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Male, US, born 1896-03-27, died 1985-01-22

Associated with the firms network

Bain and Overturf, Architects; Bain and Pries, Architects; Bain, Overturf, Turner and Associates, Architects; Bain, William J., Sr., Architect, AIA; Johanson, Bain, Brady and Grainger, Architects; Johnson, Kaufmann, and Coate, Architects; Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ); Wyatt Stapper Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Apprentice, W.R.B. Willcox, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1915; Apprentice, Arthur Lovelace, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1915; he served in the U.S. military during W.W. I; Designer, W.R.B. Wilcox, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1916-1917, c.1921-1922; Designer, Arthur Loveless, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1922-1923; Designer, Johnson, Kaufmann and Coate, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1923-1924.

Partner, Pries and Bain, Seattle, WA, 1928-1932 (one source, Duane Dietz, Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876-1959, [typescript, 1994], n.p.) indicated that this partnership lasted 1932-1933). It appears that Bain worked largely on his own from about 1924 to 1943 or 1945. Partner, Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, Seattle, WA, 1943-1985; another firm called Bain, Overturf, Turner and Associates operated in Seattle, WA, c. 1947-1950, according to Duane Dietz, Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876-1959, [typescript, 1994], n.p.); according to Dietz, this firm became Bain and Overturf, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1951-until at least 1959;

Teaching

Taught a Two-Day Camouflage Short Course, School of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Extension Headquarters, 10/09/1942-10/10/1942; completed 15-week course, Camouflage School, Camouflage Division, Office of Civilian Defense, University of Washington, 10-12/1942;

Professional Service

William J. Bain, Sr., obtained the first professional architect's license in the State of Washington; Bain joined the American Institute of Architects in 1930; Chairman, State Camouflage Office, Washington State Defense Council, 1942-1943; he served on the State of Washington Architectural Examining Board in 1953; Seattle architect Victor Steinbrueck moderated a panel discussion of "concepts of design in architecture" held at a 09/08/1960 meeting of the American Institute of Architects. Panel participants included Alan Liddle, Anker Molver, William J. Bain and Stephen Richardson. (See "Architects Will Meet Thursday," Seattle Times, 09/04/1960, p. 22.) When surveyed in 1970, William Bain, Sr., was a Registered Architect in the States of MT and WA.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1947;

Education

College

Bain studied with the Los Angeles Architecture Club, Atelier, in 1914-1915.

University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Philadelphia, PA, 1919-1921; while at Penn, Bain was part of the Architecture Society in the School of Architecture; he followed his training at Penn with two years travel in Europe, the typical "grand tour" expected of young architects of the period.

Personal

Relocation

William J. Bain, Sr., was born in New Westminster, BC, Canada, but was living in Seattle, WA's W3P10 census precinct in 1910, at the age of 15. His last residence was in the 98112 zip code of Seattle, WA.

Children

Son, William Bain, Jr., became a partner in Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson;

Biographical Notes

In 1955, Bain reported having taken excursions to Europe in 1917-1918 (in the military), 1921, and 1949;

He traveled to the West Indies in 1953.

SSN: 537-22-2553.



Associated Locations

  • New Westminster, BC (Architect's Birth)
    New Westminster, BC

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PCAD id: 2130


NameDateCityState
1000 2nd Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1987SeattleCA
1002 37th Avenue East House, Madison Park, Seattle, WA1928SeattleWA
1st Presbyterian Church #4, Seattle, WA1969SeattleWA
225-227 Broadway House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Bain, M.C., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA1938SeattleWA
Bain, William J., Sr., House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Batelle Memorial Institute, Research Center, Laurelhurst, Seattle, WA1965-1971SeattleWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Richland, WARichlandWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Seattle, WA1967SeattleWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 1, Richland, WA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 2, Richland, WARichlandWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Residential Center, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Bellevue Public School District, Clyde Hill Elementary School, Clyde Hill, WA1952BellevueWA
Bellevue School District, Medina Elementary School #1, Medina, WA1957
Broadmoor House, Broadmoor, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Brygger, Albert J., House, Seattle, WA1924SeattleWA
Canterbury Real Estate Development, Pilgrim House, Seattle, WA1956SeattleWA
Carlson, A.W., Clinic, Everett, WAEverettWA
Carman, Joseph L., Jr., House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Children's Orthopedic Hospital #2, Laurelhurst, Seattle, WA1951-1954SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Loyal Heights Fieldhouse, Loyal Heights, Ballard, Seattle, WA1949-1951SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Police Department (SPD), Public Safety Building #2, Seattle, WA1946-1950SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Public Library (SPL), Henry, Susan J., Memorial Branch, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 1953-1954SeattleWA
College Club #3, Seattle, WA1967SeattleWA
Convalescent Home for Crippled Children, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Diablo School
Financial Center, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation, Office Buildings, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA2008-2011SeattleWA
Georgia-Pacific Lumber and Plywood Corporation, Office Building, Olympia, WA1951-1952OlympiaWA
Hamrick, John and Fannie M., House, Broadmoor, Seattle, WA1929-1930SeattleWA
Hoggson House, The Highlands, Seattle, WA1966SeattleWA
International Air Terminal, Agana, GuamAganaGuam
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Office Building and Garage, Downtown, Seattle, WA1962-1964SeattleWA
King County, Central Blood Bank #1, Seattle, WA1945-1946SeattleWA
King County, Department of Stadium Administration, Domed Stadium, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 1972-1976SeattleWA
KOMO Broadcasting Studio #1, Seattle, WA1948SeattleWA
Magnin, I., Department Store #2, Seattle, WA1953-1954SeattleWA
Meany, Edmond, Hotel, University District, Seattle, WA1929-1931SeattleWA
Metropolitan Building Company, White-Henry-Stuart Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA 1908-1915SeattleWA
Museum of History and Industry #1 (MOHAI), Montlake, Seattle, WA 1948-1950SeattleWA
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Northern Bank and Trust Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
Olympia School District. McKinley Elementary School, Olympia, WA
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1975-1976SeattleWA
Pacific Northwest Brick and Tile Association, Model Brick Home, Seattle, WA1920-1921SeattleWA
Park Shore Hotel, Honolulu, HIHonoluluHI
Plymouth Congregational Church #4, Seattle, WA1967-1968SeattleWA
Port Ludlow Development, Port Ludlow, WA1969
Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA1942-1944Sea-TacWA
Projecting Living Room House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Royal Crown Bottling Plant, Seattle, WA1938-1939SeattleWA
Seattle 1st National Bank, Incorporated, Headquarters Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA1966-1969SeattleWA
Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), Yesler Terrace Public Housing Project, Seattle, WA1939-1941SeattleWA
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I), Office and Press Building #4, Wall Street, Seattle, WA1947-1948SeattleWA
Seattle Public Schools, Lincoln, Abraham, High School, Wallingford, Seattle, WA1906-1907SeattleWA
Seattle World's Fair, United States Science Pavilion, Seattle, WA1959-1962SeattleWA
Seattle World's Fair, Washington State Coliseum, Seattle, WA1960-1962SeattleWA
Shannon and Wilson, Properties, Incorporated, Geotechnical Engineers, Office and Laboratory Building, Seattle, WA1960SeattleWA
Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Valley, WAWinthropWA
Swedish Hospital, Nurses' Home, Eklind Hall, Seattle, WASeattleWA
United States Government, Department of Justice, Federal Courts, Courthouse #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA2004SeattleWA
United States Government, Federal Office Building #4, Downtown, Seattle, WA2003
United States Government, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Branch, Downtown, Seattle, WA1949-1951SeattleWA
United States Government, Postal Service (USPS), Main Post Office #2, Seattle, WA1958SeattleWA
United States Government, Veterans Administration (VA), Hospital, Seattle, WA1952SeattleWA
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center Hall, Classroom Building 1, La Jolla, CALa JollaCA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Health Sciences Building #1, Seattle, WA1947-1949SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Pi Beta Phi Sorority House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), South Campus Parking Garage, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Waldo, William E., Hospital, Maple Leaf, Seattle, WA1924SeattleWA
Washington Building, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Washington-King County Stadium Authority, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA1997-1999SeattleWA
Washington State University (WSU), Fine Arts Center, Pullman, WA1973PullmanWA
Wenatchee Public Schools, Lincoln High School, Wenatchee, WA1951
Westin Hotels, Sea-Tac Airport Hotel Project, Sea-Tac, WA1995Sea-TacWA
Whitman College, Cordiner Hall, Walla Walla, WA1967Walla WallaWA
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