Thursday, October 18
5:30 p.m. doors open; 6 p.m. lecture starts
Pier 1, Bayside Conference Room
Paul Adamson, FAIA, will explore the work of Gardner A. Dailey, one of the Bay Area’s leading architects from the late 1920s into the 1960s. Alongside William Wurster, Dailey was a leader in developing the Second Bay Tradition style. Despite having no formal architectural training he created an extensive and influential body of work, and his office launched the careers of other San Francisco architects, including Joseph Esherick. Some of Dailey’s significant San Francisco works include the Red Cross Headquarters, the Brazil Building for the 1939 World’s Fair, on Treasure Island, and Luther Burbank, (now Martin Luther King) Middle School. The 1949 Owens Residence in Sausalito embodies his use of straightforward cubic massing, crisp detailing and indoor-outdoor planning. He also designed several buildings on the UC Berkeley campus including Tolman Hall.
This lecture is held in partnership with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and generously sponsored by Cody Anderson Wasny Architects.