Architects

Roger Lee:referred to as an architect who "designed high style for the middle class," and is today considered one of "the forgotten mid-century modernist" architects. a Chinese-American modernist architect who designed more than 100 houses and other projects in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Most of his work was done during the 1950s and 1960s, and mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area. - Wikipedia - Website

Edward Killingsworth: Best known as a participant in Architecture Digest's Case Study progarm in the mid-1950s. He designed and built Case Study House #25, "The Frank House". In the architecture world "Killingsworth" is synonymous with ultra-cool Southern California Post-and-Beam Mid-Century Modern - Wikipedia - Website

Francis J. McCarthy: (1910-1965) McCarthy's work encompassed numerous residential, municipal and commerical commissions throughout California. McCarthy was a founding member of Telesis, an organization formed in 1938 by design professionals of varying disciplines who were interested in invigorating city and regional planning in the Bay Area. - Environmental Design Archives - Website

Case Study House

Experiments in residential architecture, which commissioned major architects of the day to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the return of millions of soliders. The program ran from 1945 - 1966. Most were constructed in Los Angeles, a few in the Bay Area and one in Phoenix, Arizona. - Wikipedia - Website

Mid Century Modern

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-1950s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House), celebrating the style which is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. - Wikipedia - Website


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