Male, born 1913-12-21, died 2004-11-03

Associated with the firm network

Gordon, McGoodwin and Hinchcliff, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Robert Rodes Goodwin, Architect, Philadelphia, PA, 1937-1940. Draftsman, Paul P. Cret, Philadelphia, PA, 1940-1941; Designer, J.L. Shay, Architect, Philadelphia, PA, 1945-1946; Associate, Lawrence, Tucker, and Wallman, Architects, Portland, OR, 1946-1949; Principal, Daniel McGoodwin, Architect, Portland, OR, 1949- ; in 1955, McGoodwin's occupied Office #202 in the Hughes Building in Portland. Partner, Gordon, McGoodwin and Hinchcliff, Architects, Portland, OR, 1962-1966.



B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1936; B.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1939.

College Awards

At the University of Pennsylvania, Goodwin won many awards, including: Theophilus Parsons Chandler Fellowship (1939-1940), Faculty Medal (1939), Brooke Medal (1939), and the Alpha Rho Chi Award (1939).



Daniel McGoodwin was born in Philadelphia, PA, where his father Robert Rodes McGoodwin was an established architect since 1910. In 1930, he lived with his family at 7620 Lincoln Drive in Philadelphia. According to the US Census of that year, the house had a value of $50,000, a significant sum for the period. The family of four also employed a staff of three servants. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2104; Page: 26B; Enumeration District: 0619; Image: 457.0; FHL microfilm: 2341838, accessed 10/14/2015.)

Daniel moved to New Haven, CT, to attend Yale University from which he graduated with B.A. in 1936, and then back to Philadelphia to obtain a bachelor's degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn in 1939. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy (1941-1945). He worked in various architectural offices in Philadelphia, including that of his father, between 1937 and 1941 and 1945-1946.

McGoodwin relocated to Portland, OR, in 1946, becoming an Associate with the firm of Lawrence, Tucker and Wallman, Architects. He practiced in Portland for the remainder of his career, and passed away there at age 91.


His father was Robert Rodes Goodwin, Sr., (1886-1967), who operated a thriving practice in Philadelphia between 1910 and at least 1955. Robert, Sr., was born in Bowling Green, KY, and became a successful practice building country houses for Main Line families in Philadelphia. His mother was Kate Hampton Bryan (1887-1939), a native of Flat Rock, NC. At age 23, she resided in Charleston, SC, and registered for a US Passport to take a 5-month trip abroad with her mother, Henrietta C. Bryan, (born 1848 in SC) in 1910. (See, Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 103; Volume #: Roll 0103 - Certificates: 21775-22674, 12 Mar 1910-24 Mar 1910, accessed 10/14/2015.)

Daniel's elder brother was Robert R. Goodwin, Jr., (1911-1986).

Biographical Notes

SSN: 180-16-7151.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 4993