Male, born 1920-07-05, died 2006-12-22

Associated with the firms network

Gruen, Victor, Associates, Architecture / Planning / Engineering; Lapidus, Morris, Architect; Palmer and Krisel, Architects; Palmer, Dan Saxon, and Associates, Architects

Professional History


According to this obituary in the Los Angeles Times, "Palmer served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II as a mapmaker, draftsman and photographer in England and France." (See Claire Noland, Los Angeles, "Dan Saxon Palmer, 86; architect of 1950s' Modernist tract homes," published 01/29/2007, accessed 05/14/2019.)

Draftsman, Morris Lapidus, Architect, New York, NY.

Draftsman, Victor Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA.

Partner, Dan Saxon Palmer, William Krisel, Associate, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1949-1950.

Partner, Palmer, Krisel, and Lindsay, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1950-1951.

Partner, Palmer and Krisel and Associates, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1951-1960.

Partner, Dan Saxon Palmer and Associates, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1960- .

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1951.

Palmer reported in 1970 that he was a Registered Architect in the States of CA, CO, and NV and was NCARB Certified.



B.Arch., New York University, New York, NY, 1942.



Palmer was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1920. His parents emigrated to New York, NY, in 1922, where his father worked as an importer of Hungarian goods, and his mother made a living a designer of dresses.


Palmer married twice, first to Doris Palmer.

He next wed Shirley Palmer, who survived him in 2006.


Palmer had five children with Doris: Michael Palmer, who passed away in a motorcycle accident in 1973, William Palmer, who lived in Saratoga, CA, in 2007, Geoff Palmer of Los Angeles, Robert Palmer of Santa Barbara, CA, and Fia Palmer Richmond of Santa Barbara, CA.

Biographical Notes

His name was "Dan," not Daniel, as earlier reported in PCAD before 05/14/2019. (Thank you to Crosby Doe for correcting this mistake in a telephone call to the author, 05/2019.)

Associated Locations

  • Budapest, Hungary (Architect's Birth)
    Budapest, Hungary

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PCAD id: 92