|Art and Architecture of Hearst Castle
Offered by: Hearst Castle
In 1919 William Randolph Hearst hired Julia Morgan, one of the first women to receive a certificate in architecture, to design the main building and guest houses for his ranch in San Simeon, California. Mr. Hearst instructed her to build “something that would be more comfortable” than the platform tents which he previously used at the ranch. Hearst filled his breathtaking estate with thousands of works of art from around the world.