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Tallie Maule – A New Edition to the EDA!

Posted on by Christina Marino

In May of 2014, the EDA was pleased to receive a donation of the work of architect Tallie Maule, who practiced in Tennessee, Okinawa, and San Francisco from the early 1950s until his premature death in the mid-1970s. Maule earned his M.F.A. in architecture at Princeton University (1948) where he was a Lowell Palmer Fellow. He taught architecture for one year at Oklahoma State University (1947- 1948) before going to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) from 1947 through 1955 in their offices 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 working on large-scale post war building projects. Maule established his own practice in San Francisco (1957-1974) and secured a position as Chief Architect of design coordination for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Agency from 1966 – 1973, as well as serving as consulting architect to the Metropolitan Atlantic Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Metro in Sao Paolo, Brazil.


Embarcadero Station - view of consourse and platform levels

The collection is filled with wonderful textured drawings. To create texture in his drawings Maule often used a screentone technique, which is a process that involved transferring preprinted pattern adhesive sheets to line drawings – see below for some interesting examples: