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Male, US, born 1893-04-15, died 1968-12-11

Associated with the firms network

Bakewell and Weihe, Architects; Weihe, Frick and Kruse, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Bakewell and Brown, San Francisco, CA, 1913-1919, 1923-1927.

Partner, Bakewell and Weihe, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1928-1941.

Partner, Weihe, Frick and Kruse, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1941-1965.

Professional Activties

Member, American Institute of Architects, 1934- c. 1965.


Some papers created by Ernest Weihe are contained in the Weihe, Frick and Kruse Collection maintained at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), College of Environmental Design (CED) Archives, Berkeley, CA. The CED web site said of this collection: "The bulk of the Weihe, Frick & Kruse collection consists of records documenting Weihe, Frick & Kruse projects. The collection also contains records from predecessor firms of Brown & Frick, and Bakewell & Weihe, as well as material created by the successor firm of William B. Fox. Materials include a few student drawings by Edward Frick and project files and drawings of Frick, and Bakewell & Weihe. Project files and drawings also document Weihe, Frick & Kruse projects, as well as Grace Cathedral, the largest project in the collection." (See University of California, Berkeley (UCB), College of Environmental Design Archives, "Weihe, Frick & Kruse," accessed -7/11/2019.)



Coursework, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design (BAID).

Dipl., École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 1919-1923. Wiehe won 8 medals while at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

College Awards

Recipient, Lloyd Warren Scholarship,1919.

Recipient, 12th Paris Prize from the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, New York, NY, 1919.

Weihe won the prestigious 12th Paris Prize from the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, New York, 1919; he won for "The Capitol Building of the League of Nations Building." Weihe was working at the San Francisco Architectural Club at the time, with the patrons, Arthur Brown, Jr., (1874-1957). Harvey Wiley Corbett (1873-1954), and Maurice J. Prévôt (b. 1874).Prévôt won the 1er Second Grand Prix in 1901 and taught at Cornell University between 1904-1906. He later maintained the Atelier Prévôt in New York, NY, until 1912. The program for the competition was developed by Raymond M. Hood. (See Society of Beaux-Art Architects, New York, Winning Designs 1904-1927 Paris Prize in Architecture Lloyd Warren Memorial, [New York: Pencil Points, Incorporated, 1928], plate 12.) Weihe placed first in the competition, with Duncan McLachlan, Jr., second. McLachlan would come in first the following year for his "Great War Memorial for the City of New York" in 1920.



Born in San Francisco, CA, Weihe lived in Belvedere, CA, in 1943. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1943, p. 1465.)

He died in Santa Barbara County, CA, at the age of 75.

Wiehe's mother's maiden name was Hall.

SSN: 567-50-7841;

PCAD id: 1582