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Milford Wayne Donaldson

Milford Wayne Donaldson, American architect, educator. Licensed architect, California; certified community college teacher, contractor. Named Preservationist of Year Save Our Heritage Organization, 1986.


  • Donaldson, Milford Wayne was born on August 13, 1943 in Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Milford Wayne and Jean (Mingus) Donaldson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1966. Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic University, 1967. Master of Science, University Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1970.

      Postgraduate, University Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1972.


    • Design fabricator Polytecture Inc./GRP Housing, Pittsburgh, 1971-1972. Project architect Mosher/Drew/Watson, San Diego, 1972-1977. President Sixteen Penny Construction, since 1979.

      Private practice in architecture, since 1978. Instructor California Polytechnic University, 1969-1970, University Strathclyde, 1970-1972, Southwestern Community College, Chula Vista, California, since 1972. Chairman task force study San Diego Downtown Redevelopment, 1982-1983.

      Board directors San Diego History Sites, since 1982. Speaker various history preservation centers.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed architect, California. Certified community college teacher, contractor.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member curriculum committee SDSU, San Diego, 1981-1986. Commissioner State History Resources Board, since 1986. Trustee California Preservation Foundation, since 1985.

    Board directors Ilan Leal Foundation, since 1983, San Diego History Gaslamp Quarter Council, 1981-1987, chairman, 1982-1983. Board directors Save Our Heritage Organization, since 1985, chairman, 1980, preservationist for San Diego Hardware Building, 1985. Member American Institute of Architects (design chairman San Diego chapter 1982-1983, Orchid award 1984, numerous others), San Diego History Society, San Diego Track and Field Association, United States Hang Gliding Association, Scarab (president), The Institute for History Study, California Preservation Foundation (president since 1985).



    Hang gliding, running, scuba diving, ceramics, poetry.


    • Married Nancy Ann Schever, September 5, 1964. 1 child, Erica Lynn.
    • father: Milford Wayne Donaldson
    • mother: Jean (Mingus) Donaldson
    • spouse: Nancy Ann Schever
    • child: Erica Lynn Donaldson
    Milford Wayne Donaldson
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    Born August 13, 1943
    (age 74)
    • 1966
      Uppsala University
    • 1967
      California Polytechnic University
    • 1970
      University Strathclyde
    • 1972
      University Stuttgart
    • 1971 - 1972
      Design fabricator Polytecture Incorporated/GRP Housing
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1972 - 1977
      project architect, Mosher/Drew/Watson
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1978
      private practice, in architecture
    • 1979
      president, Sixteen Penny Construction