The Wright App

When considering iconic structures in the county, most would agree the Marin County Civic Center tops the list. People are drawn to the place for a number of reasons — its aesthetic appeal, its cinematic past, its administrative role as a source of permits and marriage certificates. Recognizing these varied interests, the Marin County Department of Cultural Services, in partnership with the Department of Information Services and Technology, created a mobile app to help users find whatever they’re looking for. Available in English and Spanish, the app includes vintage and recent photos (including 360-degree views), drone videography, and architectural plans, blueprints and other historical information about architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Marin. It’s available for download now in the App Store and Play Store. Here are some numbers on the memorable edifice.

By The Numbers

1960 Groundbreaking

1969 Completion

470,000 Square Foot Building

#999 California Historical Landmark

1 of 10 Wright-designed Unesco World Heritage-Nominated Sites

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.