Gwin Estate, 1989 | Julian Knox Collection

Knox, Julian

Julian Knox (1930-2005)

Julian Knox PortraitJulian Floyd Knox was born in Ponca, Oklahoma in 1930.  He moved to Stockton, California where he attended Stockton High School and the College of the Pacific, earning an AA in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and upon his return enrolled at U.C. Berkeley. He graduated in 1957 with a BA in Architecture.

Knox worked as a draftsman for a number of architects and engineers from 1956-1962, including Clayton Kantz, Delp Johnson, John. A. Blume, John Bolles, Loubet & Glynn, August Waegmann, and Marquis & Stoller. In 1962, he became a partner at Kosevitz & Knox where he stayed until 1967. Later he returned to work at Marquis & Stoller for several years, eventually opening a solo practice where he worked until his death in 2005.

Four Eyes Series, 1982, Julian Knox Collection

Four Eyes Series, 1982, Julian Knox Collection

The Personal Papers series is brief and contains student drawings, a sketchbook, portrait, a postcard from photographer Joshua Freiwald, and a selection of personal artwork.

The Project Records contain architectural drawings, primarily from Knox’s time as a solo practitioner with a small number of projects done in collaboration with architect Janis Sulzinger. The majority of the projects represented in the collection are residential, many of which relate to client Paul Vincent and his development companies.