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Male, born 1918-07-19, died 2006-11-01

Associated with the firms network

Bassetti and Morse, Architects; Cushman, Edward, Architect; Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers; Mallis and De Hart, Architects; Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ); Stoddard, George W., Architect; Van Horne and Van Horne Architects, PLLC; Wohleb and Wohleb, Architects; Young and Richardson, Architects and Engineers

Professional History


Draftsman, John Graham and Associates, Seattle, WA, c. 1945.

Draftsman, Young and Richardson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1945-1947.

Draftsman George Wellington Stoddard, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1947-1948.

Draftsman, Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, Seattle, WA, 1948-1949.

Draftsman, Bassetti and Morse, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1948.

Draftsman, Mallis and DeHart, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1950.

Draftsman, Wohleb and Wohleb, Architects, Olympia, WA, 1949-1953.

Draftsman, John and Audrey Van Horne, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1953.

Principal, Edward Cushman, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1954- . The architect worked on his own (and for other firms) in the 1950s-1960s. He later operated an office at 619 2nd Avenue (Office #203) starting in 1957. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 206.)



B.Arch., University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, 1942. The University of Minnesota listed him as a graduate of 1942

Graduate coursework in city planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, c. 1949.



Born in Marshall, MN, Cushman spent the years 1942-1944 in the Panama Canal Zone, and came to Seattle, WA, in 1944, to work for the Boeing Company. He worked for various architectural firms in Seattle between 1945-1949. In 1949, Cushman took some graduate courses in city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, but returned to Seattle that year to work for the architectural firm of Wohleb and Wohleb in Olympia, WA.

He worked for Wohleb until 1953, when he made his way back to Seattle and started a private practice the following year in his house at 1108 Shelby Street in the Roanoke Park Neighborhood. He lived next door to the architects John and Audrey Van Horne for many years.

Cushman suffered a serious stroke c. 1973 that caused paralysis.


Surviving him at his death were his sisters were Marcia Raskov of Seattle, WA, and Mollie Keller who resided in Havre, MT, in 2006. The executor of his estate was his nephew, Eugene S. Hurwitz, M.D., of Atlanta, GA.

Biographical Notes

Cushman was Jewish, (a longtime member of Temple Beth Am) and could not easily get property in the still racially- and religiously-segregated Seattle of the 1950s. Architects John (1918-2003) and Audrey Van Horne (b. 1924), sold part of their residential parcel to Cushman, so that he could erect a house in an established neighborhood. Cushman was a long-time friend and neighbor of the Van Hornes, and was periodically employed by them as a draftsman within their office.

Member, SAM, Legacy Club, Seattle, WA. The architect collected Northwest art and donated portions of his collection to the Seattle Museum of Art (SAM).

SSN: 502-01-3522.

Associated Locations

  • Marshall, MN (Architect's Birth)
    Marshall, MN

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

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PCAD id: 5187