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Architect , educator

Milford Wayne Donaldson, American architect, educator. Licensed architect, California; certified community college teacher, contractor. Named Preservationist of Year Save Our Heritage Organization, 1986.


Donaldson, Milford Wayne was born on August 13, 1943 in Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Milford Wayne and Jean (Mingus) Donaldson.


Bachelor, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1966. Bachelor of Architecture, California Polytechnic University, 1967. Master of Science, University Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1970.

Postgraduate, University Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1972.


Design fabricator, Polytecture Inc./GRP Housing, Pittsburgh, 1971-1972; project architect, Mosher/Drew/Watson, San Diego, 1972-1977; president, Sixteen Penny Construction, San Diego, since 1979; private practice in architecture, San Diego, since 1978. Instructor California Polytechnic U., 1969-1970, U. Strathclyde, 1970-1972, Southwestern Community College, Chula Vista, California, since 1972. Chairman task force studySan Diego Downtown Redevelopment, 1982-1983.

Board directors San Diego History Sites, since 1982. Speaker various history preservation centers.


  • Licensed architect, California. Certified community college teacher, contractor.


Member curriculum committee SDSU, San Diego, 1981-1986. Commissioner State History Resources Board, since 1986. Trustee California Preservation Foundation, since 1985.

Board directors Ilan Leal Foundation, since 1983, San Diego History Gaslamp Quarter Council, 1981-1987, chairman, 1982-1983. Board directors Save Our Heritage Organisation, since 1985, chairman, 1980, preservationist for San Diego Hardware Building, 1985. Member American Institute of Architects (design chairman San Diego chapter 1982-1983, Orchid award 1984, numerous others), San Diego History Society, San Diego Track and Field Association, United States Hang Gliding Association, Scarab (president), The Institute for History Study, California Preservation Foundation (president since 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hang gliding, running, scuba diving, ceramics, poetry.


Married Nancy Ann Schever, September 5, 1964. 1 child, Erica Lynn.

Milford Wayne Donaldson

Jean (Mingus) Donaldson

Nancy Ann Schever

Erica Lynn Donaldson