use projects. He has designed office buildings, medical centers, golf clubhouses, and university facilities. In addition to his work in the US, Don collaborated with clients in China, Dubai, Egypt, and Jordan. Don has spoken extensively on high-density and senior housing at building industry conventions.  

Opening his architectural practice at Sea Ranch in 1970, Don designed over one hundred custom homes before moving to Southern California in 1986.  

Starting with a short video from the current SFMOMA show on Sea Ranch, we will learn about the cast of characters that come together to create the most highly awarded community in the 1960s and 1970s, why it was significant and why the lessons learned are still relevant.  Don will discuss the land planning, landscape architecture, and the architecture of Sea Ranch and why they work so well (and why some of them don't!).  All of this, and some inside anecdotes on life at Sea Ranch, will be shared.  

The Sea Ranch Chapel was a perfect example of all the right people coming together at the right time to create an iconic structure.  Come and discover the story behind it all. 

Luncheon Menu:
First Course - Tomato Basil Soup
Second Course - Seared Scottish Salmon with Soft Polenta, Broccolini, and Chimichurri Sauce
Vegetarian Option - Mushroom Quiche with Mixed Greens
Dessert - Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sauce

Advanced Reservations:

Friends Lunch & Lecture - $30

Non-Member Lunch & Lecture - $40 

Friends Lecture Only - Free

Non-Member Lecture Only - $5

Day of Walk Ins:

Friends Lunch & Lecture - $40 

Non-Member Lunch & Lecture - $50 

Friends Lecture Only - Free (RSVP's  are appreciated)

Non-Member Lecture Only - $10

* Lunch begins at 11:45 am and the lecture at 12 pm.