Joseph Esherick Edit Profile
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1937.
Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937, Esherick set up practice in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1953 and taught at University of California, Berkeley for many years. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1989. Inheriting the Bay Area architectural tradition of figures like Bernard Maybeck and William Wurster, Esherick's designs for hundreds of houses through his career centered on attention to regional traditions, site requirements, and user needs.
The CED encompassed disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning and city planning, and served as a nexus for figures like Christopher Alexander, Catherine Bauer, Galen Cranz, Donlyn Lyndon, Roger Montgomery, Charles Moore, and William Wilson Wurster. The firm continues today as EHDD Architecture. In 1976, Esherick was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1990.
Esherick was the nephew of American sculptor Wharton Esherick.
Fellow American Institute of Architects (numerous committees, Gold medal 1989). Member National Academy of Design, Lambda Alpha.
Married Rebecca Wood, 1939. Children– Lisa, Joseph, Peter. Married Ann Rowe, 1953.
Children– Maria, Julia. Married Norma Nashida, 1981.
1937University Pennsylvania , Bachelor of Arts
1946 - 1953
1953 - 1972