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Architect

Leland W. King, American architect. Registered architect, Colorado, Arizona, New York, California, National Council Architectural Registration Boards. Recipient McGraw-Hill Top Ten Plants award, 1971. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honor award 1955, chapter award 1974), Cosmos Club (Washington).

Background

King, Leland W. was born on December 17, 1907 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of Leland Wiggins and Elizabeth Gale (Arnold) King.

Education

Student, Georgia School Technology, 1927. Student, Armour Institute of Technology, 1929. Student, Chicago Art Institute.

Student, Beaux Arts Design.

Career

Architectural draftsman, designer industrial, school, hospital and residential projects, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, 1925-1932; supervisor architect's office, United States Treasury, 1935-1937; field inspector diplomatic and consular buildings, Department State, 1937-1940; field inspector diplomatic and consular buildings, Department State, in Scandinavia, Balkans, Europe, Middle East, C. and S. American associate chief Foreign Building Operations, Department State, 1941-1951; director and supervising architect, 1952-1954; in charge United States diplomatic and consular building design and construction, worldwide. Consultant, Board Education White Fish Bay, Milwaukee, 1931-1932; technical adviser to the United States delegate, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Headquarters Building, Paris, 1952-1953; executive secretary, Foreign Service buildings Committee, United States Congress, 1952-1954; general architectural and industrial design as associate, Norman Bel Geddes, 1954-1955; associate with, James Gordon Carr (Architect), 1956; vice-president, director architecture, Pereira and Luckman, 1956-1959; supervising archt., Ampex Corporation, 1959-1962; private architectural practice as Leland King, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, since 1961; senior partner, King/Reif & Associates (architecture and planning), Menlo Park, California. Chairman architectural and construction engineering panel research, advisory council to postmaster general, 1967, 68.

Director, supervising architect United States Embassy projects, 1937-1954, honor awards Stockholm, Paris, 1953, Memorex project, Santa Clara, California, 1972, Mission Control Air Force, 1982. Chairman Bodega Harbour Design Review Committee.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Colorado, Arizona, New York, California, National Council Architectural Registration Boards.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works exhibited United States State Department, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1953, Octagon, 1954, San Jose Museum, 1980.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Architects (honor award 1955, chapter award 1974), Cosmos Club (Washington).

Connections

Married Hametia Fielder, November 29, 1934. Children: Sheryl Letia, Louisa Sands.

father:
Leland Wiggins King

mother:
Elizabeth Gale (Arnold) King

spouse:
Hametia Fielder

child:
Sheryl Letia King

child:
Louisa Sands King