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Male, born 1926-11-17

Associated with the firms network

Blair and Zaik, Architects; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), Portland, OR; Zaik-Miller Architects; Zaik, Saul, Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Zaik served in the US Navy between 1944 and 1946. He was a naval radio operator in the South Pacific theatre of operations.

Draftsman, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Architects, Portland, OR, c. 1954.

Principal, Saul Zaik, Architect, Portland, OR, c. 1955-1960.

Partner, Blair and Zaik, Architects, Portland, OR, 1960-1965. According to biographical article on Zaik published in Curbed.com: "Zaik graduated in 1952, at the dawn of the midcentury design era, and quickly found work in a variety of local firms, including a stint at Belluschi, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In 1955, he started his own firm, sharing office space in an old Victorian home at the edge of town with fellow University of Oregon grads. This gathering of architects—William Fletcher, Donald Blair, John Reese, Frank Blachly, Alex Pierce, and designer George Schwarz—was known as the 14th Street Gang. They shared drinks and ideas, and eventually helped popularize modernist design in the Pacific Northwest." (See Patrick Sisson, Curbed.com, "Saul Zaik: Keeping Portland modern," published 08/22/2017, accessed 04/12/2018.) In 1962, both Blair and Zaik shared an office at 1134 SW Market Street in Portland, OR. (See "Zaik, Saul," American Architects Directory, 1962, George S. Koyl,, ed., [New York: R.R. Bowker, Company, 1970], p. 789.)

Partner, Zaik-Miller Architects, Portland, OR, 1965-2004. Zaik-Miller maintained an office address of 4621 SW Kelly Avenue in Portland, OR, in 1970. This partnership lasted until James Miller's retirement in 2004.

Principal, Saul Zaik, Architect, Portland, OR, 2004- .

Professional Activities

In 1970, Zaik was a Registered Architect in the States of OR and WA.

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Oregon/Portland Chapter, 1961- .

Secretary-Treasurer, AIA, Portland Chapter, 1964.

Member, Honor Awards Jury/Critics Committee, AIA, Seattle Chapter, 1963.

Member, Honor Awards Jury/Critics Committee, AIA, Boise Chapter, 1964.

Member, Honor Awards Jury/Critics Committee, AIA, Salem Chapter, 1966.

Education

College

B.Arch., University of Oregon (U of O), Eugene, OR, 1953. (The American Architects Directory, 1970, p. 1025, indicated that Zaik graduated from the U of O in 1953.) Another source, the Sisson article in Curbed.com, indicated that his date of graduation was in 1952.

Personal

Relocation

Born in Portland, Zaik served in the US Navy during World War II. He returned to OR to complete undergraduate work at the University of Oregon in 1953.

In 1970, Zaik resided at 720 NW Saint Helens Avenue, Portland, OR. (See "Zaik, Saul," American Architects Directory, 1970, John F. Gane, ed., [New York: R.R. Bowker, Company, 1970], p. 1025.)

He remained in the city for the entirety of his career.



Associated Locations

PCAD id: 5486