Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Chin, Poo

ID: 1748
Full Name: Poo Quong Chin
Occupation: Structural Engineer
Gender: M
Birth Date: 1922
Death Date: 02/07/2010
Family: Spouse: P.Q. married his wife June c. 1950.
Parents: P.Q. Chin's father immigrated to the US during the 1920s from Southern China. He came to own several pawn shops in the Chinatown Neighborhood of San Francisco, CA.
Children: P.Q. and June had two children, Laura Chin Kirley and Susan Chin Uehara;
Biographical Information: Education: B.S., General Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1944;
Work History: Partner, Chin and Hensolt, Engineers, San Francisco, CA; this firm was the largest structural engineering company in San Francisco in the later 1950s and 1960s. It was responsible for several landmarks, including Candlestick Park, San Francisco, (1958-1960) and the Transamerica Building, San Francisco, (1972).
Miscellaneous: Poo Quong Chin was known professionally as "P.Q."
Countries: United States