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Richard Yoshijiro Mine (1894-1981)

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Boulder, CO


Richard Yoshijiro Mine Jr. and Andrew S. Mine

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29 pages
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Biographical Summary

Mine was born September 3, 1894 in Nagahama-machi, Japan. He studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he received his B. Arch. in 1918. Mine emigrated to Seattle in February 1919, after which he continued his studies at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, receiving his M.A. in Architecture in 1922. Mine's work experience included positions at the Buick Motor Co., Flint, MI (1922-1941); Holabird, Root & Burgee, Chicago (1945-1950); Schmidt, Garden & Erikson, Chicago (1950-52); and Kraft Foods, Chicago (1952-1958).

War or Military Memorial, 1920-1921. 1989.96.13.
Dept. of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago.


Notable awards received by Mine include an honorable mention in the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition, 1922. Some of Mine's more significant commissions include the Charles Gilman Smith Hospital at the University of Chicago; General Motors Institute, Flint, MI (1927); St Joseph’s Hospital, Reading, PA; and Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, IL. Mine died in Boulder, Colorado, in 1981.

Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Entry: Michigan Avenue Elevation, 1922.
Dept. of Architecture and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago.


O.W. Young Cottage. Gladwin, MI, 1938.

"City Planning Practices in Japan", The Western Architect, June 1926. Read full article.

Additional Resources

Works by Mine in the Department of Architecture and Design