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Male, UK/US, born 1884-06-21, died 1975-02-10

Associated with the firms network

Major and Stacy-Judd, Architects; Stacy-Judd, Robert, Architect

Professional History


Architectural Apprentice, James Thompson, Architect, London and Southend-on-sea, Essex, UK, four years, c.1900; Architect, Great Northern Railway Company, Surveying Department, London, UK, 1906-1907; Architect in Charge of Grounds Office Construction, Franco-British Exposition, London, UK, 1907-1908; Stacy-Judd had a transient existence from 1911 untill 1922, when he relocated periodically for work in the Canadian Province of AB and Minot, ND. Supervisor, US Emergency Fleet Corps, Housing Projects in OH, WI, and MI, 1918; Principal, Robert B. Stacy-Judd, AIA, Architect, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1922- ;

Professional Service

Member, Alberta Association of Architects, Calgary, AB, 1920. Stacy-Judd joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern CA Chapter in 1926. Treasurer (7 years) and President, (in 1950), Architects of San Fernando Valley, Incorporated; he received his State of North Dakota, Board of Architecture Certificates in 1917 and his State of California, State Board of Architecture Certificate in 1925;


Eighty-one linear feet of documents, drawings and personal papers of Robert Stacy-Judd, known as the "Robert Stacy-Judd Papers," were deposited at the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Stacy-Judd placed the papers, covering the dates 1911 until c. 1973 at UCSB in 1973, with Charles Podmore donating more materials in 1975. (See Online Archive of California (OAC), "Finding Aid for the Robert Stacy-Judd papers, circa 1911-circa 1975 0000180," accessed 03/31/2015.)



Regent Street Polytechnic Institute, Acton College, London, UK; Southend Technical Institute, Southend-on-sea, Essex, UK; Diploma, South Kensington Science and Art Institute, London, UK, 1905.



Born in London, England, Stacy-Judd received his education and early professional training in England; he came to the United States in 1912 according to the sometimes reliable US Census of 1920. In 1918, he worked in the US designing World War I housing projects for the US Emergency Fleet Corps in Lorain, OH, Manitowoc, WI, and Wyandotte, MI. (Each city had industries important for war-time production; Manitowoc, for example, had large-scale ship yards at this time.) The US Census of 1920 noted that Stacy-Judd lived in Minot, ND, at 25 11th Avenue NE, with his wife, Anna. He was listed as being an architect and an alien. Stacy-Judd had been in ND since 1917. Prior to entering the US permanently in 1922, Stacy-Judd had lived in Calgary, AB, Canada. He made his first excursion to Southern CA in 1922, re-entering the US through the border crossing at Eastport, ID on 09/18/1922,.and set up an office in Los Angeles in that year. According to the Online Archive of CA, "In 1923, he encountered the pre-Columbian architecture of Mexico and Central America through the 1841 book Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan by John L. Stephens, which significantly influenced his architectural work." Three years later, he finished his famous Mayan Revival Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, CA, its style a reinterpretation of buildings he had seen in Mexico and Central America. On 04/18/1935, he lived with his wife at 2100 North Beachwood Street in Los Angeles, CA. His last residence was in the 91364 zip code of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA. He died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 90.


His first marriage was to Anna V. Stacy-Judd (born c. 1894 in MN), with whom he was separated by 1922. Anna's mother was born in CT, her father, Ireland. Robert then married Elizabeth Stacy-Judd (born 09/08/1905 in TX) on 02/12/1931 in Ventura, CA.

Biographical Notes

At age 38 in 1922, Stacy-Judd stood 5 feet 10 inches high, and weighed 165 pounds. His hair was dark brown, eyes blue and had a medium complexion. He applied for naturalization to the US on 04/18/1928 and became a citizen in the US District Court of Los Angeles on 04/18/1935. A neighbor, Edgar L. Hampton, a writer, and a friend, John R. Case, Jr., an advertising executive, served as witnesses for Stacy-Judd at the citizenship ceremony. Stacy-Judd traveled widely in North and South America. He traveled in Mexico and Central America on an expedition to study Mayan culture in 1930. On 12/16/1932, he traveled from Nogales, AZ, into Mexico on one of his expeditions to find Pre-Columbian artifacts. In 1955, he indicated that he had traveled in the British Isles, parts of Europe, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Central America, Mexico, Guatemala, and 47 of the 48 US States. Member, International Adventurers, 1931; Member, Eugene Field Society, 1941; Member, Pacific Geographic Society. SSN: 545-30-8065.

Associated Locations

  • London, UK (Architect's Birth)
    London, UK

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  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Death)
    Los Angeles, CA

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PCAD id: 219