Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Streeter , Melvin

ID: 3129
Full Name: Melvin Streeter
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Birth Date: 1931
Death Date: 06/12/2006
Family: Spouse: Married Kathy Burgess in 1954, a young woman from Eastern Oregon, whom he met at the University of Oregon; their interracial marriage was one of the first in the State of Oregon, after the ban on such marriages was lifted three years previously.
Parents: Streeter's father was a railroad porter, his mother, a cook, living in Southern California.
Children: Streeter and his wife Kathleen had four children: Douglas, an architect working in London, UK, who had plans in 2006 to take a leadership position in his father's firm; Jon, an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, living in Berkeley, CA; Ken, a Seattle-based screenwriter, and Kurt, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Relocation: Born in Riverside, CA, Streeter died at his residence in Magnolia, Seattle, WA;
Biographical Information: Education: B.Arch., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1949-1953;
Work History: Second Lieutenant, United States Army, Fort Lawton, Magnolia, Seattle, WA, 1955-1957; Partner, Mel Streeter Architects, Seattle, WA, 1967-c.1973; Partner, Streeter/Dermanis, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1973-1993; Partner, Streeter Associates, Seattle, WA, 1993-2006;
Miscellaneous: Streeter was a member of Tabor 100, The Breakfast Group, and the Kiwanis Club of Seattle; he died of amyloidosis, a rare auto-immune disease;
Professional Awards: College: Streeter attended the University of Oregon on a basketball scholarship, 1949-1953;
Countries: United States