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Maule, Tallie

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TALLIE MAULE (1917-1974)

Born 1917 in Sand Spring, Oklahoma, Maule earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Oklahoma State University in 1940, served with the United States Navy during WWII, and earned his M.F.A. in architecture at Princeton University (1948) where he was a Lowell Palmer Fellow. From 1947 through 1955 Maule was an Associate for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) in New York; Chicago; Oak Ridge, TN; Tokyo, Japan; and San Francisco successively. After leaving SOM he spent nearly four years in Japan and Okinawa developing pilot designs for the post war building program. Maule established his own practice in San Francisco (1957-1974). While running his firm, Maule secured a position as Chief Architect of Design Coordination for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Agency from 1966 through 1973 as well as consulting architect to the Metropolitan Atlantic Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Sao Paolo, Brazil, Metro. Maule died in 1974 in San Francisco.

The Tallie Maule Collection spans the years 1937 to circa 1970, and primarily includes photographs and architectural drawings that document projects Maule executed while working in the offices of SOM (1947-1955) and during the time he ran his own practice in San Francisco. Notable projects from this time include: Sunnyvale Office Center (1963), United California Bank (1966), Palo Alto Office Center (1966), and the Embarcadero and West Portal BART stations.