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Male, US, born 1925-10-31, died 1993-12-16

Associated with the firms network

MLTW/Moore-Turnbull, Architects; MLTW/Turnbull Associates, Architects; Moore and Turnbull, Architects; Moore, Charles Willard, Architect; Moore Ruble Yudell Architects; Urban Innovations Group

Professional History


Served in the United States Army, Army Corps of Engineers in the U.S. and Korea, 1952-1954.

Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell, Santa Monica, CA, 1977-1993.


Assistant Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1950-1952.

Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1957-1959.

Associate Professor. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1959-1965; recruited by Dean William W. Wurster to teach at UCB. Chair, Department of Architecture, UCB, Berkeley, CA, 1965-1969.

Professor of Architecture, at Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1969-1975, Dean, Yale University, Department of Architecture, New Haven, CT, 1969-1971;

Professor of Architecture, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1975-1987, Program Head, UCLA, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1978-1985.

Professor, University of Texas (UT), Austin, 1985-1993.

Professional Activities

Moore participated in a panel discussion investigating "the benefits the public receives from architecture and public perceptions of the architect's investment" at the 1985 AIA Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA, 06/08/1985-06/12/1985.

He delivered the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, 1988.



B.Arch., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1942-1947; studied architecture under Roger Bailey; studied under Jean Labatut, Enrico Peressutti, and Louis I. Kahn at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1954-1957, earned M.F.A. and Ph.D, 1957;

College Awards

Awarded a George Booth Traveling Fellowship at University of Michigan, 1949; awarded the awarded a Council of Humanities Fellowship at Princeton University, 1957; received American Institute of Architects (AIA)/Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Topaz Medallion for lifetime achievement in architectural education, 1989; awarded AIA Gold Medal, 1991;



Moore led a peripatetic existence, moving from university to university across the US.

Biographical Notes

Associated Locations

  • Austin, TX (Architect's Death)
    Austin, TX

  • Benton Harbor, MI (Architect's Birth)
    Benton Harbor, MI

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PCAD id: 142

1st Church of Christ, Scientist #2, Glendale, CA1989GlendaleCA
Barber, Everett M., House, New Haven, CT1974-1975New HavenCT
Bel-Air Presbyterian Church, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1991Los AngelesCA
Burns House, Pacific Palisades, CASanta MonicaCA
Burns, Lee, House, Santa Monica, CASanta MonicaCA
California City Hall and Emergency Operating Center Project1965
Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association, Headquarters, San Francisco, CA1964
City of Beverly Hills, City Hall, Beverly Hills, CA1932Beverly HillsCA
City of Beverly Hills, Public Library, Beverly Hills, CABeverly HillsCA
Dartmouth University, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Dodici JardiniLos AngelesCA
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Saint Matthew's Church #3, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA1981-1983Los AngelesCA
Kings Road Senior Citizens Housing, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Los Gatos Civic Center Project, Los Gatos, CA
Lovejoy Plaza, Portland, ORPortlandOR
Moore, Charles W., House, Orinda, CA1962
Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans, LA1978-1979New OrleansLA
Plaza Las Fuentes, Pasadena, CA1989PasadenaCA
Psychoanalytic Building, Westwood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Rodes House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1978-1979Los AngelesCA
Santa Lucia Preserve House, Santa Lucia, CASanta LuciaCA
Schulitz, Helmut D., House, Beverly Hills, CA1976Beverly HillsCA
Sea Ranch Association, 37181 Schooner Drive House, Sea Ranch, CA1970-1971Sea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Athletic Club, Sea Ranch, Sea Ranch, CA1964-1965Sea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Condominium #1, Sea Ranch, CA1964-1965Sea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Development, Sea Ranch, CA1964-1965Sea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Lawrence House, Sea Ranch, CA1966Sea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Moore, Charles, Apartment, Sea Ranch, CASea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Sheinfield House, Sea Ranch, CA1975-1976Sea RanchCA
Sea Ranch Association, Swim and Tennis Club, Sea Ranch, CA1966-1967Sea RanchCA
United States Government, Department of Justice, Federal Courts, Fresno Federal Courthouse #2, Fresno, CA1997-2005FresnoCA
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA1992-1995BerkeleyCA
University of California, Irvine (UCI), Extension Building, Irvine, CAIrvineCA
University of California, Los Angeles, Darling, Hugh and Hazel, Law LibraryLos AngelesCA
University of California, Los Angeles, Kaufman, Glorya, HallWestwood, Los AngelesCA
University of California, Los Angeles, Law School, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1952
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Powell Library, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1927-1929Los AngelesCA
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Faculty Club, Santa Barbara, CA1967-1968Santa BarbaraCA
University of Michigan (U of M), Ann Arbor, North Campus, Lurie Tower, Ann Arbor, MIAnn ArborMI
University of Oregon (U of O), Science Complex, Eugene, OREugeneOR
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Chemistry and Pharmacy Building, Seattle, WA1935-1937SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Chemistry Building Addition, Seattle, WA1995
University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT), Master Plan 2000-2001, Tacoma, WA2000-2001TacomaWA
Zimmerman House, Fairfax County, VAFaifax CountyVA
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