Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Bain, William

ID: 2130
Full Name: William James Bain , Sr.
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 03/27/1896
Death Date: 01/22/1985
Family: Children: Son, William Bain, Jr., became a partner in Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson;
Relocation: Bain, Sr., was born in New Westminster, BC, Canada, but was living in Seattle, WA's W3P10 census precinct in 1910, at the age of 15. His last residence was in the 98112 zip code of Seattle, WA.
Biographical Information: Education: Los Angeles Architecture Club, Atelier, 1914-1915; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1919-1921; while at Penn, Bain was part of the Architecture Society in the School of Architecture;
Work History: Apprentice, W.R.B. Willcox, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1915; Apprentice, Arthur Lovelace, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1915; he served in the U.S. military during W.W. I; Designer, W.R.B. Wilcox, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1916-1917, c.1921-1922; Designer, Arthur Loveless, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1922-1923; Designer, Johnson, Kaufmann and Coate, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1923-1924; Partner, Pries and Bain, Seattle, WA, 1928-1932 (one source, Duane Dietz, Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876-1959, [typescript, 1994], n.p.) indicated that this partnership lasted 1932-1933). It appears that Bain worked largely on his own from about 1924 to 1943 or 1945. Partner, Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, Seattle, WA, 1943-1985; another firm called Bain, Overturf, Turner and Associates operated in Seattle, WA, c. 1947-1950, according to Duane Dietz, Architects and Landscape Architects of Seattle, 1876-1959, [typescript, 1994], n.p.); according to Dietz, this firm became Bain and Overturf, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1951-until at least 1959;
Teaching: Taught a Two-Day Camouflage Short Course, School of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Extension Headquarters, 10/09/1942-10/10/1942; completed 15-week course, Camouflage School, Camouflage Division, Office of Civilian Defense, University of Washington, 10-12/1942;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 537-22-2553. In 1955, Bain reported having taken excursions to Europe in 1917-1918 (in the military), 1921, and 1949; he traveled to the West Indies in 1953.
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1947;
Countries: Canada
United States
Structures: 1000 2nd Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1987 (16981)
1002 37th Avenue East House, Madison Park, Seattle, WA - 1928 (7120)
1st Presbyterian Church #4, Seattle, WA - (6539)
225-227 Broadway House, Seattle, WA - 1900 (10564)
Bain, M.C., House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA - 1938 (16671)
Bain, William J., Sr., House, Seattle, WA - (6534)
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)
Broadmoor House, Broadmoor, Seattle, WA - (18862)
Canterbury Real Estate Development, Pilgrim House, Seattle, WA - 1956 (18782)
Carlson, A.W., Clinic, Everett, WA - 1949 (8001)
Carman, Joseph L., Jr., House, Seattle, WA - 1926 (5138)
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)
College Club #3, Seattle, WA - 1967 (6537)
Convalescent Home for Crippled Children, Seattle, WA - 1928-1930 (8412)
Diablo School - 1946 (8000)
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Branch, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1949-1951 (8003)
Financial Center, Seattle, WA - 1972 (6191)
Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation, Office Buildings, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA - 2008-2010 (9792)
Hoggson House, The Highlands, Seattle, WA - 1966 (7667)
International Air Terminal, Agana, Guam - (10813)
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Office Building and Garage, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1962-1964 (6228)
King County, Central Blood Bank #1, Seattle, WA - 1945-1946 (13732)
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)
Northern Bank and Trust Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1906-1909 (5290)
Olympia School District. McKinley Elementary School, Olympia, WA - 1949 (7997)
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1975-1976 (6236)
Pacific Northwest Brick and Tile Association, Model Brick Home, Seattle, WA - 1921 (16332)
Park Shore Hotel, Honolulu, HI - 1968 (6538)
Plymouth Congregational Church #4, Seattle, WA - 1967-1968 (6229)
Port Ludlow Development, Port Ludlow, WA - 1969 (6531)
Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA - 1942-1944 (7273)
Projecting Living Room House, Seattle, WA - (16297)
Royal Crown Bottling Plant, Seattle, WA - (13446)
Seattle 1st National Bank, Incorporated, Headquarters Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1966-1969 (4265)
Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), Yesler Terrace Public Housing Project, Seattle, WA - 1939-1941 (5319)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I), Office and Press Building #4, Wall Street, Seattle, WA - 1947-1948 (3109)
Seattle Public Library, Henry, Susan J., Memorial Branch, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA - 1953-1954 (8622)
Seattle Public Schools, Lincoln, Abraham, High School, Seattle, WA - 1906-1907 (8004)
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)
Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Valley, WA - (6336)
Swedish Hospital, Nurses' Home, Eklind Hall, Seattle, WA - 1946 (11565)
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, 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, San Diego (UCSD), Center Hall, Classroom Building 1, La Jolla, CA - (1199)
University of Washington, Seattle, Pi Beta Phi Sorority House - 1941 (8817)
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 State University (WSU), Fine Arts Center, Pullman, WA - 1973 (15213)
Wenatchee Public Schools, Lincoln High School, Wenatchee, WA - 1951 (8005)
Whitman College, Cordiner Hall, Walla Walla, WA - 1967 (6530)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
New Westminster, BC
USA
Architect's Death:
Seattle, WA
USA
Publications: American Architects Directory 1956, First Edition: 22, 1955.
American Architects Directory 1962, Second Edition: 28-29, 1962.
American Architects Directory 1970, Third Edition: 38, 1970.
Bush, James, "Stealing home [Seattle]", Arcade, 22: 2, 31-32, Winter 2003.
Richards, Hugh, "The dome and the safe: critique, Safeco Field, [Seattle, Washington] ", Arcade, 18: 1, 32, Fall 1999.
"81 New Houses: West Coast, Three bedrooms, one bath, dining room, laundry, attached garage", Architectural Forum, 74: 4, 241, 04/1941.
"Park-School Cooperation Adds to Funds", Architectural Record, 115: 1, 150-151, 01/1954.
"Unusual structural wall for IBM in Seattle", Architectural Record, 104-107, 12/1963.
"The Fair Becomes Seattle Center", Architectural Record, 133: 2, 02/1963.
GSA Design Awards 2004, 2004: 8-11, 40- 41, 2004.
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, 127, 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, 176, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 131, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 222-223, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 226, 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, 126, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 149, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 129, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, "M.C. Bain House, 1938", Guide to Architecture in Washington State: An Environmental Perspective, 159, 1980.
"Advanced to Fellowship in 1947", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 5: 235, 05/1947.
"Luxurious setting for quality apparel", Pacific Architect and Builder, 61: 9, 14, 1955-09.
Report Camouflage Schools and Office of Civilian Defense Washington State Defense Council 1942-1943, 3-4, 1943.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 20, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 21, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 19, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 20, 1953.
"Growing carefully", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B6, 08/15/2007.
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.
Andriesen, David, "Safeco spreading luxury", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C4, 02/23/2007.
Richards, John S., Seattle Public Library 64th Annual Report 1954, 4-5, 1955.
Eshkenazi, Stuart, "Fate of Yesler Terrace on line", Seattle Times, B2, 7/21/2005.
"Open House at New Park Bldg.", Seattle Times, 39, 06/17/1949.
Upchurch, Michael, "History set in stone", Seattle Times, C1-C2, 07/22/2008.
"Here's detail in construction of the Model Brick Home ", Seattle Times, 21, 04/21/1926.
"Broadmoor", Seattle Times, E6, 1970-10-04.
"Pilgrim House Open Today for Inspection", Seattle Times, 8, 1956-11-04.
"Blood Bank Reception to Be Held Friday in New Building ", Seattle Times, 8, 11/19/1946.
Farr, Sheila, "The history of museums: a history of our times", Seattle Times,
"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.
Anderson, Rick, Curl, Aimee, "The M's $2.5 million paint job", Seattle Weekly, 10-11, 04/09-15/2008.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 208, 1994.
O'Donnell, Catherine, "UW Tower assignments made", University Week, 24: 33, 1, 4, 07/19/2007.
"Tower Makeover", University Week, 25: 28, 1, 05/22/2008.
Dietz, Claire, "Renovation update: Demolition of G & H wings already in progress", University Week, 24: 34, 11, 08/02/2007.