paul hayden kirk, faia
Paul Hayden Kirk – one of the most famous modern architects of Washington – left behind a significant body of work. The Dowell Residence is among the most important.
Born in 1914, Kirk graduated from the University of Washington. After receiving his degree in 1937, he established his own architectural firm in 1939. Kirk worked for Floyd Naramore prior to 1939, and then partnered with James Chiarelli in 1945-1950. His sole practice spanned from 1950-1957.
Kirk received an AIA Honor Award in 1957 before becoming an AIA Fellow in 1959. He then joined Kirk, Wallace, McKinley & Associates, 1960-1979. In 1965, Kirk received the national AIA Merit Award. He also earned the AIA Seattle Medal in 1984 along with his friend Paul Thiery.
Between 1940 and 1970, Kirk’s architectural projects were covered in 60 articles in national and regional journals.