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Male, US, born 1906-10-22, died 1982-09-30

Associated with the firms network

Bamberger and Reid, Architects; Reid and Tarics Associates (RTA), Architects and Engineers; Reid, John Lyon, Architect; Reid, John Lyon, and Partners, Architects; Reid, Rockwell, Banwell, and Tarics, Architects and Engineers

Professional History


Draftsman, Edwin Sherrill Dodge, Architect, Boston, MA, 1932-1933.

Designer, Kump and Falk, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1939-1946.

Partner, Bamberger and Reid, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1946-1948.

Principal, John Lyon Reid, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1948-1954.

Partner, John Lyon Reid and Partners, San Francisco, CA, 1954- .

Partner, Reid Rockwell Banwell and Tarics, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1962.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Techinology, Cambridge, MA, 1933-1940.

Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1946-1947.

Professional Activities

When surveyed in 1955, Reid was a Registered Architect in the State of CA.

Professional Awards

Recipient, Rice University, Medal of Honor for Distinction in Architecture, Houston, TX, in 1962. Reid was one of 28 honorees, including, historian Arnold Toynbee.



A.B., University of California, Berkeley (UC), Berkeley, CA, 1929.

M.A., University of California, Berkeley (UC), Berkeley, CA, 1929.

M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1931.

College Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley (UC), Berkeley, CA, 1927.



Reid was born in Seattle, WA.

He attended the University of California, Berkeley, from 1925-1929, and, according to the US Census of 04/1930, lived in a boarding house catering to young professionals on Ridge Road in Berkeley, CA.

From c. 1930-1931, Reid attended MIT in Cambridge, MA, and worked in Boston, MA, between 1932-1933 for the architect Edwin S. Dodge (born 1874-d. 10/10/1938).

The architect traveled in Europe for the year 1933, before returning to the US.

He practiced for his whole career in San Francisco, CA.

Reid died in Tehama County, CA.

His mother's maiden name was Lyon.


Reid married in 1935.

Biographical Notes

Reid spent 1933 traveling in Europe after graduating from MIT.

SSN: 569074361.

Associated Locations

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

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American Telephone and Telegraph Company (A, T and T), Special Services Center, Oakland, CA1986OaklandCA
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District,Terra Linda School, Belmont, CABelmontCA
Deer Park School, Fairfax, CAFairfaxCA
Greek Orthodox Church, Church of the Ascension, Oakland, CA1960
Martinez Unified School District, Muir, John, Elementary School, Martinez, CAMartinezCA
Montecito Union School District, Montecito Elementary School, Montecito, CAMontecitoCA
Reid, John Lyon, House, San Francisco, CA
Ross Valley School District, Fairfax Elementary School, Fairfax, CA1947FairfaxCA
Ross Valley School District, Manor Elementary School, Fairfax, CAFairfaxCA
San Juan School District, Garfield School, Carmichael, CA
San Mateo Unified High School District (SMUHSD), Crestmoor High School, San Bruno, CA1960-1962San BrunoCA
San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD), Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA1961San MateoCA
San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD), Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CASan MateoCA
South San Francisco Unified School District, Los Cerritos Elementary School, South San Francisco, CASouth San FranciscoCA
Stevenson, Robert Louis, School for Boys, Erdman, Eleanor Donnelly Memorial Chapel, Pebble Beach, CA1964
United States Navy (USN), Industrial Facilities, Mare Island, CA1982-1983San FranciscoCA
University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Advanced Isotope Separation Facility, Livermore, CALivermoreCA
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, Parnassus Campus, Crede Ambulatory Care Center, San Francisco, CA
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, Parnassus Campus, Health Sciences East Tower, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, Parnassus Campus, Health Sciences West Building, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, Parnassus Campus, Health Sciences West Tower, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Applied Sciences Building, Santa Cruz, CA1973Santa CruzCA
Urban Eyes, San Francisco, CA
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