Abrams, Harold
Ain, Gregory
Alexander, Robert E.
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
Davis, Ronald K.
Decker, Arthur
Deems-Lewis
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
Jackson-Scott
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
Lykos, George
Macy, Al
Malone, Ed
Matthews, Roger
May, Cliff
McKim, Paul
Mitchell, Delmar
Mock, John
Mortenson, John
Mosher & Drew
Naegle, Dale
Neutra, Richard
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
Soriano, Raphael
Spencer & Lee
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

John R. Mock
(born 1934)
Hendrick, Mock & Tipple (1963)
Hendrick & Mock Architects (1964-1994)


Robert Day Residence (1959)

John R. Mock graduated with his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering in 1957 from the University of Detroit. His first on-the-job experience was with Chaffee Roofing Company in Detroit (1953). Prior to graduation he was employed by Victor Gruen Asso., Inc (1954-1955), he would gain experience working on large shopping centers. Before going on active duty as an ROTC commissioned officer in the US Army, he would work short stints with Palmquest and Wright (1955), Gifffels and Rossitti (1956) and Smith Hinchman and Gryles (1957). Following his tour of duty, Mock would return to Detroit to a depressed labor market. His parents, having moved to San Diego for retirement, asked him to join them on the coast.

Upon arriving in San Diego, John interviewed with three of the burgeoning city's largest firms (Paderewski, Mitchell and Dean; Richard George Wheeler; and Frank Hope) all on the same day. John was hired by Frank Hope's firm where he would gain much-needed experience (1958-1963). Here he would design a number of the firm's progressive designs (Timken Museum, Steel House, Chuck Hope Residence and more).

In 1963, following a few "moonlighting" jobs on the side (e.g. Robert Day Residence - his first solo design), John Mock decided to start his own firm. Working from a garage studio at times, John worked alongside partners Hendrick and Tipple to create a business focused on architecture and architectural services (renderings, model building). Model builder William Tipple would leave the trio and Hendrick Mock would focus solely on architecture (1964-1994).

William Tipple was born in Providence, R.I in 1934. He secured his B.S. in Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1957. He served in the US Navy Reserve between 1957-1960. Following his stint with John Mock, he launched W. Russell Tipple & Assocs (in 1970).

As early as 1962, he was given the Exceptional Merit Citation for outstanding service, by the AIA Chapter for Omniart Magazine (1962) and for the Third Biennial Honor Awards Program (1964).

While working for Frank L. Hope, John R. Mock designed the Hindman Residence as a side job. Soon after this early solo design effort was featured in San Diego and Point Magazine (June 1963), he resigned his position at Hope's firm. Mock would form the partnership Hendrick & Mock Architects where he would design post and beam Custom Builder homes for John Mortenson and other builders in Del Cerro and La Jolla.

Before being named "Mr. Masonry for 1974" by the Masonry Contractors Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, he founded Hendrick & Mock Architects in 1963. Between 1963-1994," the firm completed 686 projects, of which 417 were constructed." During this time the firm maintained a general, yet comprehensive practice with an average staff of 10.

According to the firm's printed materials:

"The primary concern for all projects was to related the building and its environment to the people who will be using it. The firm balanced the needs of the client with professional judgement regarding aesthetics, material, design and cost. The approach to architecture was also omni-directional since it developed design and planning solutions from three different view points: form, function and economy."

One of the earliest references to John's view of local architecture came through in an April 1962 article in Omniart Magazine. The short-lived local AIA publication featured Mock's review of the 1960 AIA Honor Awards, "Architecture ...the Example". Here, among others, John Mock helped celebrate Homer Delawie's first residence for himself in Mission Hills - a bold design.

...I feel , as the 1960 San Diego Chapter AIA Honor Awards Jury felt, that each example indicates an awareness of the principles of architecture within its architect creator. Even as each architect has given his own expression to these principles, beyond the fact of dissimilarity of building types, common relationships between each are apparent.

These relationships can be stated as follows: 1. Attention to local climate involving the basic conception of the building. 2. Attention to space surrounding the building, as well as space within the building, to create harmony between building and site. 3. Superior development of functional planning to serve the purpose for which the building was intended. 4. Experiment with structure not as an end in itself, but in response to a specific architectural need. 5. Simplified construction process through better integration of building elements. 6. Application of the concept of surprise and delight by appealing to the senses, use of light and shadow, silhouette, suggestion. 7. Materials logically used to permit structure - form - space.

...We must realize that ...photographs can only record these buildings statically, as seen from a single view point., that of the camera. To fully comprehend the value of architecture and of relations stated, these buildings and their spaces must become part of the viewers' experience and thus must be walked through or around, preferably both. (OmniArt - April 1962)

Hendrick & Mock Architects would complete 686 projects, 417 of which were constructed.


Ullman Residence

Partial List of Projects

Bock Residence (1964)
2827 Palomino Circle, La Jolla

Catalina Pools Office (1969)
8200 / 8265 Center Drive, La Mesa

Chalcedony Garden Apartments (1966)
950 Chalcedony, Pacific Beach

Chalcedony House West Apartments (1969)
1707,1727 and 1747 Chalcedony, Pacific Beach

Commercial-Industrial Center (1966)
8200 Center Drive, La Mesa

Concrete Industries Horizon Home (1964)
6130 Calle Vera Cruz, La Jolla

Coral Reef Estates
Designed several of these "100 custom built homes" going up Solded Avenue on the south slope of Mt Soledad
5525 Soledad Mt Road is one example

Day, Robert Residence (1959)
4588 Conrad Drive, La Mesa

El Jardin Verde Development House for John Mortenson (1964)
334 Horizon Hills Drive, El Cajon
Purchased by Grant Ledford (AKA Ledford Residence)

El Jardin Verde Development House for John Mortenson (1964)
261 Horizon Hills Drive, El Cajon

Purchased by Dr. Roger G. Myer

Diamond House Apartments (1967)
933 Diamond Street, Pacific Beach

Dorman Tire Company (1966)
4690 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego

Emerald House Apartments (1966)
1650 Emerald, Pacific Beach

Fares Company Inc
National Avenue, San Diego

First National Bank
Facade Screen Design (while employed by Hope)
D Street, Encinitas

Flores Residence (1967)
3500 Via Flores, Point Loma

The FutureCraft Home (AKA Chambers Steel House) (1959)
4196 Eastridge Drive, La Mesa
While employed by Frank Hope
First light-steel House in San Diego
Published in San Diego & Point March 1959
House in Eastridge Estates was on view for weeks as a showcase home for new designs in steel construction

Golden Reed Apartments (1966)
1401 Reed Avenue, Pacific Beach

Greenwood Residence (1964)
6567 Linda Lane, Del Cerro

Hanalei Hotel and Islands Restaraunt (1964-1981)

Hilton Hotel (1967-69)
1775 E. Mission Bay Drive

Hindman, Dr. Robert Residence (Construction completed in April 1962)
10636 Snyder Road, Mt Helix
This project won the Gold Nugget Grand Prize Award by Pacific Builders (1963).
Published in the June 1963 issue of San Diego and Point.
Recognized at the 1964 United Masonry Association of San Diego Awards

Holy Cross Cemetary Mausoleum
4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego

Hope, Chuck B. Residence (ca. 1962)
676 Albion Street, Point Loma
While employed by Frank Hope

Hornblend Apartments (1966)
1933 Hornblend Street, Pacific Beach

Kassel Residence (1965) (unbuilt)
Del Cerro, San Diego

Kendal Palm Apartments (1966)
4444 Kendal, Pacific Beach

La Casa Flores Apartments (1968)
3510 Front Street
Designed by Hendrick and Mock Architects

Lamont House Apartments (1967)
4040 Lamont Street, Pacific Beach

Laufer Residence (1964)
6105 Pasatiempo Avenue
San Diego

Mitchell Residence (1964)
9973 Shadow Road, La Mesa

Mock, John R. Residence (1969)
6410 Elmhurst Drive, San Diego

Operation Pacific
1060 Pt Loma Blvd
(remodel of old Pt Loma Post Office)

Parkway Technical & Education Center
8374 Hercules, La Mesa

Phillips Residence (1964) (Bill Hendrick design)
565 Rimrock, El Cajon

Pullman Cafeteria Remodel
1240 5th Avenue, San Diego

Reed House Apartments (1968)
1222 Reed Street, Pacific Beach

Riviera Liquor House
4114 West Point Loma Blvd - 3006 Loma Riviera Drive

Rodeway Motor Inn / Port O' Call (1970)
2901 Nimitz Blvd.

Ross Residence Addition (1959)

Royal Reed Apartments (1968)
1488 Reed Street, Pacific Beach

Saint Therese Social Center
5815 Navajo Road

Sapphire Palm Apartments (1964)
901 Sapphire Street, Pacific Beach

Silverman Residence (1972)
1770 Colgate Circle, La Jolla

Spec Houses for E.P. Custom Construction Co.
5 designs in Del Cerro

Star Realty (1969)
4433 Convoy Street, Clairemont Mesa

Thomas House Apartments (1967)
1333 Thomas Avenue, Pacific Beach

Thomas House Annex Apartments (1967)
1301 Thomas Avenue, Pacific Beach

Timken Museum (1965)
While employed by Frank Hope
Balboa Park

Town and Country Hotel (1968)

Trinity Lutheran Church
Encanto

Ullman, Dr. Milton Residence (1964)
4786 Mt. Helix Drive, Mt Helix
Designed by Hendrick and Mock Architects

Valley Ho Restaraunt
While employed by Frank Hope
Mission Valley, Demolished

Zellerbach Paper


El Jardin Verde Development House for John N. Mortenson


Berryvale Development House, Lemon Grove


Horizon Home, La Jolla (1964)


Islands Restaraunt, Hanalei Hotel


Bock Residence


Coral Reef Estates, La Jolla


Hindman Residence. Photograph by George Lyons


1962 Rendering (by John R. Mock) of the Chuck B. Hope Residence


The Chuck B. Hope Residence