born 11/13/1926

Associated with the firms network

Duncombe-Davidson, Architects; Gottlieb, Lois Davidson, Architect

Professional History

Designer, Warren Callister, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1951; Partner, Duncombe-Davidson, Architects, Sausalito, CA, 1951-1956; Principal, Lois Gottlieb, Architect, Marin County and Riverside, CA, 1956-2002;

Architectural Lecturer, College of the Holy Names, Oakland, CA, 1960-1964; Architectural Lecturer, Alameda State College, Hayward, CA, (later known as California State University, Hayward) 1962-1964; Architectural Lecturer, University of California Extension in Riverside, CA, 1966-1972.

Between 1956-2002, Gottlieb worked in private practice, designing mostly residences in WA, CA, ID, and VA.

"A Guide to the Lois Davidson Gottlieb Papers 1945-2003," International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), Virginia Tech University, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, Collection Number Ms97-003. Ms. Gottlieb donated her papers to IAWA, 04/1997.


B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1944-1947, (she studied art and engineering at Stanford); Apprentice, Taliesin Fellowship, Spring Green, WI and Scottsdale, AZ, 1948-1949; M.Arch., Harvard University, 1949-1950;


Her family name was Davidson.

Gottlieb gave a guest lecture at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, in 1996. Gottlieb had a one-woman architectural exhibit at Virginia Tech University in 1998; she also showed an exhibit of Taliesin photographs at Virgina Tech in 2000-2001.

Associated Locations

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

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PCAD id: 4479