Gin D. Wong

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Gin Dan Wong
Born(1922-09-17)September 17, 1922
DiedSeptember 1, 2017(2017-09-01) (aged 94)
NationalityAmerican
EducationUniversity of Southern California
Known forarchitecture
Spouse(s)Louise Wong
Websitegwa-architects.com

Gin Dan Wong (September 17, 1922 – September 1, 2017) was a Chinese-born American architect.

During his career, he was the chief of the Architectural Guild for the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at University of Southern California, the founder and chairman of Gin Wong Associates, and the president of William L. Pereira Associates.[1] He was known as the designer of numerous buildings and centers in Southern California and the Pacific Rim: LAX Theme Building; the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) Headquarters Building in Downtown Los Angeles; the Columbia Broadcasting System Television City; the Crean Tower and Mary Hood Chapel on the Crystal Cathedral campus; the Jack Colker's 76 Station in Beverly Hills; Hyatt Regency International Airport in Inchon, Korea; and the Pan Pacific Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii.[2]

Wong died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on September 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 94.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gin D. Wong Architectural Guild Chief". Proquest Historical Newspapers. Los Angeles Times. April 4, 1971. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. Michelson, Alan. "Wong, Gin". Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD). Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD). Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  3. "In memoriam: Gin Wong, USC trustee and prominent architect, 94". usc.edu. Retrieved 7 September 2017.