Chris W. Runge (1906-1972)


Runge, Chris W. (Chris William)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    deceased 06/01/1972
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    CA

This record has not been verified for accuracy.

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1955-decease

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Address listed in 1956 American Architects Directory
Address listed in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory
Biographical information:
Contributed by the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley:
Chris W. Runge was born in San Francisco. He attended San Francisco Polytechnic High School and studied through an atelier of the San Francisco Architecture Club between 1928 and 1934. He graduated from the Harvard School of Architecture in 1935.
He worked as a draftsman with Frederick Meyer (1928-1933, 1936-1937), H.A. Minton (1933-1934), A.R. Williams (1937-1940), A.W. Earl (1940-1942), and Meyer & Evers (1945-1954). During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion. In 1954 he became a partner in the firm of Meyer & Evers. He remained with the successor firms to Meyer & Evers including Ashley (George Fred), Keyser (Lawrence H.) & Runge; Johnson (Alfred W.) & Runge; Runge (Chris W.).
Sources: Runge, Chris. AIA Application for Corporate Membership, 1955

Related Records

Ashley, Keyser & Runge

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.

Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Collection Number: 1976-3. Extent: ca. 7 oversize folders, ca. 20 tubes. The Chris W. Runge collection consists primarily of architectural drawings, both student renderings and professional commercial and residential projects. The collection is organized into two series: Personal Papers, which consist of student works, and Project Records, which contain drawings by the firm Ashley, Keyser & Runge. Link to online finding aid: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf338nb01w