Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Allison and Allison, Architects (firm); Kelham, George William, Architect (firm); Whittlesey, Austin C., Architect (firm); Widom, Wein, and Cohen, Architects (firm); David Clark Allison (architect); James Edward Allison (architect); Adrian O. Cohen (architect); George William Kelham (architect); George Wein (architect); Austin Cruver Whittlesey (architect); Chester A. Widom (architect)

Dates: constructed 1931

Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

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Just east of the Ackerman Student Union at the end of Westwood Boulevard;

Building History

While Allison and Allison were credited as architects of Kerckhoff Hall, George Kelham was credited as the "supervising architect." Kerckhoff Hall opened in 01/1931.

William Kerckhoff and George W. Kelham may have first met at a luncheon held in 1909, when both attended a banquet held by . CA Governor James N. Gillett to honor Secretary of the Navy Metcalf and other US Naval commanders on 05/07/1908. (See "Governor Gillett's Banquet to Secretary of the Navy Metcalf Attended by Many Officials," San Francisco Call, vol. CIII, no. 160, 05/08/1908.)


The Los Angeles firm of Widom Wein Cohen, Architects, supervised the seismic upgrading of Kerckhoff Hall in the early 1990s.

PCAD id: 4293