Finding aid for the William Krisel papers, 1935-2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Krisel papers
Date (inclusive): 1935-2014
Number: 2009.M.23
Creator/Collector: Krisel, William
Physical Description: 390.6 linear feet (57 boxes, 411 flatfiles, 36 boxed rolls)
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
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Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
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Abstract: Southern California architect William Krisel is a pioneering designer of mid-century residential and commercial architecture, known mainly for his affordable homes expressing the modern aesthetic. Consisting of drawings, photographs, documents, and articles, the archive contributes greatly to the study of mid-century modernism and postwar housing trends, particularly the development of tract housing, in California.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

William Krisel was born in 1924 in Shanghai, China to American parents and was raised there until the family relocated to Beverly Hills, California in 1937. Krisel developed an early interest in architecture that he attributes to his father's correspondence with Rancho Santa Fe architect Lilian Rice, who designed a home for the family in California. He enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC) as an architecture student in 1941, but his studies were interrupted by the onset of World War II. He served for three years as a Chinese interpreter before returning to USC in 1946. As a student, Krisel apprenticed at the offices of Paul Laszlo and Victor Gruen and Associates. He graduated in 1949 and obtained his license in 1950, the same year he formalized his partnership with architect Dan Saxon Palmer. He earned his license as a landscape architect in 1954.
The firm, Palmer & Krisel, AIA, Architects (including for a brief period a third partner, John Lindsay) focused its early efforts on commercial projects and custom homes in Bel Air and Brentwood, where they experimented with the modular post-and-beam system that they would later employ in their tract houses. In 1952, Palmer and Krisel completed their first tract development, consisting of ten houses in the San Fernando Valley. The success of this modest project established a collaboration with the family-owned Alexander Construction Company, which commenced on a large scale with the Corbin Palms development in 1953.
Over the next decade, Palmer and Krisel expanded their practice to meet the needs of the booming housing industry by offering a complete array of services to clients and builders. Their work came to be characterized by unique siting, minimal ornamentation, butterfly roofs, and large glass windows, all of which reflected ongoing popular interest in casual indoor-outdoor living. The standardized designs of these single-family tract homes made them both easy to construct and affordable for first-time homebuyers. The residential projects reveal Krisel's interest in experimenting with construction methods, building materials, and layout patterns, as well as his consideration of lifestyle changes after World War II. Krisel, though invited to participate in the Case Study Program, never found a client who was willing to volunteer his or her home for public scrutiny. Nevertheless, his work with Palmer represented the mass replication of the ideals and aesthetic of the program, moving beyond prototype to meet the large-scale needs of the postwar housing boom. Over the next decade, the pair would design approximately 20,000 units of housing in Southern California.
Looking to broaden their market, the Alexanders turned to the Coachella Valley as a site of recreational development. In order to bring visitors to Palm Springs and the surrounding area, they commissioned a destination resort in 1954, which Palmer and Krisel designed on a ten-acre site. The Ocotillo Lodge was completed in 1957 and featured a striking modern design juxtaposed against the warm desert landscape. Additional Alexander tracts in the vicinity of the resort made the ownership of second residences outside of Los Angeles, including condominiums and single family houses, popular among members of the middle class. These projects include Twin Palm Estates, Racquet Club Road Estates, and the Sandpiper Condominiums. The homes were notable for their textured landscaping, concrete block walls, extensive glass walls featuring desert views, and swimming pools, emphasizing an elegant, but relaxed lifestyle. Krisel also designed a lavish home for Bob and Helene Alexander, which was known as "The House of Tomorrow."
Palmer and Krisel ended their partnership in 1964, and Krisel practiced independently until 1969, when he formed a new partnership with architect Abraham Shapiro. Krisel/Shapiro & Associates (KSA) designed many large office complexes, condominiums, senior homes, apartments, and commercial buildings. One of their more notable projects was the development of Coronado Shores, a condominium master plan consisting of ten fifteen-story towers located on the beach just south of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. The firm was in business until 1979, when Krisel sold his share to Shapiro. Since 1980, Krisel has worked as an architectural consultant in the field of housing and forensic architecture.
Krisel's career experienced a rebirth in the mid-2000s with the resurgence of interest in mid-century design. Many of his homes have been restored, particularly those in Palm Springs, and at least one developer began building new homes from updated versions of Krisel's old plans. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his architectural and landscaping projects from national, state, and local organizations.

Administrative Information


Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of the unreformatted computer files. Flat file folder 131A is restricted pending conservation.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

William Krisel Papers, 1935-2014, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2009.M.23

Acquisition Information

Gift of William and Corinne Krisel. Acquired in 2009, with subsequent additions.

Processing History

In 2011 and 2012 with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Laura Dominguez, Mitchell Erzinger, and Suzanne Noruschat processed the collection and created the inventory under the supervision of Ann Harrison.

Separated Materials

A small number of periodicals and books were transferred to the library.

Scope and Content of Collection

The William Krisel papers detail the prolific career of one of Southern California's most successful architects. The archive emphasizes Krisel's important role as an architect for the masses, bringing affordable, well-designed modern residences and landscapes to middle class families throughout the region, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Coachella Valley. It also documents his influence in a range of building types, including custom homes, tract houses, apartments, condominiums, and commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. The archive is a significant resource for the study of mass-produced housing and mid-century aesthetics in Southern California, particularly in light of the recent resurgence of interest in Krisel's work among homeowners.
The project drawings and records in Series I form the core of the archive. Drawings, documentation and photographs, including images by Julius Shulman, representing over 300 projects form a cross-section of Krisel's work from the 1950s through the 1970s. The series demonstrates Krisel's commitment to collaborating with developers throughout the region in order to produce great quantities of high quality residences. Included are materials from Corbin Palms (Woodland Hills, 1953-1955), Krisel and Palmer's first large project for George Alexander, which featured four basic house plans with different elevations, color schemes, landscaping and siting, as well as materials for the Sandpiper Condominiums, a complex of pinwheel-shaped buildings constructed in Palm Desert and Indian Wells between 1958 and 1966 by two separate developers. The series also includes a large number of commercial and industrial projects, such as industrial parks, shopping centers, medical and office buildings, and hotels. Of particular note is the Ocotillo Lodge in Palm Springs (1955-1957), which he designed for Alexander Construction and Joseph Dunas as a destination resort to attract potential homeowners to the Coachella Valley.
Two small series complete the archive. Series II is comprised of documentation relating to the broader aspects of Krisel's career as an architect, including correspondence, awards and diplomas, general press coverage and documentation of the various architectural firms with which he worked. A very small third series includes personal papers such as military honors, family photographs and portraits of Krisel.


Arranged in three series: Series I. Project drawings and records, 1946-2014, undated; Series II. Professional papers, 1938-2013, undated; Series III. Personal papers, 1935-2009, undated.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Alexander Construction Company

Subjects - Topics

Architect-designed houses--California
Architects and builders--California--20th century
Architects and housing developers--California--20th century
Architecture, Modern--20th century--California, Southern
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--20th century
Architecture--California--San Diego--20th century
Modern movement (Architecture)--California

Subjects - Places

Coachella Valley (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--20th century
Palm Springs (Calif.)-Buildings, structures, etc.
San Diego (Calif.)-Buildings, structures, etc.-20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings--United States--20th century
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints--California--20th century
Slides (photographs)--20th century


Krisel/Shapiro & Associates
Palmer & Krisel, AIA, Architects
Palmer, Krisel & Lindsay, AIA, Architects
Shulman, Julius
William Krisel, AIA, Architect

Container List


Series I. Project drawings and records, 1946-2014, undated

Physical Description: 374.3 linear feet (40 boxes, 411 flatfiles, 36 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Materials including general documentation, architectural drawings, and photographs relating to over 300 architectural projects, both built and unbuilt, comprise Series I. Yet the archive is far from comprehensive, and these projects represent only a portion of Krisel's tremendous production. The most significant materials in this series are the architectural drawings, which include plans, elevations, sections, details, and perspectival drawings and renderings, both originals and reproductions. The reproductions take a number of forms, including diazotypes, sepia prints, electrostatic prints and photostats. For most projects, original documentation is slim, as Krisel did not retain his client files, but later documentation is often prolific, including current homeowner correspondence, real estate listings and recent press coverage. The photographic documentation ranges from images taken at the time of construction to recent images depicting the present state of a building and includes the work of noted photographers, such as Julius Shulman, Marvin Rand, Douglas Simmonds and Leland Lee.
For each project, location and date are provided, when known, as well as the name of the developer when applicable. The dates listed here are project dates. These are derived from various sources, including Krisel's records and dated drawings, and represent a combination of design and completion dates. Each project, however, may include earlier or much later material representing the longer life of the structure. Project locations are in California unless otherwise noted. For some Los Angeles locations, a more precise neighborhood designation is given. For architectural drawings, the term "standard" refers to examples measuring up to 37" x 49", with larger drawings indicated as "oversize."

Arrangement note

The series is divided into four subseries: Series I.A. Single-family custom houses; Series I.B. Single-family housing tracts; Series I.C. Multi-family housing, and Series I.D. Commercial and industrial properties.

Series I.A. Single-family custom houses, 1946-2013

Physical Description: 18.4 linear feet (4 boxes, 50 flatfiles)

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to Krisel's single-family custom residences comprise this subseries. Custom work represents one of the earlier phases of Krisel's career and several of the clients represented here are the developers with whom he worked on tract housing. Of particular interest are the extensive designs for interior elements and details of several projects, as well as Krisel's landscaping plans.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged in rough chronological order by project, with unidentified material at the end.

Krisel (Lionel) House (Rancho Santa Fe, 1946)

Flatfile 35A**


Box 22*, Folder 1-2

Watercolor renderings

Box 1A, Folder 2

Palmer Deck (Silverlake, 1949)

Box 1, Folder 19

Hersh House (Brentwood, circa 1949-1950)


Stelzer House (Brentwood, 1950)

Box 1, Folder 4


Flatfile 32**


Box 22*, Folder 5

La Vine House (Los Angeles, circa 1950)


Morrill House (Bel Air, circa 1950-1952)

Box 1A, Folder 4

Small detail drawings

Flatfile 33**

General drawings


Janns House (Hollywood, 1951)

Box 1, Folder 1


Flatfile 1**



Maslon House (Glenroy Ave., Westwood, 1951)

Box 1, Folder 2


Flatfile 2**-3**



Rotberg House (Sherman Oaks, 1951)

Box 1, Folder 3


Flatfile 4**



Lindsay House (Brentwood, 1951)

Box 1A, Folder 5


Flatfile 8**



Baron House (Westwood, 1952)

Box 22*, Folder 3


Box 38, Folder 1

Color photographs and negatives


Carroll House (Los Angeles, 1953)

Box 1, Folder 5


Flatfile 5**-6**


Flatfile 9**

Hepburn addition (1954)

Flatfile 7**

Swidler House (Los Angeles, 1954)

Flatfile 35**

Salzman House (circa 1954)


Maslon House (Sunset Blvd., 1954-1956)

Box 1, Folder 6


Flatfile 17**-19**


Flatfile 10**-13**

Barker House (1955)

Box 38, Folder 2

Skylar House (Hollywood, 1955)


Dunas House (Brentwood, 1955)

Scope and Content Note

Includes possible kitchen and bath remodel dated 1960.
Box 1, Folder 7


Flatfile 14**



Krisel (William) House (Brentwood, 1955)



Box 1, Folder 8-8A


Box 1, Folder 9

Project binder with description and photographs

Flatfile 15**-16**, 353**-355**




Box 1, Folder 10

Black-and-white prints

Box 38, Folder 3

Color prints and negatives


Kaplan House (Palm Springs, 1956)

Box 1, Folder 11


Flatfile 20**, 356**-357**


Box 1, Folder 12

Signature House (1956)

Scope and Content Note

Built for 1956 Los Angeles Home Show for Midwood Construction Company.
Flatfile 20**

Berger House (San Diego, 1959)


Krisel (Lionel) Houses (Bundy Dr., Los Angeles, 1959)

Box 1A, Folder 3


Flatfile 21**



Pan Pacific Home Show House (Brentwood, 1959)

Box 1, Folder 13




Box 22*, Folder 4

Black-and-white prints

Box 38, Folder 4

Color prints


Krisel (Lionel) House (Teakwood Road, Brentwood, 1959)

Box 1, Folder 14


Flatfile 34**



Alexander House/House of Tomorrow (Palm Springs, 1960)

Box 1, Folder 15-16


Flatfile 22**-23**


Box 38, Folder 5

Color photographs and negatives

Flatfile 20**

Gordon Bathroom remodel (circa 1960)


Kemp House (Palm Desert, 1963)

Box 1, Folder 17


Flatfile 24**-25**


Box 38, Folder 7

Color photographs

Flatfile 27**

Kreinman House (Los Angeles, 1965)


Stevens House (Malibu, 1966)

Box 1, Folder 18


Flatfile 28**-30**


Flatfile 26A**, 361A**

Rice House (Palm Springs, 1967)


Tipper-Grundt House (Palm Springs, 1968)

Box 1A, Folder 1


Flatfile 26**, 358**-361**


Box 38, Folder 6

Color photographs and negatives

Flatfile 31**

Martin House (Monroeville, PA, 1968)

Box 1A, Folder 6

Unidentified material


Series I.B. Single-family housing tracts, 1953-2014, undated

Physical Description: 77.4 linear feet (9 boxes, 130 flatfiles, 3 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Single-family tract homes, the best known aspect of William Krisel's work, comprise this subseries. Only a portion of the large number of developments with which Krisel was involved are preserved here, and often with only a limited amount of material, although his tracts of Corbin Palms, Twin Palms, and University City are well represented. Of particular interest is the documentation of the renewed popularity of Krisel's home designs through correspondence with current owners, recent online postings and the Maxx Livingstone Modern Homes plan to put Krisel's original designs back into production.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged in rough chronological order by project, with unidentified material at the end.

Corbin Palms (George Alexander Construction, Woodland Hills/Tarzana, 1953-1955)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1955 Eastwood Estates or Fieldstone series phase.


Box 2, Folder 1


Box 2, Folder 2

Project binder with description and photographs



Flatfile 36**-39**


Box 52**


Box 23*, Folder 1

Reduced-scale photostats



Box 2, Folder 3

Black-and-white prints

Box 39, Folder 1

Color prints, slides and transparencies

Flatfile 40**

Tampa Homes (Dunas, Greene & Dunas, Tract 16351, 1953)

Flatfile 41**-43**

Tract houses (Dunas, Greene & Dunas, 1953)

Flatfile 45**-46**

Lurline Houses (Dunas, Greene & Swidler, 1953-1954)

Flatfile 44**

Tract houses (Dunas, Greene & Dunas, Tract 14234, 1953)

Box 2, Folder 17

Van Owen Estates (Arthur B. Weber, Canoga Park, 1952-1953)


Bermuda Woods (Dunas, Greene & Swidler, Reseda, 1953-1955)

Box 2, Folder 4


Flatfile 47**


Flatfile 48**

Tract houses (Dunas, Greene & Swidler, Santa Ana, 1953-1955)

Flatfile 49**-51**

Encino Foothills (Dunas, Greene & Dunas, Encino, 1953)

Flatfile 52**

Parkwood Covina (Devon Construction Company, West Covina, 1953)


Yolanda Gardens (Cal-Frank Homes, Tract 18792, Reseda, 1954)

Box 2, Folder 5


Flatfile 53**


Flatfile 54A**

Palm Gardens (Murray Strauss & Associates, 1954)

Flatfile 54**

Palm Gables (Murray Strauss & Associates, San Fernando, Tract 18838, 20480, 1954)

Flatfile 55**

Tract houses (Penrod Corporation, 1954)

Flatfile 56**

Louise Manor (M.J. Bristol, Northridge, Tract 18386, 1954)

Box 2, Folder 6

Valwood Estates (Pomona, 1954)

Box 2, Folder 7

Bartley Grove Estates (Downey, 1954)

Flatfile 57**

Foremost Park Homes (Foremost Contracting & Engineering, West Covina, Tract 20732, 15555, 1954-1955)


Tract houses (Elwain Steinkamp, Bel Air, 1954-1957)



Flatfile 58**-62**


Box 53**


Box 23*, Folder 2

Photostats of renderings


Allied Gardens (Bollenbacker & Kelton, La Puente/North Whittier, 1955)

Flatfile 63**


Box 2, Folder 9A

Black-and-white photographs


Tract houses (Louis Lesser Enterprises, Buena Park, 1955)

Box 2, Folder 8

Small drawings

Flatfile 64**-66**

Standard drawings

Flatfile 68**

Midland Marlborough (Midland Properties, Mission Hills, Tract 20931, 1955)

Scope and Content Note

Marketed as Midland Plaza(?).
Flatfile 69**

Tract houses (Howard Miller, Torrance, Tract 21173, 1955)

Flatfile 70**

Parkside Housing tract (Garden Grove, Tract 2417, 1955)


Midland La Mirada (Midland Properties, La Mirada, 1955)

Box 2, Folder 9


Box 39, Folder 9


Box 2, Folder 9A

Midland Meadows (Midland Properties, Fullerton, 1955)

Box 2, Folder 9A

Midland Park Estates (Midland Properties, Fullerton, 1955)

Flatfile 67**

Tract houses (1955)

Flatfile 71**-72**

Encino Riviera (Morton Greene Builders, Encino, Tract 17887, 1956)

Physical Description:
Flatfile 74**-75**

Tract houses (Cal-Frank Homes, Van Nuys, Tract 21957, 1956)

Box 2, Folder 10

Northridge West (Cal-Frank Homes, Northridge, Tract 18328, 1956)

Flatfile 76**

Tract houses (Cassell Investment Company, 1956)


Devonshire Woods (Royal Homes/Harlan Lee, 1956)

Flatfile 77**-77A**


Box 2, Folder 10

Black-and-white photographs

Flatfile 78**-80**

Richmond Heights (Sierra Properties, Hanford, 1956-1957)

Box 2, Folder 16

Modern Gables (Murray Strauss, Van Nuys, 1956-1957)


Twin Palms (George Alexander Construction, Palm Springs, 1956-1957)

Scope and Content Note

Also called Smoke Tree Valley Estates. Includes customization for Harris, Dunas, Levin, Stelzer, and Alexander.
Box 2, Folder 11-13B


Flatfile 81**-84A**




Box 2, Folder 14

Black-and-white prints

Box 39, Folder 2

Color prints and slides

Box 25*, Folder 5

Oversize print


El Camino Estates (George Alexander Construction, Palm Springs, 1956)

Box 2, Folder 15


Flatfile 85**



Vista Las Palmas Estates (George Alexander Construction, Palm Springs, 1956-1960)

Scope and Content Note

See also Golden Vista Estates.
Box 3, Folder 3-6


Flatfile 86**-88**, 362**-363**


Box 39, Folder 3

Color photographs and negatives


Signature Homes (J.H. Snyder, Garden Grove, 1956)

Box 3, Folder 1


Box 39, Folder 10


Flatfile 89**

Ramon Rise (Dunas & Alexander, Palm Springs, 1956-1957)

Box 3, Folder 2

Storybook Village (Investment & Building Corporation/Adler, North Hills, 1956)


Crestmont Hills and Eastwood Estates (Lone Star Builders, El Paso, TX, 1957)

Flatfile 90**-93**


Box 3, Folder 7

Black-and-white photographs


Dunas Sepulveda (Dunas Investment Company, Encino, Tract 22992, 1957)

Box 3, Folder 8


Flatfile 94**-95**



Living Conditioned Homes (Investment & Building Corporation/Adler, Northridge, 1957)

Box 23*, Folder 7


Flatfile 96**


Box 39, Folder 14



Valley of the Sun Estates (R. Maus & G. Holstein, Rancho Mirage, 1957)

Scope and Content Note

Includes other houses built by Holstein in Palm Desert.
Box 3, Folder 9-10


Flatfile 97**


Box 39, Folder 4

Color photographs and negatives

Box 3, Folder 12

Northridge College Estates (Weinstock, Northridge, 1958)

Flatfile 98**

Tract houses (Lealand Builders/Drogin, San Diego, 1958)


Palm Springs Oasis (Palm Springs, 1958)

Box 3, Folder 11


Flatfile 99**


Box 23*, Folder 3

Lom Park Homes (Lompoc, 1958)

Box 23*, Folder 4

Armstrong Homes (Santa Maria, 1958)


Racquet Club Road Estates (George Alexander Construction, Palm Springs, 1958-1960)



Box 4, Folder 1-1A


Box 4, Folder 2

Project binder with description and photographs

Flatfile 368**

Color schedules



Flatfile 100**-101**, 364**-366**

Preliminary and working drawings

Flatfile 367**

Plot and planting plans

Flatfile 101A**

Line negatives

Box 39, Folder 5

Color photographs, slides and negatives

Flatfile 102**-103**

Tierra del Cerro (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1958-1961)

Flatfile 104**-105**

Bonita Hills (William Starr, Bonita, 1959)


College Glen Estates (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1959)

Box 5, Folder 1


Flatfile 106**



Point Loma Estates (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1959)

Box 4, Folder 4


Flatfile 107**


Box 39, Folder 11


Flatfile 108**-109**

Golden Vista Estates (George Alexander Construction, Palm Springs, 1959-1960)

Scope and Content Note

See also Vista Las Palmas Estates.
Flatfile 110**

Proposed development (Harol Corporation, Yuma, AZ, 1959)

Flatfile 111**-113**

Tract houses (Robert Altman, Phoenix, AZ, 1959-1961)


Borrego Golf Club Estates (Corey, Borrego Springs, 1959)

Box 4, Folder 3


Box 39, Folder 6

Color photographs


La Jolla Scenic Heights (Drogin Construction, La Jolla, 1959)

Box 4, Folder 5-6


Scope and Content Note

Includes binder with photographs.
Flatfile 114**-115**


Box 4, Folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

Box 39, Folder 12


Flatfile 116**

Carriage Estates (Drogin Construction, Costa Mesa, 1960)

Flatfile 117**

Martin Manor (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1960)

Flatfile 118**

Terra Terrace (Par Enterprises, San Diego, 1960)


Pacifica (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1960-1963)

Box 4, Folder 8-9


Scope and Content Note

Includes binder with photographs.
Flatfile 119**-120**



University City (University City Inc., Federal Housing Administration, Irvin Kahn, San Diego, 1960-1962)

Scope and Content Note

Includes community center.
Box 5, Folder 3


Flatfile 121**-131A**


Box 23*, Folder 5

Reduced-scale photostats

Box 43, Folder 1

Mounted photograph of rendering

Box 5, Folder 2

Viewpoint Homes (Drogin Construcion, La Jolla, 1960-64)

Box 5, Folder 9

Corona Del Cerro (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1961-66)

Box 5, Folder 4

La Jolla Crest (Drogin Construction, La Jolla, 1961)

Flatfile 131**-132**

Brighton Gardens (Montebello, 1961)

Flatfile 134**

Tract houses (Drogin Construction, San Diego, 1961)

Box 5, Folder 5

Silver Spur Properties ( Louis Lesser Enterprises, Palm Desert, 1961)

Box 5, Folder 6

Paradise Palms (Molasky Development, Las Vegas, NV, 1963)

Flatfile 135**-137**

Hiland Houses (Drogin Construction, 1964)

Box 5, Folder 7

Bonita Woods (Drogin Construction, Chula Vista, 1964-65)


Marlwood Golf Course Homes (Marlborough/Penrod, Granada Hills, 1964-1965)

Box 5, Folder 8-8A


Flatfile 138**-140**


Flatfile 369**-370**

Farrell Canyon Estates (George Alexander Construction, Palm Springs, 1965)


Kings Point (Bob Grundt, Palm Springs, 1967)

Box 5, Folder 10




Flatfile 142**, 371**-372**

Preliminary drawings

Flatfile 373**-376**

Working drawings

Flatfile 141**


Box 86**

Site plan

Box 39, Folder 7

Color photographs

Flatfile 143**

Experimental Housing (Calpar Building Company, 1968)


Maxx Livingstone Modern Homes (Palm Springs, 2005-2008)


Documentation and drawings

Box 5A-5C


Flatfile 142A**


Box 23*, Folder 6

Oversize clippings

Box 39, Folder 13

Color photographs


Miscellaneous and unidentified single-family housing tract material

Box 5, Folder 11-12


Flatfile 143A**


Box 39, Folder 8

Color photographs and slides

Box 23*, Folder 9



Series I.C. Multi-family housing, 1950-2008, undated

Physical Description: 128.0 linear feet (13 boxes, 114 flatfiles, 15 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Multi-family housing projects comprise this subseries, which spans Krisel's career. Krisel designed the entire range of this building form: apartments, townhouses, co-ops, and condominiums, both low-rise and high-rise, in urban and resort areas.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged in rough chronological order by project, with undated projects and unidentified material at the end.

Apartment building at 1333 Sweetzer Avenue (West Hollywood, 1950)

Scope and Content Note

Brandon Plaza later built on this lot.
Box 6, Folder 2A


Flatfile 144**


Flatfile 146**

7-unit apartment building (Falk, West Los Angeles, 1950)

Flatfile 145**

4-unit apartment building (Joe Meli, West Hollywood, 1952)

Flatfile 147**

Apartment building for Jay on Horn Ave. (Hollywood)


Triplex apartment building (Dunas, Greene & Swidler, Reseda, CA, 1954)

Flatfile 148**


Box 24*, Folder 1

Photostat of rendering


Los Feliz Apartments (Dunas, Los Angeles, 1956)

Flatfile 149**

Standard drawings

Box 54**-55**

Oversize drawings

Flatfile 150**

22-unit apartment building (Steinkamp, Bel Air, 1955)


Sunset Towers West (George Alexander Construction, West Hollywood, 1955)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Cabana Club.
Box 6, Folder 1


Flatfile 151**-153**, 385**-386**



Santa Monica Biltmore (Ben Kreeger, Santa Monica, 1956)



Flatfile 154**-156**


Box 56**


Box 6, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs


Sycamore Lanai Apartments (George Alexander Construction, Hollywood, 1956)

Box 6, Folder 3


Flatfile 157**


Box 40, Folder 1



88-unit apartment building (Robert Franklin, Bel Air, 1957)

Box 6, Folder 4


Flatfile 158**-159A**



Krisel Apartments (Rancho Santa Fe, 1957)

Box 6, Folder 4A


Flatfile 160**



Loma Palisades Apartments (George Holstein, San Diego, 1957)

Box 6, Folder 5




Flatfile 161**-162**


Box 57**



Sandpiper Condominium (Western Land & Capital/George Holstein and Kemp/Osborn, Palm Desert, 1958-1966)



Box 6, Folder 6-8


Box 24*, Folder 2




Flatfile 163**-165**, 185**-190**, 377**-379**


Box 65**-66**


Box 25*, Folder 4

Mounted photograph of rendering



Box 6, Folder 9

Black-and-white prints

Box 40, Folder 2

Color prints and slides

Box 26*

La Quinta Sandflower (La Quinta)

Flatfile 167**

Cabrillo Palisades (Berger, San Diego, 1958)

Flatfile 166**

Imperial Palisades Apartments (Robert Gordon, San Diego, 1959)


Wallum Apartments (San Diego, 1959)

Box 6, Folder 12


Flatfile 168**


Box 43, Folder 2

Mounted photographs of renderings

Flatfile 169**

Apartment building (Buckeye Construction, West Hollywood, 1960)


Emerald Garden Apartments (Paul E. Robertson, Riverside, 1960)

Flatfile 170**

Standard drawings

Box 58**

Oversize drawings


Brandon Plaza Apartments (West Hollywood, 1961)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1976 remodel.
Box 6, Folder 13


Box 59**-60**


Box 43, Folder 3

Mounted photograph of rendering


Brighton Gardens/FHA 231 project (David Sapp Construction, San Diego,1961)

Box 6, Folder 11


Flatfile 171**


Flatfile 174**

Northeast Clairemont Village Apartments (Irvin Kahn, San Diego, 1961)


Sunset/Doheny high rise condominiums (City National Bank, West Hollywood, 1961)

Flatfile 172**-173**

Standard drawings

Box 61**-63**

Oversize drawings


Canyon View Estates (Feybor Inc., Palm Springs, 1961-1963)

Box 6, Folder 10


Flatfile 175**-176**, 380**-381**


Box 87**

Plot plan

Box 40, Folder 3

Color photographs and negatives


10th Avenue Apartments/Parkview (Mabie & Mintz, San Diego, 1962)

Box 7, Folder 1


Flatfile 177**



Borrego Springs Park (Irvin Kahn, Borrego Springs, 1962)

Flatfile 178**-179**

Standard drawings

Box 64**

Oversize drawings

Box 7, Folder 15

Leisure Life Village (San Diego, circa 1962)

Flatfile 180**-184**

Armstrong Gardens / Santa Maria Apartments (FHA, Allan & Allan, Santa Maria, 1962-1963)


Vanowen Apartments (Gerber & Crocker, San Fernando, 1963)

Box 7, Folder 2


Flatfile 191**-193**


Box 43, Folder 4-5

Mounted photographs of renderings

Flatfile 194**

Apartment and office building (Boris Gertsen, Palm Springs, 1963)

Flatfile 195**

Apartment building (Corey & Associates, San Diego, 1963)


Bankers Hill Apartments (Corey, San Diego, 1963)

Box 7, Folder 3


Flatfile 196**-198**, 382**-384**


Box 43, Folder 6

Mounted photographs of renderings

Flatfile 199**

La Quinta Keys (Sandpiper Builders Inc., Palm Desert, 1963)

Flatfile 200**

The Royal La Jollan Apartments (Corey & Ballard, La Jolla, 1963)

Flatfile 201**

Proposed condominium/apartment development (William Starr, San Diego, 1963)

Flatfile 202**

Sandpiper Condominium (Sandpiper Builders Inc, Indian Wells, 1963)

Flatfile 203**

La Jolla Towers (La Jolla, 1963)

Flatfile 204**

Co-op development (Benton Homes, Palm Springs, 1963)

Box 27*

Desert Hills Cooperative Apartments (Albert Levitt, Palm Springs, circa 1953-1964)

Box 28*

Country Club Apartments (Milt Hicks Investment Company, Palm Springs, circa 1953-1964)


Point Loma Towers (Mabie & Mintz, San Diego, 1964)

Box 7, Folder 4


Flatfile 205**-208**


Box 43, Folder 7

Mounted photograph of rendering

Box 40, Folder 8

Photographic negatives


Riviera Shores Apartments (Roger Chapin, San Diego, 1964)

Box 7, Folder 5


Flatfile 209**-210**


Flatfile 211**-213**

Villa Palmeras (Jordan/Sturtevant, Palm Desert, 1964)

Flatfile 214**

Palisades Plaza (William Starr, San Diego, 1965)

Box 7, Folder 6

La Jolla Villa (La Jolla, 1965)

Flatfile 215**-218**

Park Ivy Apartments (Mabie & Mintz, Escondido, 1966-1968)

Flatfile 219**

College Park Village (San Diego, 1966)

Flatfile 220**

Chula Vista Plaza (Chula Vista Center Company, Chula Vista, 1967)

Flatfile 221**

Collwood Glen (William Starr, San Diego, 1967)


Park West/Park East (Mabie & Mintz, 1967-1968)

Box 7, Folder 7


Flatfile 222**-223**



Shorepoint Condominium (William Starr & Roger Chapin, La Jolla, 1967-1968)



Box 7, Folder 8-9


Box 25*, Folder 4


Flatfile 224**-228**


Box 25*, Folder 3

Oversize mounted photographs of renderings


Canyon Lake Development (Corona Land Company, Riverside County, 1968)

Box 8, Folder 30


Flatfile 229**-230**


Flatfile 231**

High-rise condominium (Jack Chutick, Los Angeles, 1968)

Flatfile 232**

Voltaire Apartments (Mabie & Mintz, San Diego, 1968)

Flatfile 242**-243**

Condominium tower and townhouses (Baysari, San Francisco, 1968)

Flatfile 233**

Sunkist Homes (Palm Springs, 1969)


Savoy Apartments (Mutual Building & Engineering Corporation, Hollywood, 1970)

Box 7, Folder 10


Flatfile 224**



Marina Tower (Jack Baskin, Vallejo, circa 1970)

Box 7, Folder 14


Box 40, Folder 4

Color photographs

Box 41, Folder 5

Marina Heights (Jack Baskin, Vallejo, circa 1970)

Box 7, Folder 11

Harbour Lights Apartments (Lincoln Property, Huntington Beach, 1970)

Box 7, Folder 12

Stoneybrook (Lincoln Property, Seal Beach, 1970)

Box 7, Folder 13

Playboy Village (Levitt & Sons of California, Los Angeles, 1970)


Ocean Avenue Towers (Santa Monica, 1971)

Box 8, Folder 1




Box 8, Folder 2

Black-and-white prints

Box 24*, Folder 3

Oversize black-and-white print

Box 40, Folder 5

Color prints, slides


Coronado Shores (Jerry Snyder, Coronado, 1972-1978)



Box 9, Folder 1-5


Box 25*, Folder 1-2


Flatfile 235**


Box 8, Folder 1-5


Box 9, Folder 6-7

Black-and-white prints

Box 41-42

Color prints, slides and negatives

Box 25*, Folder 2

Oversize prints

Box 8, Folder 3

Hi-Rise apartments (Equity Funding Development Corporation, San Mateo, 1972)

Box 8, Folder 4

Freedom West Homes (San Francisco, 1973)

Box 8, Folder 24

The Village (Lincoln Property, Redondo Beach, circa 1973)


Century Plaza Towers (San Diego, 1973)

Box 8, Folder 5


Box 40, Folder 6

Color photographs and negative


Malcolm Wilshire Condominiums (Enstreat Corporation and Murray Weber, Los Angeles, 1973)

Box 8, Folder 18


Flatfile 236**


Box 8, Folder 6

Lasky Drive Condominiums (Beverly Hills, 1975)


Two Eleven Spaulding (Beverly Hills, 1975)

Box 8, Folder 7


Box 41, Folder 9

Color photographs


Del Prado Condominiums (William Starr, San Diego, 1974)

Box 8, Folder 8


Box 40, Folder 7

Color photograph and tranparencies

Flatfile 241**

Warner Ranch Apartments (Woodland Hills, 1975)

Box 8, Folder 9

Lin property (Culver City, 1976)

Box 8, Folder 20

Century Hill Condominiums (Century City Eleven and W&B Builders, Century City, circa 1976)


Park Plaza, 515 Ocean Avenue (Santa Monica, 1977)

Box 8, Folder 10


Box 40, Folder 9

Color photographs and slides

Box 8, Folder 11

San Lorenzo Park Apartments (Santa Cruz, 1977)

Box 41, Folder 6

Senior Handicapped HUD project (Jack Baskin, Santa Cruz, circa 1977)

Box 8, Folder 11A

Rossmore Wilshire Condominiums (Los Angeles, 1977)

Box 8, Folder 21

Ocean Avenue 16-unit Condominium (Santa Monica, 1977)

Flatfile 237**

Townhouse project (Beverly Hills, 1977)

Box 12, Folder 15

Casa del Pueblo (Retail Clerk's Union Local 428, San Jose, 1977)


Condominium project (Evian Development, Los Angeles, 1978)

Box 8, Folder 12


Flatfile 238**



Boca-Monica (Boca-Monica Developers, Santa Monica, 1978)

Box 8, Folder 13


Flatfile 239**


Box 41, Folder 8

Color photographs

Box 8, Folder 19

The Westford (Los Angeles, circa 1978)


16-unit condominium, 135 S. McCarty Drive (Soderling/Fletcher, Beverly Hills, 1978)

Box 8, Folder 14


Box 24*, Folder 5

Floor plan

Box 40, Folder 10

Color photographs and negatives

Box 8, Folder 15

The Corinthian (Unified Corporation, Los Angeles, 1979)


Monterey Hills development project (Los Angeles, 1979-1980)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Portola Terrace, Temple Terrace, Cabrillo Villas, Eaton Crest and Villa Marisol senior housing.
Box 8, Folder 16


Box 40, Folder 11

Color photographs


The Diplomat (Los Angeles, 1979)

Box 24*, Folder 4


Box 41, Folder 1

Color photographs


Monterey Island (Ray Watt, Glendale, 1979)

Box 24*, Folder 6


Flatfile 240**


Box 41, Folder 4

Color photographs and negatives


Longford Arms/Wilshire West (Goldrich, Kest & Associates, Los Angeles, circa 1979)

Box 8, Folder 17


Box 41, Folder 2

Color photographs


Acapulco Princess Condominium (Acapulco, Mexico, 1979)

Box 8, Folder 17A



Site plan

Box 40, Folder 12

Color photographs of site

Box 24*, Folder 7

Park Hancock (Los Angeles, 1980)


Wilshire Galleria (Goldrich/Kest, Los Angeles, 1980)

Scope and Content Note

Includes other Goldrich/Kest developments.
Box 8, Folder 22


Flatfile 350**


Box 8, Folder 28

Promenade (Shapell, Los Angeles, circa 1980)

Box 8, Folder 29

Northridge Townhome Estates (Goldrich/Kest, Northridge, circa 1980)

Box 24*, Folder 9

Town Square (Goldrich/Kest, Santa Ana, circa 1980)


Four Seasons North/Swall Drive Condominiums (Goldrich-Kest Associates, Beverly Hills, circa 1981)

Box 24*, Folder 8


Box 41, Folder 3

Color photographs

Box 41, Folder 9A

Krisel condominium unit (Paris, France, 1991)

Box 8, Folder 27

Marina Park (San Diego)

Flatfile 244**

Lanai Gardens (Upland)

Box 8, Folder 23

Parkview Terrace

Box 8, Folder 25

Colorado Springs apartments (Levitt & Sons of California, Colorado Springs, CO)

Box 8, Folder 26

Mission Valley Towers (San Diego)

Box 41, Folder 7

Gateway Tower (San Mateo)


Abraham Shapiro Associates projects

Flatfile 349**

Standard drawings

Box 84**

Oversize drawings


Miscellaneous and unidentified multi-family housing



Box 8, Folder 31


Box 23*, Folder 11


Flatfile 244A**


Box 41, Folder 10

Color photographs and negatives


Series I.D. Commercial and industrial properties, 1950-2009, undated

Physical Description: 150.5 linear feet (14 boxes, 117 flatfiles, 18 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Krisel's extensive non-residential production forms this subseries. Over his career, Krisel designed a broad spectrum of commercial, industrial and institutional structures. His work includes hotels and motels, hospitals and medical buildings, stores and restaurants, banks and warehouse/industrial spaces, and high-rise office towers.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged in rough chronological order by project, with undated projects and unidentified material at the end.

Brown Center and Medical Building (Tarzana, 1950)

Box 29*, Folder 1


Flatfile 245**-245A**


Box 44, Folder 1

Color photographs and negatives

Box 46

Slides of model


Mount Sinai Hospital (Los Angeles, 1951)

Scope and Content Note

In association with Welton Becket.


Box 10, Folder 1


Box 29*, Folder 2-3


Flatfile 246**




Box 10, Folder 2

Black-and-white prints

Box 44, Folder 2



Office of Desser, Rau, Christensen & Hoffman (Beverly Hills, 1951)

Box 10, Folder 2A


Flatfile 247**


Flatfile 248**

Office building (Dunas, Greene & Dunas, Los Angeles, 1954)

Flatfile 249**

Clover Club Office (George Alexander Construction, West Hollywood, 1955)

Flatfile 250**

Office building (Larwin Company, Beverly Hills, 1955)

Flatfile 387**

Office remodel (Weber and Burns, Beverly Hills, 1955)


Ocotillo Lodge (Alexander and Dunas, Palm Springs, 1955-1957)

Box 10, Folder 3-4


Flatfile 251**-251A**, 388**-389**


Box 29*, Folder 4

Photostat of rendering

Box 47, Folder 1

Mounted photograph of renderings

Flatfile 301**

Alexander project sales office


Beverly Crest Hotel (Joe Bulasky, Beverly Hills, 1957)

Box 10, Folder 5


Flatfile 252**-253**


Flatfile 254**

Chucko the Clown Theater (1958)


Valley-Ho Motor Hotel (Encino, 1958)

Box 10, Folder 9


Box 29*, Folder 12

Mounted photograph of rendering


Goodrich on Main Industrial Building (Murray Goodrich, San Diego, 1959)

Box 10, Folder 18


Flatfile 255**



Loma Lodge Motel (William Starr, San Diego, 1959)

Flatfile 256**


Box 47, Folder 2

Mounted photograph of rendering

Box 44, Folder 3



Pacific Coast Title Insurance Company (El Cajon, 1959)

Box 10, Folder 19


Flatfile 257**


Flatfile 258**

Chula Vista Industrial Park (Carlin Construction, Chula Vista, 1959)

Box 12, Folder 20

North Island Naval Air Station Officers' Club (San Diego, 1959)

Flatfile 260A**

Beverly Astoria Hotel (1959)


Poway Plaza Shopping Center (Robert Gordon, Poway, 1959)



Flatfile 259**-260**


Box 67**


Box 47, Folder 3

Mounted photographs of renderings

Box 29*, Folder 5

Oversize mounted photograph of rendering


Security First National Bank, Poway Plaza (Poway, CA, 1959-1961)

Flatfile 261**


Box 47, Folder 4

Mounted photographs of renderings


Coffee Dan's Restaurant and Van Nuys Shopping Center (Van Nuys, 1959)

Box 10, Folder 6


Flatfile 263**



Raffee's Store, University Avenue (San Diego, 1959-1961)

Flatfile 264**


Box 10, Folder 23


Box 48, Folder 1

Mounted photographs of renderings

Flatfile 265**

Aero Industrial Park (Irvin Kahn, San Diego, 1960)


Beverly Rodeo Hotel (Seymour Owens & Herb Kronish, Beverly Hills, 1960)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Bentley's restaurant.
Box 10, Folder 10-10A


Flatfile 266**-269**


Box 47, Folder 6

Mounted photograph of renderings


Beth Israel School of Religion (San Diego, 1960)

Box 10, Folder 11


Flatfile 270**


Box 44, Folder 12

Color photographs

Box 29*, Folder 13

Photographs of renderings


Imperial 400 Motel (Los Angeles, 1960)

Box 32*

Presentation book

Box 12, Folder 21


Flatfile 271**



Kaplan Medical Building (Palm Springs, 1960)

Box 12, Folder 16


Flatfile 390**


Box 44, Folder 9

Color photographs


Office building (Dr. Delbert Werden, San Diego, 1960)

Flatfile 272**


Box 48, Folder 2

Mounted photograph of rendering


First Western Bank (San Diego, 1960)

Flatfile 273**


Box 10, Folder 25



1st & C Building (Irvin Kahn, San Diego, 1960-1963)

Box 10, Folder 7





Working Drawings

Box 70**-73**


Box 74**-75**


Box 76**-77**


Box 78**-79**


Box 80**

Air conditioning

Box 81**-82**


Flatfile 274**-275**

Miscellaneous drawings

Box 30*

Presentation book



Box 10, Folder 8

Black-and-white prints

Box 44, Folder 4

Color prints and negatives

Box 13

Photograph album


Airport Reproduction Services (San Diego, 1961)

Box 10, Folder 12


Flatfile 276**


Box 47, Folder 9

Mounted photographs of renderings


Hilander Motel (San Diego, 1961)

Box 10, Folder 13


Flatfile 277**



Loma Star Building (William Starr, San Diego, 1961)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Palmer & Krisel office.
Box 10, Folder 14


Flatfile 278**-280**


Box 44, Folder 5

Color photograph


Orgell Silver Shop (Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, 1961)



Box 10, Folder 20


Box 29*, Folder 16


Flatfile 281**-282**



Silver Spur Riding Club (Palm Desert, 1961)



Flatfile 283**


Box 68**


Box 47, Folder 7

Mounted photographs of renderings


PM Electronics (San Diego, 1961)

Box 10, Folder 15


Flatfile 284**


Box 23*, Folder 12

Oversize photographs of renderings

Flatfile 285**

Raffee's Rug & Carpet (Riverside, 1961)


Sheltered Workshop (Sheltered Workshops of San Diego, San Diego, 1961)

Box 10, Folder 16


Flatfile 286**


Box 47, Folder 8

Mounted photographs of renderings

Box 10, Folder 22

Sands Health And Recreation Club (San Diego, 1961)

Flatfile 287**

Parking garage (San Francisco, 1961)

Flatfile 287**


Box 29*, Folder 14

Oversize photograph of drawing

Flatfile 288**

Revival Pentacostal Tabernacle (San Diego, 1961)

Flatfile 393**

Desert Inn Canopy (Palm Springs, 1961)

Flatfile 289**-290**

Park North Shopping Center (Phoenix, AZ, 1962)


Walters Office Building (R.D. Walters Corporation, San Diego, 1962)

Box 10, Folder 17


Flatfile 291**


Box 47, Folder 10

Photographs of renderings

Box 44, Folder 6

Borrego Springs Park Motel (Borrego Springs, 1962)

Flatfile 292**

Wilshire/La Peer Medical Building (Buckeye Construction, Beverly Hills, 1962)

Flatfile 293**

Wilshire/Le Deux Medical Building (Buckeye Construction, Beverly Hills, 1962)

Flatfile 294**

Sentinel Savings (San Diego, 1962)


Bel Air Sands Hotel (1963)

Flatfile 295**

Standard drawings

Box 69**

Oversize drawings

Flatfile 296**

Fox & Hounds Restaurant and office building (Santa Monica, 1963)

Flatfile 297**

Office and shopping complex (Buckeye Construction, Pasadena, 1963)


Raffee's Rug & Carpet (San Diego, 1963)

Box 10, Folder 24


Flatfile 298**


Flatfile 299**

Shadow Mountain Club (Bill Kemp, Palm Desert, 1963)

Flatfile 391**

La Quinta Country Club (La Quinta, 1963)

Flatfile 300**

Handyman Store (San Diego, circa 1953-1964)

Box 48, Folder 3

Fairview Inn (Costa Mesa, circa 1953-1964)

Box 48, Folder 5

Security First National Bank, 18th and Western Branch (San Diego, circa 1953-1964)


Proposed building (motel) (Joe Bulaskey, circa 1953-1964)

Flatfile 302**


Box 29*, Folder 11

Mounted photograph of rendering


Industries Center (San Diego, circa 1953-1964)

Flatfile 262**


Box 47, Folder 5

Mounted photographs of rendering

Box 48, Folder 4

Sontag's Discount Store (Indio, circa 1953-1964)

Flatfile 303**

San Diego Contractor Service Center (Verne Thompson Company, San Diego, circa 1953-1964)

Box 29*, Folder 15

Waikikian Circular Motel (Poway, circa 1953-1964)


Office building (Herbert Kronish, Los Angeles, circa 1953-1964)

Box 48, Folder 6-7

Mounted photographs of renderings

Box 29*, Folder 9

Oversize mounted photograph of plans


El Dorado Tennis Club (Palm Desert, circa 1953-1964)

Box 31*

Presentation book



Flatfile 304**


Box 83**



Bobrick Corporation Building (Los Angeles, 1964)

Box 11, Folder 1


Flatfile 305**-308**




Box 11, Folder 2

Black-and-white prints

Box 44, Folder 7

Slides and transparencies

Flatfile 309**

Shopping center (Lakeside, 1964)


Point Loma Shopping Center (William Starr & Palisades Company, San Diego, 1965)

Flatfile 310**


Box 49, Folder 4

Mounted photographs of renderings


Little Nell Lodge (Aspen, CO, 1965)

Box 11, Folder 11


Flatfile 311**


Box 49, Folder 5

Mounted photograph of rendering

Flatfile 312**-313**

A&P Market (Chotiner & Gumbiner, Calexico, 1966)


Filtex/Natter Building (Rettan Corporation, Temple City, 1966)

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1968 addition.
Flatfile 314**-318**


Box 10, Folder 21

Black-and-white photograph

Box 44, Folder 8

Color photograph of rendering


Orgell Store (Beverly Hills, 1966)

Flatfile 319**


Box 11, Folder 12

Copies of drawings for 1978 remodel


Camp Hess Kramer (Malibu, 1967)

Flatfile 320**


Box 11, Folder 3

Photographs of drawings


West Loma Building (San Diego)

Box 12, Folder 22


Box 49, Folder 1

Mounted photographs of rendering

Box 45, Folder 7

Color photographs


Circle 8 1/2 Motel (Ben Townes & Associates, San Diego, 1967)



Flatfile 321**


Box 85**


Box 49, Folder 3

Mounted photograph of rendering


Feuer Corporation Industrial Building (Stan Feuer, Los Angeles 1968)

Scope and Content Note

Includes renovation for the Lannan Foundation.


Box 11, Folder 4


Box 29*, Folder 6


Flatfile 322**-323**




Box 11, Folder 5

Black-and-white prints

Box 45, Folder 1

Color prints, slides, and negatives


Seagram Warehouse Facility (Fred Linkmeyer, Los Angeles, 1968)



Box 11, Folder 6


Box 29*, Folder 7


Flatfile 324**-327**


Box 49, Folder 2

Mounted photograph of rendering

Box 11, Folder 7

Black-and-white photographs

Flatfile 328**

Industrial building (Goldenbro Realty, Buena Park, 1968)

Flatfile 329**-332**

Camp Ramah (Ojai, 1969)


Hebrew Union College (Los Angeles, 1969)



Box 11, Folder 8


Box 28*, Folder 5


Flatfile 333**-336**




Box 11, Folder 9

Black-and-white prints

Box 45, Folder 2

Color prints, slides, transparencies, negatives

Box 29*, Folder 8

Oversize color prints

Box 11, Folder 10

Marina Airport Center (Marina Del Rey, 1969)

Box 12, Folder 1

Office building (David Karney, Brentwood, 1970)

Flatfile 337**

Speculative high rise office building (circa 1964-1969)


Wilshire/Hobart Office Building (Mutual Building & Engineering Corporation, Los Angeles, 1971)

Box 12, Folder 2


Box 45, Folder 3

Color photographs


Olympic Union Square (FAB Development Company, Los Angeles, 1974)

Box 12, Folder 13


Box 45, Folder 8



Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan (Glendale, 1975)

Box 12, Folder 4


Box 45, Folder 4

Color photographs and slides


Gayley Center (Westwood Village Development Company, Westwood, 1977)

Box 12, Folder 5


Flatfile 338**-344**


Box 45, Folder 5

Color photographs and negatives

Box 12, Folder 6

Goldrich & Kest Headquarters (Culver City, 1977)


Office building at National And Overland (Los Angeles, 1978)

Box 12, Folder 7


Box 45, Folder 6

Color photographs

Flatfile 345**

Wilshire/Spaulding Office Building (J.H. Snyder, Los Angeles, 1978)

Box 12, Folder 8

City of Long Beach Redevelopment Project (Lederbel, Long Beach, 1978)


Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan (Sherman Oaks, 1979)

Box 12, Folder 9


Flatfile 346**


Box 44, Folder 11

Color photographs

Flatfile 346**

Oversize color photograph

Box 44, Folder 10

Office building (Sol Shye, Monterey Hills, circa 1979)

Box 12, Folder 10

Wilshire La Brea Shopping Center (Los Angeles, 1980)

Box 12, Folder 11

Office building (Mutual Building & Engineering Corporation, Norwalk, circa 1964-1980)

Box 12, Folder 12

Industrial building (David Karney, circa 1964-1980)

Box 12, Folder 14

Columbia Savings (Beverly Hills, circa 1969-1979)


Wilshire-Masselin Office Building (Los Angeles, 1983)

Box 12, Folder 3

General documentation

Box 29*, Folder 10

Oversize documentation

Flatfile 351**

Mounted print of drawing

Flatfile 347**

Westwood Boulevard store remodel (Westwood, 1985-1986)

Box 12, Folder 17

Palmer & Krisel Office (Brentwood)

Box 12, Folder 18

Capehart Housing for U.S. Navy (China Lake)


The Wildcat Hotel (Midland, TX)

Box 12, Folder 19


Box 44, Folder 13


Flatfile 392**

Acapulco Princess (Acapulco)

Box 49, Folder 6

Union Home Loans (Los Angeles)

Flatfile 348**

Piece O' Pizza addition (Martin Koss, Brentwood)

Scope and Content Note

Original Matlin & Baron plans.

Miscellaneous and unidentified commercial properties

Box 12, Folder 23

General documentation

Box 23*, Folder 10

Oversize documentation

Flatfile 352**



Series II. Professional papers, 1938-2013, undated

Physical Description: 16.1 linear feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series is comprised of materials relating to a broad range of Krisel's professional activities. It includes honors and awards, general correspondence, professional licenses, office records and ephemera. It also contains extensive documentation regarding the renewed interest in Krisel's work, particularly in Palm Springs and San Diego.

Arrangement note

The series is arranged by topic.
Box 14, Folder 1

Biographical material, 2004-2008, undated


Diplomas, certificates and licenses, 1949-1980

Box 17, Folder 5


Box 33*, Folder 1-5

Oversize material


Awards and honors, 1949-2012

Box 14, Folder 2


Box 33*-35*

Oversize material

Box 38, Folder 8

Color photographs

Box 50


Box 14, Folder 12

Correspondence, 1975-2012


Architectural firm documentation, 1946-2007, undated

Box 14, Folder 3

Paul Lazlo, 1946

Box 14, Folder 4

Victor Gruen, 1947


Palmer & Krisel, AIA, Architects, 1950-2007

Box 14, Folder 5

Marketing, 1960


Contemporary press coverage, 1953-1964

Box 14, Folder 6


Box 37*, Folder 7


Box 36*

Scrapbook, 1950-1964

Box 14, Folder 8-9

Project and developer lists, 1950-1964

Box 14, Folder 7

Dan Saxon Palmer obituary, 2007

Box 14, Folder 10

William Krisel, AIA marketing materials, 1968

Box 14, Folder 11

Krisel, Shapiro & Associates marketing brochure, 1969-1979

Box 39, Folder 15

Slides of firm logos, undated

Box 14, Folder 13

Committees and service to the profession, 1984-1992, undated


Other professional activities, 1938-2011, undated

Box 17, Folder 1

Forensic consulting, 2006, undated

Box 17, Folder 2-4

Writings/letters to the editor, 1938-2012

Box 20, Folder 3-3A

Lectures and appearances, 2003-2012, undated


Career documentation, 2000-2013, undated


Regional treatments of Krisel's work, 2000-2013

Scope and Content Note

Includes press coverage, activities of preservation committees, home tours.

Palm Springs, 2000-2013

Box 15-16


Box 37*, Folder 1-4

Oversize material

Box 16, Folder 5-7

San Diego, 2003-2011

Box 16, Folder 8

Las Vegas, 2008

Box 16, Folder 9

Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley, 2006


General press coverage and research on Krisel, 2001-2012, undated

Box 19, Folder 1-5


Box 37*, Folder 5-6

Oversize material


Exhibitions, 2008-2010

Box 20, Folder 1-2


Box 22*, Folder 6

Oversize material

Box 20, Folder 4-6

Documentaries, 2003-2013


Project compilations, undated

Box 20, Folder 7-8


Box 17, Folder 6

Real estate listings

Box 20, Folder 11

Copyright documentation, 2005-2006

Box 18

Tract and project lists, undated


Miscellaneous professional material, 2000-2012, undated

Box 20, Folder 9-10

Architect files, 2000-2012

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and correspondence relating to Krisel's contemporaries in architecture and related fields, includes material on Julius Shulman, Garret Eckbo, William Pereira and Craig Ellwood.
Box 17, Folder 7

Papers, undated

Box 51*-51A*

Line negatives, undated

Box 50

CD-ROMs, undated


Series III. Personal papers, 1935-2009, undated

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

A small quantity of material relating to aspects of Krisel's early life and other personal papers forms this series.

Arrangement note

The series is arranged by topic.
Box 21, Folder 1

Military honors and documentation, 1945-1947, undated

Box 21, Folder 2

Circle Theater, 2009

Box 21, Folder 3

Family photographs, 1935, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes images of 1935 Lilian Rice drawings.
Box 21, Folder 4

Portraits of Krisel, undated