Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings
Bachelor of Arts, 1894; Doctor of Philosophy, 1899
Franz Hall was named for the pioneering psychologist, Shepherd Ivory Franz (1874-1933), the first Chair of the Psychology Department at UCLA, and a member of the faculty between 1924 and his death in 1933. Franz received his B.A. (1894) and his Ph.D. (1899) in psychology from Columbia University. As noted in his Calisphere record, he had taught psychology and/or physiology at the Harvard Medical School (1899-1901), Dartmouth Medical School (1901-1904), George Washington University Medical School (1906-1921), and Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC, (1907-1924), among other institutions. Franz passed away due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (See Colotla, V.A., Bach-y-Rita, P., "Shepherd Ivory Franz: His Contributions to Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation," Cognitive Affective Behavioral Neuroscience, vol 2, no. 2, 06/2002, p. 141-148.)
Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams (1894-1980) designed the Franz Hall Tower, erected in 1965-1967.
PCAD id: 10658