Male, US, born 10/19/1924, died 12/09/2002

Associated with the firms network

Buff and Hensman and Associates, Architects; Buff and Hensman, Architects; Buff, Smith, and Hensman, Architects; Buff, Straub, and Hensman, Architects

Professional History

U.S. Navy, serving in the New Hebrides, 1942-1945; B.Arch., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Designer, Harry Brittain, Real Estate Developer, Los Angeles, CA; Partner, Buff and Hensman, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1948-1957; Partner, Buff, Straub and Hensman, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1957-1962; Partner, Buff and Hensman and Associates, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1970; in 1970, the firm was located at 945 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA; Partner, Buff, Smith and Hensman, Architects, c. 1990- ;

Hensman joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter, in 1958. When surveyed in 1970, Hensman indicated that he was a Registered Architect in the State of CA.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA);


Scarab, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1952;


Hensman's last residence was in the 91103 zip code of Pasadena, CA.

Parents: Charles and Lucille Hensman of Omaha, NE; Hensman had two siblings: older sister, Joanne and younger sister, Patricia; his family moved to Hollywood, CA in 1931, and Donald C. Hensman attended Hollywood High School, class of 1941; Donald Hensman was a younger fraternity brother of Ernest Wilson, who would later form the Los Angeles architecture firm, Langdon and Wilson;

SSN: 552-38-6689;

Associated Locations

  • Pasadena, C (Architect's Death)
    Pasadena, C

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  • Omaha, NE (Architect's Birth)
    Omaha, NE

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PCAD id: 65

2530 Astral Drive House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA1962Los AngelesCA
2621 La Cuesta Drive House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA1957Los AngelesCA
7256 Sunnydip Trail House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA1959Los AngelesCA
Andron House, Montecito, CA1989MontecitoCA
Arroyo Terrace Condominiums, Pasadena, CA1979PasadenaCA
Barder House, Boulder City, NV1988Boulder CityNV
Beckerman House, Beverly Hills, CA1971Beverly HillsCA
Binstock House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1969Los AngelesCA
Bolton House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1971Los AngelesCA
Broderick House, Beverly Hills, CA1979Beverly HillsCA
Broderick House, Project, Montecito, CA1979MontecitoCA
Brown, Ned, House, Malibu, CA1969MalibuCA
Brown, Robert, House, Palm Springs, CA1971Palm SpringsCA
Buff, Conrad III, House #2, Pasadena, CA1985PasadenaCA
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), President's House, Pasadena, CAPasadenaCA
Case Study House #20, Altadena, CA1958AltadenaCA
Chusid House, Malibu, CAMalibuCA
Corey House, Malibu, CA1987MalibuCA
Di Giulio House, Malibu, CA1995MalibuCA
Dorsey House, Playa del Rey, CA1982Playa del ReyCA
Encinal Canyon House, Malibu, CA1980MalibuCA
Feinstein House Project, Los Angeles, CA1987Los AngelesCA
Garner, James, House, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1965Los AngelesCA
Gill, M.C., House1968
Greenoak Medical Center, Arcadia, CAArcadiaCA
Greenwood House, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA1989Los AngelesCA
Greenwood House, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA1989Sherman OaksCA
Gronemier House, Altadena, CA1995AltadenaCA
Hansen House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA1990Los AngelesCA
Harvey, Laurence, House, Beverly Hills, CA1967Beverly HillsCA
Heard House, Altadena, CA1998AltadenaCA
Inwood House, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA1959Los AngelesCA
Johnson House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA1962Hollywood Hills, Los AngelesCA
Katleman House, Los Angeles, CA1963Los AngelesCA
Ketcham House, Malibu, CA1995MalibuCA
Kirby House, Malibu, CAMalibuCA
Luria House, Montecito, CAMontecitoCA
Makinson Condominiums, Pasadena, CA1988PasadenaCA
Mooresque House, Pasadena, CAPasadenaCA
Rabinowitz House, San Marino, CA1993San MarinoCA
Roth, Harold, House1964
Saltman, Paul, House, Pasadena, CA1964PasadenaCA
Schulman House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1988Los AngelesCA
Shuster House, Montecito, CA1989MontecitoCA
Simon House, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, CA1987Los AngelesCA
Simon, Donald E., House, Whittier, CA1963WhittierCA
State of California, Governor's Mansion, Sacramento, CASacramentoCA
Tahoe Danner Model House, Lake Tahoe, CA1971Lake TahoeCA
Thompson House, Pomona, CA1989PomonaCA
Thompson, Jack, House1962
Tilton Town Houses, Santa Paula, CA1971Santa PaulaCA
Van de Kamp, Mr. and Mrs. Walter, House, Beverly Hills, CA1960Beverly HillsCA
Verde Oak House, Los Angeles, CA1961Los AngelesCA
Webb House, Laguna Beach, CA1971Laguna BeachCA
Wheeler House, Pasadena, CA1967PasadenaCA
Wilson House, Pasadena, CA1987PasadenaCA
Yang House, Pasadena, CA1992PasadenaCA
Zeiler House, Beverly Hills, CA1978Beverly HillsCA