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Architect

Donald Jack West, American architect.

Background

West, Donald Jack was born on August 9, 1922 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Winfield and Myrtle Regina (Allensworth) West.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Illinois, 1944. Bachelor of Architecture, Yale University, 1949.

Career

Draftsman Twitchell & Rudolph, Sarasota, Florida, 1949-1951, Pierra & Luckman, Los Angeles, 1951-1952. Principal J. West, Architect, Sarasota, 1952, Twitchell & West Associate Architects, Sarasota, 1953-1954. Partner West & Waters, Architects, 1954-1956.

Principal J. West, Architects, since 1956. Partner West & Conyers, Architects and Engineers, 1966-1971. President West & Conyers, Architects and Engineers, Inc., since 1971.

Membership

Chairman History Preservation Board, Sarasota, 1991. President Civic League of Sarasota, 1967. Member City and County Planning Boards, Sarasota.

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946, PTO. Member American Institute of Architects (past president Gulf Coast chapter, Architectural awards), Florida Planning and Zoning Association (past director), The Field Club (director 1979-1985), Yale Club of Sarasota (president 1969).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, travel, painting, writing, boating.

Connections

Married Joyce M. Saville, February 27, 1946 (deceased February 1969). Children: Jan W., Jill W. West Brown, Jessica G.

father:
Harry Winfield West

mother:
Myrtle Regina (Allensworth) West

spouse:
Joyce M. Saville

child:
Jan W. West

child:
Jill W. West Brown West

child:
Jessica G. West