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Male, born 1915-11-06, died 2004-01-10

Associated with the firms network

Mosher, Drew, Watson and Associates, Architects; Mosher, Drew, Watson and Ferguson (MDWF), Architects; Rockrise and Watson, Architects; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), San Francisco, CA

Professional History


Project Manager/Associate Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), San Francisco, CA, 1952-1959; in 1955, SOM, San Francisco, had its office at 1 Montgomery Street;

Partner, Rockrise and Watson, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1960-1968.

Partner, Mosher, Drew, Watson and Associates, San Diego, CA, 1969- 1972.

Partner, Mosher, Drew, Watson and Ferguson, Architects, San Diego, CA, 1972- 2004.

Professional Activities

Watson joined the American Institute of Architects, Northern CA Chapter, in 1954; when surveyed in 1955 and 1962, he indicated that he had been NCARB certified; in 1962, Watson was a Registered Architect in CA and NY; by 1970, he had obtained registration in OR. Member, American Society of Military Engineers.



A.B., Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1934-1938.

B.Arch., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA, 1938-1940.



His father was Luther O. Watson, his mother, Nelle M. Kissell (b. 10/21/1887). (See, Source Citation Marion County, Indiana; Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O; Book: 7; Page: 143.)


Watson married in 1945.


He and his wife had had 3 children, when surveyed in 1955.

In 1955, Watson indicated that he had been a Lieutenant Commander in the US Naval Reserve, Civil Engineering Corps, beginning in 1941. Watson was a member of the socially prominent Bohemian Club, San Francisco, CA.

Associated Locations

  • Trenton, NJ (Architect's Birth)
    Trenton, NJ

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PCAD id: 2755