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Stanley J. French
(b. September 6th, 1923 – d. November 12th, 2006)


Stanley J. French

Following graduation from USC in the 1947, Stanley French practiced architecture in San Diego through 1975 when he relocated to New Mexico where he continued to design.

Soon after graduation from USC's School of Architecture, French worked for Lloyd Ruocco in his office at The Design Center. Following his tenure with Ruocco, Stanley worked for Henry Hester in the early 1950s

He became interested in commercial construction and moved on to a position with L.C. Anderson Co. as an estimator for a number of years. By the late 1950s, he had begun with Boyle Engineering. The first project I am aware of is the Balboa Stadium expansion in 1960.

According to French, “This project for the city of San Diego focused on enlarging the seating capacity of the original stadium constructed by the WPA on a junior college site. We designed the upper deck over the existing seating. I received my contract in June and the city scheduled football games in late August. This called for fast action. Main columns and footings were poured on site using precast, pre-stressed concrete with “high early” strength cement. Seat sections (again using "high early") were poured on one day and put into place the next. I practically lived at the job site, and we nearly made the deadline by only rescheduling the first game.”
We know that the Chargers played their first league game against Oakland in this stadium only weeks later on September 17th. He designed a series of 22-ton precast beams 53 feet in length to support the second tier of seats. Each beam was cantilevered on a single caisson of poured concrete.

Employed with Boyle Engineering from the late 50’s into the 80’s, he was the senior architect for projects such as a proposal for a floating stadium for the San Diego Chargers.

The San Diego County Juvenile Detention Center (1967) is a project he was still proud of in later life. The design for this building included some solar power considerations that were ahead of their time. French recently stated, "The entire line of exterior sunscreen panels moved so that screens were protecting exterior glass and were activated by solar clocks. They automatically returned to the starting position at night."

Among many designs (some while the lead architect at Boyle Engineering), he contributed some significant work to Southern California's built environment. He recently remembered, "While I lead Boyle Engineering Architectural Division, we provided complete services for El Camino Memorial Park from its inception, including all surveys and mapping, design of roads, water system and drainage, administration building, cremation facilities, mausoleum, and illustrations for sales kits. The three arch design theme has been carried throughout the park. This photograph shows the administration building foreground with the first phase of the Mausoleum of the Bells at the top of the hill overlooking the lake and administration building below."

Through Boyle Engineering, he traveled to Ruidoso, New Mexico to meet a Mescalero Apache Chief interested in establishing a magnificent inn, golf and boating resort. Soon, through mutual respect for each other, Jim was selected to create the Inn of the Mountain Gods, his largest career project. His creation of a towering interior lobby with a “reaching to the sky” centered stone and copper fireplace became a well know landmark in the town of Ruidoso and throughout the southwest. He became enamored with the town and decided to relocate with his entire family to this mountain jewel. There, with his private practice, he designed several private residences, commercial buildings and a golf course until he retired for health reasons in 2000.


Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach


San Diego County Juvenile Detention Center (1967)


El Camino Memorial Park


El Camino Memorial Park


Balboa Stadium

Partial List of Projects

Balboa Stadium Expansion (1960)
SDSU (demolished)

El Camino Memorial Park
5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego

Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood

Kircher Residence
La Crecentia, Point Loma

Montecito Memorial Park, Colton

Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino

Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach

San Diego Zoo - SkyFari and Wegaforth Bowl

San Diego County Juvenile Detention Center (1967)

Santa Clara Memorial Park, Santa Clara

Spanish Landing Park on Harbor Island

Valley of Fire Monument, Hawaii.