Bernard Maybeck (1862–1957)
MH White and Charles Gilman Hyde (1874–1971)
San Francisco, California, USA
Maybeck studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris,
returning to the United States in 1886. He worked first in New York,
then in Kansas
City and Berkeley, California. He became an instructor in architecture
and drawing at the University of California. He organised a competition
to design the campus, and produced town and college campus plans. Maybeck
was an associate architect for the 1937 Golden Gate International Exposition,
and a member of the Berkeley city planning commission. He was awarded
the gold medal of the American Institute of Architects in 1951.
Mark White was an architect in the office of Bernard Maybeck.
Charles Hyde was a sanitary engineer. He prepared the section on sewage
disposal and water supply for Maybeck’s competition entry. Professor
of Sanitary Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, he had
held a series of increasingly important positions following his graduation
from Boston Technical Institute (now Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
in 1896. His reputation as a consultant on sanitary matters brought him
commissions until his death in 1971. He retired from teaching as Professor
Emeritus in 1944.
The plan submitted by the Maybeck team has a central portion consisting
of a series of nested, adjacent and interlocked triangles, the most
prominent of which is formed by major avenues linking important sites