Howard Moïse (1887-1965)
Howard Moïse graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in 1915 and a master’s of architecture in 1916. He formed a partnership with Maurice M. Osborn in Boston and later took a job in the New York office of James Gamble Rogers. During the1930s, Moïse was considered one of America’s most modern designers. In 1932 he was invited to become a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Beginning in 1946 he also practiced in Berkeley where he designed primarily residential work. During this period he was responsible for the addition and alterations to the Architecture Building (The Ark), in association with Ellsworth Johnson and Carlton Steiner.
The Howard Moïse collection spans the years 1911-1964 and documents Moïse’s architectural and teaching careers and his personal travels. The records include correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, class notes, sketches, and architectural drawings. Project records primarily document Moïse’s work in the Bay Area though some early East Coast projects are documented in photographs.