Jerrold E. Lomax

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Jerrold E. Lomax
BornApril 10, 1927
DiedMay 17, 2014
EducationUniversity of Houston
Spouse(s)Sandra E. Miles

Jerrold E. Lomax (a.k.a. Jerry Lomax) (1927–2014) was an American architect from Los Angeles, California.

Early life[edit]

Jerrold Ellsworth Lomax, born on April 10, 1927, in Los Angeles, California.[1][2][3][4] His father was Andrew J. Lomax and his mother, Esther L. Williams.[1] He moved to Houston, Texas with his parents in 1938, when he was eleven years old.[1] He joined the United States Naval Reserve, serving from 1945 to 1946, including a tour in Japan.[4] He graduated from the University of Houston, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1951.[3][4]


Jerry Lomax worked as an architect for three years in Houston.[1], and returned to Los Angeles, working for Craig Ellwood Associates, as lead designer, from 1953 to 1962.[1] Together, they designed the Pierson House, the Daphne House, and the Korsen House.[2][3] They also designed the Steinman House and the Hunt House, both of which were located in Malibu.[5][6] In 1957–1958, they designed Case Study House #18 in Beverly Hills.[7]

In 1962, Jerry Lomax established Lomax Associates, based in Los Angeles.[1] He partnered In the 1970s, on Westwood Blvd. with Donald Mills, and the 1980s, in Venice, Calif., with John Rock. He and his partners designed corporate headquarters and shopping centers.[2] Examples of work include the headquarters of Miller Desk. He and John Rock designed the Trailer Life Publishing company and the Beverly Connection shopping center in the West Hollywood community. [2] He also designed multiple modern residences – Ed Moses (artist) Residence, Landsburg Residence in Malibu, the Charles Rice Residence in Glendale.[3] He worked with fellow architect Philo Jacobson.[2] He designed four houses with his wife, Sandra Miles, in Westwood, the Pacific Palisades, Carmel Valley and Sand City.[2]

He participated in the 1976 LA12 exhibition at the Pacific Design Center [3] He was a member of the Monterey Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects based in Sand City, California.[8]

Jerry Lomax was a leading and respected advocate of modern architecture with dedicated emphasis on aesthetics, details, and materials. With his pleasant smile and wit, Jerry Lomax always encouraged developing and experienced colleagues in his practice to experiment, explore and provide design input on projects. His practice worked closely with clients to ensure completion of projects.

Personal life[edit]

He married Sandra E. Miles in 1976.[1][2][3] They resided in a house he co-designed with Donald Mills, located at 1995 Sunset Plaza Drive in West Hollywood.[9], until they moved to Monterey, California in 1995.[3][4]


He died of pancreatic cancer on May 17, 2014.[1]