Kendrick Bangs Kellogg

Architect | 1934

Architect Ken Kellogg grew up in Mission Beach, in the backyard of his family home, where he is said to have designed and built his first structure. After meeting Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, Ken returned to San Diego and work in the offices of Sim Bruce Richards, Dale Naegle and Frederick Liebhart. In 1964 Kellogg received his architect's license and the rest, as they say ‘is history’.

Kendrick Bangs Kellogg grew up in Mission Beach, in the backyard of his family home, where he is said to have designed and built his first structure - a fort or club house of sorts. He attended the University of Colorado, University of Southern California, and the University of California at Berkeley.

In April 1955, Ken and his fellow architecture students from the University of Colorado (Boulder) took a field trip to see the architecture of Phoenix and Scottsdale. Here he met Frank Lloyd Wright and heard him speak for the first time. In his interview with Mr. Wright, Ken realized that the unaccredited school may not be the best direction to take at the time but hung on every of Mr. Wright's words. He would later hear a great number of stories from Taliesin Fellows about their time with Mr. Wright.

Ken Kellogg returned to San Diego and work in the offices of Sim Bruce Richards, during the summer of ’55 and ’56 building models for residences on the Kona Coast of Hawaii and in Rancho Santa Fe, and Dale Naegle.

Ken met Russell and Vergie Babcock at the time they were renting a 2nd floor apartment on Bayside Walk in Mission Beach from a family friend. It was at a time when Ken was discovering himself through Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and philosophy. Russell Babcock told Ken of the house they hired Lloyd Wright to build at the north end of Park Avenue overhanging Mission Valley – though it was never built. The Babcocks initially asked Ken to design an addition to their "Sanatorium" in National City, and then in the summer of 1957, they told him of their purchase of a small lot off San Luis Ray Place and asked him to design a house. They requested an "A-frame" with a copper roof, and the Babcock Residence was born.

Ken became friends with La Jolla architect (and former Taliesin Fellow) Frederick Liebhart. As a boy (the future president) of Chart House Restaurant, Buzzy Bent, worked on Fred's house as a laborer---and got "organic architecture" mixed into his bloodstream. Not too late after starting the Chart House Restaurant chain in 1960, Buzzy contacted Ken to design their Santa Barbara location. From there, organic architecture would, in part, define the chain as unique.

In 1964 Kellogg received his architect's license and in 1966. He obtained a building contractor's license followed by a national license in 1979 and an international license in 1998.

Partial List of Projects

Atoll (Mr. & Mrs. Turney) House (1972)
9805 Black Gold Road, La Jolla

Babcock Residence (1957)
2694 Bayside Walk, Mission Beach

Babcock Sanitarium (1957)
1889 National City Blvd, National City
*Unclear of this attribution as this was a Sim Bruce Richards project

Baher, Dr. Cambiz & Constance Residence (1975)
4324 Camino Privado, Rancho Santa Fe

Bailey Residence (1984)
10650 Old Castle Road, Valley Center

Baras, Bill and Carol Residence
4845 Lomitas Drive
*Remodel of existing 1949 residence

Bertine Residence (1976)
750 Val Sereno Drive, Encinitas

Bridge Medical Building
120 S. Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach

Burhans, Dan Residence
Encinitas
*Unbuilt

Chapman, Barbara & Wayne Residence Remodel (1972)
353 Glenmont Drive, Solana Beach

Chart House (1977)
69934 California Route 111, Rancho Mirage
*Destroyed by fire in 2012

Chart House Restaurant (remodel)
Westwood, CA

Chart House Restaurant
Idyllwild, CA

Chart House Restaurant
Santa Barbara, CA

Chart House Restaurant
2760 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island
*Now Fiddler's Green

Chart House Restaurant
231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach

Chart House Restaurant
34442 Street of the Green Lantern, Dana Point

Chart House Restaurant
1501 River Place Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida

Chart House Restaurant
1270 Prospect, La Jolla
*Altered

Cornish Residence Remodel (1974)
7878 Lookout Drive, La Jolla

Coronado Townhouses (1966-68)
1117, 1119 and 1125 Isabella Avenue, Coronado
*Attribution

Doolittle Residence (1990)
7263 Mount Shasta Avenue, Joshua Tree

Fritz Pearl's Gestalt Therapy Center
Location not known

Gordon, Larry & Gayle Residence (Wave House) (1972)
1646 Yost Street, Pacific Beach

Guth Residence (1970)
5820 Madra, Del Cerro

Hoshino Wedding Chapel
389-0195 Hoshino, Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture

Hypnos Morpheus Office Interiors (1979)
Mission Valley

Institute of Organic Architecture (1982)
27220 Mesa Grande, Santa Ysabel
*Attribution

Josepho Residence (1988)
8208 Paseo Del Ocaso, La Jolla

Kellogg House & Studio (1960)
836-838 Balboa Court, Mission Beach

Kellogg, Kendrick Bangs Residence (1972)
15415 Topa Road, Pauma Valley

Koshaarkarian Residence (1972)
1672 Los Altos Drive, Pacific Beach

Kraves Residence (1966)
6621 Neptune, La Jolla

Lake Hodges House
Location not known

Le duc, Dr. Ector Residence (1956-59)
340 San Gorgonio Street, Point Loma

Ledbetter, Richard & Olivia (Rosa) Residence (1966-1968)
3545 Inez Street, Point Loma

Madruga Residence (1968)
3036 Rogers Street, Point Loma

Madruga, Mr. & Mrs. Addition and Remodel (1968)
3016 Rogers Street, Point Loma

Manchester Ship Terminal
Houston, Texas

McInnis, Jim & Gail Residence (1968)
10087 Shadow Road, La Mesa

Moonlight Residence
La Jolla

Olfe Residence (1973)
8220 Paseo del Ocaso, La Jolla

Onion House (1962)
Kawa Kona, Hawaii

Outrider Restaurant (1993)
4444 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach

Private Residence
Rancho Mirage, CA

Private Residence (1970)
54750 Tahquitz View Drive, Idyllwild

Private Residence (1960, 1995)
701 Hoska, Del Mar

Shore, Scott Residence (1986)
3917 Oceanside Walk, Mission Beach

Silva, Edward P. Residence (1959)
596 San Elijo Street, Point Loma

Wedding Dress Shop (1963)
Rancho Santa Fe
*Designed for James Hubbell's Mother

West Way (Thomas/Szekeley) House (1977)
8456 Westway Drive, La Jolla

Wingsweep Residence (1987)
38445 Overview Road, Temecula

Yen, Sam Residence (AKA Lotus House) (1981)
7799 Starlight Drive, La Jolla

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