Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Goodhue, Bertram

ID: 459
Full Name: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1869-04-28
Death Date: 1924-04-23
Family: Children: One son was named Hugo Goodhue; he gave the bulk of Bertram G. Goodhue's papers to Columbia University in 1983.
Relocation: Goodhue was raised in Pomfret, CT, and died in New York, NY, days before his 55th birthday. Goodhue spent a great deal of time in Pasadena, CA, c. 1915, working on the campus plan of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Goodhue spent the summer of 1917 in Hawaii at the invitation of two powerful families, the Bishops and the Dillinghams, who sought his expertise to design the Kamehameha Schools (1917) and Oahu College (1917, unbuilt). Goodhue and his successor firm, Goodhue Associates, would continue designing buildings in HI, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts (1927).
Biographical Information: Education: Goodhue did not attend college, but apprencticed with James Renwick, Architect, New York, NY, c. 1884. In his writings, Goodhue espoused pride in his lack of a college degree, holding that traditional apprenticeship in good office taught the draftsman more. He parodied his draftsmen who attended a hidebound Ivy-League architectural program or, worse yet, the doctrinaire Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Work History: Goodhue spent two years at the beginning of his career as an office boy, before becoming a draftsman. Partner, Cram, Wentworth and Goodhue, Architects, New York, NY, 1892-1898; Partner, Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson, Architects, Boston, MA, and New York, NY, c. 1898-1914. The firm of Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson ceased as of 12/31/1913. Pricipal, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Architect, New York, NY, 1914-1924;
Miscellaneous: Within the Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson Office, Cram was known to work out the basic plan, massing and scale, while Goodhue and other partners were responsible for applying the details to the roughed-out scheme, this according to architectural historian, Douglas Shand Tucci (See "Ralph Adams Cram," in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, v. 1, [New York, NY: Free Press, 1982], p. 473.) Goodhue liked to travel, taking a number of journeys abroad. He traveled frequently in California, where he had frequent work, and Europe, and liked to hunt in Canada. An around the world tour in 1902 proved especially informative, particularly Goodhue's exposure to Persian gardens and antiquities, according to historian, Richard Oliver, ("Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue," Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, v. 2, [New York, NY: Free Press, 1982], p. 229
Archives: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue Architectural Drawings and Papers, 1882-1980, Columbia University, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, New York, NY, http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/archives/avery/goodhue/ldpd.3460598.001.f.html (Accessed 06/19/2008)
Countries: United States
Structures: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Administration Building, Pasadena, CA - None (3041)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Culbertson Auditorium, Pasadena, CA - (11904)
City of Los Angeles, Public Library (LAPL), Main Library #4, Downtown, Los Angeles CA - 1922-1925 (1261)
Coppell, Herbert House, Pasadena, CA - 1916 (3039)
Dater, Henry, House, Montecito, CA - 1915 (3586)
El Prado Complex, San Diego, CA - 1914-1915 (9681)
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Saint John the Episcopal Church, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA - 1923-1925 (1714)
Gillespie, James Waldron, House, Montecito, CA - 1902 (3034)
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor House, Montecito, CA - (3033)
Huff, William Augustus, House, Greensburg, PA - 1898-1902 (9300)
Los Angeles Cathedral Project, Los Angeles, CA - (3035)
Montecito Country Club, Montecito, CA - 1916-1917 (17214)
Panama-California Exposition, Administration Building, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - 1911-1912 (7950)
Panama-California Exposition, Botanical Building, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - 1914-1915 (11452)
Panama-California Exposition, California Building, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - 1914-1915 (3037)
Panama-California Exposition, Master Plan, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - 1911-1915 (2090)
Santa Barbara Country Club #1, Santa Barbara, CA - (3040)
Santa Monica Hotel Project, Santa Monica, CA - (3036)
Throop College of Technology, Master Plan, Pasadena, CA - 1917 (8935)
United States Navy (USN), Marine Corps, Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA - 1916-1918 (4502)
Xanadu Project, Los Angeles, CA - (3038)
Publications: American Country House of To-day, 52-58, 1912.
"Los Angeles Public Library", Architectural Digest, 6: 4, 16,
Cheney, Sheldon, "Book Plate and the Architect", Architectural Record, 32: 2, 141-151, 08/1912.
Walker, C. Howard, "El Fureidis", Architectural Review, 10: 9, 139-140, 09/1903.
Hamlin, Talbot Faulkner, "French Influence in American Architecture", Arts and Decoration, 16: 4, 272, 02/1922.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue: Architect and Master of Many Arts, 1925.
Saylor, Henry Hodgman, "The Best Twelve Country Houses in America: 'El Fureidis,' Home of J. Waldron Gillespie, at Montecito, California", Country Life in America, 29-31, 10/1915.
Karson, Robin S., Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era, 2007.
Karson, Robin S., Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era, 386, 2007.
"El Fureidis", House and Garden, 97-103, 09/1903.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 223, 1994.
"Luckmans say revamping has paid off", Los Angeles Times, part X: 14, col 1-6, 3/18/1979.
Biddle, James, "L.A. Library is landmark of national significance", Los Angeles Times, part II: 3, col 3-4, 9/1/1979.
Luckman, Charles, "Letters to the Time; Library: Good Reasons for Delay", Los Angeles Times, part II: 4, col 1-2, 8/11/1979.
"Luckman offers to share library data", Los Angeles Times, part I: 24, col 1-2, 8/2/1979.
"Goes in quest of plants", Los Angeles Times, I11, 04/10/1911.
"Los Angeles Public Library Feasibility Report 1975", Los Angeles Times, Part II: 1, col 2-3, 3, col 1, 6/20/1975.
Oliver, Richard, "Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor", Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, 2: 229-231, 1982.
Oliver, Richard, "Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor", Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, 2: 229-231, 1982.
Oliver, Richard, "Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor", Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, 2: 230, 1982.
Griscom, Elaine, "Val Verde's Dr. Warren Austin", Montecito Magazine, Spring 1994.
"Twelfth-Night in Mr. Goodhue's Office", Pencil Points, III: 2, 22-26, 1922-02.
Jansen, Gail Ann, The political-economic aspects of architectural choice at the Panama California Exposition, San Diego (1915) : why Bertram Goodhue?, 1999.