Male, US, born 1906-09-04, died 1984-04-02
Associated with the firms network
Designer, Clare C. Hosmer, Architect, Sarasota, FL, 1925-1926; Designer, Joseph J. Kucera, Architect, Pasadena, CA, 1926-1927; Designer and Chief Draftsman, Marsh, Smith and Powell, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1930-1942. Principal, Thornton M. Abell, Architect,
Instructor, Chouinard Art Institute, 1950-1952; Visiting Critic, University of Southern California (USC), School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 1953- ; taught interior design and architectural design;
Abell joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1944; member, Housing Research Council of Southern California, 1950-1953; member, Brentwood-San Vicente Business Association, 1948-1955; Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association Director, 1949-1951; Southern California Chapter, AIA, Chairman, Exhibit Committee, 1951; Southern California Chapter, AIA, Education Committee, member, 1952; Registered Architect in the State of CA.
AIA National Honor Award, Case Study House #7, 1949; Honor Award, Southern California Chapter, AIA, Dr. William S. Beck House, 1951; Top Honor Award, Southern California Chapter, AIA, Thornton M. Abell Office Building; Honor Award Citation, Southern California Chapter, AIA, Model House Southern California Construction Industry and Home Show, 1954.
Archival documents on Thornton Abell housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Coursework, University of Michigan (U-M), 1924-1925; coursework, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1927-1928; B.Arch., University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1928-1931.
Cum laude, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1928-1931; member, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, Architecture and Allied Arts Honorary Societies, USC, Los Angeles, CA.
Abell last resided in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90402.
His mother's maiden name was Webb.
Abell married his wife Alma in 1927.
Abell had one child.
SSN: 561-16-6650. American Architects Directory. Third edition. Edited by John F. Gane. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1970.(AmArch); Who's Who in America. 38th edition, 1974-1975. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1974.(WhoAm 38); Who's Who in America. 39th edition, 1976-1977. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1976.(WhoAm 39); Who's Who in America. 40th edition, 1978-1979. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1978.(WhoAm 40); Who's Who in America. 41st edition, 1980-1981. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1980.(WhoAm 41); Who's Who in America. 42nd edition, 1982-1983. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1982.(WhoAm 42);
PCAD id: 313
|Abell, Thornton M., Architectural Office, Los Angeles, CA||1954||Los Angeles||CA|
|Abell, Thornton M., House, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA||1937||Los Angeles||CA|
|Beck, Dr. William S., House, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA||1955||Los Angeles||CA|
|Braddock Drive School, Culver City, CA||1955||Culver City||CA|
|Case Study House #07, San Gabriel, CA||1947-1948||San Gabriel||CA|
|Haines House #1, Pacific Palisades, CA||1943||Los Angeles||CA|
|Haines House #2, Pacific Palisades, CA||Los Angeles||CA|
|LeBrun, Rico, House, Malibu, CA||1963||Zuma Beach, Malibu||CA|
|Leslie House, Los Angeles, CA||1950||Los Angeles||CA|
|Maslon House, Los Angeles, CA||Westwood, Los Angeles||CA|
|Miller House, Palos Verdes Estates, CA||1948||Palos Verdes||CA|
|Model House Southern California Construction Industry and Home Show||Los Angeles||CA|
|Newfield House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles||CA|
|Pray House, Palos Verdes Estates, CA||Palos Verdes Estates||CA|
|Republic Productions Incorporated, Director's Office Building, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA||North Hollywood, Los Angeles||CA|
|Shonerd House, Los Angeles, CA||1935||Los Angeles||CA|
|Siskin Companies, Office Building, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA||1972||Westwood, Los Angeles||CA|
|Siskin House, Los Angeles, CA||1966||Los Angeles||CA|
|Ullman House, Los Angeles, CA||1955||Los Angeles||CA|
|Wiilcox, Lester H., San Gabriel, CA||1948||San Gabriel||CA|