|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 measured drawing exercise of the YMCA completed June 6, 1923. Drawing provides an elevation with inscribed measurements of the YMCA's entrance with pointed arch moulding over the doorway, brick pattern at entrance, and three full-size profiles of mouldings. Three small photographs of entrance adhered to drawing. Written on front of drawing: "Measured by HB, BJ, GB."
Galen Willard Bentley received his B.Arch from the University of Washington in 1927; studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, 1929-1931. Following graduation from the University of Washington, he worked for Thomas & Grainger, Seattle, 1925; then for William J. Bain, 1926-1928; and John W. Maloney, 1928-1929. When he returned from his studies in New York, he went to work for Dudley Stuart, 1935-1936; then for William Mallis, 1937-1938. He served as Chief of Design Section for the Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle, c.1938-1945. After the war had ended, he worked briefly for Ivan W. Meyer, 1946, before forming his own independent architectural practice as Galen Willard Bentley, Architect, in Bellingham, Washington, in 1946.