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Male, US, born 1952, died 2002-07-12

Associated with the firms network

Holt Hinshaw Architecture, Planning, and Design; Holt Hinshaw Jones Architecture; Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones, Architects

Professional History


Partner, Holt Hinshaw, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1988.

Partner, Holt Hinshaw Pfau, Architects, San Francisco, CA.

Partner, Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones, Architects, San Francisco, CA;



He was educated at the University of Manchester in England in the early 1970s, and moved to the US in 1976. He became acquainted with Marc C. Hinshaw in 1979 and founded an architectural firm with him a year later.

At age 50, Holt passed away at his residence in San Francisco following a struggle with colon cancer .


He married his wife Else in 1974.


He and Else had two children, Matthew and Victoria, who resided in San Francisco at the time of his death.

Biographical Notes

According to his obituary existing on the SF Gate web site, Holt had a mechanical bent, and was fascinated with machines and how they worked. It stated: "Mr. Holt was an accomplished carpenter, electrician, photographer, mechanic and hot rod enthusiast, and the proud owner of a restored 1941 Dodge. Tinkering with man-made objects was a passion, and he once said, "Anything held together, however firmly, with nuts and bolts seems self-evidently to be made for taking apart and reassembling." This interest in machines had some reflection in the firm's overt emphasis of technology in some of its designs, most notably the UCLA Chiller Plant.

PCAD id: 1151