Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Esther Baum Born ’20
Esther Baum, Class of 1920, graduated from UC Berkeley’s Architecture School in 1926, the same year she married Ernest Born. At Cal, she studied under renowned architect John Galen Howard. During the 1930s she studied photography becoming a recognized architectural photographer. She spent 10 months in Mexico photographing and drawing the regional architecture and design which resulted in the monograph The New Architecture in Mexico published by Williams Morrow & Co. (New York, 1937) garnering recognition for modernist architecture in Mexico.