Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Join me in the newly formed Friends of Lilian J. Rice

I am sending out a personalized letter and New Year's card to invite those interested in joining me in the newly formed association, Friends of Lilian J. Rice. Please send me a message on FB if you'd like to be included. The mission of this organization is two-fold:

1: To preserve and protect the work of Lilian J. Rice for future generations

2: To educate the world about the life, work and legacy of Lilian J. Rice so that others may be inspired to achieve and so affect positive change. Please join me in this important endeavor. It's painless, free and zero calories!

Sunday, August 1, 2010



Check out Richard Carrico's review on my book, in today's North County Times.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Album of Rice buildings on Facebook

Visit my Facebook page and browse through the incredible photos that are included in the newly released book, "Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California, the world's first monograph written and published about this under-appreciated historic figure.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Website is live

The long anticipated website has launched and is live as we speak. Thanks to Welch Productions the world may now visit the official website to gain information about this historic female figure who has been kept in the shadows of time for far too long!

Look at examples of the beautiful historic Rice built homes. Learn about Lilian's Rice, her passions and her legacy as we see her artistry echoed by our talented architectural designers of today.

And order the world's first book ever written on Rice: Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California penned by yours truly, Diane Y. Welch, Rice's official biographer!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Making history

My new book, Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California is now available for purchase. This is the world's first monograph published on this obscure 20th century master architect. Presales indicate that this book has a broad audience from those who have an interest in architecture, interior design, California history and biography. Also those who own Lilian J. Rice designed homes have been eager to purchase copies for their own collection and for families and friends. With the publication of this important groundbreaking book, Rice will have her rightful, respectful place in our nation's history and Rice homes will increase in stature and value.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Rice and schools

Lilian Rice was influenced by her parents--both were certified teachers. After graduation, Rice took a one year course at U. C. Berkeley in education and in 1911 she herself became a teacher of geometric drawing and mathematics.

Friday, January 1, 2010


FOTD (Fact of the Day)

Lilian J. Rice graduated from U.C. Berkeley's architectural program in May 1910 with a Bachelor of Letters from the School of Social Sciences, majoring in architecture. This year marks the Centennial of her graduation.

Fact Of The Day

Today is January 1st, 2010. It marks a new year, a new decade, and my husband's birthday. It also marks the first day of a series of blog posts that will document publicly various facts pertaining to master architect Lilian J. Rice. This will help scholars to find out never before published facts about Rice, her life, her work, and her influence,information that has been culled during four years of research and is included in my new book "Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California" which will release spring 2010.