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Male, born 1947-07-12

Associated with the firm network

Girvin, George, Associates, Incorporated, Landscape Architects

Professional History


Principal, George W. Girvin, Associates, Incorporated, Landscape Architects, Santa Barbara, CA, and Larkspur, CA, 1986- .

Professional Activities

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA).



B.S. Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon (U of O), Eugene, OR, 1971.

Graduate Coursework, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA, 1984-2001.

Graduate Coursework, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1984-2001.



The landscape architect George W. Girvin was born in San Francisco, CA, but his parents resided in San Anselmo, CA, in 1948. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1948, p. 729.)

Girvin and his wife lived in Mill Valley, CA, in 1984, and in San Anselmo, CA, in 1993.


His father was Harold Ferguson Girvin (born 03/16/1902 in Lucknow, ON-d. 02/08/1971 in San Anselmo, CA). His father operated the Bay Bridge Hardware and Glass Company at 400 6th Street in San Francisco. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1948, p. 729.)

His mother was Dorothy Marie Bowman (born 01/26/1920 in NE-d. 08/25/1989 in Marin County, CA). Dorothy's parents, matilda "Tilley" Kaniak (born 06/29/1893-d. 10/1991) and William Warren Bowman (born 11/27/1893 in NE-d. 04/06/1941 in McCool Junction, NE), operated a farm in Washington Township, NE, in 1920. His maternal grandfather went by the name of "Warren." (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Washington, Sherman, Nebraska; Roll: T625_998; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 244, accessed 09/09/2021.)


Girvin married on 11/23/1967 in Santa Clara County, CA, to Elizabeth Ann Paulden (born 06/26/1947 in Kern County, CA).

PCAD id: 8948