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

Robert Mosher (b. September 27, 1920) & Roy Drew


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949


Roy Drew (left) and Robert Mosher (right) in front of Art Center La Jolla at its 1960 remodel

Robert Mosher, raised in Los Angeles attended The Art Center School, USC and University of Washington (Seattle) where he majored in architecture. Drafted by the US Army and lated discharged on medical disability, Mosher completed his degree in Seattle as World War 2 came to a close. Returning to San Diego, Mosher worked for Myron Hunt & H.C. Chambers (where he met roy Drew in 1946) on several projects in San Diego for the US Navy and Marine Corps. Having married Chambers' secretary, Ann Hoover, Robert returned to L.A. to study for his state architectural exams and an 8-month stint with Harwell Hamilton Harris.


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949

Roy Drew, raised in Pasadena, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts from Stanford in 1936 and a Masters in Architecture from Yale in 1941. As WW2 was enveloping the world, Drew gained experience working for Myron Hunt and Henry J. Kaiser. Following his service in the US Navy (1942-1946), Drew rejoined his architecture career where he met Robert Mosher in Paul Haynes' Los Angeles office.


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949

Following the completion of his exam, Mr. Mosher returned to his family in La Jolla and work for William Templeton Johnson. Robert's father, Jack Mosher, purchased the Green Dragon Colony in 1944 which following Robert's leaving Templeton Johnson's office became a project to design buildings for the property including his own office. As house commissions started pouring in for clients like Rosco Hazard, Harry Rollins, George Wick and Richard Compton.


Art Center La Jolla circa 1950

As the firm slowly grew, Mosher invited Drew to stay in a Green Dragon apartment for 6-month trial period. By 1948, Roy Drew had sold the house he designed for himself in La Canada, moved his family to La Jolla and established the firm Mosher and Drew, Architects. Early work was primarily residential and commercial commissions in La Jolla - including garage remodels, additions, signage, fences, store fronts and any other work they could muster.


UCSD Art Gallery circa 1965

Mosher and Drew, Architects engaged San Diegans in their brand of humanist/modernist architecture. Designs for Gordon Gray, Herbert Kunzel, James Copley drew attention from several publications including House Beautiful where Robert Mosher worked while on sabbatical from the firm in New York City with editor Elizabeth Gordon (ca. 1954-56). During this two-year span Robert lived with his family in Dobb's Ferry, commuting in to Manhattan daily. In preparation for House Beautiful's landmark dedication of an entire issue to Frank Lloyd Wright, Mosher lived with Mr. Wright at Taliesin in Spring Green, WI for two weeks.

According to Mosher, he designed 18 homes in La Jolla to Roy's 9. The firm's expansion was enabled by the hiring of Bill Watson, away from Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Bill Ferguson.

*Between 1958 and 1968, in addition to the residential work which was the basis of their early practice, they were retained to design larger projects. For Roy, these included: the Namara Inn in Del Mar, the Whittemore Office Building in La Jolla, Decatur Elementary School, the La Jolla branch of the Bank of America, Muirlands Junior High School, Torrey Pines Elementary School, The Children's Home Society of California, the La Jolla Federal Saving and Loan main office building, the La Jolla branch of San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Vacation Village hotel, La Jolla Senior High School, the San Diego USO, and Bentham and Cummings Halls, both at The Bishop's School.

*For Robert, projects included the first alterations and additions to the La Jolla Art Center (later to become the La Jolla Museum of Art); the San Diego Children's Home; the Married Students Apartments, the Residential Apartments Phase Two, the Master Plan for John Muir College, and the Applied Physics and Mathematics Building at the University of California, San Diego; the Aztec Center (Student Union) at San Diego State University; the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, West Wing (now the San Diego Museum of Art); the Bank of La Jolla Building (now the Wall Street Building); All Soul's Episcopal Church in Point Loma; an office building for Coldwell Banker in San Diego; the Kellogg West Conference Center at California Polytechnic University, Pomona; the Golden Valley Office Complex in Mission Valley; the La Jolla Branch of the California First Bank (now the Union Bank of California); and the Sherwood Auditorium, expanded galleries, and a new entrance for the La Jolla Museum of Art (now the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego); During this period, Robert also served as Design Consultant for the San Diego/Coronado Bridge.

Partial List of Early Projects

All Soul’s Episcopal Church (1965)
1475 Catalina Boulevard
Point Loma

Andrews, Stockton Residence (1954)
6131 Terryhill Drive
La Jolla, CA

Anson Lewis Building
La Jolla, CA


Applied Physics & Mathematics

Applied Physics and Mathematics (1966)
Muir College, UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA


Art Center La Jolla circa 1950

Art Center La Jolla (1950)
Remodel-Additions


Art Center La Jolla circa 1960

Art Center La Jolla (1950)
Remodel-Additions

Ascot Shop Interiors
La Jolla

Aztec Center, Student Union Building (1964) (demolished in 2011)
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Baily, Edward Residence (1949)
1106 Muirlands Drive
La Jolla, CA

Bank of America (1960) (Demolished)
7680 Girard, La Jolla
Award of Merit, AIA San Diego (1962)

Bank of La Jolla (1964)
7855 Ivanhoe Street
La Jolla, CA

Borchers, Jack Residence (1952)
3345 Lucinda Street
San Diego, CA


Borrego Sun Building

Borrego Sun Building (ca. 1961)
Borrego Springs

Bowman, John C. Residence (1954)
3529 Hugo Street
San Diego, CA

Carter, Armistead Pool House & Garden Shelter (1955)
Mission Hills, CA (house by Emmor Brooke Weaver)

Compton, Richard Residence (1948)
17077 El Mirador Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Coon, Thurlow Residence (1954)
2522 Horizon Way
San Diego, CA

Copley Library
La Jolla
*By Roy Drew

Copley Press Building
La Jolla
*By Roy Drew

Dunham Office Building
La Jolla

E.F. Hutton and Co. Office Building (1960)
7620 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA

E.F. Hutton and Co. Office Building (1967)
320 B Street
San Diego, CA

First Baptist Church of La Jolla (1957)
627 Genter Street
La Jolla, CA

Geisel, Ted Residence Additions/Alterations (1964)
7301 Encelia Drive
La Jolla, CA

Green Dragon Buildings (1948-49)
1200 Block of Prospect Street - La Jolla
Multiple buildings housed the following: Ferguson Art Gallery, Mosher & Drew Architects, Fred Norris Architect, Whitsitt's Millinery Shop, Allen Wertz Candies, Allan Adler Handwrought Silver, Holiday House Restaurant, The Carribean Shop, and Paul F. Scott Stationer, Tweeds and Weeds British Clothiers,Gerard and Sands European Handcrafts Shop.

Hazard, Rosco Residence (1948)
555 Gage Lane
San Diego, CA

Irwin, James Residence (1954)
300 Sea Lane
La Jolla, CA

Koehler, Otto Residence (1949)
1874 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA

Kunzel, Herbert Residence (1951)
3250 McCall Street
Point Loma, CA

La Jolla Art Center Alterations and Additions (ca. 1950, 1960, 1970)
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

La Jolla Christian Fellowship Church
La Jolla


La Jolla Federal Savings and Loa

La Jolla Federal Savings and Loan (1962)
1100 Wall Street, La Jolla
Award of Merit, AIA San Diego (1962)
Recognized at the 1964 United Masonry Association of San Diego Awards
*By Roy Drew

Lebenhouse Residence
2451 Ellentown, La Jolla

Lek Residence Remodel
Restoration of Henry Hester's Lek Residence (prior to its demolition)


Married Student Housing (1960)

Married Student Apartments (1961)
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Matthews Campus Art Gallery (1965)
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

McGrath, Thomas Residence
La Jolla, CA

McNarney, Joseph Residence Interiors (1958)
7730 Sierra Mar Drive
La Jolla, CA

Mosher and Drew Offices (1957)
1255 Coast Boulevard
La Jolla, CA

Mosher, Jack Residence (Jack-O-Lantern House Remodel, 1946)
1260 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

Mosher Offices (Jack, Robert) (1947)
1264 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

Mosher, Jack Residence (1950)
1258 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA

Mosher, Robert Residence (1950)
7750 Sierra Mar Drive
La Jolla, CA

Office Building for Robert Golden (1969)
123 Camino de la Reina
San Diego, CA

Reagan, Bruce Residence (1954)
6141 Terry Hill Drive
La Jolla, CA

Retail Building for Anson Lewis (1954)
7521 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA

Richards, Trumbull Residence (1961)
La Jolla Farms
La Jolla, CA

Rollins, Harry Residence (1948)
7752 Sierra Mar Drive
La Jolla, CA

San Diego Children’s Home (1958)
3002 Armstrong Street
San Diego, CA

San Diego – Coronado Bridge (1965)
San Diego, CA

San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, West Wing (1964)
SD Museum of Art
Balboa Park

San Diego Trust & Savings Bank
Girard Street, La Jolla
*By Roy Drew

Small, Luciene K. Residence (1959)
305 San Antonio Avenue
San Diego, CA

Southern California First National Bank

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Chancel Window (1958)
334 14th Street
Del Mar, CA

Student Apartments (1965)
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Tasende Art Gallery
Prospect Street, La Jolla

Thiele, John Residence (1960)
7770 Sierra Mar Drive
La Jolla, CA

Tuttle, William Residence (1952)
1835 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA

Tyson, D.R. Residence (1958)
1320 West Muirlands Drive
La Jolla, CA


UCSD Art Gallery circa 1965

UCSD Art Gallery (1965)
UC San Diego

Van Dorn, William Residence (1950)
6603 Muirlands Drive
La Jolla, CA

Warwick’s Books Front Façade (1953)
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA

Wick, George Residence (1948)
1433 Savoy Circle
San Diego, CA

Wohlford, Burnet C. Residence Additions (1949)
3355 East Valley Parkway (by Lillian Rice)
Escondido, CA

Young, Richard Residence (1959)
2496 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949


Mosher and Drew Offices, Green Dragon Colony circa 1949


Art Center La Jolla circa 1950. Photo by Lynn Fayman


Art Center La Jolla circa 1950


Art Center La Jolla circa 1950


Art Center La Jolla circa 1950


Art Center La Jolla circa 1960


UCSD Art Gallery circa 1965