Robert J. Platt

Architect | 1921-1988

After earning his B.A with Distinction at University of Minnesota in 1946, Robert Platt worked for Liebenberg & Kaplan in Minnesota in the early 1950's. Arriving in San Diego a short time later, the young architect worked for Frank L. Hope on the Sharp Hospital project(1953-54). Robert Platt hung out his own shingle in 1955. The firm was handed over to his son, architect Lee Platt in 1980.

Robert Platt was born on October 21, 1921. After earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1946, Platt worked for Liebenberg & Kaplan in Minnesota in the early 1950's.

Arriving in San Diego a short time later, the young architect worked for Frank L. Hope. Among Hope’s projects Robert worked on between 1953-54 was Sharp Hospital. Robert Platt hung out his own shingle beginning in 1955 in various iterations.

The firm was handed over to his son, architect Lee Platt, in 1980. Platt was president of the San Diego chapter of the AIA in 1964, earning a placed in the College of Fellows in 1970.

Robert Platt's archive is available HERE.

Partial List of Early San Diego Projects

Akin-Moore Yacht Brokerage (1960)
2353 Shelter Island Drive

Anderson, Greg Residence (1958)
720 Amiford Drive

Bayside 4 (1961)
2540 Shelter Island Drive

Carl Sandburg Elementary School (1973)

Chauncy I. Jerabek Elementary School (1976)

Christensen, Dr. Robert J. Residence (1965)
3580 Charles Street

Clairemont Baptist Church (1970)

Clairemont Covenant Church (1967)

Columbus Elementary School (1968)

Daniel Boone Elementary School (1959)

De Anza View Medical-Dental Center (1971)
3737 Moraga Avenue

Dorie Miller Elementary School (1973)

First Christian Church (1971)
El Cajon

First Covenant Church (1965)
Clairemont

Forever House / Dr. E. N. Reithmayer Residence a 'Medallion Home' (1961)
1191 Hacienda Drive, El Cajon
According to San Diego Magazine, "...Builder John Mortenson collaborated with Robert Platt, AIA on the highly individual design use of masonry throughout'

Hancock Elementary School (1975)

Hillcrest Receiving Home (1964)

Hotel for Frank Naso (1959)
1410 Rosecrans Street
Later The Sportsman’s Lodge, now The Pearl Hotel

Lafayette Elementary School (1966)

Mason Elementary School (1975)

Mission Bay Campland (1966)

Mission Village Church (1962)
AKA Calv. So. Baptist Mission Village

Naval Electronics Lab Center Master Plan (1969)

North Clairemont Library (1960)
4616 Clairemont Drive

Oak Park Branch Library (1966)
2802 54th Street

Owens, Apartment Building for Mr. & Mrs. Douglas
Mission Beach

Platt Residence (1949)
3537 Silvergate Place

PMP Properties

Presidio Nursery (1959)
Morena Boulevard

Rancho Bernardo Library (1972)

Residence #1 for Selrick Development Company (1967)
936 Bangor Street

Residence #2 for Selrick Development Company (1969)
940 Bangor Street

Revival Pentacostal Tabernacle (1964)

Richie’s Restaurant

San Carlos Branch Library (1971)
7265 Jackson Drive

San Diego Holiness Church
19th and E Streets

San Diego Marine Exchange (1959)
2638 Shelter Island

Security Pacific National Bank (1965)
College Avenue Branch

Silvergate Yacht Club (1962)
2091 Shelter Island Drive

Skyline Hills Library (1966)
Meadowbrook Drive and Paradise Valley Road

Stewart, Donald Residence (1959)
3765 Trudy Lane

U.S. Post Office & Federal Bldg. (1965)
122 15th Street, Del Mar

U.S. Post Office & Federal Bldg. (1966)
Weed, CA
University Christian Church (1968)

Wahl, John Commercial Building
1919 Cable Street

Westminster Church