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Architect

Donn Emmons, American architect. Recipient over 100 awards for excellence in design. Member Potomac River Task Force for Rehabilitation of River. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945; Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Northern California chapter 1953-1954) M C.

Background

Emmons, Donn was born on October 4, 1910 in Olean, New York, United States. Son of Frederick E. and Mary (Fogarty) Emmons.

Education

Student, Cornell University, 1933. Student, University Southern California, 1934. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1988.

Career

With office, William W. Wurster, architect, San Francisco, 1938-1942; partner, Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons, San Francisco, 1945-1963; principal, Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons, Inc., since 1963; president, Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons, Inc., 1969; retired, 1985. Consultant architect Bay Area Rapid Transit, 1964-1967, University of California-Berkeley, since 1968, U. Victoria, B.C., Canada, since 1974, Office Foreign buildings, United States.Dept. State, 1979-1982; speaker Symposium on Waterfront Planning, Yokohama, 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Golden Gateway Redevelopment Project, San Francisco, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, Capitol Towers Redevelopment Project, Sacramento, Bank of America world headquarters, San Francisco, Merritt College, Oakland, Woodlake and Oakcreek Apartment Projects, master plan for San Francisco Civic Center, master plan for South Miami Beach business district.

Membership

Member Potomac River Task Force for Rehabilitation of River. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Northern California chapter 1953-1954) M C.

Connections

Married Nancy Pierson, April 4, 1942. Children– Zette, Luli, Andrew. Married Audrey Durland, October 29, 1960.

father:
Frederick E. Emmons

mother:
Mary (Fogarty) Emmons

spouse:
Nancy Pierson

spouse:
Audrey Durland

child:
Andrew Emmons

child:
Luli Emmons

child:
Zette Emmons