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Male, born 04/08/1909, died 03/01/2002

Associated with the firms network

Blume, John A., and Associates (JAB), Engineers; Brunnier, H.J. , Associates, Structural Engineers

Professional History

Engineer, Standard Oil of California Corporation, San Francisco, CA; Engineer, H.J. Brunnier, Engineer, San Francisco, CA; Principal, John A. Blume and Associates (JAB), Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 1945-1970; in 1970, JAB merged with URS Corporation, to create URS/John A. Blume and Associates, later known as URS/Greiner.

Consulting Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; at Stanford, he assisted in the establishment of the Blue Earthquake Engineering Center in 1974; he also endowed the John A. Blume Chaired Professorship at Stanford University. The John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford was named in his honor.

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 1969; Man of the Year, Building Industry Conference Board, 1969;


Blume married twice; his second wife, Jene, survived him.

John A. Blume died from complications of Parkinson's Disease in Hillsborough, CA, on 03/01/2002.

Associated Locations

  • Hillsborough, CA (Architect's Death)
    Hillsborough, CA

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  • Gonzales, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Gonzales, CA

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PCAD id: 6366