Male, US, born 1909-08-21, died 1998-08-28

Associated with the firms network

Hertzka and Knowles, Architects; Knowles, William H., Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Principal, William H. Knowles, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1922. He had an office in the Hearst Building in 1922. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1922, p. 1725.)

Partner, Hertzka and Knowles, Architects, San Francisco, CA. In 1945, the firm had an office at 85 Post Street, 4th floor. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1945, p. 1961.)

Hertzka and Knowles assisted the U.S. Army to build a copper mine in Plantsite, (Greenlee County), AZ during W.W. II.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), San Francisco Chapter, San Francisco, CA. Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1942-1943; Director, Northern California Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1945-1949.

Biographical Notes

According to the web site, AskArt.com: "In his leisure Knowles became a fine watercolorist, violinist, and winemaker." (See Edan M. Hughes, AskArt.com, "Artist Biography & Facts William Howard Knowles," accessed 11/10/2020.)

Education

College

A.B., University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1930.

M.Arch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1932.

College Awards

Elected to Tau Delta Sigma in 1929 and Delta Epsilon, 1930 at the University of California, Berkeley; awarded the Emerson Prize for Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1932;

Personal

Relocation

In 1922, Knowles worked in San Francisco, but lived in Oakland. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1922, p. 981.)

The architect resided in Burlingame, CA, by 1945. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1945, p. 975.)

Knowles died at age 89 at this San Mateo, CA, residence on 08/28/1998.

Spouse

He married in 1939 to Barbara Knowles of Hillsborough, CA.

Children

At his death, he had a son, James Knowles of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and a daughter, Katherine Knowles of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Biographical Notes

Member, the Bohemian Club, San Francisco, CA.

Member, Burlingame Country Club, Burlingame, CA.

Member, Society of Western Artists, San Bruno, CA.

Member, Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA.

Member, Lakeside Golf Club, San Francisco, CA.

Member, Peninsula Tennis Club, Burlingame, CA.

In 1956, Knowles indicated that he had completed foreign travel in South Ameria, Europe, Asia, and Africa.



Associated Locations

  • San Mateo, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Mateo, CA

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PCAD id: 1742


NameDateCityState
100 Pine Street Office Building, San Francisco, CA1972San FranciscoCA
10th Street Market, Oakland, CAOaklandCA
1 Bush Plaza Office Building, San Francisco, CA1959San FranciscoCA
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System, 16th Street Station, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System, 24th Street Station, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Burlingame School District, Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame, CA1953BurlingameCA
Burtt Davy-Bolton House, Northside, Berkeley, CA1900BerkeleyCA
California State Bar Association Offices, San Francisco, CA1962San FranciscoCA
Crown Zellerbach Corporation, Office Building #2, San Francisco, CA1957-1959San FranciscoCA
Five-House Development, Palo Alto, CAPalo AltoCA
Holiday Lodge Motor Hotel, San Francisco, CA1955San FranciscoCA
Hotel Empire, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Knowles, William Howard, House, Hillsborough, CAHillsboroughCA
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (P, G & E), Office Building, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA1971San FranciscoCA
Paso Robles Inn #2, Paso Robles, CAPaso RoblesCA
Rosenberg Department Store, Santa Rosa, CASanta RosaCA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Anza Elementary School, San Francisco, CA1953San FranciscoCA
Standard Oil Company of California, Office Building #3, Financial District, San Francisco, CA1966San FranciscoCA
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Central Research Laboratory, Berkeley, CA1950LivermoreCA
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Atomic Energy Commission Radiation Laboratory Master Plan, Berkeley, CA1951LivermoreCA
Werner, Frank, Store, San Francisco, CA1951San FranciscoCA