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Male, US, born 1895-04-10, died 1967-10-24

Associated with the firms network

Dailey, Gardner A., and Associates, Architects; Dailey, Gardner A., Architect

Professional History


Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1917-1918.

Assistant Engineer, Sonora Development Company, Mexico, 1919.

Principal, Gardner A. Dailey, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1926-1967. Dailey was said to have designed more than 200 houses in his lifetime.


Visiting Critic in Design, Yale University, New Haven, CT, one term.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Northern California Chapter, San Francisco, CA, 1930-1967.

Member, San Francisco Planning Commission for a four year term, 1944-1948.

President, Citizens Master Planning Committee for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1941.

Registered Architect in CA and HI, 1956. Dailey also reported being a Registered Architect in the states of CA and HI in 1962.

Dailey served as a Consulting Architect to Stanford University in the 1960s.

Professional Awards

Recipient, House Beautiful Magazine Small House Competition, First Prize for the Mr. and Mrs. William Lowe, Jr., House, Woodside, CA, 1936.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1948.

Philippine Institute of Architects College of Honorary Fellow, 1961.


The University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Environmental Design Archives maintains the Gardner Dailey Archive, including drawings and photos by Roger Sturtevant. UCB CED Archives tel: (510) 642-5124 (2006).



Coursework, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1919.

Coursework, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1920.

Coursework, Healds Engineering School, San Francisco, CA, 1921-1922.



Dailey was born in Saint Paul, MN, of Irish descent.

Gardner A. Dailey died in San Francisco, CA at the age of 72, hHs death was a suicide, when he jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge.


His mother's maiden name was Gardner.

Biographical Notes

Dailey traveled in Europe and North Africa, 1926.

Dailey, like William W. Wurster and a number of other Bay Area architects, traveled to Europe in 1937.

SSN: 563-52-4048 State SSN issued: CA (1956).

Associated Locations

  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Francisco, CA

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    Gardner Dailey committed suicide off of the Golden Gate Bridge, October 1967;

  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Office)
    442 Post Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102-1510

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    Gardner A. Dailey's Office address in 1956 and 1962.

  • Saint Paul, MN (Architect's Birth)
    Saint Paul, MN

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PCAD id: 44

1283 Greenwich Street House, Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA1908San FranciscoCA
Aguilar, Angela, Apartment Building, San Francisco, CA1948San FranciscoCA
Allied Arts Guild, Palo Alto, CA1930Palo AltoCA
American Red Cross, West Coast Headquarters, San Francisco, CA 1947-1948San FranciscoCA
Arequipa Sanatorium, Nurses' Home, Fairfax, CA1947FairfaxCA
Brown, Hillyer, House, Carolands, Hillsborough, CA1937HillsboroughCA
Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Santa Barbara, CA1937Santa BarbaraCA
Dailey, Gardner, House, Saratoga, CASaratogaCA
De Bretteville House, Woodside, CAWoodsideCA
Ets-Hokin House, Ross, CARossCA
Ford, Bernard, House, Skyfarm, Hillsborough, CA1953HillsboroughCA
Gallo, Ernest, House, Modesto, CAModestoCA
Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE), Brazilian Pavilion, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA1938-1939San FranciscoCA
Haas-Lilienthal House, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA1886
Hately, Arthur, House, Pebble Beach, CA1951Pebble BeachCA
Lowe, William, Jr., House, Woodside, CA1936WoodsideCA
McAllister, Decker, House, Hillsborough, CAHillsboroughCA
Owens, Mrs. L.D. House, Sausalito, CA1938-1939SausalitoCA
Pacific War Memorial, Fort McKinley, Manila, Philippines1947-1956
Pink Porch House
Roth, William P. House, Pool Pavilion, Woodside, CA1946-1947WoodsideCA
Saint Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Burbank, Luther, High School, San Francisco, CA1953San FranciscoCA
Spring Valley Water Company, Water Temple, Marble Tablet, Sunol, CA
Stanford University, McCullough, Jack A., Building, Stanford, CA1965StanfordCA
Stanford University, Physics Lecture Hall, Stanford, CA 1957StanfordCA
Stanford University, Varian, Russell H., Laboratory of Physics, Stanford, CA1962-1963StanfordCA
Surfrider Hotel, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI1901Waikiki, HonoluluHI
United States Merchant Marine Cadet Basic School, Campus Plan, Coyote Point, San Mateo, CA 1942San MateoCA
United States Merchant Marine Cadet Basic School, Kitchens, Coyote Point, San Mateo, CA 1942San MateoCA
United States Merchant Marine Cadet Basic School, Memorial Chapel, Coyote Point, San Mateo, CA 1946San MateoCA
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Hertz, Alfred, Memorial Hall of Music, Berkeley, CA1957-1958BerkeleyCA
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), International House, Berkeley, CA1928-1930BerkeleyCA
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Morrison, May T., Hall, Berkeley, CA1957-1958BerkeleyCA
University of California, Davis (UCD), Fine Arts Building, Davis, CA1962DavisCA
University of California, Davis (UCD), Master Plan #1, Davis, CADavisCA
University of California, Davis (UCD), Office Building, Davis, CA