Architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957) designed some of the world's most exquisite pools, and she did it at a time when there were very few other women in her field. Known for creating the "Neptune" and "Roman" pools at San Simeon's Hearst Castle, Morgan also designed a large number of YWCA pools, giving special consideration to the needs of the women patrons. As Hadley Hall Meares points out in this article for Curbed SF, her work remains as a lasting legacy to her influence on architecture, and women's rights. Read More