Inventory of the Howard A. Friedman Collection

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Inventory of the Howard A. Friedman Collection

Collection number: 2000-12

Environmental Design Archives

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Environmental Design Archives Staff
Date Completed:
October 2006
Encoded by:
Betsy Frederick-Rothwell
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Howard A. Friedman collection , 1937-1990
Dates: 1937- 1990
Bulk Dates: 1975-1987
Collection number: 2000-12
Creator: Friedman, Howard A., 1919-1988
Creator: Jones, Judith Clancy
Collection Size: 4 Boxes
Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California
Abstract: Howard A. Friedman was born in New York City in 1919. In 1949, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in architecture. After several years with San Francisco architecture firms, in 1953 he formed his own practice, which in 1967 became Howard A. Friedman and Associates. Friedman worked as an architect and planner until 1982. During 35 years of practice, Howard's firm compiled a distinguished record of nationally recognized designs, with projects in Northern California, Nevada, Georgia, Texas, Mexico, France, Holland, and Spain. In 1980 he was appointed Professor in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley. He retired from private practice in 1984, in part to devote more time to teaching and academic affairs. The bulk of this collection consists of photographs documenting Howard Friedman's architectural work. Materials relating to Friedman's time as faculty at UC Berkeley make up the remainder of the collection .
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard A. Friedman collection (2000-12), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

Acquisition Information

Donated by family

Biography

Howard A. Friedman was born in New York City on June 26, 1919. At the age of 17, following graduation from Saunders Technical High School in Yonkers, he started work as a junior drafter in a Manhattan architecture office. In 1942 he joined the United States Navy Seabees and served in the Pacific during World War II. On his return to San Francisco in 1946 Howard married Phyllis Koshland. In 1949 he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with an A.B. degree in architecture. After several years with San Francisco architecture firms, in 1953 he formed his own practice in partnership with Henry Schubart. In 1967 that firm became Howard A. Friedman and Associates. Friedman worked as an architect and planner until 1982, when he transitioned to the firm's consulting architect. During 35 years of practice, Howard's firm compiled a distinguished record of nationally recognized designs. These include a group-living complex at the Jewish Home for the Aged, Mt. Zion Hospital's outpatient clinic, the modernization of Levi Strauss' Valencia Street factory, and the construction of the firm's award-winning corporate headquarters complex on Battery Street. Other projects included St. Louis Bertrand Church in Oakland, and the Levi Strauss headquarters in Powell, Tennessee, which was dedicated to Howard in 1982. In later Howard served as master architect for the south terminal expansion at San Francisco International Airport, where he set an extraordinary precedent in employing and successfully coordinating a wide spectrum of small, local, minority and women-owned design firms. Friedman completed projects in Northern California, Nevada, Georgia, Texas, Mexico, France,Holland, and Spain. He retired from private practice in 1984, in part to devote more time to teaching and academic affairs. With former student Robert DeGoff, he co-authored Construction Management for Architects, Engineers and Owners published by John Wiley and Sons in 1985, and Issues for Seismic Strengthening of Existing Buildings, with Henry J. Lagorio and Kit M. Wong, published by the Center for Environmental Design Research in 1986. Howard continued his active connection with his alma mater throughout his life, as an active alumnus, a devoted supporter of athletics, and a parent of a succeeding generation of Cal students. In 1966 he strengthened that connection when he became a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture. In 1980 he was appointed Professor, and in 1987 he became department chair. In 1971 the American Institute of Architects honored Howard by electing him a Fellow. In addition to his distinguished practice he served his profession as President of the Northern California Chapter of the AIA, as director of the California Council AIA (CCAIA), and as chair of the State of California Board of Architectural Examiners. In 1989 the CCAIA, the AIA, and the California Council of Architectural Education posthumously awarded Howard their Exc ellence in Education Award. Other awards included the Architectural Record award for interior architecture in conjunction with Gensler & Associates for the Levi Strauss offices in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1980, and the campus' Berkeley Citation, also awarded posthumously. Howard had a long record in civic and community affairs. In 1970 he became a trustee of Dominican College and chaired the board in 1973-1978 and 1980-1983. The Dominican College connection represented a pattern. Howard had also been president of the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco. At the time of his death he was a trustee of Mills College, the University of California at Berkeley Foundation, and chair of the Newhouse Foundation. He had also been a trustee of the University Art Museum. Howard Friedman died suddenly on October 28, 1988, in what was to have been the final year of his notable leadership as Chair of the Department of Architecture.

Note

Sources:

  • Friedman. Howard A. Successful architecture: Selected works and thought of Howard A. Friedman. Berkeley, CA: Howard Friedman Family, 1990.
  • Stoller, C., Olsen, D., Montgomery, R., Samuel, S.M., Conlan, O.P. University of California: In Memorium, 1990: Howard Abraham Friedman. Retrieved October 5, 2006

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of this collection consists of photographs documenting Howard Friedman's architectural work. This, along with a scrapbook, portfolio, and proposal book, make up the whole of project documentation. The collection does not contain any drawings, save for a handful of blueprints from Friedman's early work as a junior draftsman and plans from his time in the United States Navy. Materials created later on in Howard Friedman's life and career, specifically during his tenure at the University of California, Berkeley School of Architecture make up about one carton worth of material. This includes university biographies, employment papers, speech transcripts, and class notes. Miscellaneous items such as personal photographs and photography, awards and certificates, and publications about Friedman's work make up the remainder of the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Architecture--California
Architects--California
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- California -- Berkeley
Hospital architecture


Series Description

 

Series I. Personal Papers 1937-1990

Physical Description: Boxes 1, 4
 

A.  Biographical Information

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of biographical narratives from Friedman's university employee records and some resumes, a spiral-bound pamphlet detailing professional activity from 1980 to 1986, and a book about Friedman's work, entitled Successful Architecture.
 

B. Student Work

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains blueprints created during Friedman's employment as a junior draftsman in New York office of architect Erik Kaeyer as well as drawings from his time serving in the United States Navy.
 

C. Photographs

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains photographs taken by Friedman during his travels and photographs of him and his colleagues.
 

Series II.  Professional Papers 1964-1990

Physical Description: Boxes 1, 3

Series Scope and Content Summary

Series consists of: awards, certificates, and other honors; speech information, drafts, notes, and revisions; and design conference participation notes.
 

Series III. Faculty Papers 1966-1988

Physical Description: Box 3

Series Scope and Content Summary

Series begins with papers documenting Friedman's employment at University of California at Berkeley and continues with information about courses that Friedman taught. Each class is housed in a separate folder, which contains notes, some student papers, and other such items divided by course. Friedman emphasized the professional practice of architecture in his teachings, so there is an entire folder dedicated to notes on this particular subject. Series ends with committee and other meeting notes, general correspondence, and a reference file on artist Judith Clancy Jones.
 

Series IV. Office Records 1950-1983

Physical Description: Boxes 1, 2, 3, 4
 

A. Photographs

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The bulk of the office records take the form of photographic documentation. Finished project photographs, proof sheets, and negatives span across two boxes. Building types include residential, commercial, religious, educational, and medical.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged alphabetically by project.
 

B. Scrapbooks and Project Plans

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

There is one scrapbook of magazine and news clippings covering Friedman's work, one project portfolio of photographs, Friedman's work on exhibit, and a few project plans, proposals, and specifications.

Container List

 

Series I. Personal Papers

 

A. Biographical Information

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical Summaries 1973-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Successful Architecture 1990

 

B. Student Work

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Blueprints, Erik Kaeyer Architecture 1937

Box/Folder 1 : 3

United States Naval Project Drawings 1943

 

C. Photographs

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Photography, Personal Travel n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Photography, Personal Travel, Mounted n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Photographs, Personal n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Photography, Personal n.d.

 

Series II. Professional Papers

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Awards, Certificates 1964-1990

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Address to California Council, AIA 1970

Box/Folder 3 : 3

AIA Brown Bag - Outline, Final Draft 1976, 1981

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Speeches, Miscellaneous 1978-1986

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Design Conference, Monterey, CA 1987

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Design Conference, San Francisco Galleria, CA 1987

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Design International Collaborations, San Francisco, CA 1984

 

Series III. Faculty Papers

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Employment Documentation 1966-1988

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Architecture 120 1983-1986

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Architecture 132 1966

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Architecture 160 1968-1980

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Architecture 207 1975

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Architecture 225 1984-1987

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Construction Management 1981-1988

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Professional Practice of Architecture 1981-1987

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Committees 1984-1987

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Faculty Meeting Notes 1987-1988

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Professional Liaison Program 1974

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Correspondence, Fred Stitt 1985-1988

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Correspondence, General 1974-1988

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Correspondence, Students 1974-1987

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Judith Clancy Johns 1976-1986

 

Series IV. Office Records

 

A. Photographs

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Delcina Bair, Residence, Mill Valley n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Dominican College, Dining Room, San Rafael 1957-1958

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Farley, Erwin, Residence, Belvedere c. 1955

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Friedman, Howard, Residence, Hillsborough n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Goldman Residence, Atherton n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Goldman Residence, Tahoe n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Holy Name Parish, San Francisco c. 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Jewish Home for the Aged, new addition, San Francisco c. 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Levi Strauss & Company: Florence, KY, Little Rock, AK, Murphy, NC, Roswell, NM, Powell, TN c. 1979

Box/Folder 2 : 10

McNabb, Fred, Residence, Sausalito c. 1957

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Mitchell, John, Residence, San Francisco c. 1955

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Peletz Residence, location unknown n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Sienna High School, Napa n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Smith, Oliver, Residence, Tiburon c. 1962

Box/Folder 2 : 15

St. John the Baptist Church, Napa n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 16

St. Louis Bertrand Church, Oakland 1961

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Unidentified Residences n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 18

14th Floor Embarcadero II, San Francisco n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Del Valle Apartments, location unknown n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Dominican College, Library, San Rafael 1958

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Friedman, Howard, Office, San Francisco c. 1967

Box/Folder 3 : 22

Friedman, Howard, Residence (exterior), Tahoe n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 23

Friedman, Howard, Residence (interior), Tahoe n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 24

Jones, Pirkle, Residence, Mill Valley c. 1967

Box/Folder 3 : 25

King Norman Children Paradise, Marin County 1955

Box/Folder 3 : 26

Levi Strauss Plaza, San Francisco c. 1979

Box/Folder 3 : 27

Magnin, San Rafael n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 28

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center: Acute Care, San Francisco c. 1980

Box/Folder 3 : 29

MZHMC: Clinical & Research Laboratories, San Francisco c. 1980

Box/Folder 3 : 30

MZHMC: General, San Francisco c. 1980

Box/Folder 3 : 31

MZHMC: Outpatient Department, San Francisco c. 1965

Box/Folder 3 : 32

MZHMC: Radiation Center, San Francisco c. 1980

Box/Folder 3 : 33

Pinecrest, location unknown n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 34

San Domenico School, San Anselmo n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 35

San Domenico School Chapel, San Anselmo n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 36

St. Vincent DePaul Church: Entrance Doors, San Francisco 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 37

Stanford Cancer Treatment Center n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 38

Town Square Apartments, location unknown n.d.

Box/Folder 3 : 39

Proof Sheets n.d.

 

B. Scrapbooks and Project Plans

Box/Folder 3 : 40

Levi Strauss & Company, Naucalpan, Mexico, Criteria and Performance Specs 1979

Box/Folder 3 : 41

San Francisco International Airport, South Terminal, Plan 1983

Box/Folder 3 : 42

University of California, Berkeley, Math-Science Building Proposal 1981

Box/Folder 4 : 43

Project Clippings Scrapbook 1954-1963

Box/Folder 4 : 44

Dominican College Library Portfolio 1958

Box/Folder 1 : 45

"Work of Howard A. Friedman" Exhibit 1975-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 46

Invitation to Bid, Levi Strauss Factory, Witchita Falls, TX 1968

Box/Folder 1 : 47

111 Chestnut St., San Francisco, Project Proposal 1980

 

Digital Images

 

Delcina Bair Residence, exterior, Mill Valley, c. 1955

 

Delcina Bair Residence, interior, Mill Valley, c. 1955

 

Erwin Farley Residence, interior (1), Belvedere, c. 1955

 

Erwin Farley Residence, interior (2), Belvedere, c. 1955

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, interior (1), Hillsborough, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, interior (2), Hillsborough, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (1), Hillsborough, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (2), Hillsborough, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (1), Atherton, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (2), Atherton, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, interior (1), Atherton, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, interior (2), Atherton, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, exterior (1), Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, exterior (2), Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, exterior (3), Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, exterior (4), Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, bell tower, Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, interior (1), Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, interior (2), Napa, n.d.

 

St. John the Baptist Church, interior (3), Napa, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, site plan, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, living room section plan, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (1), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (2), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (3), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (4), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (5), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (6), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (7), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (8), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior (9), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, exterior detail, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, interior (1), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, interior (2), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Howard A. Friedman Residence, interior (3), Tahoe, n.d.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Church, entrance doors (1), San Francisco, 1963

 

St. Vincent DePaul Church, entrance doors (2), San Francisco, 1963

 

St. Vincent DePaul Church, exterior, San Francisco, 1963

 

King Norman Children Paradise, site plan (1), Marin County, 1955

 

King Norman Children Paradise, site plan (2), Marin County, 1955

 

San Domenico School, exterior (1), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (2), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (3), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (4), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (5), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (6), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (7), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, exterior (8), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, interior (1), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, interior (2), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

San Domenico School, interior (3), San Anselmo, n.d.

 

Fred McNabb Residence, interior, Sausalito, c. 1957

 

Fred McNabb Residence, exterior, Sausalito, c. 1957

 

Levi Strauss Plaza (1), San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss Plaza (2), San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss Plaza (3), San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss Plaza (4), San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss Plaza (5), San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss Plaza (6), San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss Plaza, factory, San Francisco, c. 1979

 

Dominican College Dining Room, interior, San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Dining Room, exterior, San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Dining Room, preliminary sketch, San Rafael, 1957

 

San Domenico School Chapel, San Anselmo, n.d.

 

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Acute Care Unit, floor plan, San Francisco, c. 1980

 

Pirkle Jones Residence, interior, Mill Valley, c. 1967

 

Pirkle Jones Residence, exterior, Mill Valley, c. 1967

 

Pirkle Jones Residence, exterior, Mill Valley, c. 1967

 

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Original Clinical Laboratories, floor plan, San Francisco, c. 1980

 

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Remodeled Clinical Laboratories, floor plan, San Francisco, c. 1980

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (1), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (2), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (3), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (4), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (5), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (6), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (7), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (8), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (9), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Howard A. Friedman & Associates, Office (10), San Francisco, c. 1967

 

Holy Name Parish, exterior, San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Holy Name Parish, interior (1), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Holy Name Parish, interior (2), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Holy Name Parish, interior (3), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Holy Name Parish, interior (4), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Holy Name Parish, interior (5), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Outpatient Department (1), San Francisco, c. 1965

 

Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Outpatient Department (2), San Francisco, c. 1965

 

Goldman Residence, dining room section plan, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, site plan, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, living room section plan, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (1), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (2), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (3), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (4), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (5), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, exterior (6), Tahoe, n.d.

 

Goldman Residence, interior, Tahoe, n.d.

 

Jewish Home for the Aged, New Addition, ground floor plan, San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Jewish Home for the Aged, New Addition, exterior (1), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Jewish Home for the Aged, New Addition, exterior (2), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Jewish Home for the Aged, New Addition, exterior (3), San Francisco, c. 1962

 

Dominican College Library, first floor plan, San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, second floor plan, San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, exterior (1), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, exterior (2), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, exterior (3), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, exterior (4), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, interior (1), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, interior (2), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, interior (3), San Rafael, 1958

 

Dominican College Library, interior (4), San Rafael, 1958

 

John Mitchell Residence, interior (1), San Francisco, c. 1955

 

John Mitchell Residence, interior (2), San Francisco, c. 1955

 

John Mitchell Residence, interior (3), San Francisco, c. 1955

 

Peletz Residence, exterior (1), location unknown, n.d.

 

Peletz Residence, exterior (2), location unknown, n.d.

 

Peletz Residence, interior (1), location unknown, n.d.

 

Peletz Residence, interior (2), location unknown, n.d.

 

Peletz Residence, interior (3), location unknown, n.d.

 

Oliver Smith Residence, exterior view, Tiburon, c. 1962

 

Oliver Smith Residence, exterior (1), Tiburon, c. 1962

 

Oliver Smith Residence, exterior (2), Tiburon, c. 1962

 

St. Louis Bertrand Church, floor plan, Oakland, 1961

 

St. Louis Bertrand Church, exterior (1), Oakland, 1961

 

St. Louis Bertrand Church, exterior (2), Oakland, 1961

 

St. Louis Bertrand Church, exterior (3), Oakland, 1961

 

St. Louis Bertrand Church, interior, Oakland, 1961

 

Levi Strauss & Company Distribution Center, Headquarters (1), Little Rock, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss & Company Distribution Center, Headquarters (2), Little Rock, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss & Company Distribution Center, Headquarters (3), Little Rock, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss & Company, Manufacturing and Administration Facility (1), Powell, c. 1979

 

Levi Strauss & Company, Manufacturing and Administration Facility (2), Powell, c. 1979