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Male, born 1873-07-07, died 1963-01-02

Associated with the firms network

Hays and Plowman, Architects; Hays, Rankin, and Appleton, Architects; Hays, William C. Architect; Howard and Galloway, Architects and Engineers; Kurahashi and Hays, Associated Architects; Stump, Harold, Architect

Professional History

Designer, Howard and Galloway, Architect and Engineer, San Francisco, CA, 1906-1908; Associate, Kurahashi and Hays, Associated Architects, Fresno, CA, 1919-1920; Hays was Kurahashi's professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as his partner on the Fresno Buddhist Church, 1920. Hays was the architect of record, as he was the only partner licensed at the time. Principal, William C. Hays, Architect, Berkeley, CA.

Long-time Department of Architecture Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and friend of the Dean John Galen Howard;

Hays was a Board Member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1927;

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1930;


College Awards

William C. Hays was the second recipient of the John Stewardson Memorial Traveling Scholarship from the T-Square Club in Philadelphia, PA, in 1899. (SeeCatalog of the Annual Architectural Exhibition by the T-Square Club, [Philadelphia: T-Square Club, 1899] , p. 26.)



Hays lived at 320 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, in 1899.

Hays's last residence was in Hayward, CA. He died in Alameda County, CA, at the age of 88.


His mother's maiden name was Dales.

Biographical Notes

SSN: 553-60-7974;

PCAD id: 701