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Welton David Becket

Welton David Becket, American architect. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (93 regional, rat, hemispheric awards).

Background

  • Becket, Welton David was born on August 8, 1902 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Hugh F. and Evangeline (McDonald) Becket.

  • Education

    • A.M. U. Washington, 1927. Student Fontainbleau School Fine Arts, France, 1928.

    Career

    • Co-partner with Walter Wurdeman (deceased), Los Angeles, 1932-1949. President Welton Becket & Associate, 1949-1969. Offices Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, New York City.

      Consultant architect on housing. Architect notable public structures, including General Petroleum, Prudential Building, New York Life Insurance Building, Mount Sinai Hospital, Police Facilities Building (Los Angeles), Bullock’s (Pasadena and Westwood, California), Hallmark Card Factory (Kansas City, Missoury), Ford Division Offices (Dearborn, Michigan), Gulf Oil Corporation, Scott Paper Company (Philadelphia), Kaiser Center (Oakland, California), National City Bank of New York (Sao Paulo, Brazil), United States Naval Hospital (San Diego, California), Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, American Embassy (Warsaw, Poland), hotels for Hilton Hotel chain, numerous shopping centers in the United States and other countries, Bethlehem Steel (San Francisco), Travelers Insurance (Los Angeles), Humble Oil & Refining (Houston), Bendix Corporation (California), Southern Cross Hotel (Melbourne, Australia), Los Angeles Music Center for Performing Arts. Coordinating architect Century City (Los Angeles), Cullen Center (Houston), Xerox Corporate Headquarters, Rochester, New York, John F. Kennedy Civic, Cultural and Ednl.

      Center, Gulf Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, Florida, Tishman Airport Center, Los Angeles, Exchange Park, Dallas, Hartford National Bank & Trust Company, Connecticut, Worcester (Massachusetts) Downtown Redevelopment, Mutual Benefit Life Building, Universal Land Company Tower, San Francisco. Supervising architect University of California at Los Angeles campus, 1948-1969, executive architect medical center, 1948-1969. Personal adviser to secretary air force on design Air Force Academy.

    Works

    • Author numerous articles.

    Membership

    Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (93 regional, rat, hemispheric awards).

    Connections

    • Married Fay Kastner, July 24, 1935. Children: Bruce, Welton M. Practicing architect, 1929-1969.
    • father: Hugh F. Becket
    • mother: Evangeline (McDonald) Becket
    • spouse: Fay Kastner
    • children: Bruce Becket
    • Welton M. Practicing architect Becket
    • 1929-1969 Becket
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    Died January 16, 1969
    (aged 66)
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