Male, US, born 1927-07-09, died 1995-01-03

Associated with the firms network

Marquis Associates, Architects; Marquis and Stoller, Architects; Rand and Marquis, Architects

Professional History


Marquis worked aboard at least one merchant marine ship during 1946; he joined the crew of the new Victory ship, S.S. Claremont Victory, on 04/06/1946. The Claremont Victory was launched 05/02/1944, and carried cargo between Cebu, Philippines and Honolulu, HI, arriving on 04/26/1946. (Source Citation:, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, compiled 08/1912 - 11/1954; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3569; Roll: 144; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85accessed 01/05/2016.) It sailed between Haifa, Palestine, and New York, NY, between 10/29/1946 and 11/12/1946. (See, Source Citation Year: 1946; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 7218; Line: 5; Page Number: 215 accessed 01/05/2016.)

Partner, Rand and Marquis, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1953-1954; Partner, Marquis and Stoller, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1956-1978. In 1970, Marquis and Stoller occupied offices at 737 Beach Street in San Francisco. Partner, Marquis Associates, San Francisco, CA, and New York, NY, 1978-1995. At the end of his life, he operated Marquis Associates with partners Gita Dev and Hal Brandes.

Professional Activities

Marquis joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Northern California Chapter, in 1959; he reported being a Registered Architect in the State of California in 1962. Member, Board of Directors, American Institute of Architects, Northern California Chapter, 1960-1962; Member, Board of Directors, American Institute of Architects, California Council, (ACCIA), 1960-1962; President, AIA, Northern California Chapter, San Francisco, CA, 1966.



Coursework, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1947-1949; coursework, Accademia delle Belle Arte, Florence, Italy, 1949-1950.



Marquis was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and his family emigrated to the US ten years later, fleeing the Nazis. His family resettled in CA, residing in Beverly Hills.

In 1955, Marquis lived at 3028 Clay Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood. In 1970, he resided at 2458 Green Street in the city's Cow Hollow neighborhood and was listed as living at 2460 Green from 1993-1996. He died in San Francisco, CA, at the age of 67.


His father was Paul C. Marquis. His mother's maiden name was Mariane Gutstein.


Marquis married Ellen J. Godfrey (b. 11/23/1928) on 12/20/1950 in San Francisco, CA. (See Source Information: California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013, accessed 01/05/2016.)


He and Ellen Godfrey had three children. At his death in 1996, Lisa Marquis Lee resided in Boulder, CO, Tessa Marquis in Milford, CT, and son, David, in New York City. .

Biographical Notes

A ship's manifest in 1946 described Marquis as standing 5-feet 8-inches tall, and weighing 145 pounds. SSN: 570-24-6121.

Associated Locations

  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Francisco, CA

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PCAD id: 430

Chambord Apartments, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA1921San FranciscoCA
City of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department, Park Recreation Buildings, Santa Clara, CA1961Santa ClaraCA
Columbus Building, Biordi Art Imports, Incorporated, Store, North Beach, San Francisco, CA1950San FranciscoCA
Design Professionals Insurance Company, Monterey, CAMontereyCA
Episcopal Diocese of California, Saint Anselm's Episcopal Church, Lafayette, CA1960LafayetteCA
Green, Virgina-Johnston, Leila, House, Mill Valley, CAMill ValleyCA
Heath, Edith, Ceramics Company, Factory, Sausalito, CA1959SausalitoCA
Hillside House
La Strada Education Center, San Francisco, CA1961
Marin County Free Library (MCFL), Branch #4, Novato, CA1970-1971NovatoCA
Park and Shop Market, San Francisco, CA1959San FranciscoCA
Rosenman, Leonard D., House, Horseshoe Hill, Bolinas, CA1959
Saint Francis Square Housing, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Saint Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA1927San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Commodore Sloat School, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Schaefer, Herwin M., House, Napa, CA1969
Stanford University, Braun Music Center, Stanford, CA1983-1984StanfordCA
Stanton House, Belvedere, CABelvedereCA
State of California, Department of Justice, Office Building #1, Sacramento, CA1977-1978SacramentoCA
Stoller, Ezra, Detached Studio, Rye, NYRyeNY
Treetops, Condominium Complex, Hilton Head, SC
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Stern, Sigmund, Hall, Berkeley, CA1941-1942BerkeleyCA
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Baskin, Elena, Visual Arts Studios, Santa Cruz, CA1984-1985Santa CruzCA
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