Insights Series

September 16, 2013

aecKnowledge’s “Insights” series showcases interviews with distinguished colleagues as they share wisdom gained from decades of practice. EHDD’s three remaining founders sat down to share their thoughts.

Part 3 – George Homsey, FAIA

George Homsey, FAIA, was, for five decades, the “H” in EHDD – one of America’s most distinguished architecture firms. George was a legendary force in the office, shaping such seminal projects as the Hedgerow Houses at The Sea Ranch. In 2006, the AIA California Council honored George with its Maybeck Award – the state equivalent of the AIA National Gold Medal.

In this Insights interview, George Homsey, FAIA, tells us about his association with Joe Esherick and partners Peter Dodge and Chuck Davis, about some of his best-loved projects, and about his most recently completed endeavor, at age 87 – the crafting of design guidelines for Yosemite National Park.

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Part 2 – Peter Dodge, FAIA

A youthful 83-year old, Peter is a founding partner at EHDD – One of America’s most distinguished architectural practices. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Peter is the 2008 recipient of the AIA California Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  In this Insights discussion curated by Tim Culvahouse, FAIA, Peter describes his circuitous path into architecture and talks with us about his buildings, his contributions to the profession, his family adventures at Burning Man, and how he and his partners came to understand each other by body language and a few words.

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Part 1 – Chuck Davis, FAIA

In this candid interview, Chuck shares his insights about his early years with pioneer Joe Esherick, working with David Packard on the design of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, his post-partum blues, collaborating with clients, the “search and discovery” that makes great architecture, and passing the torch to a new generation of leaders.

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