Male, US, born 07/17/1914, died 01/02/2002

Associated with the firm network

De Mars and Reay, Architects

Professional History

Partner, De Mars and Reay, Architects, Berkeley, CA, 1950-1965; Partner, Reay-Tsuruta Associates, Berkeley, CA, 1965-1975; Partner, Reay Associates, Berkeley, CA, 1975-2002; Design Consultant, [Martin] Del Campo and Maru, Architects, Incorporated, San Francisco, CA, c. 1995-2002;

Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Architecture, 1955-

Associate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 1936;


Exchange student from Liverpool, UK, to Germany, secondary school; degree in architecture, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 1936; master’s degree in city and regional planning, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1937-1939;

Commonwealth Fellowship, Royal Institute of British Architects, 1937-1939;


Reay was married for about 60 years to Sylvia Shimberg Reay, a classmate at Columbia University;

Donald and Sylvia Reay had four children: Claudia Reay Livingston, M.D., living in Santa Cruz, CA in 2002, Caroline Reay, M.D. of Portland, OR, in 2002, Elizabeth Reay of Davis, CA, in 2002, Jonathan Reay of Dublin, CA, in 2002;

Associated Locations

  • Liverpool, Merseyside UK (Architect's Birth)
    Liverpool, Merseyside UK

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

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PCAD id: 884