Male, US, born 1877-08-31, died 1957-10-14

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Johnson, William Templeton, Architect

Professional History


Principal, William Templeton Johnson, Architect, San Diego, CA. Johnson received his certificate to practice architecture in the State of CA in 01/1913. (See “New Architects,”Architect and Engineer, vol. XXXII, no. 1, 02/1913, p. 142.)

Professional Activities

Vice-President, San Diego Architectural Association, 1917. Johnson served with Charles Cressey (President), Robert Halley, Jr., (Secretary) and G.A. Haussen (Treasurer). (See Architect and Engineer of California, vol. XLIX, no. 2, 05/1917, p. 106.)

Johnson gave a talk before the 8th National Conference on City Planning at Cleveland, Ohio in 1916. The Architect and Engineer said of this speech in its issue of 05/1916:"The Eighth National Conference on City Planning will be held at Cleveland, Ohio, June 5-7. California and the Pacific Coast will be represented by a number of delegates and the programme will include an address by Mr. W. Templeton Johnson of San Diego on 'How to Get Started in City Planning,' and a paper by Mr. John Nolen, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Cambridge, Mass., on 'Planning Problems in Cities of Less Than 100,000." (See "City Planning Conference," Architect and Engineer, vol. XIV, no. 2, 05/1916, p. 129.)

Professional Awards

The Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded the Bridges Auditorium a Certificate of Honor to the Claremont Colleges in 1933 for the "exceptional merit" of the building; Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1939.



Born on Staten Island, New York, NY, Johnson died in San Diego County, CA, at the age of 80.


His mother's maiden name was Thomas.


He married Clara Delafield Sturges, 1905, divorced;


Sturges and Johnson had four children, three sons and a daughter: Winthrop, Arthur, and Alan, and Katherine.

Associated Locations

  • Staten Island, New York, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Staten Island, New York, NY

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