Edward Killingsworth (1917–2004) was an American architect. He is best known as a participant in Arts & Architecture’s Case Study program in the mid-1950s. He designed and built Case Study House #25, “The Frank House,” in Naples, California. In total, he designed 4 Case Study Houses (3 were built and are still standing, though one has been drastically altered), along with the Opdahl house and several other large projects.
The Case Study project’s revolutionary character lay in the belief that single-family houses, assembled from standardized components and materials such as steel, glass and aluminum, could be mass-produced like cars and sold at prices that middle-class families could afford.
He went on to design many highly acclaimed projects in Long Beach. One of them, the Opdahl House, also in Naples and just blocks away from Case Study House #25, stands as a monument to Mid-Century architecture. By the early-1960s, Killingsworth also went on to design civic and commercial buildings in Long Beach.
For more than 40 years, he established and implemented the masterplan for the CSULB campus. As the years passed and the honors piled up, Killingsworth’s architectural projects grew in size and scale, from residential buildings in Southern California to luxury hotels in such exotic locales as Hawaii, Guam, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Philosophically, like many of his contemporaries, Killingsworth believed in open spaces and floor plans. He preferred high ceilings and glass walls that invited nature in.
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