Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Lind, Kenneth

ID: 1487
Full Name: Kenneth Nels Lind
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 07/13/1909
Death Date: 04/24/1975
Family: Spouse: married 1937, two children;
Parents: His father, Nels Lind, (born c. 1880) was a carpenter in IL; Nels Lind came to the U.S. from Sweden in 1903. (The 1920 U.S. Census indicated that they both parents came to the U.S. in 1904 and were both naturalized in 1910.) In 1910, Nels specialized in house building. His mother was Jennie Lind, (born c. 1884) who also came to the U.S. in 1903 from Sweden; Nels and Jennie married c. 1905; in 1910, they had had three children: Bernice M.(born c. 1906 in IL), Helen A. (born c. 1908 in IL), and Kenneth. By 1920, two brothers had been born: Willard S. (born c. 1913 in IL) and Mernal A. (born c. 1915 in IL);
Relocation: In 1910, Kenneth Lind, age 9 months, lived with his famil in Rockford, IL, in a rented house at 1814 Charles Street. Their neighborhood was heavily populated by Swedes, Danes and other Northern European immigrants. The Swedish American Hospital stood nearby as did Dahlquist Park. In 1920, the family owned a residence at 120 Shaw Street, Rockford. Lind worked as a U.S. Government clerk in 1930, working in Washington, D.C. He lived in a rented room on Kentucky Avenue SE there.
Biographical Information: Education: B.S. and M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1934;
Work History: Employee, W. Nels Lind Construction Company, 1930; Partner, Kenneth N. Lind and Charles Luckman, Architects, 1939-1942; Designer, Production Line Structures, 1943; Principal, Kenneth N. Lind, A.I.A., 1944-?; the firm was known as Kenneth Lind Associates in 1962.
Teaching: Assistant Instructor/Critic, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1932-1933; Architecture Critic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1950-1953; he taught design and planning at these schools.
Miscellaneous: SSN: 333-03-8145;
Professional Awards: College: Sigma Tau (Engineering Honor Society), Gargoyle (Architecture Honor Society), and Scarab; Lake Forest Foundation for Architecture and Language award, 1932; Conde Nast American Travel Fellowship, 1932; Francis J. Plym European Travel Fellowship, 1934-1935;
Post College: Progressive Architecture Magazine National Design Awards, 1947, 1948;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
Architect's Birth:
Rockford, IL