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

Associated with the firms network

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


Professional History

Résumé

Apprentice, W.R.B. Willcox, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1915.

Apprentice, Arthur L. Loveless Architect, Seattle, WA, 1915.

Bain 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).

Principal, William J. Bain, Sr., Architect, Seattle, WA. It appears that Bain worked largely on his own from about 1924 to 1943 or 1945. Bain leased Room #5120 of the Arcade Building in 1925. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1925, p. 261.) He shifted to Room #1030 of the Liggett Building in 1929-1930. He occupied Room #704 of the Textile Tower in 1934-1936, but by 1938, he had shifted to Room #314 on a lower floor of the same building. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1934. p. 1587, Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1935, p. 1653, Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1936, p. 195, and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1938, p. 83.) His office shifted to Room #1002 in the Textile Tower in 1940. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1940, p. 91.)

Partner, Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson (NBBJ), Seattle, WA, 1943-1985.

Partner, Bain, Overturf, Turner and Associates operated in Seattle, WA, c. 1947-1950. (See Duane Dietz, Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876-1959, [typescript, 1994], n.p.);

Partner, Bain-Overturf Company, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1951-until at least 1959. Bain-Overturf Company had its office at 908 7th Avenue in 1951, moving to an office at 700 Marion Street in Seattle in 1959. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p. 74 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1959, p. 75.)

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. The 1901 Canadian Census recorded that the Bain household in New Westminster had two other members, William, Sr.'s, maternal grandfather and uncle. James J. Forrester (born 11/19/1836 in Scotland), a joiner, and William W. Forrester, (born c. 08/31/1860 in Scotland) a building contractor. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1901; Census Place: New Westminster (City/Cité), New Westminster, British Columbia; Page: 17; Family No: 166, accessed 06/11/2019.)

Bain's parents moved to the US by 1910, living in Seattle, WA's W3P10 census precinct.

Just after their marriage, William and Mildred Bain dwelled at 1621 17th Avenue Apartment #205. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1925, p. 261.) They resided at 742 10th Avenue North, Apartment #302 in 1929. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1929, p. 299.)

The Bain Family lived in the Lombardy Court Apartments at 421 Summit Avenue North in Seattle, WA, when their second son, William J. Bain, Jr., was born in 1930. The Bains remained in Capitol Hill at the Lombardy Court between 1930 and 1938. In the former year occupying apartment #206, in the latter, apartment #106. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1930, p. 160 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1938, p. 83.) They relocated to another Capitol Hill address, 1157 Harvard Avenue North by 1940. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1940, p. 91.)

Between 1951 and 1959, at least, Bain and his wife, Mildred, lived at 1540 Parkside Drive in Seattle, WA. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p. 74 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1959, p. 75.)

His last residence was in the 98112 zip code of Seattle, WA.

Parents

David Bain (born c. 1862 in Scotland-d. 04/15/1944 in Seattle, WA), William J. Bain, Sr.'s father, worked as a building contractor in Seattle, WA. His mother, Annie Wilson Forrester Bain (1869-1934), worked in the home raising her eight children, six of whom were alive in 1910. William J. Bain, Sr.'s, siblings included: Helen R. Bain Macdonald Shekerjian (born 05/08/1892 in Canada-d. 12/29/1982 in San Francisco, CA), Arthur Allen Bain (born 12/17/1896 in Canada-d. 09/04/1942 in Seattle, WA)), Margaret Dorman Bain (born c. 1900 in Canada-d. 05/15/1930 in Seattle, WA), Grace Bain (born c. 1903 in Canada) and David Russell Bain (born c. 1907 in Seattle, WA-d. 10/22/1952 in Seattle, WA). (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Seattle Ward 3, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1659; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1375672, accessed 06/11/2019.)

The 1901 Canadian Census noted that David Bain came to Canada from Scotland in 1883. Others came to Canada from Scotland at vatious times. Annie Forrester Bain immigrated in 1888, James J. Forrester (her father) in 1886, and William W. Forrester (her brother) in 1883. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1901; Census Place: New Westminster (City/Cité), New Westminster, British Columbia; Page: 17; Family No: 166, accessed 06/11/2019.)

Spouse

He wed Mildred W. Clark (born 01/30/1904 in Chicago, IL-d. 11/20/1991 in Seattle, WA) on 05/19/1924 at the Trinity Parish Episcopal Church in Seattle, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol3_217, accessed 06/11/2019.) She was the daughter of Clifford Vance Clark (1872-1933) and Fannie Estelle Dallam (1872-1952).

Children

Son, William Bain, Jr., (1930-2019), 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


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1000 2nd Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1987SeattleCA
1002 37th Avenue East House, Madison Park, Seattle, WA1928SeattleWA
1918 8th Avenue Office Building, Denny Regrade, Seattle, WA2007-2009SeattleWA
1st Presbyterian Church #4, Seattle, WA1969SeattleWA
225-227 Broadway House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Bain, M.C., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA1938SeattleWA
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Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Richland, WARichlandWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Seattle, WA1967SeattleWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 1, Richland, WARichlandWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 2, Richland, WARichlandWA
Battelle Memorial Institute, Research Center, Laurelhurst, Seattle, WA1965-1971SeattleWA
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, WA1957MedinaWA
Broadmoor House, Broadmoor, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Brygger, Albert J., House, Seattle, WA1924SeattleWA
Canterbury Real Estate Development, Pilgrim House, Seattle, WA1956SeattleWA
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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), Branch #1, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 1953-1954SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Seattle Opera at the Center Building, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA2017-2018SeattleWA
College Club #3, Seattle, WA1967SeattleWA
Convalescent Home for Crippled Children, Seattle, WASeattleWA
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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
Laucks Labortories, Incorporated, Building, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Magnin, I., Department Store #2, Seattle, WA1953-1954SeattleWA
M Apartment Building, University District, Seattle, WA2018
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
Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, 904 7th Avenue Office, Seattle, WA 1950SeattleWA
Northern Bank and Trust Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
Northern Life Insurance Company, Office Building #3, Downtown, Seattle, WA1972SeattleWA
Olympia School District. McKinley Elementary School, Olympia, WAOlympiaWA
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1975-1976SeattleWA
Pacific Northwest Brick and Tile Association, Model Brick Home, Seattle, WA1920-1921SeattleWA
Paramount Theatre and Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1927-1928SeattleWA
Park Shore Hotel, Honolulu, HIHonoluluHI
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Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA1942-1944Sea-TacWA
Projecting Living Room House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Rainier Square #2, Tower #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA2018-2020SeattleWA
Rainier Square #2, Tower #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA
Royal Crown Bottling Plant, Seattle, WA1938-1939SeattleWA
Seattle 1st National Bank, Incorporated, Headquarters Building #3, 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
Spring Apartment Hotel, Downtown, Seattle, WA1922SeattleWA
Spring Apartment Hotel, Parking Garage, Downtown, Seattle, WA1958-1959SeattleWA
Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Valley, WAWinthropWA
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Swedish Hospital, Nurses' Home, Eklind Hall, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Unigard Insurance Company Corporate Headquarters, Bellevue, WA1974BellevueWA
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 Methodist Episcopal Church #2, Christian Education Building, University District, Seattle, WA1955-1956SeattleWA
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), School of Medicine, Primate and Biological Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA1963-1964SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), South Campus Parking Garage, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Washington Building, Downtown, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District, Safeco Field, SoDo, Seattle, WA1997-1999SeattleWA
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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