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Field, John L. Records
2014-06  
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Description
Field has been recognized as one of the country's premier designers of urban in-fill retail, institutional and residential projects. His work includes Musto Plaza, one of the early remodeled warehouse buildings in San Francisco’s Jackson Square; The Rosston Townhouse Condominiums, an in-fill complex that is considered the first condominium townhouse project built in California; and Stanford Shopping Center, Stonestown Galleria, Corte Madera Towne Center, Broadway Plaza Renovation in Walnut Creek, Towne Center Napa, Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara and many other retail and mixed use centers. Field has many published works and has earned several design awards in addition to being an award-winning film-maker on the nature of architecture and the environment.
Background
Born in Minneapolis January 18, 1930 to Harold D. Field and Gladys J. Field, John Field holds a Bachelor of Arts (1952) and a Master of Architecture degree (1955), both from Yale University. Field has actively practiced architecture in San Francisco, starting as John L Field Architect in 1959, doing new and remodeled houses in San Francisco and the Bay Area including the first row house condominiums in the city. In 1968 he became a founding principal of Bull Field Volkmann Stockwell and the scope of his work increased in scale. In 1983 he became a founding principal of Field Gruzen Associated Architects, where he practiced until 1986 when he partnered with David Paoli as principals of Field Paoli Architects, from which he retired in 2000. Field passed away in 2017.
Extent
3 Cubic Feet - 4 document boxes, 1 flat file folder
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research.