2018 Architecture and Design Films Showcase
Dir. Kum-Kum Bhavnani
An intimate insight into the innovative mind of a genius and her struggles to maintain integrity while making the world a better place to live in.

Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought a fresh take to the established architectural styles of Southern California. From Spanish colonial revival to art deco, to modernism and back to traditionalism, Riggs mastered the art of experimentation. Her attention to detail, use of new materials, environmental concerns, and love of the natural landscape brought a unique and specific quality to her work. In addition to her buildings, Lutah also left a legacy as a self-made woman who boldly overcame barrier after barrier. (2014, 68 min, digital)

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Lead Image: Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Lutah: A Passion for Architecture, a Life in Design (2014); Courtesy the distributor.