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Male, US, born 1913-08-03, died 2006-03-30

Associated with the firms network

Martin, A.C. and Associates, Architects; Martin, A.C. Partners, Incorporated, (ACMP)


Professional History

Chief Designer, A.C. Martin, Sr., Architect, Los Angeles, 1936-1945; Partner, A.C. Martin and Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 1945-1990; A.C. Martin and Associates was headed by A.C. Martin, Sr., A.C. Martin, Jr., and J. Edward Martin. Chief Executive Officer, A.C. Martin and Partners, Architects, Los Angeles, CA; A.C. Martin, Jr., and his brother, the structural engineer, J. Edward Martin (1916-2004), managed the oldest continuously operating architectural firm in Los Angeles. They turned management of the family business to Albert's son, David (b. 10/07/1942) and Edward's son Christopher C. Martin (b. 06/19/1950) between 1984-1990.

Treasurer, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, CA, 1946; Vice-President, AIA, Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, CA, 1947-1948; President, AIA, Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, CA, 1949; when surveyed in 1955, Martin indicated that he was a Registered Architect in the State of California. Member, City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety, Board of Appeals, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1955; Secretary-Treasurer, California Council of Architects, 1949; Vice-President, California Council of Architects, 1950. In 1962, Martin was a Registered Architect in the States of CA, KS, MO, DC, AZ, and LA.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1956; Distinguished Alumnus, University of Southern California (USC), School of Architecture, 1990.

Education

B.Arch. and graduate coursework, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1931-1936; coursework, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, 1938-1940;

Cum Laude, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1936; AIA School Medal, USC, Los Angeles, CA, 1936;

Personal

His father was the noted Los Angeles architect, Albert Carey Martin, Sr. (1879-1960). One of his sons was David C. Martin (b. 1942), who also became an architect.

Martin married in 1937.

When surveyed in 1955, Martin reported that he had had five children.

In 1955, A.C. Martin, Jr., indicated that he had traveled in Mexico, Panama, Cuba, England, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium; Member, Kappa Alpha Fraternity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Member, California Club, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1955; Member, the Jonathon Club, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1955; A.C. Martin, Jr., died of complications from a stroke that occurred about a week before his death on 03/30/2006. Martin enjoyed sailing, and participated in the Transpacific Yacht Race (between Los Angeles and Honolulu, HI) five times.



Associated Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Los Angeles, CA

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  • San Luis Obispo, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Luis Obispo, CA

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PCAD id: 1291


NameDateCityState
1900 Avenue of the Stars Building, Century City, Los Angeles, CA1969-1970Los AngelesCA
1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA1966-1968Redondo BeachCA
2 California Plaza, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1990-1992Los AngelesCA
444 Plaza Building, Bunker Hill, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1979Los AngelesWA
515 South Figueroa Street Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
ARCO Plaza, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1972-1973Los AngelesCA
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Winnett Student Center, Pasadena, CA1998PasadenaCA
Cass-Johansing Company,Offices, Building, Los Angeles, CA1953Los AngelesCA
City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Ferraro, John, Office Building, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA1964-1965Los AngelesCA
Consolidated Western Steel Corporation, Showroom Building, Los Angeles, CA1954Los AngelesCA
Freeman, Daniel, Memorial Hospital, Inglewood, CA1954InglewoodCA
General Electric Company (GE), Office and Warehouse Building, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
General Telephone Corporation (GTE), Buildings, CA1955
Johnson, S.C., Wax Company Building, Los Angeles, CA1951-1954Los AngelesCA
Kohler of Kohler Company Showroom, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Lakewood Shopping Center, Lakewood, CA1951-1952LakewoodCA
Martin, Albert Carey, Jr., House, Whittier, CAWhittierCA
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Saint Basil's Church, MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA1974Los AngelesCA
Sears, Roebuck and Company, Department Store, Alhambra, CA1971AlhambraCA
Security Pacific National Bank (SPNB), Headquarters Building #2, Los Angeles, CA1972-1974Los AngelesCA
Southern California Gas Company, Headquarters Building #1, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1924Los AngelesCA
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Courthouse #4, Los Angeles, CA1956-1958Los AngelesCA
Union Bank Square, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1967Los AngelesCA
United States Borax Company, Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA
United States Government, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (LRL), Theoretical and Computing Building, Livermore, CA1965LivermoreCA