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George Thomas Rockrise, American architect.


Rockrise, George Thomas was born on November 25, 1916 in New York City. Son of Thomas S. and Agnes M. (Asbury) Rockrise.


Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University, 1938. Master of Science in Architecture, Columbia University, 1941.


Fellow architecture Columbia University, 1940-1941. Architect Army and Navy, Panama, 1941-1945. Designer Edward D. Stone, New York City, 1945-1946, United Nations Headquarters Planning Commission, 1946-1947.

Architectural associate Thomas D. Church, San Francisco, 1948-1949. Private practice architecture, 1949-1986, Glen Ellen, California, 1986-1987. Chairman board Rockrise, Odermatt, Mountjoy Associates (architects and planners).

Lecturer School Architecture, University California, 1949-1953. Adviser to faculty committee School Architecture, University Venezuela, Caracas, 1954. Member San Francisco Art Commission, 1952-1956.

Consultant architect United States Department State, Japan, 1957-1958, Federal Republic Germany, Venezuela, Brazil, 1978-1980, Bahrain, Brazil, Venezuela, Federal Republic of Germany, 1981. Architect United States embassy, Bahrain. Visiting lecturer Cornell University, Clemson College, 1961, Syracuse University, University Utah, Stanford University, 1962-1965, National University Mexico.

Lecturer urban design Spanish Ministry Housing and Development, Madrid, 1978. Member San Francisco Planning Commission, 1961-1962. Adviser to Secretary for design Housing and Urban Development, 1966-1967.

Participant State Department Agency for International Development Urban Seminars Latin American, 1971. Member United States delegate Pan American Congress Architects, Caracas, 1980. Visiting professor Universidad Central, Mexico, 1985.


Member president's advisory committee University Massachusetts, 1971. Member advisory council San Francisco Planning Urban Renewal Association. Board directors Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association, 1985-1986, vice president.

President Architectural Foundation Northern California, 1986. Appointed San Francisco Art Commission, 1986-1987. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Northern California chapter 1961, national vice president 1969-1972, member nat honor awards jury, member national commission urban design and planning 1978).

Member American Society Planning and Housing Officials, American Institute Certified Planners, American Society Landscape Architects, National Association Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Glen Ellen (California) History Society (housing coordinator, director committee migrant housing workers), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Tau Sigma Delta, Lambda Alpha.


Married Margaret Lund Paulson, June 12, 1948 (deceased August 1957). Children: Christina, Peter. Married Sally S. Griffin, December 1959 (divorced).

1 child, Celia; married Anneliese Warner, November 27, 1985.

Thomas S. Rockrise

Agnes M. (Asbury) Rockrise

Margaret Lund Paulson

Sally S. Griffin

Anneliese Warner

Christina Rockrise

Peter Rockrise

Celia Rockrise