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
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
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
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Turner, Herb
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Weir Brothers
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Thornton Ladd (1924 -2010) and John Field Kelsey (1925 - 2012)
Ladd & Kelsey

Thornton Ladd was born in Portland, Oregon on January 29, 1924. He attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1952. He was a designer for Pereira & Luckman for two years from 1952 to 1954. In 1954, Ladd opened his own firm Thornton Ladd & Associates. By 1958, Ladd entered into a partnership with architect, and USC classmate, John Field Kelsey. For many years Ladd & Kelsey was based in Pasadena. The firm is most well known for the unique, and somewhat controversial, design of the Pasadena Art Museum (which became the Norton Simon Museum circa 1974) but also designed several private residences throughout Los Angeles County.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “John Field Kelsey was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Los Angeles, the youngest of three boys. After his father died just before the Depression, Kelsey lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles with his mother. Near the end of World War II, he was an Army Air Forces cadet before attending USC's school of architecture. His partnership with Ladd endured until 1982, when Kelsey moved to Santa Barbara and concentrated on designing contemporary homes.”

Partial List of Projects

Annandale Country Club (1978)
Pasadena

Bear, Donald House (1955)
Santa Barbara

Bridge House (1979)
819 Las Palmas Road, Pasadena

Busch Gardens (1966)
Van Nuys

CalArts
4700 McBean Parkway, Valencia

First Methodist Church (circa 1966)
La Verne

Herrick Memorial Chapel
Occidental College

Hilltop House (Home for Ladd's mother) (1949)
Pasadena

Kelsey, John Residence (1962)
1160 Chateau Road, Pasadena

Ladd, Thornton Studio & Residence (1951)
Pasadena

Lyon, W. Parker Residence (1948)

May Co. Department Stores

Mineral King Ski Resort (circa 1978)
Unbuilt design for a resort near Sequoia National Park

Pasadena Art Museum (later the Norton Simon Museum) (1969) 
Pasadena  


Prospect Center

Prospect Center (1965)
1020 Prospect, La Jolla
Designed by Ladd & Kelsey Architects 
Published in San Diego & Point - March 1966

Private Residence
13980 Midvale Drive, Whittier

Private Residence (1956)
1211 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills

Private Residence (1957)
Santa Barbara  

Research Institute on Communist Strategy and Propaganda (1963)
USC Campus

Residence Towers
Claremont McKenna College

Student Activities Complex
USC campus

Stuft Shirt Restaurant (1961)
2241 West CoRast Highway, Newport Beach
Designed by Ladd & Kelsey Architects 


Tompkins Residence

Tompkins, Elise Residence (1962)
40941 Thunderbird Road, Rancho Mirage
Designed by Ladd & Kelsey Architects    

Wolff Residence (1958)
2400 Carman Crest Drive, Hollywood Hills