Male, US, born 01/10/1912, died 06/10/1980

Associated with the firms network

Blanchard and Maher, Architects; Clark and Clark, Architects; Clark and Stromquist, Architects; Clark, Stromquist and Sandstrom, Architects; Clark, Stromquist, Potter, Ehrlich, Partnership

Professional History

Draftsman, David B. Clark and Birge M. Clark, Palo Alto, CA, 1937-1942; Draftsman, Blanchard and Maher, San Francisco, CA, 1942-1944; Partner, Clark and Stromquist, Architects, Palo Alto, CA, 1945-1957; Partner, Clark, Stromquist, Potter, and Ehrlich, Architects, Palo Alto, CA, 1957-1980;

Chairman of various committees, Member-at-large, California Council of Architects, 1955; Registered Architect in the State of CA, 1956; SSN: 552-01-7627;

Honor Award of Merit, American Institute of Architects, Northern California, East Bay, and Coast Valleys Chapters for Magna Engineering Company Building, 1953;


B.Arch., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1937;

Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1937;


Born in Laramie, WY, Walter Stromquist's family moved to CA between c. 1915-1930. His parents lived at 152 6th Street in Laramie in 1910. Eulalia Stromquist, Walter's mother, was widowed by 1930; she lived in that year with her 3 children in a residence at 609 Oregon Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. The family owned this house, valued at $10,000. Stromquist attended the University of California, Berkeley, by the early 1930s. He spent the rest of his life in the Bay Area. Stromquist's last residence was in the 94304 zip code of Palo Alto.

His parents were Eben C. Stromquist (born c. 1877 in KS), a university teacher, and Eulalia S. Stromquist (born 12/17/1880 in IL-d. 11/1970 in Palo Alto, CA); Eulalia's parents were both from Sweden. Eben and Eulalia were married c. 1904, perhaps in NJ. Walter had two siblings, a brother, C. Eben (born 12/03/1907 in NJ-d. 09/02/1988 in Castella, CA) and sister, Ruth C. (born c. 1914 in WY).

Married in 1938; two children; he remarried Margaret E. Barrett on 07/19/1963. He was 51, she 42 at the time.

Lion's Club; Secretary-Treasurer, American Institute of Architects Coast Valleys Chapter, 1951, President, 1954;

PCAD id: 1471