Frederick Emmons and Balboa Highlands Eichler Homes
Frederick Emmons was a native New Yorker born in 1907 who studied architecture at Cornell University at Ithaca, NY. He graduated in 1929 and went on to work as a draftsman eventually ending up on the West Coast working for William Wurster in San Francisco during the late 1930s. He entered the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1942 and ran his own architectural practice during the PostWar period from 1946 to 1950.
Jones and Emmons
Frederick Emmons formed a long term successful partnership with A. Quincy Jones in 1951 where he stayed until retirement in 1969. It was during this period that he participated in the planning and development of numerous Eichler communities. Emmons was elected Fellow of the AIA in 1969 and after retirement, he went on to become the Chair of the Planing Commission for Belvedere, California.
The firm of Jones and Emmons which began in 1951 was awarded numerous citations from the AIA including most prestigious frm in 1969. The firm’s long association with Joseph Eichler and Eichler Homes continued from 1951 until Eichler’s death in 1974 In 1957 Jones and Emmons coauthored the book Builders’ Homes for Better Living and built steel houses for Eichler Homes in San Mateo. In 1961 they went participated in the Arts and Architecture Case Study Program withCase Study house #24 sponsored by Eichler.