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Male, US, born 1926-09-02

Associated with the firms network

McAdoo, Benjamin F., Jr., Architect; Ridley, John T., Architect; The Artists and Architects Group (TAAG); Zema and Bumgardner, Architects; Zema and Streissguth, Associated Architects; Zema, Gene, Architect


Professional History

Draftsman, Benjamin McAdoo, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1950; Draftsman, John Ridley, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1950; Partner, Zema and Bumgardner Architects, Seattle, WA, 1955-before 1962; Principal, Gene K. Zema, Architect, Seattle, WA, -1976; while practicing, Zema also sold Asian antique objects from his gallery in the Eastlake Neighborhood of Seattle. He gained a reputation as a connoisseur of Asian art.

Zema joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington State Chapter, in 1954; Chair, AIA, Washington State Chapter, Exhibits Committee, 1954-1955; when queried in 1955, Zema indicated that he was a Registered Architect in the states of WA and NV.

Education

B.Arch, University of Washington (UW), School of Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1950; Zema first matriculated at the UW in 1944, to study aeronautical engineering. In the Spring of 1945, he enlisted in the US Navy's V5 pilot training program.

Personal

Zema was born in San Francisco, CA, and grew up in the Sacramento Valley, CA; he attended the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, between 1946-1950.

Gene Zema married Janet Bothwell on 04/21/1951 in Seattle, WA.

When surveyed in 1955, Zema reported having had two children.



Associated Locations

  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Birth)
    San Francisco, CA

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PCAD id: 1847


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