Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Naramore, Floyd

ID: 1817
Full Name: Floyd Archibald Naramore
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 07/31/1879
Death Date: 10/29/1970
Family: Relocation: Born in Warren, IL, Naramore lived as a child in Mason City, IA; he attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, graduating in 1907. He moved to Chicago, IL, and from there to Portland, OR, working there from 1912-1919; he then moved to Seattle, WA, where he spent the remainder of this life. His last residence was in the 98119 zip code of Seattle.
Biographical Information: Education: Studied engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, c. 1898; coursework in engineering, Univeristy of Michigan; B.S. Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1907;
Work History: Bridge Draftsman, Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, IL; Draftsman, George A. Fuller, General Contractor, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY; Draftsman, John McEwen & Co., Chicago, IL; Engineer/Cost Estimator, Northwest Bridge Works, Portland, OR, 1909-1912; Architect and Superintendent of Properties, Portland Public School System, Portland, OR, 1912-1919; (Naramore held Oregon Architect License #0044); Supervising Architect, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA, 1919-1932; Partner, Naramore and [Alvin] Menke, Architects, 1924-c. 1930; Associate, Naramore, Grainger and Thomas, Associated Architects, Seattle, WA, 1935-1937, the firm assembled to work on the Bagley Hall Chemistry and Pharmacy Building at the University of Washington; Senior Partner, Naramore, Brady, Bain and Johanson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1943-1970.
Miscellaneous: The Washington Death Index has Naramore's birthdate as 07/31/1879; Duane A. Dietz, in his essay on Naramore, 'Floyd A. Naramore,' (1994), noted it as 07/21/1879. SSN: 534-34-2362.
Professional Awards: Post College: Named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 1935;
Countries: United States
Structures: 1000 2nd Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1987 (16981)
1st Presbyterian Church #4, Seattle, WA - (6539)
2 Union Square Office Building, Seattle, WA - 1989 (5611)
Alley 24 Mixed-Use Complex, 223 Yale Avenue Office Building, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA - 2004-2006 (11722)
Anchorage School District, Anchorage Grade School - 1939 (6555)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Richland, WA - 1967 (6536)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Seattle, WA - 1967 (6535)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 1, Richland, WA - (6533)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 2, Richland, WA - 1969 (6532)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Residential Center, Seattle, WA - 1966 (6529)
Bellevue Public School District, Clyde Hill Elementary School, Clyde Hill, WA - 1952 (4518)
Bellevue School District, Medina Elementary School #1, Medina, WA - 1957 (8009)
Carlson, A.W., Clinic, Everett, WA - 1949 (8001)
Children's Orthopedic Hospital #2, Laurelhurst, Seattle, WA - 1951-1954 (5190)
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Loyal Heights Fieldhouse, Loyal Heights, Ballard, Seattle, WA - 1949-1951 (15343)
City of Seattle, Police Department (SPD), Public Safety Building #2, Seattle, WA - 1946-1950 (5177)
City of Seattle, Public Library (SPL), Henry, Susan J., Memorial Branch, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA - 1953-1954 (8622)
College Club #3, Seattle, WA - 1967 (6537)
Community Hotel Corporation, Olympic Hotel #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1923-1924 (3304)
Condominiums, Port Ludlow, WA - 1973 (8888)
Diablo School - 1946 (8000)
Financial Center, Seattle, WA - 1972 (6191)
Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation, Office Buildings, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA - 2008-2010 (9792)
Hambach Building #4, Seattle, WA - 1913 (8511)
Harborview Medical Center, North Wing Trauma Center Tower, Seattle, WA - (12220)
International Air Terminal, Agana, Guam - (10813)
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Office Building and Garage, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1962-1964 (6228)
King County, Department of Stadium Administration, Domed Stadium, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA - 1972-1976 (5365)
KOMO Broadcasting Studio #1, Seattle, WA - 1948 (10910)
Magnin, I., Department Store #2, Seattle, WA - 1953-1954 (13289)
Meany, Edmond, Hotel, University District, Seattle, WA - 1929-1931 (4971)
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Montlake, Seattle, WA - 1948-1950 (5139)
Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, 904 7th Avenue Office, Seattle, WA - 1950 (11566)
Nordstrom, Elmer J., Medical Tower, Seattle, WA - 1986 (7025)
Northern Bank and Trust Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1906-1909 (5290)
Ohio State University and Batelle Memorial Institute, Academy of Contemporary Problems, Columbus, OH - 1971-1973 (5053)
Olympia School District. McKinley Elementary School, Olympia, WA - 1949 (7997)
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1975-1976 (6236)
Park Shore Hotel, Honolulu, HI - 1968 (6538)
Plymouth Congregational Church #4, Seattle, WA - 1967-1968 (6229)
Portland Public Schools, Couch Elementary School, Portland, OR - (7986)
Port Ludlow Development, Port Ludlow, WA - 1969 (6531)
Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA - 1942-1944 (7273)
Rainier Bank Tower, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1972-1977 (5087)
Richmond Laundry Building, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA - 1917 (11723)
Safeco Office Building #2, University District, Seattle, WA - (5609)
Seattle 1st National Bank, Incorporated, Headquarters Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1966-1969 (4265)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I), Office and Press Building #4, Wall Street, Seattle, WA - 1947-1948 (3109)
Seattle Public Schools, Bagley, Daniel, Elementary School #2, Seattle, WA - 1929-1930 (8008)
Seattle Public Schools, Bryant Elementary School, Seattle, WA - 1926 (7865)
Seattle Public Schools, Cleveland, Grover, High School, Seattle, WA - 1926-1927 (5308)
Seattle Public Schools, Dunlap Elementary School #3, Seattle, WA - 1923-1924 (5405)
Seattle Public Schools, Franklin, Benjamin, High School #2, Mount Baker, Seattle, WA - 1911-1912 (7118)
Seattle Public Schools, Gatzert, Bailey, Elementary School, Seattle, WA - 1921-1922 (8039)
Seattle Public Schools, Hamilton International Middle School, Seattle, WA - 1926-1927 (6046)
Seattle Public Schools, Hay, John, School, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA - 1905 (5512)
Seattle Public Schools, Highland Park Elementary School, Seattle, WA - 1919-1920 (8035)
Seattle Public Schools, Hughes, E.C., Elementary School, Seattle, WA - 1925-1926 (8236)
Seattle Public Schools, Laurelhurst Elementary School, Seattle, WA - 1928-1929 (8239)
Seattle Public Schools, Lincoln, Abraham, High School, Seattle, WA - 1906-1907 (8004)
Seattle Public Schools, Madison, James, Junior High School, Seattle, WA - 1928-1929 (7506)
Seattle Public Schools, Magnolia Elementary School, Seattle, WA - 1926-1927 (8238)
Seattle Public Schools, Marshall, John, Grade School, Seattle, WA - 1926-1927 (5136)
Seattle Public Schools, Minor, T.T., School, Seattle, WA - 1941 (7176)
Seattle Public Schools, Monroe, James, Junior High School, Ballard, Seattle, WA - (7507)
Seattle Public Schools, Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA - (5310)
Seattle Public Schools, Washington, Martha, Girls Parental School, Seattle, WA - 1920-1921 (8038)
Seattle Public Schools, Whittier, John Greenleaf, Elementary School #2, Ballard, Seattle, WA - 1927-1928 (8991)
Seattle World's Fair, United States Science Pavilion, Seattle, WA - 1959-1962 (5973)
Seattle World's Fair, Washington State Coliseum, Seattle, WA - 1960-1962 (5972)
Snohomish County, Campus Redevelopment Initiative, Snohomish, WA - (8499)
Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Valley, WA - (6336)
Swedish Hospital, Nurses' Home, Eklind Hall, Seattle, WA - 1946 (11565)
Telenor Headquarters - None (5134)
United States Government, Department of Justice, Federal Courts, Courthouse #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 2004 (3309)
United States Government, Federal Office Building #4, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 2003 (4789)
United States Government, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Branch, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1949-1951 (8003)
United States Government, Postal Service (USPS), Main Post Office #2, Seattle, WA - 1958 (10545)
United States Government, Veterans Administration (VA), Hospital, Seattle, WA - 1952 (8007)
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, CA - 1903-1907 (749)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center Hall, Classroom Building 1, La Jolla, CA - (1199)
University of Washington, Everett, Campus Plan, Everett, WA - 2007 (9430)
University of Washington, Seattle, Physics / Astronomy Building - (8645)
University of Washington, Seattle, Primate and Biological Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA - 1964 (15877)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Chemistry and Pharmacy Building, Seattle, WA - 1935-1937 (4775)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Health Sciences Building #1, Seattle, WA - 1947-1949 (8002)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), South Campus Parking Garage, Seattle, WA - (9768)
Waldo, William E., Hospital, Maple Leaf, Seattle, WA - 1924 (8998)
Washington Building, Seattle, WA - 1960 (5151)
Washington-King County Stadium Authority, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA - 1997-1999 (4552)
Washington Mutual Bank, Tower #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 2004-2006 (5366)
Washington State University (WSU), Design Disciplines Building, Pullman, WA - 1966-1967 (3783)
Washington State University (WSU), Fine Arts Center, Pullman, WA - 1973 (15213)
Wenatchee Public Schools, Lincoln High School, Wenatchee, WA - 1951 (8005)
Westin Hotels, Sea-Tac Airport Hotel Project, Sea-Tac, WA - 1995 (19242)
West Seattle School District, West Seattle Central School, West Seattle, WA - 1893 (15619)
Whitman College, Cordiner Hall, Walla Walla, WA - 1967 (6530)
Locations: Architect's Death:
Seattle, WA
USA
Architect's Birth:
Warren, IL
USA
Publications: "LCN Closers Advertisement, 10/1977", AIA Journal, 66: 11, 117, 10/1977.
"Seattle's Urban Sculpture for Motion", AIA Journal, 56: 3, 53-54, 09/1971.
"Outlook: Jurors Praise Scale and Proportions of Architectural Competition Winner", AIA Journal, 56: 3, 8, 1971-09.
"Four Awards for Design in Plywood", AIA Journal, 61: 5, 10, 12, 05/1974.
"Seattle Honor Awards : Washington State Chapter, A.I.A.", American Architect, 133: 187, 2/5/1928.
"Seattle Bank Mounts Major Sculpture", American Institute of Architects Journal, 56: 5, 62, 11/1971.
Richards, Hugh, "The dome and the safe: critique, Safeco Field, [Seattle, Washington] ", Arcade, 18: 1, 32, Fall 1999.
Bush, James, "Stealing home [Seattle]", Arcade, 22: 2, 31-32, Winter 2003.
Ritz, Richard Ellison, "Naramore, Floyd Archibald", Architects of Oregon, 293-294, 2002.
"Unusual structural wall for IBM in Seattle", Architectural Record, 104-107, 12/1963.
Gragg, Randy, "Three: 223 Yale at Alley 24", Architectural Record, 195: 1, 110-113, 01/2007.
"The Fair Becomes Seattle Center", Architectural Record, 133: 2, 02/1963.
"Park-School Cooperation Adds to Funds", Architectural Record, 115: 1, 150-151, 01/1954.
Johnston, Norman J. , "53. The Physics/Astronomy Building", Campus Guide University of Washington, 74-75, 2001.
Naramore, Floyd A., Design for a Concrete Bridge Arch, 1907.
GSA Design Awards 2004, 2004: 8-11, 40- 41, 2004.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 226, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 222-223, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 127, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 228, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 210, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 131, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, "Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson Office Building, 1950", Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 147, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 117, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 128, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 128, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 126, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 123, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 129, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 124, 1980.
Kreisman, Lawrence, Historic Preservation in Seattle, 87, 1985.
King, Harriet, "Real Estate; Hotel construction is planned as part of growth at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.", New York Times, D18, 1995-05-10.
Englehardt, N.L., School Planning Associates, Portfolio A Elementary School Classrooms, portfolio A, plate 2, 1941.
Englehardt, N.L., School Planning Associates, Portfolio A Elementary School Classrooms, 1941.
"P/A Fifteenth Annual Design Awards Program", Progressive Architecture, 49: 1, 116-119, 1/1968.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 20, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 19, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 20, 1953.
Bolt, Kristen Millares, "Region's skyline changes as new offices go up", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, E1, E6, 12/29/2005.
Rolph, Amy, "Everett recommended for new UW campus", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B3, 11/16/2007.
Johns, Greg, "Subtle Safeco changes for fans", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, D2, 04/02/2007.
Dizon, Kristin, "A movie and a view", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C1, 08/04/2007.
Cheek, Lawrence W., "Architectural Bummers", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C2, 09/25/2007.
Blanchard, Jessica, "District to weigh plans for closed school sites", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B1, B5, 03/21/2007.
Thiel, Art, "Jumping through, beyond hoops to sell arena", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, D1, D7, 01/29/2007.
Andriesen, David, "Safeco spreading luxury", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C4, 02/23/2007.
"Growing carefully", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B6, 08/15/2007.
Richards, John S., Seattle Public Library 64th Annual Report 1954, 4-5, 1955.
Upchurch, Michael, "History set in stone", Seattle Times, C1-C2, 07/22/2008.
Farr, Sheila, "The history of museums: a history of our times", Seattle Times,
Shaw, Linda, "Further closure of Seattle schools?", Seattle Times, B1, B4, 10/27/2008.
DeSilver, Drew, "End of WaMu", Seattle Times, A1, A11, 09/26/2008.
"Blood Bank Reception to Be Held Friday in New Building ", Seattle Times, 8, 11/19/1946.
"Loyal Heights Fieldhouse Plans Win O.K.", Seattle Times, 9, 02/11/1949.
"First Bite", Seattle Times, 5, 04/27/1949.
"Architects Win Fieldhouse Fees", Seattle Times, 11, 09/09/1949.
"Fieldhouse's Height Will Be Studied", Seattle Times, 19, 06/08/1949.
"Loyal Heights Fieldhouse Draws Protests", Seattle Times, 27, 06/07/1949.
"Open House at New Park Bldg.", Seattle Times, 39, 06/17/1949.
Thompson, Lynn, Perry, Nick, "Everett top choice for new UW branch", Seattle Times, A1, A17, 11/16/2007.
Dash, Eric, "Patience pays off for Dimon", Seattle Times, E1, E4, 09/30/2008.
Anderson, Rick, Curl, Aimee, "The M's $2.5 million paint job", Seattle Weekly, 10-11, 04/09-15/2008.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, "Introduction, A Historical Overview of Architecture in Seattle", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, xxxv, 1994.
Dietz, Duane A., "Floyd A. Naramore", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 200, 203, 1994.
Johnston, Norman J., The Campus Guide: University of Washington, 63-64, 2001.
O'Donnell, Catherine, "UW Tower assignments made", University Week, 24: 33, 1, 4, 07/19/2007.
Dietz, Claire, "Renovation update: Demolition of G & H wings already in progress", University Week, 24: 34, 11, 08/02/2007.
"Tower Makeover", University Week, 25: 28, 1, 05/22/2008.
Lowry, Elizabeth, "14 UW Medical Center departments move to UW Tower", University Week, 25: 31, 11, 06/26/2008.
Wick, Nancy, "No Ivory Tower", University Week, 24: 9, 5, 11/30/2006.
"Bagley Hall", Washington Alumnus, 28: 8, 2/1938.