Male, US, born 1925-09, died 2016

Associated with the firms network

Bittman, Adams and Sanders, Architects; Bittman and Sanders, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Philp Johnson Architect, New York, NY, c. 1950. Designer, Henry Bittman, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1951-1953;

Partner, Bittman, Adams and Sanders, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1953- ; in 1954, the firm of Bittman, Adams and Sanders maintained its office in Room #301 of the Security Building. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1954, p. 143.)

Partner, Bittman and Sanders, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1959.

Architect Marvin J. Anderson, an expert on the work of Henry W. and Herbert J. Bittman, and head of Marvin Anderson Architects PLLC,has written this of Herbert's career: "After graduation [from the UW] in 1949 he traveled through the United States with his wife Sally before landing in New York where he worked briefly for Philip Johnson. Shortly after his return to Seattle, Herbert’s uncle Henry Bittman passed away in November 1953, and Herbert assumed leadership of the firm along with Harold Wallace Adams and Dean Harris Sanders. After a long and successful career Herbert retired in the late 1990s to a house in Sequim he designed and built from salvaged bridge timbers." Anderson met with Bittman on multiple occasions, and wrote down many of the architect's colorful stories. (See email from Marvin J. Anderson to the author, 11/02/2016.)



B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1949.



In 1954, Herbert J. Bittman resided with his wife at 1902 5th Avenue North, Apartment #301. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1954, p. 143.)


His uncle was Henry W. Bittman (1882-1953), a prominent Seattle, WA, architect.

PCAD id: 2154