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Male, born 1930-01-24, died 2020

Associated with the firms network

Waldron and Pomeroy, Architects / AIA; Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects; Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects

Professional History


Designer, Waldron and Pomeroy, Architects, Seattle, WA, -1967; Partner, Waldron/Pomeroy, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1968-1976. Partner, Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1976-1982. Partner, Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1982-c. 1992.



B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1961.



Ragnar Smith was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1930. He lived his first 25 years in Sweden, before immigrating to the US on 08/06/1955. He arrived aboard the M.V. Britannica, ocean liner, to New York, NY.

The Seattle City Directory of 1958 indicated that Smith resided at 5207 16th Avenue NE, in the University District of Seattle. (See Seattle City Directory of 1958, p. 1431.)

In 1981, Smith resided at 2705 3rd Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98109-1846.


He married his wife Vesla Tekle (b. 01/29/1930) on 05/26/1961 in Seattle, WA. She was born in Norway and came to the US via New York City in 1958.

Biographical Notes

According to his 1961 petition for US naturalization form, Smith stood 6 feet tall, had a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. (See, Source Citation The National Archives at Seattle; Seattle, Washington; ARC Title: Petitions for Naturalization, 1890 - 1991; NAI Number: 592779; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009; Record Group Number: 21, accessed 02/28/2017.) He was naturalized in the US District Court, Western Washington District, Seattle, WA.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 7419