Log In

Clarence Joseph Paderewski Edit Profile


Clarence Joseph Paderewski, American architect.


Paderewski, Clarence Joseph was born on July 23, 1908 in Cleveland.


Bachelor of Architecture, University California, 1932.


Chief draftsman Sam W. Hamill, 1939-1944. With Heitschmidt-Matcham-Blanchard-Gill & Hamill, 1943. Principal C.J. Paderewski, 1944-1948.

President Paderewski, Mitchell, Dean & Associate, Inc. (and predecessor), San Diego, 1948-1978. Instructor adult education San Diego city schools, 1939-1944, University California extension division, 1945, 56.

Lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Charactron Labs, General dynamics corporation, Convair, South Dakota, 1954, South Bay Elementary Schools, South Dakota, 1948-1974. Additions to El Cortez Hotel. Including first exterior passenger glass elevator in the world and New Travolator Motor Hotel, South Dakota, 1959, Palomar College, San Marcos, 1951-1980, San Diego County University General Hospital, San Diego International Airport Terminal buildings, Fallbrook Elementary Schools, 1948-1974, Silver Strand Elementary School, Coronado, Tourmaline Terrace Apartment Building, San Diego Salvation Army Office Building.


Member advisory board Bayside Social Service Center, 1953-1975, San Diego Polonia Newspaper, 1994-2007. Member San Diego Urban Design Committee. Advisory board Camp Oliver, 1963-2007, president, 1975-1976.

Board directors San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association, 1954-1962, San Diego chapter American Red Cross, 1971-1974. Board directors, chairman committees, president San Diego Downtown Association, 1963-2007. Board directors National Council Architectural Registration Boards, 1958-1966, board directors other offices, 1961-1964, president, 1965-1966, chairman international relations committee, 1967-1968, Salvation Army, vice-chairman, 1989, life member advisory board, 1993-2007, Copernicus Foundation, 1994-2007.

Member California Board Architectural Examiners, 1949-1961, past president, commissioner, 1961-2007. Member National Panel Arbitrators, 1953-2007, National Council on Schoolhouse Construction. Honorary chairman Ignacy Jan Paderewski Memorial Committee, 1991.

Advisory board South Dakota Balboa Park Community Endowment Fund, 1995-2007. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president San Diego chapter 1948, 49, board directors 1947-1953, chairman several committees, special award 1977, California Council Special award 1979, California Council Distinguished Service award 1982, Lifetime Achievement award 2000). Member San Diego C. of Chamber (board directors 1959-1962, 64-67), American Arbitration Association (San Diego advisory council 1969-2007), Sister City Society (board directors), Lions (past president Hillcrest Club, Lion of Year 1990, fellow international foundation 1991), Father Serra Club (charter, past president), Outboard Boating Club San Diego, Chi Alpha Kappa, Delta Sigma Chi.