Male, US, born 1908-07-27, died 1993-10-17

Associated with the firms network

Holmes, J. Lister, Architect; Jones, Ahlson, Thiry, Sproule and Sturtevant; Sproule, John R., Architect; Thiry, Paul, AIA, Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, J. Lister Holmes, Architect, Seattle, WA, c.1934-1936; Draftsman, Paul Thiry, Architect, Seattle, WA, c.1934-1936; Principal, John Sproule, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1936- ; Sproule was licensed to practice architecture in the State of WA in 1936.


Instructor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, 1948; Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, 1960-1978;

Professional Activities

Completed 15-week course, Camouflage School, Camouflage Division, Office of Civilian Defense, University of Washington, 10-12/1942.

Professional Awards

Prize winner, Libbey-Owens-Ford Company Architectural Design Competition; Prize winner, General Electric (GE) Company Architectural Design Competition; 1st prize, National Productive Home Competition, 1937.


A watercolor sketch, done in 1934, by John R. Sproule as a student, is included in a collection maintained by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington, Seattle (UW).


High School/College

Diploma, Stadium High School, Tacoma, WA, 1930. B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, 1930-1934;



Born in Winnipeg, Sproule left Canada with his parents in 1919, settling in Tacoma, WA.

Sproule reported an address of 322 North 133rd Street, Seattle, WA, in 1942.

The King County Marriage Records noted that a "John R. Sproules" [sic] married Virginia Patten on 07/31/1936.

SSN: 539-14-1546;

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 2276