Abrams, Harold
Ain, Gregory
Alexander, Robert E.
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Antelline, Jon P.
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Batter-Kay Associates
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Beckett, Welton
Benedict, Hiram Hudson
Bernard, James
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, Ward
Delawie, Homer
Des Lauriers, Robert
Drake, Gordon
Driskel, Jean Roth
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
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Jackson-Scott
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Jones, Robert E.
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Mitchell, Delmar
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Salerno, Daniel
Schindler, Rudolph
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Smith and Williams

Between 1946-1973 architects Whitney Rowland Smith (1911-2002) and Wayne Richard Williams (1919-2007) designed more than 800 projects as Smith and Williams. Known for “a pragmatic modernism”, most of their projects are in the greater Los Angeles area. “Smith and Williams created spaciousness in their buildings by layering spaces and manipulating the relationship between structure and landscape. This spaciousness expressed modern ideas about the relationship of architecture to environment, of building to site, and, ultimately, of outside to in.”

“Whitney Smith was born on January 16, 1911 in Pasadena. He attended the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated in 1934 with his bachelor’s degree in architecture. After receiving his degree Smith went on to work as a designer for notable architects in the Los Angeles area: Lawrence Test, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Kem Weber, and William L. Pereira. From 1941 to 1942, Whitney Smith taught at USC. One of Smith’s students was Wayne Williams (1919-2007), who started working for Smith in the early 1940s. Wayne Williams was born in Los Angeles on October 17, 1919. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in architecture from USC in 1947. By 1949, Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams officially became partners. Some of their most notable early projects include Crestwood Hills (1950) and Griffith Park Girl’s Camp (1951). During the firm’s 24 years, Smith and Williams produced numerous award-winning architectural projects, including private residences, educational buildings, religious buildings, community buildings, recreational facilities, commercial buildings, and parks. The Smith & Williams’ partnership dissolved in 1973, although both Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams continued to practice.” (Source Online Archive of California)

With the U.S. thrust into World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor, during 1942 Whitney Smith traveled down to San Diego from Los Angeles to work under William Templeton Johnson and George J. Adams. Johnson and Adams were the “…architects in charge of planning 600 units of housing for aircraft and shipbuilders for the National Housing Agency. Smith described the housing projects in National City and Chula Vista as ‘drudgery,’ but he met architect John Lautner on the job, and they remained lifelong friends.” (Source: Outside in: The Architecture of Smith and Williams)

Following his return to Pasadena, Smith secured a Public Buildings Administration project, the Linda Vista Shopping Center – adjacent to the Linda Vista housing development at Linda Vista Road and Ulric Street. “In 1940, under the Lanham Defense Housing Act, the federal government had built housing for 4,000 families of war workers in the San Diego community. Linda Vista was the largest housing tract built before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but it had few amenities. The Linda Vista Shopping Center… provided much-needed services for these families and was among the first modern shopping centers built in the United States, 1943-44. Smith was the designing partner of a team that also included San Diego architect Earl Giberson and landscape architect Harold Dankworth. Smith created a central green around which he placed the stores so that each one could be seen equally well from the center and from the sheltered walkway that circled the green space. He kept the cars to the periphery of the shopping center… Smith’s description of the Linda Vista project, published in Better Homes and Gardens in January 1945, brought him national attention. He and the editors compared the open center to the “order and peace of an early village green,” in a statement that anticipates, with some emotion, the end of the war. “America needs peace not only in the wide world but on Main Street too.” Linda Vista Shopping Center was an influential design for  still new typology and probably the first to explicitly link recreation – the central green – with retail.” (Source: Outside in: The Architecture of Smith and Williams)

Another connection between Smith and Williams and San Diego was through Eugene 'Gene' Weston III. Having worked for his father's architectural firm and later for Alvin Lustig, Gene worked alongside Douglas Byles for Smith & Williams Architects (ca. 1946-7) prior to forming the partnership Byles & Weston - and several years prior to his move to La Jolla. While with Smith and Williams, Gene's graphic artistry produced the Pilot House brochure highlighting the firm's investment in the Mutual Housing Association development in Crestwood Hills with architect A. Quincy Jones.

Partial List of Projects

Anticipation Shops (1950)
Locations in both Pasadena and San Diego

B Street Pier Waterfront Tourist Attraction (1972)
San Diego

Bandini House Restoration (1971)
Old Town State Historic Park

Carlin, Mr. Robert & Mrs. Residence (1957)
3672 Liggett Drive, Point Loma

Condominium Office Developments for Johnson and Mape Construction Company (1972)
San Diego

Jack in the Box Incorporated Restaurant and Sign (1961)
For Robert Oscar Peterson

Linda Vista Shopping Center (1942)
Linda Vista
*Designed by Whitney Smith with Earl Giberson and Harold Dankworth
*Published in Better Homes and Gardens in January 1945,

Linder Estates Tract Housing (1960)
San Diego  

Lowell, Edward O. Residence (1965)
Gird Road, Fallbrook

Mission Bay Development Plan (1959)
For City of San Diego, Community Facilities Planners

Mission Valley West Shopping Center (1962)
San Diego

Olivewood Housing (1942-43)
National City
*Designed for the Public Housing Works ‘near San Diego’ when Smith worked under William Templeton Johnson and George J. Adams architects; with Paul Hunter, associate architect
*Maynard Parker Photographer

Recreational Complex for Johnson and Mape Construction Company (1971)
El Cajon
*Sterling Recreation Organization

San Elijo Lagoon Recreational Park for City of San Diego (1973-77)
Manchester Avenue, Encinitas
*Land Use Masterplan

Victory Housing (1942-43)
Chula Vista
*Designed for the Public Housing Works ‘near San Diego’ when Smith worked under William Templeton Johnson and George J. Adams architects; with Paul Hunter, associate architect
*Maynard Parker Photographer

*Project list culled from Outside in: The Architecture of Smith and Williams