Male, US, born 1914-12-21, died 2008-04-07

Associated with the firms network

Allen, Rex Whitaker, Architect; Blanchard and Maher, Architects; Stubbins and Allen Partnership; Warnecke, Rosenfield and Allen, Architects

Professional History


Associate, Research and Planning Associates, New York, NY, 1939-1940;

Chief Designer and Office Manager, Isadore Rosenfield, Architect, New York, NY, 1945-1948; Rosenfield (born 09/07/1893) was a top American designer of hospitals in the 1940s-1950s.

Project Architect, Blanchard and Maher, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1949-1951.

Partner, Warnecke, Rosenfield and Allen, Associated Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1952-c. 1955; the American Architects Directory, 1956, indicated that Allen participated in two firms at that time: Rosenfield and Allen and Warnecke, Rosenfield and Allen.

Principal, Rex Whitaker Allen, Architect, San Francisco, CA, in the 1950s-1960s, Allen's firm continued to produce many designs for hospitals in CA.

Professional Activities

NCARB certified.

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Northern California Chapter.

Secretary, AIA, Northern California Chapter, 1955-1956;

Chairman, AIA, Northern California Chapter, Public Relations Committee, 1953-1955.

Allen Registered Architect in the States of NY and CA, in 1962.

Member, AIA, Board of Directors, National Secretary, 1966. While he was Secretary, Allen worked with President Charles M. Nes, Jr., FAIA, of Baltimore, MD, and First Vice President, Robert L. Durham, FAIA, of Seattle, WA. (See "The American Institute of Architects," AIA Journal, vol. XLVI, no. 5, 11/1966, p. 4.)

National Vice-President, AIA, c. 1968.

National President, AIA, 1969-1970.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1966, for service to the Institute.


A.B., Harvard College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1936; B.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1939;


In 1920, Allen, his parents and sister lived at 475 Geary Street in San Francisco, CA. The neighborhood contained a mix of working class and professional people, mostly the latter. Allen last resided in the 97219 zip code of Portland, OR.

His father Louis Allen (born c. 1871 in CA), worked as a physician in 1920. His mother Maude R. Allen (born c. 1877 in CA), kept house. Her father had been born in NY, her mother, IL, according to the US Census of 1920. His sister, Ellery (born c. 1902 in CA), was 12 years older than Rex.

Rex Whitaker Allen married in 1949.

When surveyed in 1962, Allen indicated that he had had four children.

Allen's Social Security number had been issued in MI. Member, Harvard Clubs of NY and San Francisco, in 1962;

Associated Locations

  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Birth)
    San Francisco, CA

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  • Portland, OR (Architect's Death)
    Portland, OR

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PCAD id: 1222