John Carl Warnecke

CFA Service: 1963–1967

In Washington, D.C., John Carl Warnecke, FAIA, is best known for his work at Lafayette Square. Warnecke, who was a friend and informal architecture advisor to the Kennedys, designed the redevelopment of Lafayette Square and President Kennedy’s gravesite. His other projects include the Hart Senate Office Building, Lauinger Library at Georgetown University,the Hawaii State Capitol and Civic Center, and the South Terminal at Boston’s Logan Airport. Warnecke’s practice was based in San Francisco; he opened his first firm in the early 1940s and John Carl Warnecke & Associates in 1958. After graduating from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in 1941, he enrolled in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, studying under Walter Gropius and completing his master’s degree in architecture in one year. Warnecke was affiliated with the National Academy of Design and was the recipient of many awards, including a National Institute of Arts and Letters prize in 1957 and the Brunner Memorial Prize in 1958.