Abrams, Harold
Ain, Gregory
Alexander, Robert E.
Anderson, Guy
Antelline, Jon P.
Applebaum, Norm
Batter-Kay Associates
Beadle, Alfred
Beckett, Welton
Benedict, Hiram Hudson
Bird, Fujimoto & Fish
Bonini, Vincent
Brownell, J. Herbert
Buff, Straub and Hensman
Campbell, Donald
Cody, William F.
Crane, Loch
Dammann, Bruce
Davis, Ronald K.
Decker, Arthur
Delawie, Homer
Des Lauriers, Robert
Drake, Gordon
Eckel, George
Eggers, Henry
Ellwood, Craig
Ferris, Robert
Fickett, Edward
Forester, Russell
Fowble, Robert
French, Stanley J.
Frey, Albert
Gill, Irving
Goldberg, Bertrand
Goldman, Donald
Gordon, Kenneth & Robert
Grossman, Greta
Hagadone, Walter
Harris, Harwell Hamilton
Henderson, John
Hester, Henry
Hope, Frank
Hufbauer, Clyde
Hubbell, James
Jones, A. Quincy
Jones, Robert E.
Kahn, Louis
Kellogg, Dick
Kellogg, Kendrick Bangs
Kesling, William
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
Kowalski, Joseph
Krisel, William
Ladd, Thornton
Lareau, Richard
Lautner, John
Leitch, Richard
Liebhardt, Frederick
Livingstone, Fred
Loring, Arthur
Lotery, Rex
Lumpkins, William
Lykos, George
Macy, Al
Malone, Ed
Marr, Clinton
Matthews, Roger
May, Cliff
McKim, Paul
Mitchell, Delmar
Mock, John
Mortenson, John
Mosher & Drew
Naegle, Dale
Neptune & Thomas
Neutra, Richard
Nomland & Nomland
Norris, Fred
Paderewski, CJ
Patrick, William
Paul & Allard
Paulson, Ted
Periera & Luckman
Platt, Robert
Ray, Eugene
Reed, John
Richards, Sim Bruce
Risley and Gould
Rosser, William
Ruocco, Lloyd
Salerno, Daniel
Schindler, Rudolph
Schoell & Geritz
Sigurdson, John
Simpson and Gerber
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Slatton, William
Soriano, Raphael
Spencer & Lee
Stimmel, William
Stone, Edward Durrell
Therkelsen, Lloyde
Tucker, Sadler & Bennett
Turner, Herb
Veitzer, Leonard
Vickery, Dean
Weir Brothers
Weston, Eugene III
Wheeler, Richard
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Wright, John Lloyd
Wright, Lloyd
Wulff and Fifield

Homer Delawie (1927 - 2009)

Homer Delawie circa 1962. Photograph by Douglas Simmonds

“Architecture is a way of life. If not, you shouldn’t be doing it...” - Homer Delawie

Homer Delawie enlisted in the US Navy at age 17, two weeks prior to the surrender of Japan ending World War II in 1945. Following his tenure in the military, Mr. Delawie returned to firefighting, a job he held while in high school. While challenging, Homer left his forestry work to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo under mentor George Hasslein (1918 - 2001), the founding Dean of the campus’ School of Architecture. Mr. Delawie was amongst a small group of the school’s initial graduates in 1951.

With a foundation in progressive/contemporary architecture, Mr. Delawie was thinking differently than his Beaux-Arts trained colleagues leaving UC Berkeley at the time. Of his first years after college, he later recalled, “I was already thinking about terrain, environments and how people lived.”

According to Mr. Delawie, only after he had decided to devote his life to architecture did he learn of Mies van der Rohe and ‘modern architecture’. To that end, among his early influences, while at Cal Poly, were facult-led field trips outside of San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly's School of Architecture Dean, George Hasslein, led architecture students on trips to Los Angeles to meet practicing architects, tour their offices and view built projects. At the time, Arts & Architecture’s Case Study House program was in full steam and Delawie had a front row seat on at least one of his trips to Los Angeles with his class.

Arriving in San Diego shortly after graduation, Homer started working with Lloyd Ruocco in 1956. According to Delawie, his first project was the broadcasting building for KGTV/Channel 10. The project would be completed in early 1957. With Ruocco planning for extended international travel in 1960-61, he and Delawie agreed to join in partnership during his absence as Homer was a registered/licensed architect (so he could run the firm in Ruocco’s absence). Almost immediately, the Ruocco & Delawie, AIA partnership came together and began securing commissions, such as the Senterfit Residence, as Ruocco firmed up his travel plans.

While Ruocco was travelling (1960-1961), Homer Delawie initiated plans to launch his own firm. By the time construction began on Senterfit Residence (circa July, 1961), Homer left the partnership along with Bill Fisher, Frank White, Jack Matteson, and Al Macy among others. Some of these employees, like Matteson, would later return to work alongside Ruocco.

According to John Henderson, “After Lloyd's return, Homer and Al Macy left to open their own office in Old Town and took the Zoo as their client. Homer was a partner with Al in real estate, but Al initially did not want to be part of the headaches of an architectural business. Homer Delawie, AIA, was then established from a rented space on Harney Avenue. The team built and moved into a new office at 2827 Presidio Drive after it was completed.”

Henderson continued, “Al soon was offered a church project so he then "Associated" with Homer Delawie, AIA to do that job as "Al Macy Architect, Associated with Homer Delawie, AIA". Homer from the beginning was always the "front man" to make contacts, generate clients, and oversee the design and Al was the "inside man" to manage the business, be the project programmer/planner, production manager and primary designer of most of the commercial work.”

Henderson also recalled, “I joined with the firm as an Architect associated with Homer Delawie, AIA in June of 1964. John Moore, AIA and Al Macy, AIA were also operating in this same category for work that they generated. Homer Delawie, AIA became Delawie & Macy, AIA in 1966, and then Delawie, Macy & Henderson, AIA in 1968. The firm was then divided into two entities in December 1975 as: 1) Delawie, Bretton, Wilkes and Baker, AIA, and 2) Macy, Henderson & Cole, AIA.”

“The great thing about architecture, is getting to know everything about the client,” - Homer Delawie

Partial List of San Diego Projects

Anderson Residence
2001 Wilbur Street, Pacific Beach

Andrusson Residence

Andrusson, Uno Residence (1967)
4726 Panorama, North Park

Art Linkletter Housing Tract (ca. 1962-63)
Houses on East Washington Avenue and Wichita, El Cajon

Burke Residence
El Paseo Grande, La Jolla

Burke,Jack Residence (ca. 1960)
2322 Hartford Street
*Designed by Ruocco & Delawie, AIA

Casady Residence

Casady Residence (1966)
9974 Shadow Road, La Mesa

Cate Residence (1966)
4440 Brindisi Street

Charlton Residence
Via Capri, La Jolla

Clark, J. Residence
Mission Hills

Clark, M. Residence
Country Club Lane, La Jolla

Collins Residence
La Jolla

Crist/La Point Residence

Delawie Architecture Office

Delawie Architectural Office Building (1962)
2827 Presidio Drive
*Award of Excellence AIA, San Diego Chapter (1962)

Delawie Residence #1 "Boxcar House"
Photograph by Douglas Simmonds

Delawie, Homer Residence #1 (1958)
1773 Torrance Street, Mission Hills
*Award of Excellence, AIA San Diego 1960

Delawie Residence #2. Photo by Douglas Simmonds

Delawie, Homer Residence #2 (1963)
1833 Neale Street, Mission Hills

Delawie Residence #3

Delawie, Homer Residence #3 (1973)
2749 Azalea Drive, Point Loma

Delbeco Residence
Hillside Drive, La Jolla

Del Cerro Residence (November, 1961)
5657 Del Cerro Avenue

*Also known as 'Del Cerro Residence Study, Owner - Schreiber Const. Co. This home includes an addition 'Addition to the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond C. Adler Residence by James E. Hurley AIBD, Building Designer (while his office was at 7870 La Mesa Blvd.) dated 12/19/68'

Feller Residence (1960)
3377 Charles Street, Point Loma
*Designed by Ruocco & Delawie, AIA

Foster (AKA Hillside House) Residence (1960)
3343 Poe Street, Point Loma
*Designed by Ruocco & Delawie, AIA

Fredman Residence (1988)
969 Coast Blvd. South, La Jolla

Frivaldsky Residence (1962)
1945 Balboa, Del Mar

Godfrey Residence (1960)
2218 Vallecitos, La Jolla

Goldzband, Dr. Mel Residence (1964)
4709 La Rueda, Mt. Helix

Hawkins, William Residence (1963)
6949 Fairway Road, La Jolla

Hillside House (1960)
3343 Poe Street, Point Loma

*Designed by Ruocco & Delawie, AIA and published in Arts & Architecture

Hine Residence
La Jolla

Hoffman, Josef Residence (1964)
Spring Valley

Hurley Residence (1965)
1442 Yaqui Road, Borrego Springs

Jackson Residence
El Paseo Grande, La Jolla

Jacobs, Dan & Roslyn Residence (1967)
8518 Calle De Buena Fe, El Cajon

Johnston Residence
Rancho Santa Fe

Kattleman Residence
Mission Hills

Kratz, Hugh and Karen Residence (1964)
1660 Froude, Ocean Beach

Lanthorn Residence

Lanthorn Residence (1963)
7520 Mar Avenue, La Jolla

Legro, Stanley Residence (designed ca. 1971, built ca. 1973)
Rancho Santa Fe

Lincoln Residence
Borrego Springs

Mannis, Ruth Residence (1965)
446 Jacaranda Drive, Chula Vista

Marshall Residence
2767 Hidden Valley Road

McNitt Residence
La Jolla

Mexico Pacific Shop

Mexico Pacific Shop (1964)
Formerly at 2723 or 2729 San Diego Avenue in Old Town State Historic Park
*Recognized at the 1964 United Masonry Association of San Diego Awards

Nichols Residence

Nichols Residence (1962)
2682 Idle Hour Lane, La Jolla

Park Garden Apartments (1959-1960)
1740 Upas Street
*Ruocco & Delawie, Architects

Petersen, Captain & Mrs. A.J. Residence (1963)
1010 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado

Peyke Residence
La Jolla Shores

Platt, Shearn & Linda Residence (1985)
3105 Brant Street

Playa Del Oro Apartments
8111 Camino Del Oro

David Porter Apartments

Porter, David Apartments (1962)
3525 Bayside, Mission Beach

Porter, David Office Building
Pacific Beach

Private Residence (1960)
3343 Poe Street

Private Residence (extensive remodel) (1965)
3437 Jackdaw, Mission Hills

Private Residence (1971)
1660 Cloverdale Road, Escondido

Private Residence
Puterbaugh Street, Mission Hills

Randolph Residence

Randolph Residence
4551 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach

Rees Stealy Clinic Addition (1965)
2001 4th Avenue
*Homer Delawie designed the 1965 addition to the clinic building, which was originally designed by Louis Gill. The original building permit (dated March, 1965) was signed by employee Billy E. Slatton. According to Slatton, “Homer was the Architect and Al Macy was in charge of the project… and I helped with the drawings. George Saunders was the engineer.”

Ricketeson Residence (1960)
11819 Johnson Lake Drive, Lakeside

Rucker Smith, Mrs. Ruth Duplex (1960)
8015-8017 El Paseo Grande
Designed by Ruocco & Delawie

Sandell Residence
Sunset, Mission Hills

Saunders Residence (1968)
3044 Sterne Street, Point Loma

Scholander Residence
Paseo Del Ocaso, La Jolla

Schrock Residence (Spec House)
La Jolla

Schroeder Residence
San Pasqual Valley

Senterfit Residence

Senterfit Residence (1960)
1404 Franciscan Way, University Heights

*Designed by Ruocco & Delawie, AIA

Slayen Residence (1963)
4293 Jackdaw Street, Mission Hills

Smith Residence
Pacific Beach

Styner Residence
Ocean Beach

Swanson Residence (1973)
1887 Viking Way, La Jolla

Thompson Medical Library (1968)
Balboa Park / Naval Hospital

Delawie Tract Housing Design

Tract Housing Design (ca. 1965)
On Neddick Avenue in Poway
Examples may also be found on Mt. Soledad

Wasserman Residence
La Jolla

Westphal Residene

Westphal Residence (1963)
4285 Jackdaw Street, Mission Hills