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Male, US, born 1929-03-23, died 2016-03-19

Associated with the firms network

Schorr, Barnett, Miller Company; Schorr, Barnett, and Company, Architects

Professional History


Principal, Barnett Schorr and Company, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1970-c. 1978; Partner, Barnett Schorr, Miller and Company, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1978-1979;

Principal, Barnett Schorr Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1986; in 1992, Schorr's firm employed 4 architects, 1 interior designer, 1 other technical professional and 2 administrative staff members. Schorr's firms did a significant amount of historic preservation work, beginning in the 1970s. An early adaptive reuse project was the Pier 70 rehabilitation in Seattle, done between 1970 and 1972.


Schorr taught a course in architectural glass-making at the Pilchuck School of Glass in 1978.

Professional Activities

Schorr had his membership reinstated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 05/1986.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1991. The College of Fellows recognized "...Schorr's advancement of professional knowledge and public awareness of historic preservation."


High School/College

Graduate, Uniontown High School, Uniontown, PA, 1947; at Uniontown High School, he was active in the Alpha Hi-Y, Nature Club, Band, Debate Club, Physics Club, French Club, and served as a student body Treasurer, Homeroom Usher, and Homeroom Vice-President. (See, Uniontown High School Yearbook, 1947, p. 34.)

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1963.

College Awards

Alpha Rho Chi Medal, University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1963; Art Exhibition Facility Competition (Tau Sigma Delta grant), University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1963.



At age 1 and 7/12 months, Schorr resided with his parents in Uniontown, PA, at 99 Cleveland Street. Ten years later, they lived at 114 Cleveland Avenue in Uniontown. At age 11, his mother's mother and an aunt lived with the family, as did a roomer and a maid. (See Ancestry.comn, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3508; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 26-116, accessed 10/31/2016.)

In 1953, Schorr lived at 5219 Browning Drive in Sacramento, CA, and worked as a clerk at the Berman Company, a business owned by his wife's family. (See Sacramento, California, City Directory, 1953, p. 677.) He relocated to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where he graduated in 1963 at the age of 34.

Late in his life, Schorr resided at 5231 S Hudson St, Seattle, WA, 98118-2135 and at 303 W Olympic Pl Apt 303, Seattle, WA, 98119-3761.


His father, Charles Schorr, came from Hungary tothe US in about 1907. In 1930, Charles operated a radio repair store in Uniontown, PA. The 1930 US Census indicated that he had filed his first papers for citizenship by this time. His mother, Sarah (born c. 1907 in NY), maintained the household. (See Ancestry.comn, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2041; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0101; Image: 854.0; FHL microfilm: 2341775, accessed 10/31/2016.)

In 1940, the US Census recorded that he had a sister, T. Ruth Schorr (born c. 1932 in PA), and his father worked as a "refinery products salesman."


Schorr married Miriam Fae Berman (born 06/13/1929 in Sacramento, CA) on 03/19/1950 in Sacramento, CA.

He wed again with Judith Anne Davis Foster in 11/1992 in King County, WA.

Biographical Notes

He was known as "Bud" Schorr as an adult and "Buddy" in high school.

PCAD id: 1004