|Building Notes||Part of a collection containing approximately 1100 student drawings from the University of Washington Department of Architecture from its inception in 1914 until 1961 when the Department of Architecture had completely phased out all elements of the Beaux Arts system and became the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. |
5th year design drawing. Class A I projet. Rendering and elevation of a courthouse building and American Legion memorial auditorium. Site plan shows the building grounds and ground floors of the courthouse and attached auditorium. Section drawing and two additional plans show the multiple levels of the courthouse portion of the building.
Minoru Yamasaki received his B.Arch from the University of Washington in 1934; and continued his studies at New York University while working as an instructor of watercolor painting at New York University, 1935-1936 . Following graduation, he worked as a Draftsman for Githens & Keally, New York, 1937-1943; as a Designer for Harrison and Fouilhoux, New York, 1943-1944; as Designer for Raymond Loewy Associates, New York, 1944-1945; and as an Instructor of Architectural Design at Columbia University, 1943-1945.
Yamasaki left New York in 1945 for Detroit, where he worked as Chief Architectural Designer, Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, Detroit, 1945-1949; before opening his own practice as Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, Troy, Michigan, 1949-1986. Notable works include the United States Consulate in Kobe, Japan, 1955; the United States Hall of Science Pavilion [Pacific Science Center] for the Seattle World's Fair, 1962; the IBM Building in Seattle, 1964; the Century Plaza Hotel, 1966, and Century Plaza Towers in Los Angeles, 1975; the Rainier Tower [Rainier Bank Tower] in Seattle, 1977; and the World Trade Center in New York, 1974.