Records of Jack Hermann, 1947-1989

Iok Peng (Carol) Kuong
Environmental Design Archives
College of Environmental Design
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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
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Records of Jack Hermann, 1947-1989

Collection number: 1990-2

Environmental Design Archives

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Iok Peng (Carol) Kuong
Date Completed:
May 2009
Encoded by:
Devan McGirr
Funding:
Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by the donor.
© 2010 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack Hermann collection
Dates: 1947-1989
Collection number: 1990-2
Creator: Hermann, Jack, 1917-1989
Collector: Environmental Design Archives
Collection Size: 7 cartons, 3 flat files, 1 half box
Repository: Environmental Design Archives

College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Physical location: Environmental Design Archives

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California 94720-1820
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is 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], Jack Hermann Collection, 1990-2, Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical Note

Jack Hermann was born in Topeka, Kansas on September 23, 1917 to Danish immigrant parents. Raised in San Diego, he was active in the Sea Scouts, eventually reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. It was through the scouts that he developed his lifelong love of boats and sailing. He studied civil engineering at San Diego State University, general studies at the University of Washington, and architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. It was here that he met Winifred Nickerson, whom he married in 1942.
He apprenticed as a carpenter, surveyor, engineer and architect in California and Alaska. During World War II he designed and supervised construction of shipyards and military bases, followed by service in the U.S. Army Aviation Engineers. In 1946 the couple moved to Marin County where they began work on the family home in Kentfield.
Hermann established a partnership with San Francisco architect Bolton White was in 1948. Their practice, which expanded in 1958 to include Allen Steinau, and in 1961 to include Don Hatch was responsible for the design of hospitals, clinics, churches, offices, housing, post-offices, schools, stores, recreation centers, regional master plans, and open space. In 1960, Jack chaired the A.I.A. conference on Church Architecture in San Francisco.
Separating form the partnership in 1962, Jack set up office in Marin, where his practice continued with such projects as Ross General Hospital, Fairfield Intercommunity Hospital, Modesto Hospital, Pittsburg Community church, and housing. Closing his formal architectural practice in 1972, Jack and Winifred embarked on a series of personal projects. These began with the renovation of older buildings, utilizing a creative reuse of unusual materials in energy efficient and environmentally sound ways. Hermann died in an auto accident on September 5, 1989, while traveling near Dargaville in New Zealand at the age of 71.
Sources:


NCAIA membership record.

Daughter of Hermann, Katharine Hermann's description.

Biography included with collection.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Collection consists of two Series: Office Records and Project Records. The Office records contain project portfolios, files related to a proposed memorial on Alcatraz Island, scrapbooks of clippings, and correspondence. There is also material relating to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Project files contain drawings and some documentation. There are photographs for a small number of projects.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Architects--California.
Architecture--California.

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural records.
Architectural drawings.
Architectural photographs.

Project Index

The following is a list of architectural projects from the Jack Hermann Collection. For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/guide.htm .
The Project Index list is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

Project/Client Name (location, date, project type, architect) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

  • Adams, W.B. ( Redlands , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Alcatraz ( San Francsco , CA ; 1963-77 ; cultural ) [ Ms ]
  • Allenm Rollin ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1971 ; residential ) [ ]
  • American Red Cross: Proposed Chapter House ( Marin County , CA ; 1967-68 ; philanthropic ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ancker, Sidney ( Sausalito , CA ; 1949-89 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ancker, Sidney ( Sausalito , CA ; 1950-59, 1965, 1989 ; residential ) Collaborators: Bolton White and Allan Steinau (architects) Katy & Paul Steinmetz (landscape architects) [ Ms, Dr, Ph ]
  • Antioch Unified School District - Admin Bldg ( Antioch , CA ; 1959 ; educational ) [ Ph ]
  • Arlington Community Church (CA ; 1960 ; religious ) [ Ph ]
  • Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA ; 1960 ; recreational ) [ Dr ]
  • Bacigalupi, David ( Kentfield , CA ; 1951 ; commercial ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Beare, William K. ( San Rafael , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Beckwith, A.H. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Bego, Ruth ( Larkspur , CA ; 1971 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Bettinger, J. (T.E. Oakes) ( Ross , CA ; 1971 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Bichacoff, B.D., Dr. ( Ukiah , CA ; 1964 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Blomquist, Lee ( Kentfield , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Borla, T.H. ( Sausalito , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Bosserman, E.J. ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1967 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Bradley, Richard ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Britton, George ( Kentfield , CA ; 1952-54, 1963 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Brush/Slocumb House ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) [ Ms ]
  • Buckelew Farms ( Kentfield , CA ; 1972 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Burns, Eugene ( Sausalito , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Casa Hacienda (Ingenio San Antonio) ( Nicaragua , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Central Solano Community Hospital ( Fairfield , CA ; 1958 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Central Solano Community Hospital (unbuilt addition) ( Fairfield , CA ; 1963 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • College Avenue Congregational Church ( Modesto , CA ; 1964- 66 ; religious ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Competition: California State Office Building ( Sacramento , CA ; 1977 ; governmental ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Competition: National School Fallout Shelter Design ( Region 7; 1963 ; educational ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Consumers' Cooperative Society ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1949 ; philanthropic ) [ Dr ]
  • Courthouse Square ( San Rafael , CA ; 1968 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • Craemer, Jack ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) [ Ms ]
  • Crocker, Herbert A. ( Marin County , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Dakin, Richard ( Kentfield , CA ; 1969 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • De Long, E.G. ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Diablo Clinic ( Walnut Creek , CA ; 1951 ; medical ) Collaborator: Bolton White, Arch [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Dix, Ernest ( Bolinas , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Drew, Orlo ( San Francisco , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Du Prau, James B. ( Atherton , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Edwards, David S. ( Bolinas , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ely, I.J. ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Eureka Medical Dentnal Bldg. Corp. ( Eureka , CA ; 1949 ; medical ) Collaborators: Bolton White and C. Raymond Hudson, Arch [ Ms, Dr Ph ]
  • Fairbairu, Gerald ( Santa Barbarra , CA ; 1973 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Fairfield Clinic ( Fairfield , CA ; 1970 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Fairfield Hospital ( Fairfield , CA ; 1964 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Fairfield Hospital - Misc. Additions ( Fairfield , CA ; 1956-71 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Fasal/Smith Medical Office ( San Rafael , CA ; 1962 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • First Congegational Church ( Antioch , CA ; 1968 ; religious ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Franzel, Emanuel ( Belvedere , CA ; 1970 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Frates, Robert C. ( Sausalito , CA ; 1972 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Fremont School ( Antioch , CA ; 1960 ; educational ) [ Ph ]
  • Freeman, Miller Publications ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; commercial ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Gallo, E & J. Winery ( Modesto , CA ; 1956 ; commercial ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Gaskin, William - alterations ( Larkspur , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Gilbert, Wesley ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Gladstine, Richard ( Sausalito , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Goldfien, Alan ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Grambow, Richard ( Kentfield , CA ; 1966 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Greenbrae Medical Center ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1968 ; medical ) [ Ms ]
  • Griffin, L. Martin ( Healdsburg , CA ; 1970 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Harris, Paul ( Bolinas , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Hartman, John ( San Francisco , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Hendrickson, Chas ( Kentfield , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Hermann, Jack ( Bolinas Beach , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bolton White, Arch [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Hobbs Wall [ Ph ]
  • Hollow Hills ( Camel Valley , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Holter (Perry) House ( Bolinas , CA ; 969 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Industrial Indemnity Co. ( Sacramento , CA ; 1950 ; commercial ) [ Dr, Ph ]
  • Intersection (467 O'Farrell Street) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1965 ; cultural ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Iusi, Ralph ( Sausalito , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • J.D. O'Connor Construction Co. ( Larkspur , CA ; 1950 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Bolton White, Arch [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Jacob's Doghouse ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1966 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Jones, W.A. Apartment Building ( Vallejo , CA ; 1955 ; residential- multi ) [ Dr ]
  • Kern Co. Land - Pacific Mutual Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1955-57 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Kerr, William - alterations and additions ( San Rafael , CA ; 1958 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bolton White, Arch [ Ms, Dr, Ph ]
  • Koplan, Robert ( Sausalito , CA ; 1967 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • L.G. Pepper & Sons, Inc. ( Bolinas , CA ; 1972 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • Lareau, Joseph T. ( Fairfox , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Larkspur Clubhouse (Corte Madera Lions Recreational Park) ( Lankspur , CA ; 1951 ; recreational ) [ Dr ]
  • Larkspur Plaza Apartments ( Larkspur , CA ; 1970 ; residential- multi ) Collaborators: Katy & Paul Steinaetz (L.A.) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Larraburu Bakery ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • Las Baulines Nursery ( Bolinas , CA ; 1967 ; commercial ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Leggett, Robert - remodel ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1966 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Lukei, Phil and Vesta ( Redlands , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Marin County General Hospital ( Marin County , CA ; 1947 ; medical ) [ Dr, Ph ]
  • Marin Neurologic Center ( Marin County , CA ; 1966 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Maroney, Margaret Office ( San Rafael , CA ; 1951 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • MCS-ACR Environemntal Study Center (1970 ; educational ) [ Dr ]
  • Meloney, William ( Inverness , CA ; 1962 ; residential ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Menlo Medical Center ( Marin County , CA ; 1955 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr, Ph ]
  • Mickelson, C.J. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Miller & Lux Incorporated ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; commercial ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Millstone Ranch ( Healdsburg , CA ; 1965 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • Montgomery, Viola ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Neal/ Bine M.D. ( Kentfield , CA ; 1962 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Nicholson, J.J. ( Kentfield , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Nickerson, H.H. ( Redlands , CA ; ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Orinda Community Church ( Orinda , CA ; 1958 ; religious ) [ Ms, Dr, Ph ]
  • Pacific Scientific Company ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Robinson & Giddings (Structural Engineers) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Palo Alto Consumers Cooperative Society ( Palo Alto , CA ; ; commercial ) Collaborator: Bolton White, Arch [ Dr ]
  • Pellas, S.F. ( Lake Tahoe , CA ; 1944 ; residential ) Collaborator: William Wilson Wurster [ Ms ]
  • Penninsula School ( Menlo Park , CA ; 1960 ; educational ) [ Ph ]
  • Richardson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ( Tiburon , CA ; 1964 ; recreational ) [ Dr ]
  • Rio Vista, City of (Corporate Yard) ( Kentfield , CA ; ; governmental ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital ( Ross , CA ; 1959-66 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr, Ph ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Business Office Addition ( Ross , CA ; 1963 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Miscellanous Remodel ( Ross , CA ; 1967-68 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - West Additon and Lab Art ( Ross , CA ; ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - East Addition ( Ross , CA ; 1961 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Entrance ( Ross , CA ; 1957-58 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - General Construction Drawings ( Ross , CA; 1967-68 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - General Plans ( Ross , CA ; 1964-65 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - General Studies ( Ross , CA ; 1965-71 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Intensive Care Unit ( Ross , CA ; 1966 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Laundry ( Ross , CA ; 1961-68 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Nursing Station ( Ross , CA ; 1964 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital - Parking, Planing, Bus Shelter ( Ross , CA ; 1967-68 ; medical ) [ Dr ]
  • Ross General Hospital (Department of Extended Care) ( Ross , CA ; 1966 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • Saint Aidan's Church (Memorial Bell-Gate) ( Bolinas , CA ; 1965 ; religious ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • San Rafael Medical Group ( San Rafael , CA ; 1971 ; medical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • San Ramon Valley Congregational Church ( Danville , CA ; 1957 ; religious ) [ Ph ]
  • Sausalito Parkway ( Sausalito , CA ; 1955 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • Scehech, Laurence ( Kentfield , CA ; 1969 ; residential ) [ Ms ]
  • Schnabel, Jim ( Bolinas , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Schultz, Niels ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1954-55 ; residential ) [ Ms ]
  • Sharon, Hurford ( Bolinas , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Smith House ( Sausalito , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) [ Ms ]
  • Solano Intercommunity Hospital (CA ; 1958 ; medical ) [ Ph ]
  • Solano Maintaince Yards ( Rio Vista , CA ; 1954 ; governmental ) Collaborator: W.M. A. Jones (County Engineer) [ Dr, Ph ]
  • Souci, Sans ( Kentfield , CA ; 1967 ; commercial ) [ Dr ]
  • Southmayd, John ( Kentfield , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Stacy's Bookstore (commercial ) [ Ph ]
  • Stegner, Wallace ( Palo Alto , CA ; residential ) [ Dr, Ph ]
  • Steinmetz, Paul and Katy ( San Rafael , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Stokeley, John ( San Rafael , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Thompson, Prescott Office Building ( Gridley , CA ; 1947 ; commerical ) [ Ms, Dr ]
  • UC Davis ( Davis , CA ; 1988 ; educational ) [ Dr ]
  • Ukiah General Hospital ( Ukiah , CA ; 1965 ; medical ) [ Ms Dr ]
  • Waterhouse Building (CA; commercial ) [ Ph ]
  • Watts, Don ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • West Novato Elementary School ( Novato , CA ; 1966 ; educational ) [ Dr ]
  • Williams, E. Hammond ( San Anselmo , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Wilson, Paul T. ( Kentfield , CA ; 1968 ; residential ) [ Dr ]
  • Woodside Priory Preparatory School ( Woodside , CA ; 1959 ; educational ) [ Ph ]

Series Description and Container List

 

I. Office Records 1958, 1963-1977

Box 1, Folder 1

A. Alcatraz n.d.

Folder FF

B. Correspondence n.d.

Folder FF

C. Scrpabooks n.d.

 

II. Project Records 1947-1989

 

A. Files

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

B. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

C. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

III. Ross General Hospital 1959-1968

 

A. Files

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

B. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

C. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index