George Homsey, FAIA

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George Homsey FAIA, 2006 Maybeck Award, Hertimage

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George Homsey FAIA, 2006 Maybeck Award, Garfield Elementary School

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George Homsey, FAIA, 2006 Maybeck Award

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2006 Maybeck Award
George Homsey, FAIA


Homsey is a master of “weaving and manipulating design decisions into architecture that fits its location,” said Charles Davis, FAIA, one of Homsey’s partners at Esherick, Homsey, Dodge and Davis (EHDD).

A founding principal of EHDD, Homsey worked with Joseph Esherick, FAIA, on the iconic Sea Ranch homes of the 1960s. He became known for his understated, contemplative Bay Area style residential work such as 1961’s Rubin House and, later, for larger public projects including BART Stations in the 1960s and 70s. He later went on to produce design guidelines for Yosemite National Park. Homsey’s work always showed respect for the landscape and architectural traditions, and he became a major figure in Bay Area architecture.

“For me, design has an inner motivation,” Homsey told the AIACC in 2006. “I get stimulated by the problem or the people. An elusive thing compels me to keep working to find out what I’m getting at.”

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