Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Schindler, Rudolph

ID: 239
Full Name: Rudolph Michael Schindler
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: Austria/US
Birth Date: 09/10/1887
Death Date: 08/22/1953
Family: Spouse: Rudolph M. Schindler married Pauline Gibling Schindler (b. Illinois-d. West Hollywood, CA, 05/04/1977);
Parents: His mother's maiden name was Hertel;
Children: The Schindlers had a son, Mark, born, 7/20/1922;
Relocation: Immigrated to the United States from Austria in March 1914; worked in Chicago upon arrival for Ottenheimer, Stern, and Reichert, Architects, from 1914-1918; worked for Frank Lloyd Wright in Spring Green, WI, from February 1918-1919; traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles, CA, stopping in Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Taos, NM, and the Grand Canyon, AZ, in 1915; experienced temporary dissatisfaction with Los Angeles and considered traveling to Japan to work for Wright or returning to Europe in mid-1921; became deeply affected by the beauty of Yosemite National Park, 1921, and gradually adjusted to life in Los Angeles after he settled there for good in 1920;
Biographical Information: Education: Imperial Technical Institute, Vienna, Austria, 1906-1911; graduated in architecture and engineering from the Academy of Arts, Vienna, Austria, 1913;
Work History: Designer, Ottenheimer, Stern, and Reichert, Architects, Chicago, IL, 1914-1918; Draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin Fellowship, Spring Green, WI, 02/1918-1919; Office Superintendant, Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago, IL, 1919; traveled back to Los Angeles to supervise Frank Lloyd Wright's Aline Barnsdall House in 1920; Principal, Rudolph M. Schindler, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1921-1926, c.1928-1953; (in 1921-1923, Schindler worked on a few projects with the Engineer, Clyde B. Chace); Partner, The Architectural Group for Industry and Commerce, (formed with Richard Neutra), Los Angeles, CA, 1926-1927;
Miscellaneous: According to some sources, Schindler completed approximately 330 buildings in a career spanning 1915-1953 in Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA; architectural historican, Kathryn Smith, however, put the number of projects at 150 (Schindler House, [NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2001], p. 29);
Archives: Archival documents on Rudolph M. Schindler housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB);
Countries: Austria
United States
Structures: Barnsdall, Aline, House, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1917-1920 (1108)
Bennati, Mrs. A. Gisela, House Lake Arrowhead, CA - 1934-1937 (9017)
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA - 1944 (1570)
Braxton, Henry, Art Gallery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1928-1929 (9006)
Breacher, S., Apartment House, Los Angeles, CA - 1925 (9004)
Bubeshko, Anastasia, Apartments, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1938-1939 (3178)
Buck, Mr. and Mrs. J.J., House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles - 1934 (9018)
Buena Vista Shore Club Clubhouse, Chicago, Il - 1916-1918 (8481)
City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, Barnsdall, Aline, Park, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - (1410)
Daugherty, M.T., House, Encino, Los Angeles, CA - 1945-1946 (8188)
Droste, Gerard J., House, Los Angeles, CA - (8018)
Druckman, J., House, Los Angeles, CA - 1940-1942 (7045)
Elliot, Robert F., House, Los Angeles - 1930 (5554)
Erlik, Robert, House, Hollywood, Los Angeles - 1950-1951 (8191)
Falk, S.T., Apartment Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1938-1940 (9027)
Fitzpatrick House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA - (7041)
Floren, O.S., Duplex House, Los Angeles, CA - 1922 (6972)
Gold, J.G., House, North Hollywood, Los Angeles - 1940-1941 (1580)
Goodwin, Samuel, House, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - 1940-1941 (1584)
Grokowsky, D., House, South Pasadena, CA - 1928 (9007)
Haines, Mr. and Mrs., House, Dana Point, CA - (9019)
Harris, Mrs. George, House, Los Angeles, CA - 1942 (8042)
Herbold, Gene, House Project, Los Angeles - (8202)
Hiler, Hilaire, Studio House, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1941 (8041)
How, James Eads, House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1925 (1795)
Janson, Ellen, House, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles - 1948-1949 (8190)
Jardinette Apartments, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1927 (4320)
Kallis, Maurice, House, Studio City, Los Angeles - 1947 (1582)
Kaun, Alexander, House, Point Richmond, Richmond, CA - 1934-1935 (17282)
Laurelwood Apartment Building, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - 1946-1949 (1585)
League of Nations, Headquarters Project, Geneva, Switzerland - 1926 (5553)
Leah-Ruth Retail Store, Long Beach, CA - 1926 (8554)
Lechner House Plywood Furniture - 1948 (438)
Lechner, Richard, House, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - 1946-1948 (1581)
Levin, Hyman, House, Los Angeles, CA - 1924-1925 (8489)
Lindy's Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA - (9010)
Lingenbrink Shops, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - 1939-1942 (8022)
Lovell, Phillip and Leah, Beach House, Newport Beach, CA - 1925-1926 (832)
Lowes, C.P., House, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA - (9003)
Mackey Apartment Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1939 (840)
Manola Court Apartments, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1926-1928 (8559)
McAlmon, Victoria, House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1935-1936 (9022)
Medical Arts Building, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - (8023)
Modern Creators Store Building, West Hollywood, CA - 1936-1937 (6982)
Modern Creators Store, Hollywood, Los Angeles - 1936 (9024)
Monolith Home Project, Racine, WI - 1919 (5552)
Oliver, W.E., House, Los Angeles, CA - 1933 (5555)
Ott, Peter Paul, House Project, Beverly Hills, CA - (8199)
Packard, John Cooper, House, South Pasadena, CA - 1924 (8482)
Park, Carlton, House, Fallbrook, CA - 1925 (9005)
Popenoe, Paul and Betty, House, Coachella, CA - 1922 (11567)
Presburger, F., House, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - (8025)
Pueblo Ribera Courts, La Jolla, CA - (5559)
Reis House, Los Angeles, CA - 1950 (417)
Rodakiewicz, Henwar, House, Los Angeles - 1937 (5556)
Roth, Roxy, House, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - 1945 (773)
Rubenstein, Helena, Beauty Salon, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1922 (8193)
Sachs Apartments, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - (5557)
Sardi's Restaurant #1, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1932-1933 (9009)
Scheyer, Galka, House, Los Angeles, CA - 1933 (17)
Schindler, Rudolph M.- Chace, Clyde, House, West Hollywood, CA - 1921-1922 (497)
Skolnik, Samuel, House, Los Angeles - 1950-1952 (8192)
Sorg, Mrs. K., House, San Gabriel, CA - 1926 (8563)
Southall, Mildred, House, Los Angeles - 1938 (5427)
Sunset Medical Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1936-1939 (9025)
Tischler, Adolphe, House, Westwood, Los Angeles - 1949-1950 (1601)
Toole, Miss Marian, House, Palm Village, Indian Wells, CA - 1946 (8189)
Translucent House Project, Palos Verdes Estates - 1927 (5685)
Tucker, W.E., House, Los Angeles, CA - 1949-1950 (6978)
Van Dekker, Albert, House, Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA - (8017)
Van Patten, Elizabeth, House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1934-1935 (9020)
Von Koerber, H.N., House, Hollywood, Los Angeles - 1931-1932 (9008)
Walker, Ralph C., House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - (9021)
Westby, Selmer N., House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles - (9026)
Wilson, Guy, House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1935-1939 (9023)
Wolfe, Charles H., House, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA - 1928-1931 (717)
Wolff House, Studio City, CA - 1938 (716)
Wong, Anna May, Apartment Building Project, Santa Monica, CA - 1953 (8200)
Yates, Peter and Mullen, Frances, House, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - (12851)
Locations: Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Publications: "Landscape into Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House and the Romance of Southern California", AA Files, 3, 22-41, 1983-01.
"Contemporary details-windows by William Wilson Wurster; R.M. Schindler; Richard J. Neutra; Edward D. Stone; Courtney Stewart and Robert Hansen, archts. and Lockwood de Forest, designer.", Architectural Forum, 66: 346-348, 378-381, 04/1977.
"Lovell Beach House", Architectural Record, 09/1929.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Southhall House, 1938", Architecture in Los Angeles A Compleat Guide, 192, 1985.
Darling, Michael, Smith, Elizabeth A.T., Architecture of R.M. Schindler, 39, 42-43, 102, 156, 214, 272-273, 2001.
Darling, Michael, Smith, Elizabeth A.T., Architecture of R.M. Schindler, 77-79, 135, 2001.
Oshima, Ken Tadashi, Frampton, Kenneth, "Dialogue with Kenneth Frampton", Architecture + Urbanism (A + U) Special Issue, 3, 138, 2000.
"How House", Architecture + Urbanism (A + U) Special Issue, 110-121, 269, 273, 3/2000.
"Daugherty House", Arts and Architecture, 67: 36-37, 01/1950.
"Toole House", Arts and Architecture, 68: 38, 11/1951.
"Lechner House", Arts and Architecture, 67: 29, 04/1950.
Taut, Bruno, Bauen der neue wohnbau, 56, 1927.
Guarneri, Andrea Bocco, Bernard Rudofsky: A Humane Designer, 64, 2003.
California Arts and Architecture, 60: 32-33, 01/1943.
Californian, 1: 58-59, 05/1946.
California Plan Book, 1946.
McCoy, Esther, "Schindler: Space Architect", Direction, 1945.
"Emmerson Troop advertisement", Echoes, 12, 9/2001.
Rifkind, Carole, Field Guide to American Architecture, 109, 1980.
Longmead, Donald, Frank Lloyd Wright: A Bio-Bibliography, 383, 2003.
Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s, 173, 2003.
Frampton, Kenneth, "Rudolf Schindler, Lovell Beach House, Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.", GA Document Special Issue #3 Modern Architecture 1851-1945, 277, 1983.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Kaun House 1934-35", Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California, 237, 1985.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Guide to Architecture in Southern California, 35, plate 59, 1965.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture, 136-137, 1991.
Jencks, Charles, Kings of Infinite Space, 38-44, 1983.
Moss, Eric Owen, Lawson - Westen House, 6, 1995.
Moss, Eric Owen, Lawson - Westen House, 6, 1995.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 332, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 164, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 332, 1994.
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Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 60, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 87, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 332, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 181, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Bubeshko Apartment Building, 1938 and 1941", Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide, 178, 1994.
"Open House Set by Vine Street", Los Angeles Times, 14, 02/06/1933.
"New Residence Tract Opening", Los Angeles Times, 4, 1921-03-13.
"Eight injured as Sardi's Cafe destroyed by fire", Los Angeles Times, 1, 9 col 4, 11/02/1936.
Andrews, Colman, Dosti, Rose, "In celebration of restaurants past", Los Angeles Times, H1, 09/29/1994.
"News of the Cafes Sardi's Minus Ballyhoo", Los Angeles Times, A5, 02/03/1933.
Boehm, Mike, "Some Unfinished Business", Los Angeles Times, 2003-06-01.
"News of the Cafes Restaurant Opens Soon", Los Angeles Times, A6, 12/28/1932.
"American Rhapsody", Los Angeles Times, E5, 04/21/1946.
"News of the Cafes Sardi's by New Year", Los Angeles Times, A7, 12/16/1932.
"New Hollywood Cafe Planned Boulevard Deal Involves Big Lease", Los Angeles Times, 15, 07/10/1932.
Miller, Arthur, "Hiler's Show Develops His Color Theory", Los Angeles Times, B1, B6 col 4, 03/12/1944.
McCoy, Esther, "A Servantless House Meets Three Needs", Los Angeles Times, F6, F30, 11/23/1947.
McCoy, Esther, "Let the Roof Float Free", Los Angeles Times, F8, 03/25/1951.
"News of the Cafes New Restaurant Planned", Los Angeles Times, A5, 08/24/1932.
Hines, Thomas S., "Home Sweet Home", Los Angeles Times Book Review, 6-8, 03/11/2001.
Hall, Carla, "Where Schindler slept", Los Angeles Times Magazine, 31, 02/18/2001.
Frampton, Kenneth, Modern Architecture 1851-1945, 277, 370, 1983.
Frampton, Kenneth, Modern Architecture 1851-1945, 369, 1983.
Ford, James, Ford, Katherine Morrow, "House for V. McAlmon, Los Angeles, 1936", Modern House in America, 101, 1940.
Ford, James, Ford, Katherine Morrow, "House for E. Van Patten, Los Angeles, 1934", Modern House in America, 102-103, 1940.
National Register of Historic Places 1976, 68, 1976.
Pencil Points, 22: 645, 10/1941.
"Daugherty House", Perfect Home, 8-9, 03/1950.
"Lovell Beach House", Popular Mechanics Magazine, 48: 969, 06/1927.
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