Mary Jane Coulter: Architect of the Southwest
March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (1869–1958) was an American architect and interior designer whose distinct architectural style was steeped in the imagery, culture, and landscape of the Southwest. As the primary architect for the Fred Harvey Company, she designed hotels, shops, and rest areas along one of the major routes of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway from 1902 until her retirement in 1948. Colter’s most well-known projects include the buildings she created in Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park—the Hopi House, Hermit’s Rest, Lookout Studio, and Desert View Watchtower—all of which demonstrate a commitment to regionally appropriate, site-specific architecture and to a desire to integrate Native American construction techniques and design motifs within her work.
Library: Fountain Hills Branch Branch location
Location: Reading Lounge
Presenter: Jane Przeslica