William Fletcher started his architectural practice in 1955 in his home but quickly moved into the SW 14th St work space that housed the famed “14th Street gang” made up of architects: Saul Zaik, Donald Blair, John Reese , Frank Blachly, Alex Pierce, and designer George Schwarz. The “14th Street Gang” would collaborate on projects but each had their own practice as well.
Bill Fletcher along with John Yeon, Pietro Belluschi, John Storrs, Saul Zaik cultivated and made famous, the Northwest Regional Style of architecture through their design projects. Fletchers designs were inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the International Style. Fletcher passed away in 1998 and according to his bio, was so passionate about architecture, that he was actively involved in his projects until the day before he passed away.
William Fletcher Projects:
- Black Butte Ranch (Central Oregon)
- Rex Hill Winery (Newberg, Oregon)
- Willamette National Cemetery (Portland, Oregon)
- Residential Homes
Here is a fabulous example of a mid century modern residential design by Bill Fletcher. Special thanks to the owner for sharing these with us!
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