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Ernest C Wilson, Jr

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Spouse(s)  Shirley Wilson

Name  Ernest Wilson,
Ernest C. Wilson, Jr.
Born  May 15, 1924Burbank, Los Angeles County, California
Occupation  Architect, real estate developer
Children  Peter Wilson Ernest Wilson, III Caroline (Wilson) Grazioli
Died  August 18, 1992, Newport Beach, California, United States
Education  University of Southern California

Ernest C. Wilson, Jr. (May 15, 1924 – August 18, 1992) was an American architect and real estate developer based in Newport Beach, California. He designed many office buildings in San Diego and Orange County, as well as the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. With partners Robert E. Langdon, Jr. and Hans Mumper, he designed the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades as well as the Bank of America Building in Beverly Hills. As President of Koll International, he masterplanned and developed many hotels and golf clubs in Baja California, Mexico.

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Early life

Ernest Clifford Wilson, Jr. was born on May 15, 1924 in Burbank, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied Architecture and played football with the Trojans.

Career

In 1949, he partnered with fellow USC graduate in Architecture Robert E. Langdon, Jr. to form an architectural firm. Two years later, in 1951, they officially founded Langdon Wilson. The firm had offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. While Langdon oversaw design projects in the LA area, Wilson took care of projects in and around Newport Beach. However, Wilson is credited with co-designing at least two buildings in Los Angeles County with Langdon: the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades and the Bank of America Building in Beverly Hills.

He designed high-rise buildings in San Diego and Orange County. He was also the master planner of the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine and the Koll Center Financial Plaza in Newport Beach. Moreover, he oversaw the designs of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, named for U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.

Additionally, he served as the President of Koll International, a real estate development firm. He masterplanned and developed many hotels and golf resorts in Baja California, Mexico.

He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. He served on the Board of Directors of the Newport Harbor Art Museum.

Personal life

He was married to Shirley Wilson. They had two sons, Peter Wilson and Ernest Wilson, III, and a daughter, Caroline (Wilson) Grazioli. They resided in Newport Beach, where he was a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. He was also a pilot and yachtsman, competing in regattas aboard his yacht called Westerly.

Death

He died on August 18, 1992 at the Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. He was sixty-eight years old.

References

Ernest C. Wilson, Jr. Wikipedia


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