John H. Hadley, Jr. A.I.A.
569 Wilcox Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004
1266 Juniper Beach Rd.
Camano Island, WA 98282
After graduating from the USC school of Architecture in 1966, I worked
with Langdon & Wilson, Architects in Los Angeles for ten years working
primarily on office buildings and hospitals.
In 1975, I left and began to purchase and rehabilitate distressed properties,
and do some residential development work. I subsequently partnered with an
individual from San Francisco, and together, we did projects on the west
coast and in the mid west. We put limited partnerships together and purchased
and restored apartment houses, office buildings, mobile home parks and small
The most significant project was the Kirby Building in Dallas, Texas and we
won the top design award from the AIA for our restoration work. Traveling,
airports and suitcases eventually took their toll by the early 90's, and I
decided to stay close to home in Los Angeles and work only on projects that
were nearby. I worked primarily on residential work where I was the
developer, architect and contractor.
All my projects start with sketches and I always have liked the drawing
aspect of my profession, so I am now actively doing some art work. I still do
some client work, however it is decreasing as I spend more and more time at
our home in Washington.
5 years later….Still doing some
small architectural projects that keep me thinking creatively and three
dimensionally. Two years ago, I started painting and drawing after a 60 year
layoff. I take a life drawing class and an acrylic painting class weekly. It
is providing a wonderful and exciting challenge to work freely without a
ruler and a T-square.