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Male, born 1924-04-17

Associated with the firms network

Rogers, Frederick J., Architect; Streissguth, Daniel, Architect; The Artists and Architects Group (TAAG); Thiry, Paul, AIA, Architect; Zema and Streissguth, Associated Architects

Professional History


US Military Service, World War II, 1943-1943.

Draftsman, Fred J. Rogers, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1948.

Designer, Paul Thiry, Sr., Architect, Seattle, WA, 1949-1953.

Principal, Daniel M. Streissguth, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1958-1950. In 1958, Streissguth had an office at 1623 North Broadway in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1958, p. 214 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1960,p. 221.)

Streissguth became a Registered Architect in the State of WA in 1951.


Instructor, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 09/1953-06/1955.

Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 09/1955- .



B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1948; M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1949. Streissguth attended MIT a year after the Seattle architect Wendell H. Lovett (1922-2016). Lovett, was also a graduate of the UW, and was about a year ahead of Streissguth there, too. He would go on to teach with Lovett for many years on the staff of the UW's Department of Architecture, and collaborated with him in the The Artists and Architects Group activities.

Streissguth matriculated in the UW Department of Architecture in 09/1941.

A sophomore project by Dan Streissguth entitled "Tea Shop and Lending Library on Whidbey Island," appeared in the 1943-1946 Year Book of the School of Architecture at the University of Washington, np, 1946.

College Awards

Streissguth was elected to Phi Beta Kappa (elected 03/1948) and Tau Sigma Delta at the UW. Two of his student drawings are preserved in the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division's Student Drawings Collection.



Born in Everett, WA, Daniel M. Streissguth spent his early years in Monroe, WA, where his father, Edmund Streissguth, had a grocery business, and was a civic leader. In the 1930s, Edmund served as Chairman of the Monroe Unified High School District, and was its head when the Monroe Middle School was completed in 09/1939.

The US Census of 1930 reported that Daniel lived with his family at 522 South Lewis Street in Monroe, WA. The Streissguths owned their own residence, estimated to be worth $3,000, which was right in line with neighboring house values. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Monroe, Snohomish, Washington; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 2342254, accessed 10/02/2018.) The Streissguths continued to reside on South Lewis Street in 1940. Daniel was either a freshman or sophomore in high school at this time. (See, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Monroe, Snohomish, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04360; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 31-124, accessed 10/02/2018.)

Over many years, Streissguth lived in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, where he constructed a remarkable garden on a lot next to his residence.


His father, Edmund Herman Streissguth (born 12/12/1895 in Arlington, MN-d. 01/05/1942 in Monroe, WA), worked as a retail grocer in Monroe, WA, during the 1920s and 1930s. By 1940, the US Census indicated that Edmund was the co-owner of a grocery store in Monroe. During World War I, Edmund served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army's 337th Field Artillery unit.

His mother was Lucile Alice Michener (born 01/06/1895 in Forestville, MN-d. 09/30/1992 in Monroe, WA). In 1930, Lucile managed the household, raising her two sons.

Daniel had a brother, Richard Theodore Streissguth (born 02/21/1929 in Monroe, WA-d. 12/14/2015 in Vancouver, WA.) He resided in Vancouver, WA, from the 1950s until his death.


He married Ann Roth Pyrkowicz, Professor/Director, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, University of Washington, Seattle (UW) on 12/20/1968 in Seattle, WA; she was a former neighbor of Daniel Streissguth's.


Daniel and Ann had one son, Benjamin Streissguth, who studied landscape architecture at the UW.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 3036