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NOCA MODERN Architect Detail


Body of Work:
San Jose Airport

Hollis Logue, Jr. was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1920. After winning a high school art contest, the teen pondered a career in industrial design. His father, however, encouraged him to study architecture. Following high school, Logue enrolled in the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He was an admirer of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and a strong proponent of the modern principle of “form follows function.”

After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Logue settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1947, Logue received his license to practice architecture. One of his first projects was to build a home for his young family in Campbell. The house, with its long horizontal line, open floor plan, and hand-crafted furniture, was a direct nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie school of architecture.

The Santa Clara Valley experienced an economic boom in the decades following World War II. Logue’s project portfolio expanded rapidly as he received commissions for car dealerships, commercial office space, and civic buildings. He joined the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the AIA as one of its founding members and was one of the first commissioners of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from San Jose State University, Logue was also a member of San Jose’s planning commission.

Body of Work includes:

Hamilton Plaza Shopping Center, Campbell (1959),

Citizens Federal Savings & Loan, Hayward (1964),

Master Plan for the College of Notre Dame, Belmont (1964),

San Jose Airport Terminal C (1965),

Stevens Creek Buick-Pontiac Car Dealership, Santa Clara (1966)

Selected Bibliography:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?n=hollis-l-logue&pid=145584587

Interviews conducted by Heather David with family members of Hollis Logue, Jr.

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DOCOMOMO US/Northern California

P.O. Box 29226
San Francisco, CA 94129-0226

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