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Male, US, born 1925-10-31, died 1993-12-16

Associated with the firms network

Charles W. Moore and Chad Floyd, Architects; MLTW/Moore-Turnbull, Architects; MLTW/Turnbull Associates, Architects; Moore / Andersson Architects; Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker (MLTW) Architects; Moore Ruble Yudell Architects; Moore and Peters, Associated Architects; Moore and Turnbull, Architects; Moore, Charles Willard, Architect; Urban Innovations Group (UIG)

Professional History


Draftsman, Mario Corbett, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1947.

Draftsman, Clark and Beuttler, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1948.

Draftsman, Joseph Allen Stein, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1949.

Designer, S.L. Macdonald, Architect, c. 1949.

Captain, United States Army Reserves, Army Corps of Engineers,service in the US and Korea, 1952-1954.

Principal, Charles W. Moore, Architect, Pebble Beach, CA, c. 1957-1959.

Associate, Clark and Beuttler, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1959-1962.

Partner, Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker (MLTW) Architects, Berkeley, CA, 1962-1965.

Partner, MLTW/Moore-Turnbull, Architects, Berkeley, CA, 1965-1969.

Partner, MLTW/Turnbull Associates, Architects, Berkeley, CA, 1970-1971.

Principal, Charles W. Moore Associates, Architects, Essex, CT, 1970-1975.

Consultant, Urban Innovations Group, Los Angeles, CA, 1974- .

Partner, Moore Grover Harper, Architects, Centerbrook, CT, 1975-1985.

Consultant, Centerbrook Architects, Essex, CT, 1975-1883.

Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell, Santa Monica, CA, 1976-1993.

Principal, Charles W. Moore, Architect, Austin, TX, 1985-1990.

Partner, Moore / Andersson Architects, Austin, TX, 1991-1993.


Charles W. Moore was one of the preeminent architectural educators of the period between 1959 and 1993. He worked at some of the best-known schools of his time, inspiring generations of students.

Assistant Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1950-1952.

Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1957-1959.

Associate Professor. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1959-1965. Dean William W. Wurster recruited Moore to teach at UCB.

Chair, UCB, Department of Architecture, Berkeley, CA, 1962-1965.

Professor of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1965-1975.

Chair, Yale University, Department of Architecture, New Haven, CT, 1965-1969. Though not without controversy, Moore's tenure as Chair-Dean at Yale served to calm what had been a tense relationship between students and administrators.

Dean, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, 1969-1971.

Professor of Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Architecture, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1975-1985.

Program Head, UCLA, School of Architecture, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1978-1982.

Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1982.

Professor, University of Texas, Austin, (UT), Austin, TX, 1985-1993.

O'Neil Ford Centennial Chair in Architecture, University of Texas, Austin, (UT), Austin, TX, 1984-1993.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1959- . Moore initially belonged to the Northern California Chapter of AIA.

Senior Member, US State Department, Office of Foreign Building Operations, Architecture Advisory Board,Washington, DC.

Moore participated in a panel discussion investigating "the benefits the public receives from architecture and public perceptions of the architect's investment" at the 1985 AIA Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA, 06/08/1985-06/12/1985.

He delivered the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, 1988.

Professional Awards

Recipient, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize, New York, NY, 1979.



B.Arch., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1942-1947. At Michigan, he studied architecture with Roger Bailey (born c. 1891 in MI), who taught there between 1932 and 1948. Bailey went on to establish the Department of Architecture at the University of Utah.

M.F.A., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1954.

Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1957. At Princeton, Moore studied with Jean Labatut (1899-1986), Enrico Peressutti (1908-1976), and Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974).

College Awards

Inductee, University of Michigan, Phi Eta Sigma, Ann Arbor, MI, 1943.

Inductee, University of Michigan, Tau Sigma Delta, Ann Arbor, MI, 1946.

Inductee, University of Michigan, Phi Kappa Phi, Ann Arbor, MI, 1946.

Recipient, University of Michigan, George Booth Traveling Fellowship, Ann Arbor, MI, 1949.

Recipient, Princeton University, Procter Fellowship, Princeton, NJ, 1956.

Recipient, Princeton University, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Council of Humanities Fellowship, Princeton, NJ, 1957.



Moore led a peripatetic existence, moving from university to university across the US. He was born in Benton Harbor, MI, and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, from about 1943 until 1947.

His first teaching assignment occurred at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City between 1950 and 1952. He then did military service in the US Army Reserves, where he served in the Corps of Engineers during the Korean War.

He moved to Princeton, NJ, to attend Princeton University in 1956-1957 and increased his amount of travel thereafter. While he was working at Princeton, he designed at least three houses in Monterey, CA, necessitating at least some trips back to the West Coast. He maintained an office Pebble Beach, CA, working there for about three years, 1959 until 1962, and likely lived somewhere on the Monterey Peninsula at the time. He also commuted to Berkeley to teach at the University of California during the period between 1959 and 1965.

The architect took on the assignment as Chair of the School of Architecture at Yale University in 1965, where he followed the tumultuous tenure of Paul Rudolph

During his time teaching at Berkeley, Moore designed his timeless House in Orinda, that became one of the best-known, small residences of the 1960s in the US.

Biographical Notes

Associated Locations

  • Austin, TX (Architect's Death)
    Austin, TX

  • Benton Harbor, MI (Architect's Birth)
    Benton Harbor, MI

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Bel-Air Presbyterian Church, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1991Los AngelesCA
Budge House, Healdsburg, CA1966
Burns, Leland, House, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA1972-1973
California City Hall and Emergency Operating Center Project1965
Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association, Headquarters, San Francisco, CA1964
City of Beverly Hills, City Hall, Beverly Hills, CA1932Beverly HillsCA
City of Beverly Hills, Public Library, Beverly Hills, CABeverly HillsCA
Dartmouth University, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH1985HanoverNH
Dodici JardiniLos AngelesCA
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Saint Matthew's Church #3, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA1981-1983Los AngelesCA
Hubbard House, Monterey, CA1956
Hubbard, Roy K., House, Corral de Tierra Country Club, Corral de Tierra, CA1960
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Kings Road Senior Citizens Housing, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Kwee House, Singapore1980
Lovejoy Plaza, Portland, ORPortlandOR
Matterson House, Monterey, CA1958
Moore, Charles W., House, Orinda, CA1962OrindaCA
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Psychoanalytic Building, Westwood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
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Sea Ranch Association, 37181 Schooner Drive House, Sea Ranch, CA1970-1971Sea RanchCA
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United States Government, Department of Justice, Federal Courts, Fresno Federal Courthouse #2, Fresno, CA1997-2005FresnoCA
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA1992-1995BerkeleyCA
University of California, Irvine (UCI), Extension Building, Irvine, CAIrvineCA
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