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Honors Archive: Carl F. Gould FAIA 1873-1939

Honors Archives: AIA College of Fellows/Carl F. Gould FAIA

Carl Freylinghausen Gould, born in New York, studied at Harvard (grad. 1898) and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (1898-1903). He returned to New York and worked in the office of McKim, Mead & White before coming west to San Francisco where he assisted work on the Burnham plan for that city. He arrived in Seattle in 1908 to take his place as one of a handful of local architects with rigorous professional training.

First in partnership with Daniel Huntington, Carl Gould designed residential and commercial projects; and in 1914 associated with Charles H. Bebb.

In their study of the firm Bebb & Gould in Shaping Seattle Architecture, T. William Booth & Willam H. Wilson write of the firm's complementary strengths expressed in Gould's extensive arts and civic connections, and Bebb's involvement with the political establishment; and of the two of them as "leaders of the AIA locally and nationally."

"The amiable association with Bebb also permitted Gould time to advance architectural education and the visual arts in Seattle. Gould founded the Department of Architecture (1914; now the College of Architecture and Urban Planning) at the University of Washington .... The University named Gould head of the department in 1915, a position in which he continued until 1926." He also served as President of AIA Seattle in 1922, 1923, and 1924.

Notable work of Bebb & Gould in Seattle includes the Seattle Art Museum at Volunteer Park, Times Square Building, UW Suzzallo Library, US Marine Hospital (later Pacific Medical Center) and the US Government Administration Building at Hiram Chittenden Locks, as well as the 1915 General Plan of the UW Campus.

The AIA College of Fellows inducted Carl Gould in 1926, recognizing the national significance of his influence on the development of the profession.

His son Carl Gould also became an architect, and played an active role in the community and in the profession; his daughter (and AIA Seattle Honorary Member) Anne Gould Hauberg made major contributions to Seattle's civic and artistic life, as chronicled in a book published in 2005: Anne Gould Hauberg: Fired by Beauty.

Carl F. Gould: A Life in Architecture and the Arts, T. William Booth and Thomas H. Wilson (UW Press, 1995)

Shaping Seattle Architecture, A Historical Guide to the Architects, ed. Jeffrey K. Ochsner FAIA (UW Press, 1994)

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