Julian F. Knox Collection 2009-09

Cailin Trimble
University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
230 Wurster Hall #1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820
(510) 642-5124
designarchives@berkeley.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
Title: Julian F. Knox Collection
creator: Knox, Julian F.
creator: Freiwald, Joshua
creator: Sulzinger, Janis
Identifier/Call Number: 2009-09
Physical Description: 3.25 Cubic Feet: 1 half document box, 1 flat file drawer
Date (inclusive): 1954-2000
Date (bulk): 1983-2000
Abstract: The Julian Floyd Knox Collection is divided into two series: Personal Papers and Project Records. The Project Records make up the bulk of the collection and contain architectural drawings, primarily from Knox’s time as a solo practitioner with a small number of projects done in collaboration with architect Janis Sulzinger. The majority of the projects represented in the collection are residential, many of which relate to client Paul Vincent and his development companies.

Access Statement

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], Julian F. Knox Collection, Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical Note

Julian Floyd Knox was born in Ponca, Oklahoma in 1930. He moved to Stockton, California where he attended Stockton High School and the College of the Pacific, earning an AA in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and upon his return enrolled at U.C. Berkeley. He graduated in 1957 with a BA in Architecture.
Knox worked as a draftsman for a number of architects and engineers from 1956-1962, including Clayton Kantz, Delp Johnson, John. A. Blume, John Bolles, Loubet & Glynn, August Waegmann, and Marquis & Stoller. In 1962, he became a partner at Kosevitz & Knox where he stayed until 1967. He was admitted to the AIA Northern California chapter in 1964.
Later he returned to work at Marquis & Stoller for several years, eventually opening a solo practice where he worked until his death in 2005.
Sources:
“Knox, Julian F.” Member Files, Northern California Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1964-1977.

System of Arrangement

The Julian F. Knox Collection is organized into two series: Personal Papers and Project Records. The collection arrived with no evident order, so within each series an order has been imposed by the archivist.

Scope and Contents Note

The Personal Papers series is brief and includes reproductions of student drawings from classes at U.C. Berkeley, a photographic portrait of Knox, a postcard from photographer Joshua Freiwald, a personal sketchbook, and a selection of Knox’s line drawings, silkscreen prints, and watercolors.
The Project Records contain architectural drawings, primarily from Knox’s time as a solo practitioner with a small number of projects done in collaboration with architect Janis Sulzinger. The majority of the projects represented in the collection are residential, many of which relate to client Paul Vincent and his development companies.

Related Collections

Edward G. & John S. Bolles Collection, Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Project Index

The following is a list of architectural projects from the Julian F. Knox Collection. For more complete information about collection contents for each project download the complete Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to the Julian F. Knox Collection page.  For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index.  
The project list below, derived from the Project Index, is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.
Project/Client Name (location, date, project type) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]
  • Brewer ( Redding , CA ; 1985 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Browning, Ann & Bryce ( Muir Beach , CA ; 1995 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Bryson, Dr. Lawrence ( Muir Beach , CA ; 1983-1984 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Busse, Robert ( Larkspur , CA ; 1985 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Design: Residence ( Muir Beach , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Sulzinger, Janis (Architect) [Dr]
  • Design: Residence ( Sausalito , CA ; 1983 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hoyt ( Sausalito , CA ; 1984 ; furniture ) [Dr]
  • Kimberly Development Corp.: Kimberly Court ( Larkspur , CA ; 1990 ; residential: sub-division ) Collaborator: Hermann & Moller (Landscape Architects) [Dr]
  • Montclair Investments Inc.: Gwin Estates ( Oakland , CA ; 1989-1990, 1995 ; residential: sub-division ) [Dr]
  • Sulzknoxer ( Muir Beach , CA ; 1972 ; residential ) Collaborator: Sulzinger, Janis (Architect) [Dr]
  • Varsity Bookstore ( Tempe , AZ ; 1967 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Vincent Development Group, The ( Oakland , CA ; 1997-1998 ; residential ) Collaborator: Richard Schadt Assoc. Inc. (Landscape Architect) [Dr]
  • Vincent Group, The ( Berkeley , CA ; 2000 ; residential ) Collaborator: Richard Schadt Assoc. Inc. (Landscape Architect) [Dr]
  • Vincent Group, The: Gravatt Dr. ( Oakland , CA ; 1989-1994 ; residential: sub-division ) Collaborator: Richard Schadt Assoc. Inc. (Landscape Architect) [Dr]
  • Vincent Group, The: Gwin Rd. ( Oakland , CA ; 1994-1995 ; residential: sub-division ) Collaborator: Richard Schadt Assoc. Inc. (Landscape Architect) [Dr]
  • Vincent Group, The: Harbord Dr. ( Oakland , CA ; 1993 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Vincent Group, The: Norfolk Road & Marlborough Terrace ( Oakland , CA ; 1997 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Vincent Group, The: North Hill Court ( Oakland , CA ; 1988 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Vincent, Paul ( Piedmont , CA ; 1989 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Vincent, Paul ( Oakland , CA ; 1992 ; residential ) Collaborator: Richard Schadt Assoc. Inc. (Landscape Architect) [Dr]
  • Vincent, Paul ( Squaw Creek , CA ; 1995 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Vincent, Paul: Orinda Highlands ( Orinda , CA ; 1998-1999 ; residential: sub-division ) [Dr]

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Architecture
Housing
Knox, Julian F.
Freiwald, Joshua
Sulzinger, Janis

Box 1, Flat-File 1

SERIES   I. PERSONAL PAPERS 1954-1982

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains student drawings, a sketchbook, portrait, a postcard from photographer Joshua Freiwald, and a selection of personal artwork.
Flat-File 2-18

SERIES   II. PROJECT RECORDS 1967-2000

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project name.

Scope and Contents

Contains original architectural drawings and some reproductions.
 

A. Drawings

Physical Description: ** See Project Index