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Paul Kirk, American architect. Registered architect, Washington. Named to University Washington Hall of Fame, 1986, University Washington Alumni Legends, 1987.


Kirk, Paul was born on November 18, 1914 in Salt Lake City. Son of Spencer B. and Malvina Zoe (Blair) Kirk.


Bachelor of Architecture, University Washington, 1937.


Principal Paul Kirk Architect, Seattle, 1939-1945. Partner Chiarelli & Kirk, 1945-1950. Principal Paul Hayden Kirk American Institute of Architects, 1950-1956, Paul Hayden Kirk, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects & Associates, Seattle, 1956-1960.

Partner Kirk, Wallace, McKinley, American Institute of Architects & Associates, 1968-1978. Principal Paul Hayden Kirk Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, PSC. Visiting critic Cornell University School Architecture, Ithaca, New York, jury for National Conference Church Architecture, jury for City Hall competition Federal Housing Administration, Washington.


  • Registered architect, Washington.


Former board directors Community Psychiatric Clinic, Pinel Mental Hospital Foundation. Board directors Community Development Council, Seattle chapter American Institute of Architects. Chairman Governor Committee Factory-Built Housing.

Member History Seattle Preservation and Development Authority, Governor Committee on Employment for Handicapped, Seattle, Mayor's Committee on Opportunities for Handicapped, Seattle. Fellow American Institute of Architects (past treasurer, former board directors Washington state chapter, chairman national committee aesthetics, chairman Architect/Engineer Selection Committee). Member Portland Development Commission (member design advisory council), Federal Housing Administration (advisory committee honor awards for residential design), Jury for National Conference Church Architecture, Jury for City Hall Competition, American Institute of Architects (past treasurer, former board dirs Washington state Chapter, chairman national committee aesthetics), Forward Thrust Committee on Quality in Urban Design (chairman), General Services Administration (member design advisory commission), Tau Sigma Delta, Alpha Rho Chi.


Married Helen Catherine Richardson, February 16, 1939. Children: Christopher Paul, Hannah Jo.

Spencer B. Kirk

Malvina Zoe (Blair) Kirk

Helen Catherine Richardson

Christopher Paul Kirk

Hannah Jo Kirk