|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. |
Freshman year drawing exercise completed circa 1923-1924. Pen and ink drawing exercise of a temple includes an elevation of the temple's facade with staircase leading to double doors under a pediment supported by Doric columns; plan of entrance; section drawing through entablature; and detail drawings of column base, shaft, capital, and entablature.
Welton David Becket received his B.Arch from the University of Washington in 1927, which he followed with post-graduate studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Fontainebleau, France, in 1928. Following graduation, he worked as Draftsman for C. Waldo Powers in Los Angeles, California, 1928-1929. He returned to Seattle, organizing his own independent practice as Welton D. Becket, Architect, 1929-1933. He returned to Los Angeles in 1933, and formed a partnership with fellow UW alumni Walter Wurdeman and Charles Plummer as Becket, Wurdeman, & Plummer, 1933-1939; the firm continued without Charles Plummer as Becket & Wurdeman, 1939-1949. After Wurdeman's death in 1949, Becket opened his own firm, Welton Becket & Associates, 1949-1969. The firm opened offices in San Francisco, 1949; New York, 1950; and Houston, 1960. Notable works include the General Petroleum Building in Los Angeles, 1947; the Music Center in Los Angeles, 1964-1967; the master plan of the Century City complex, 1959