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Male, US, born 11/25/1916, died 07/07/2000

Associated with the firms network

Rockrise and Watson, Architects; Rockrise, George T. , Architect; Rockrise, George T., and Associates, Architects; Rockrise, Odermatt, Mountjoy and Amis (ROMA), Design Group

Professional History

Civilian Architect with U.S. Army and Navy Panama Canal Department, Canal Zone, 1941-1945; Designer, Edward Durrell Stone, New York, NY, 1946; Staff Architect, Skidmore Owings, and Merrill, New York, NY, (worked on the United Nations Planning Commission on the U.N. Headquarters in New York, NY), 1947; Architectural Associate, Thomas Dolliver Church, Landscape Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1948-1949; 1949-1960; Partner, Rockrise and [William Joseph] Watson, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1960-1968; Principal, George Rockrise, Architect, later ROMA Design, San Francisco, CA, 1969-2000;

Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1949-1953; Visiting Professor, National University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 1954; in Venezuela, he taught California architectural design, water color, pencil rendering, and was a consultant on teaching methods and curricula;

Rockrise was a registered architect in CA, NY, OR in 1956; NCARB certified landscape architect in CA in 1956; Member, San Francisco Art Commission, [later Planning and Arts Commission], 1953- ; Member, American Institute of Architects, Northern California Chapter, Chair, Activities Committee, 1952; American Institute of Architects, Northern California Chapter, Chapter Bulletin Editorial Board, 1955; Rockrise's papers stored at the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley; Advisor to Secretary Robert C. Weaver, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1966- ;


B.Arch., Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY, 1938; M.S.Arch., Columbia University, New York, NY, 1941; Graduate Fellow in Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1940-1941;


Married 1948;

When surveyed in 1955, Rockrise reported having had two children.

PCAD id: 890