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Rudolf L. Baumfeld, Edgardo Contini, Frank Owen Gehry, Victor David Gruen, Reinhard Lesser, Immanuel H. Lewin, Thomas M. Mayne, Dan Saxon Palmer, Cesar Pelli, Thomas L. Sutton Jr., Ted Tokio Tanaka, Zelma Gussin Wilson

Active 1951-1968

Firm Notes

The Gruen Associates Website (accessed 06/29/2005) indicated that the firm had been formed in 1946; the American Architects Directory (1956) noted its establishment in 1951; Baumfeld became a Partner in 1963.

In 1956, Victor Gruen Associates had offices in Beverly Hills, CA, New York, NY, Detroit, MI, San Francisco, CA, and Minneapolis, MN.

PCAD id: 56

Baeck, Leo, Temple, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1962Los AngelesCA
Biennale de Venezia, Suburban Alternatives Exhibition, Venice, Italy1976Venice
Bon Air Market, Greenbrae, CAGreenbraeCA
City of Fresno, Municipal Plan, Downtown, Fresno, CA1959-1960FresnoCA
City of Los Angeles, Police Department (LAPD), Northeast Community Station #2, Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA2014-2015Los AngelesCA
City of Oakland, Master Plan c. 1970, Oakland, CA
City of San Bernardino, City Center Project, San Bernardino, CA1970San BernardinoCA
City of San Bernardino, City Hall #4, Carousel, San Bernardino, CA1970-1972San BernardinoCA
Clorox Office Building, Oakland, CAOaklandCA
Daehan Kyoyuk Life Insurance Company, Seoul, South Korea1976Seoul
Del Amo Fashion Center, Ohrbach's Department Store, Torrance, CA1970TorranceCA
Fort Worth Central Area Reconstruction, Fort Worth, TX1955Fort WorthTX
Fox Hills Mall, Culver City, CA1974Culver CityCA
Fox Plaza Apartments, Civic Center, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Fulton Street Mall, Downtown, Fresno, CA1964FresnoCA
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1926-1929Hollywood, Los AngelesCA
Magnin, Joseph, Department Store, Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA1961OaklandCA
Magnin, Joseph, Store, Century Square Shopping Center, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Mid-Wilshire Medical Building, Los Angeles, CA1951Los AngelesCA
Northland Shopping Center, Southfield, MISouthfieldMI
Occidental Petroleum Company, Hammer, Armand, Museum of Art and Culture, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1989-1990Los AngelesCA
Pacific Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada1969-1976VancouverBC
Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA1971West HollywoodCA
Rainbow Center Winter Garden, Niagara Falls, NY1976-1977Niagara FallsNY
Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA1979-1981Santa MonicaCA
Security Pacific National Bank (SPNB), Branch, San Bernardino, CA1970-1972San BernardinoCA
Southdale Shopping Center, Edina, MN1954-1956EdinaMN
State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), District 7 Headquarters, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA2003-2005Los AngelesCA
Tishman Building, Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA1956Mid-Wilshire, Los AngelesCA
United Nations (UN) City Project, Vienna, Austria1969ViennaVienna
United States Government, Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan1972
Valencia City Plan, Valencia, CA1966ValenciaCA
Wells Fargo and Company Bank, Headquarters Building, Oakland, CA1972-1973OaklandCA
Western Electric Office Building, Newark, NJ1969NewarkNJ
Wilshire Terrace Apartment Building, Los Angeles, CA1958Los AngelesCA
Yale Music Center Project, New Haven, CT1974New HavenCT
ZCMI Center, Salt Lake City, UT1971-1975Salt Lake CityUT
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