Architect Bob Bates



Architect Bob Bates


Bob Bates, "soft spoken and rock solid," left a mark on Topanga with his architecture and his leading role in the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community (TASC). He began his architecture career in 1963, and was known for his use of glass, stone, and masonry. As a leader of TASC, he helped stop the huge tract development called Montevideo / Canyon Oaks in 1994. He and his wife moved to Oregon in 1996, and he died in 2014.


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