John Galen Howard
John Galen Howard in 1886
|Died||July 18, 1931 (aged 67)|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Awards||Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (1901)|
|Practice||Howard, Cauldwell & Morgan|
|Projects||University of California, Berkeley, School of Architecture|
John Galen Howard (May 8, 1864 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts - July 18, 1931 in San Francisco, California) was an American architect who began his career in New York before moving to San Francisco, California. He was the principal architect at Howard, Cauldwell & Morgan and employed Julia Morgan early in her architectural career.
Howard was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1882-1885) and the École des Beaux-Arts(1891-1893). He was an apprentice with H. H. Richardson and then a draftsman with Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge.
After practicing in New York, Howard moved to California in 1901 to execute the Hearst Plan as the supervising architect of the Master Plan for the University of California, Berkeley campus, and for founding the University of California's architecture program. Among his most famous buildings are the Campanile, California Memorial Stadium, Sather Gate, and the Hearst Greek Theatre, all located at UC Berkeley.
Howard also designed the centerpiece of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, the Electric Tower, several buildings at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, and the San Francisco Civic Auditorium.
In 1910 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician.
John Galen Howard born May 8, 1864 in Chelmsford, MA. Howard was son of physician, Dr. Levi Howard and Lydia Jane Hapgood, a homemaker and he had four brothers. He married Mary Robertson Bradbury on August 1, 1893. They had five children; Henry Temple Howard (born in 1894) was an architect who worked with his father; Robert Boardman Howard (born 1896), became a sculptor and married another noted Bay Area sculptor, Adaline Kent (1900-1957); other children included Charles Houghton Howard (born 1899), John Langley Howard (born 1902) both were known artists of the time, and Jeanette Howard (born 1905).