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Male, US, born 1895-10-20, died 1973-09-19

Associated with the firms network

Church, Thomas D. , Landscape Architect; Dean and Dean, Architects; Delano and Aldrich, Architects; Reid, John W., Jr., Architect; Wurster and Bernardi, Architects; Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons (WBE), Architects; Wurster, William W., Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Dean and Dean, Architects, Sacramento, CA; Draftsman, John W. Reid, Jr., Architect, San Francisco, CA; Draftsman/Designer, Delano and Aldrich, Architects, New York, NY, c. 1924; Wurster tutored William Adams Delano's son at the architect's Long Island House, c. 1924. Principal, William W. Wurster, Architect, Berkeley, CA, 1925;

Principal, William W. Wurster, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1926-1942; in 1935, Wurster had an office at 260 California Street, Room #1103. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1935, p. 1747.)

Partner, Wurster and Bernardi, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1945;

Partner, Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1945-1973.

Teaching

Dean, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), School of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge, MA, 1944-1950. Dean, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), School of Architecture, Berkeley, CA, 1953-1959; Dean, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), College of Environmental Design (CED), Berkeley, CA, 1959-1964.

Professional Activities

Judge, American Institute of Designers (AID), Citations of Merit and Honorable Mentions in the categories of Fabrics, Furniture, Floor Coverings, and Wall Coverings, Chicago, IL, 01/03/1947; Wurster attended the 79th Convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Grand Rapids, MI, 04/29/1947-05/01/1947. At the 1954 Convention of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), Wurster delivered an address, along with Eero Saarinen, Jose Luis Sert, Ralph Walker, and Paul Rudolph; Wurster chaired the Jury of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Competition; others on jury included Los Angeles, CA, architect, Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970), VA architect, architectural historian and librarian Fiske Kimball (1888–1955), landscape architect S. Herbert Hare (1888-1960), Saint Louis, MO, architect Louis La Beaume (1873-1961), Saint Louis, MO, architect Charles Nagel, Jr., (1899–1992), and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) architect Roland A. Wank (1898–1970).

Professional Awards

Elected for design and education to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1954, (other inductees that year included, Royal Barry Wills, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Marion Sims Wyeth); Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), 1964; American Institute of Architects' Firm Award, Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons, San Francisco, CA, 1965; American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, 1969.

Archives

The UC Berkeley (UCB) Environmental Design Archives preserves the William W. Wurster and Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons Archives, including drawings and photos by Roger Sturtevant. UCB CED Archives tel: (510) 642-5124 (2006);

Education

B.Arch., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1919. Coursework, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1943.

Personal

Born in Stockton, CA, William Wurster lived here until his matriculation at the University of California, Berkeley, Wurster last resided at the Sadie Gregory House, Greenwood Terrace, Berkeley, Alameda, CA, USA, 94708; he died of Parkinson's Disease, first diagnosed c. 1964;

Wurster married once to Catherine Krause Bauer (1905–1964), housing and urban planning expert, 1944.

One daughter, Sarah (Sadie) Wurster, born 1946; married photographer Robert Super (02/03/1973 in Alameda, CA).

SSN: 573-52-2099, issued: California (1956);



Associated Locations

  • Stockton, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Stockton, CA

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PCAD id: 46


NameDateCityState
1st Unitarian Church #2, Berkeley, CA1962BerkeleyCA
Arian House, Mill Valley, CA1947Mill ValleyCA
Bank of America, World Headquarters Building, 555 California Street, San Francisco, CA1967-1969San FranciscoCA
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System1964-1967San FranciscoCA
Benner, Frederick C., House, Berkeley, CA1934BerkeleyCA
Bernardi, Theodore, House, Sausalito, CA1951SausalitoCA
Boggs, James, House, Atherton, CA1952-1953AthertonCA
Butler House, Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CASanta CruzCA
Campbell, Paul, House, Stockton, CA1936-1937StocktonCA
Capitol Towers Apartments, Sacramento, CA1957-1960SacramentoCA
Case Study House #03, Mandeville Canyon, Los Angeles, CA1948-1949Los AngelesCA
City and County of San Francisco, Golden Gateway Redevelopment Project, San Francisco, CA1959-1966San FranciscoCA
City of Mill Valley, Public Library, Main Library #2, Mill Valley, CA1964Mill ValleyCA
Clark, Dearborn, House, Aptos, CAAptosCA
Coleman, James V., House, San Francisco, CA1962San FranciscoCA
Converse House, Carmel, CACarmelCA
De Forest, Lockwood, III, and Elizabeth Kellam, House, Santa Barbara, CA1928-1929Santa BarbaraCA
Dinkelspeil, Lloyd, House, Hillsborough, CA1939-1940HillsboroughCA
Doble House, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Dondo, Mathurin, House, Richmond, CA1935-1936RichmondCA
Emmons, Donn and Nancy, House, Almonte, Mill Valley, CA1947-1948Mill ValleyCA
Federal Works Agency (FWA), Division of Defense Public Works (DDPW), Defense Housing Project No. Cal-4086, Carquinez Heights, Vallejo, CA1941-1942VallejoCA
Garthwaite, W.B., House, Berkeley, CA1926BerkeleyCA
Ghirardelli, Domenico and Son, Chocolate Company, Factory #3, San Francisco, CA1896-1898San FranciscoCA
Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE), Yerba Buena Pavilion, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA1937-1939Yerba Buena IslandCA
Gregory, Sadie, House, Scotts Valley, CA1927Scotts ValleyCA
Gregory, Warren and Sadie, House #1, Greenwood Terrace, Berkeley, CA1904BerkeleyCA
Heller, E.H., House, Lake Tahoe, NV1950Lake TahoeNV
Henderson, Wellington, House, Hillsborough, CA1931-1932HillsboroughCA
Henning House, Hillsborough, CA1937HillsboroughCA
Hollins, Marion, House, Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA1930Santa CruzCA
Jackling, Daniel Cowan, House, Woodside, CA 1925WoodsideCA
Jarvie, Miss Amelia F.G., House, Calistoga, CACalistogaCA
Jensen, Edgar, House, Berkeley, CA1936-1937BerkeleyCA
Kellam, Frederick B, and Edith Bishop, House, Santa Barbara, CA1928-1929Santa BarbaraCA
Kelso, James, House, Kent Woodlands, Kentfield, CA1952-1953KentifeldCA
Los Angeles Opera House Project, Los Angeles, CA1948Los AngelesCA
McKenzie, Alister, House, Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA1932Santa CruzCA
Mendenhall House, Palo Alto, CA1937Palo AltoCA
Miller, Diantha, House, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA1934-1935Carmel-by-the-SeaCA
Monterey Peninsula Junior College, Student Union-Theatre-Amphitheatre, Monterey, CA1968-1970
Myers, Helen, House, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Nowell, Nelson T., and Marguerite, House, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA1946-1947Carmel-by-the-SeaCA
Nowell, Nelson T., and Marguerite, House, Stockton, CA1952-1953StocktonCA
Partridge, Gryffyd, House, Mill Valley, CA1947-1948Mill ValleyCA
Pope, George A., Jr., House, Hillsborough, CA1936HillsboroughCA
Pope, Saxton Temple, House #1, Hillsborough, CAHillsboroughCA
Pope, Saxton Temple, House #2, Orinda, CA1940OrindaCA
Raas House, Palo Alto, CA1939Palo AltoCA
Reynolds, A.G., House, Gilroy, CA
Richmond-Chase Office Building, San Jose, CA1946San JoseCA
Ritter House, Atherton, CA1957AthertonCA
San Francisco Civic Center, Brooks Exhibit Hall, San Francisco, CA1956-1958San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Housing Authority, Valencia Gardens #1, San Francisco, CA1942-1943San FranciscoCA
Schuckl and Company, Office Building, Sunnyvale, CA 1942SunnyvaleCA
Schuman House, Woodside, CAWoodsideCA
Shaw, Robert, House, Richmond Shore, Richmond, CA1935RichmondCA
Sloss, Eleanor Fleishhacker, House, WoodsideWoodsideCA
Sperry House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1953Los AngelesCA
Stanford Medical Plaza, Stanford, CA1959StanfordCA
Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA1953-1955
Steep Ravine Cabins, Stinson Beach, CAStinson BeachCA
Sugar Bowl Corporation, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Norden, CA1939NordenCA
Temple Emanu-El #4, North Dallas, Dallas, TX1956-1957DallasTX
Trinity University, One Trinity Place, Master Plan, San Antonio, TXSan AntonioTX
United Nations (UN) Center Project, San Francisco, CA1945San FranciscoCA
United States Consulate Office Building, Hong Kong
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Stern, Sigmund, Hall, Berkeley, CA1941-1942BerkeleyCA
Wells-Hamilton House, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Woodside House, Woodside, CA1941-1942WoodsideCA
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