Female, US, born 1906-01-23, died 1971-11-05

Associated with the firms network

Byers and Muir, Associated Architects; Muir, Edla, Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Office assistant, John Byers, Designer, Santa Monica, CA, 1919-1926.

Draftswoman/Designer, John Byers, Architect, Santa Monica, CA, 1926-1934.

Partner, John Byers and Edla Muir, Associated Architects, Santa Monica, CA, 1934-1942.

Principal, Edla Muir, Architect, West Los Angeles, CA, 1946-1971. Her solo practice consisted almost exclusively of houses.

Professional Activities

Muir became a Registered Architect in the State of California in 1934.

Archives

Archival documents pertaining to Edla Muir's work 1946-1968 are housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Personal

Relocation

Born in California, Edna Muir spent her most of her life living and working in California.

In the mid-1950s, Muir designed her own residence built near Ellensburg, WA. It was photographed by photographer Charles Pearson in 07/1956.

Edla Muir Lambie died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 65.

Spouse

Her husband was Clyde Lambie. She was also known as "Edla Muir Lambie," but used "Edla Muir" as her professional name.

Children

She had a son, Alex.

Biographical Notes

SSN: 554-10-5490.


PCAD id: 299


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