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Male, US, born 1894-02-09, died 1958-08-09

Associated with the firms network

Fisher, Lake and Traver, Architects; Lake and Diluck, Architects; Lake and Hastrup, Architects; Lake, H. Rafael, Architect; Shields, Fisher and Lake, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Cass Gilbert, Architect, New York, NY, c. 1916-1918; military service in World War I, c. 1918-1919; Lake worked in New York, NY, until c. 1922; Staff Architect, Trewhitt-Shields Company, Fresno, CA, 1923-1924; Partner, Shields, Fisher and Lake, Architects, Fresno, CA, 1924-1925; Partner, Fisher, Lake and Traver, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, and Fresno, CA, 1925- ; Partner, Lake and Hastrup, Architects, Fresno, CA, c. 1946-1949.



Coursework, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, c. 1913; B.S., Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1916.



Born in San Rafael, CA, Lake grew up in the Bay Area and attended undergraduate school first at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), before moving to Cambridge, MA, to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from which he graduated in 1916. After military service during the First World War, Lake moved to New York, NY, to work in the offfice of the well-known architect, Cass Gilbert (1859-1934). (Gilbert, too, was an MIT alumnus.) Lake worked for five years in Gilbert's office, 1918 until 1923, when he obtained a commission to design a large hotel, the Hotel Californian, on his own in Fresno, CA. Lake continued to work in and around Fresno, where he died at the age of 64.


His mother's maiden name was James.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 151