Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


McCarthy, Francis

ID: 2420
Full Name: Francis Joseph McCarthy
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: Australia/US
Birth Date: 1910-10-12
Death Date: 1965-08-20
Family: Spouse: McCarthy married in 1936.
Parents: His mother's maiden name was McCourt.
Children: When surveyed in 1955, McCarthy indicated that he had had two children.
Relocation: McCarthy was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and died of a heart attack in San Francisco, CA, at the age of 54.
Biographical Information: Education: Coursework, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1928-1929; coursework, California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, 1935-1936;
Work History: Draftsman, Charles F. Dean, Architect, Sacramento, CA, 1932-1933; Draftsman, William W. Wurster, San Francisco, CA, 1935-1938; Principal, Francis Joseph McCarthy, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1938-1965; in the early years of his practice, McCarthy became part of the "Bay Region School," a group of architects known for its innovative, regional modern, residential design. Early houses were widely published in professional and popular homes literature.
Miscellaneous: McCarthy was a founding member of the Bay Area planning group, Telesis, in 1939. SSN: 546-10-9796.
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1957.
Archives: His firm's drawings were deposited in the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design Archives. (See University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design Archives, "Francis Joseph McCarthy [1910-1965]," <> Accessed 12/02/2013.)
Countries: Australia
United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Sydney, New South Wales
Architect's Death:
San Francisco, CA

Portrait of Francis J. McCarthy, c. 1963; from the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design Archives