Berkeley High School Auditorium | Henry Gutterson Collection

Gutterson, Henry

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Gandria DrawingHenry Gutterson (1884-1954)

Henry Gutterson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Architecture in 1905 and attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1906 to 1909. He worked for John Galen Howard on the Panama-Pacific Exposition and St. Francis Wood, and for the City of Oakland before opening his own practice in 1914. Gutterson's major projects include the duplexes and cottages along Berkeley's Rose Walk, 75 houses in St. Francis Wood where he was supervising architect, and many Christian Science churches. He worked with Bernard Maybeck on several projects including the First Church of Christ Scientist Sunday School and the Principia College Library (Illinois). Gutterson taught briefly at the University of California from 1910-1911 and from 1920-1921. In 1946 he received an award from the A.I.A. for his contributions to the unification of the profession.

The Henry Gutterson collection contains a limited number of original drawings, blueprints, and specifications relating to residential and church designs. Projects in the collection include the First Church of Christ Scientist (Santa Barbara), the Berkeley High School auditorium, Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist (San Francisco), the A.A. Tibbe Residence (Oakland), and the Principia College library (Illinois).