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Male, US, born 1922-03-10, died 2009-05-17

Associated with the firms network

Lea, Pearson, and Richards, Architects; Liddle and Jacklin, Architects; Liddle and Jones, Architects; Liddle, Alan, Architect

Professional History


Employee, National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire, WA, 06/1942.

Draftsman, Lea, Pearson and Richards, Architects, Tacoma, WA, 1948-1949.

Principal, Alan C. Liddle, Architect, Tacoma, WA, c. 1952-1960.

Partner, Liddle and Jones, Architects, Tacoma, WA, 1957-1968.

Principal, Alan C. Liddle, Architect, Tacoma, WA, 1968-1977.

Partner, Liddle and Jacklin, Architects, 1977-1998. Robert Jacklin was elevated to junior partner status in 1977, and senior partner five years later.


Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1953-1954.

Professional Service

When surveyed in 1962, Liddle indicated that he was a Registered Architect in the State of WA.

Seattle architect Victor Steinbrueck moderated a panel discussion of "concepts of design in architecture" held at a 09/08/1960 meeting of the American Institute of Architects. Panel participants included Alan Liddle, Anker Molver, William J. Bain and Stephen Richardson. (See "Architects Will Meet Thursday," Seattle Times, 09/04/1960, p. 22.)

Professional Awards

Elected to Delta Phi Delta, honorary art fraternity, 1954.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1970.


High School / College

Graduate, Stadium High School, Tacoma, WA. Liddle was a member of the Stadium High School Architectural Club in 1937 and the Boat Club in 1938. (See Stadium High School Tahoma Yearbook, 1937, p. 63 and Stadium High School Tahoma Yearbook, 1938, p. 63.)

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1948. A junior project by Alan Liddle entitled, "A Summer Cottage Adjoining a Large Summer Resort Hotel," appeared in the 1943-1946 Year Book of the School of Architecture at the University of Washington, np, 1946. Liddle also designed the cover of that 1943-1946 edition of the UW yearbook.

Coursework, Eidgenossiche Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1950-1951.

College Awards

Recipient, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Alpha Rho Chi Medal, 1948.

Liddle was one of five University of Washington School of Architecture students inducted into the Iota Chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honorary Fraternity, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1946.



In 06/1942, Liddle lived with his parents at 1033 North Steele Street in Tacoma, WA.

Biographical Notes

At age 20, Liddle stood 5-feet, 7-inches tall, and weighed 130 pounds. His World War II draft registration card listed him as Caucasian, with a light complexion, gray eyes and brown hair. (See, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 105, accessed 01/25/2022.)

Liddle departed aboard the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique's S.S. De Grasse from New York, NY, on 10/04/1950, bound for Le Havre, France, arriving there about one week later. He traveled cabin class on the De Grasse. According to the ship's passenger manifest, he expected to be traveling for one year. (See, Source Citation The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Departing from New York, New York, 07/01/1948-12/31/1956; NAI Number: 3335533; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4169; NARA Roll Number: 95, accessed 01/25/2022.)

According to architectural historian Michael Houser: "Over the span of his career, Liddle and his associates designed over one hundred residences and more than fifty public buildings, drawing national media attention and winning numerous awards." (See Docomomo We "Liddle, Alan [1922 - 2009]," accessed 03/12/2012.)

Associated Locations

  • Tacoma, WA (Architect's Birth)
    Tacoma, WA

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