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Burton Lowe Rockwell, American architect. Registered architect, California, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Indiana. Recipient 22 national awards for architectural excellence San Francisco Art Commission, since 1953.


Rockwell, Burton Lowe was born on June 3, 1920 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Burton Lowe and Blanch Louise (Taylor) Rockwell.


Bachelor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946. Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947.


Project architect John Lyon Reid, Architect, San Francisco, 1947-1953. Partner John Lyon Reid & Partners, 1953-1960, Reid Rockwell Banwell & Tarics, San Francisco, 1960-1962, Rockwell & Banwell, San Francisco, 1962-1970. Private practice Burton Rockwell, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 1970-1988.

Partner Rockwell, Chatham, Marshall, 1977-1988, Rockwell & Rockwell, Architects, San Francisco, since 1987. Faculty member University California Berkeley, College Environmental Design, 1962-1971. Guest professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969-1970.

Juror California Coalition for Adequate School Housing, Architectural Competition, 1991. Chairman California Council Architects and Engineers, 1965.


  • Registered architect, California, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Indiana.


  • Other Work

    • Architect-designer: Medical Research Facilities, University California, San Francisco, 1968 (American Institute of Architects honor 1968), church sanctuary Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 1968 (American Institute of Architects Bay Area Honor 1974), Court House, Government Court, Santa Cruz County, 1967 (Progressive Architecture award). Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Community Music Center, San Francisco, 1972-1974, Eastshore Park Project, San Francisco, 1975-1980, Friends of Recreation and Parks, San Francisco, since 1993. Member citizens' advisory committee San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, since 1966. Member architectural education committee California Council Higher Education, Sacramento, 1968-1970.

Member board examiners Department Public Works, San Francisco, 1977-1978. Chair Golden Gate Park Master Plan Task Force, since 1997. Served to captain United States Army, 1942-1946.

Fellow American Institute of Architects (president San Francisco chapter 1965, board directors, other officers). Member American Society for Testing and Materials, California Council Architects (president 1968, board directors, other offices since 1965), Construction Specification Institute, American Society Testing and Materials, International Council Building Officials.


  • Other Interests

    Morgan and lancia automobiles, scottish deerhounds.


Married Ruth Aldrich, May 19, 1949. Children: Peter Grant, Abbie.

Burton Lowe Rockwell

Blanch Louise (Taylor) Rockwell

Ruth Aldrich

Peter Grant Rockwell

Abbie Rockwell