Weeks and Day
Weeks and Day was an American architectural
Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art...

 firm founded in 1916 by architect Charles Peter Weeks (1870-1928) and engineer William Peyton Day (1886-1966).

Weeks was born in Copley, Ohio, educated in the atelier of Victor Laloux
Victor Laloux
Victor Alexandre Frederic Laloux was a French Beaux-Arts architect and teacher.- Life :Born in Tours, Laloux studied at the Paris École des Beaux-Arts atelier of Louis-Jules André, with his studies interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War, and was awarded the annual Prix de Rome in 1878...

 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts refers to a number of influential art schools in France. The most famous is the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, now located on the left bank in Paris, across the Seine from the Louvre, in the 6th arrondissement. The school has a history spanning more than 350 years,...

 from 1892 to 1895, and briefly partnered with John Galen Howard
John Galen Howard
John Galen Howard was an American architect.He is best known for his work as the supervising architect of the Master Plan for the University of California, Berkeley campus, and for founding the University of California's architecture program...

. (Weeks is unrelated to the Canadian-American architect W. H. Weeks
W. H. Weeks
William Henry Weeks was an early 20th century architect who designed hundreds of buildings including many schools, banks, and libraries. He was well-known for his monumental Greek Revival neoclassical style of architecture, although he also employed other architectural styles. His offices were...

, also practicing in San Francisco in these years.)

Day had been in partnership with pioneering San Francisco reinforced concrete
Reinforced concrete
Reinforced concrete is concrete in which reinforcement bars , reinforcement grids, plates or fibers have been incorporated to strengthen the concrete in tension. It was invented by French gardener Joseph Monier in 1849 and patented in 1867. The term Ferro Concrete refers only to concrete that is...

 engineer John B. Leonard
John B. Leonard
John Buck Leonard was a pioneering bridge engineer and architect, early advocate for reinforced concrete, working mainly in northern California.- Life :...

. With Weeks as designer and Day as engineer, the firm specialized in theaters and cinemas, including several exuberant movie palaces and hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California. The region encompasses metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, along with smaller urban and rural areas...

, extending to Los Angeles and San Diego.

The firm was most active immediately before Weeks' untimely death in 1928. Day continued the firm for 25 more years, closing the firm in 1953.

Architectural Work

  • the Loews State Theatre, downtown Los Angeles, 1921
  • Don Lee Cadillac Building, San Francisco, with architectural sculpture by Jo Mora
    Jo Mora
    Joseph Jacinto "Jo" Mora was an Uruguayan-born American cartoonist, illustrator and cowboy, who lived with the Hopi and wrote extensively about his experiences in California. He was an artist-historian, sculptor, painter, photographer, illustrator, muralist and author...

    , 1921
  • Huntington Apartments, 1922, converted to Huntington Hotel
    Huntington Hotel (San Francisco)
    The Huntington Hotel is one of the landmark luxury hotels at the top of the Nob Hill district of San Francisco, California. It is located at 1075 California Street, cross street is Taylor Street. The hotel is a twelve-story, Georgian-style brick building that features 135 guest rooms and suites.-...

     in 1924, Nob Hill, San Francisco
  • headquarters of the San Francisco Chronicle
    San Francisco Chronicle
    thumb|right|upright|The Chronicle Building following the [[1906 San Francisco earthquake|1906 earthquake]] and fireThe San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, but distributed throughout Northern and Central California,...

    , 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, 1924
  • the Stanford Theatre
    Stanford Theatre
    The Stanford Theatre is a classical independent movie theater in Palo Alto, California. The theater features neo-classical Greek/Assyrian style architecture and generally screens films made between the 1920s and 1960s...

    , Palo Alto, California
    Palo Alto, California
    Palo Alto is a California charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, United States. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is...

    , 1925
  • Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, 1925
  • the Brocklebank Apartments, Nob Hill, San Francisco, 1926
  • Hotel Sainte Claire
    Hotel Sainte Claire
    The Hotel Sainte Claire is a hexagonal six-story hotel in downtown San Jose, California, one of the city's most recognized architectural landmarks...

    , San Jose, California
    San Jose, California
    San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the U.S., and the county seat of Santa Clara County which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay...

    , 1926
  • the California Theatre
    Opera San Jose
    Opera San José is the professional opera company in San Jose, California, United States, founded in 1984 by Irene Dalis. In 1988, it formed a resident company of principal artists, for which it has purchased fourteen apartment units to provide rent-free accommodation...

    , San Jose, California
    San Jose, California
    San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the U.S., and the county seat of Santa Clara County which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay...

    , 1927
  • the Fox Oakland Theatre
    Fox Oakland Theatre
    The Fox Oakland Theatre is a 2,800-seat movie theater, located at 1807 Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, California. The theater was designed by Weeks and Day, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and reopened on February 5, 2009....

    , Oakland, California
    Oakland, California
    Oakland is a major West Coast port city on San Francisco Bay in the U.S. state of California. It is the eighth-largest city in the state with a 2010 population of 390,724...

    , 1928
  • Fox Theater, now Copley Symphony Hall
    Copley Symphony Hall
    Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California, designed by Weeks and Day, opened in 1929 as the Fox Theatre for $2.5 million. The hall was conferred to the San Diego Symphony in 1984....

    , San Diego, California
    San Diego, California
    San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round...

    , 1928
  • the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, 1928
  • the Cathedral Apartments, Nob Hill, San Francisco, 1930
  • I. Magnin
    I. Magnin
    I. Magnin & Company was a San Francisco, California-based high fashion and specialty goods luxury department store. Over the course of its existence, it expanded across the West into Southern California and the adjoining states of Arizona, Oregon, and Washington...

    , Oakland, California, 1931

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