Take a virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Marin County Civic Center by downloading our new mobile App. The interactive App features accounts of the building’s tumultuous history, 360 degree photographs, exterior and interior drone videography, plans and blueprints of the building process, accounts about Wright’s history in Marin County, and more.
The Marin County Civic Center (1957) is one of the last major works of Wright’s career and his only realized project for a government entity.
App sections include:
- Frank Lloyd Wright in Marin County – tells the story of Wright, his architectural philosophies and how they are showcased in the Marin County Civic Center and the Berger House in San Anselmo, California
- Civic Center Building History – highlights the tumultuous story of how two powerhouse women in the 1950s (Vera Shultz and Mary Summers) selected Wright to design the Marin County Civic Center and how it all almost didn’t come to pass; this section also features historic plans, sketches, and drawings by Wright alongside historic photographs of the building construction and opening dedication shots
- Architectural Exteriors – showcases the building from dawn to dusk with beautiful and atmospheric photographs by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation photographer Andrew Pielage
- Architectural Interiors – offers behind-the-scenes access to the Marin County Board of Supervisors Chambers and their private balcony, tales about the custom furniture designed by Wright but built by inmates from San Quentin’s wood shop, a sneak peek into the iconic Marin County Library, a rare look at the inside of a Hall of Justice courtroom, and more
- Civic Center Campus – learn more about the Civic Center campus including the Wright-designed United States Post Office, the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium designed by William Wesley Peters, and the Marin County Fairgrounds
- Plants & Landscaping – learn about the care and consideration Wright took to select each and every interior plant as well as the exterior landscaping surrounding the building; “relax” in the Café garden; learn about where Wright first came to see the Civic Center site and his response when he got there
- Offices – take a virtual tour of the Civic Center offices with 360 degree access; “walk” down the Wright-designed mall spaces; get access to all your Civic needs from jury duty to building permitting
The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store to accommodate all mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and all Android phones and tablets. The App is also available in English and Spanish.