Male, born 1898-07-04, died 1977-07-02

Associated with the firms network

Cash and Wolff, Architects; DeYoung and Roald, Architects; Wolff, George M., Architect; Wolff-Zimmer-Gunsul-Frasca, Architects; Wolff-Zimmer-Gunsul-Frasca-Ritter, Architects

Professional History


U.S. Navy, 1917-1918;

Draftsman, DeYoung and Roald, Architects, Portland, OR, 1924-1925;

Draftsman, Lucius and Cash, Architects, Portland, OR, 1925-1926;

Principal, George M. Wolff, Architect, Portland, OR, 1927-1932; to make money, Wolff worked for the WPA in Portland, drafting the city sewer system.

Partner, Cash and Wolff, Architects, Portland, OR, 1932-1941;

Partner, Wolff and [Truman E.] Phillips, Architects, Portland, OR, 1941-1952;

Partner, Wolff and Zimmer, 1954-1965; Wolff decreased his activity in the firm after a heart attack in 1959; he retired completely from the firm in 1965.

Partner (in name), Wolff-Zimmer-Gunsul-Frasca-Ritter, Architects, Portland, OR, c. 1968.



B.Arch., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, c. 1923.


Two children, 1 daughter, 1 son survived Wolff at his death in 1977.

Morris H. Whitehouse was a neighbor of Wolff's in a northwest neighborhood of Portland; he employed the young Wolff as part-time office boy, and the elder man served as an important role model for him affecting his decision to become an architect. Wolff became acquainted with Edgar Kaiser, son of the shipyard-aluminum-insurance-automobile-real estate tycoon Henry J. Kaiser, in the early 1940s, and did many projects for the Kaiser's various commercial interests. This work included planning for shipyards in Oregon, Vancouver and Swan Island Shipyards, Worker's Housing at the Bonneville Dam in OR and WA, hospitals for the Kaiser Permanente health care organization, the real estate venture, Sue City, in Australia, and an automobile plant in Willow Run, MI, for the Kaiser-Fraser Automobile Company.

PCAD id: 5521