Male, US, born 1908-03-28, died 1988-01-09

Associated with the firms network

Ain and Agron, Associated Architects; Ain and Boyd, Associated Architects; Ain, Gregory, Architect; Ain, Johnson and Day, Architects; Neutra, Richard J., Architect


Professional History

Collaborator, Richard J. Neutra, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1933-1935; Principal, Gregory Ain, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1935-1944; Chief Engineer, Evans Products Company, Moulded Plywood Division, Los Angeles, CA, 1944-1945; Partner, Ain, Johnson and Day, Architects, Los Angeles, CA; Principal, Gregory Ain, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1955.

Visiting Critic, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1949-63; Director, Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1963-67;

House Beautiful Award, 1937; 1938 House Beautiful Award, House of the Year Award, Edwards House, Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh Plate Glass Award, 1938; House Beautiful Award for a house, Los Angeles, CA, 1940; Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1940; Guggenheim Fellowship for study of low-cost housing, 1940, one of 66 Americans and 7 Canadians to receive the prize in that year; the Guggenheim Fellowship paid Ain $2,500, enough money to support him for one year to do his research on small house design in Southern California.

Archival documents on Gregory Ain housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Education

Physics coursework, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA; architecture coursework, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.

Personal

Ain was born in PA, and died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 79.

He married Agnes Budin in 1929, divorced; married Ruth March, 1938. (The American Architects Directory, 1955, p. 4, indicated that he was married in 1940.)

He had two children, Emily and Christopher.

SSN: 565-24-4301; Ain would have worked with Charles and Ray Eames while at the Evans Products Company, c. 1944.



Associated Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Death)
    Los Angeles, CA

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  • Pittsburgh, PA (Architect's Birth)
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