Henry Temple Howard, was born in New York City in 1894. His family moved to California, when he was eight years old, and he attended high school at Berkeley High. 1912 to 1917, Henry attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture.
In 1917, Henry signed up with the French Army and after the US entered the war he joined the U.S. Army. With the encouragement of his father, Henry stayed in France and attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1919 to 1921. Upon returning from France, Henry worked with his father in California, participating in the design of the First Congregational Church of Oakland and LeConte School in San Francisco. In 1927, Henry moved to New York City, where he worked for various architectural firms including Y. Matsui, Shreve and Lamb, and Cass and Gilbert.
From 1931 to 1934, Henry worked for Bakewell and Brown, specifically on the design of Coit Tower. For the rest of the decade, Henry designed houses and apartment houses around the Bay Area, including his own house. In 1942, during World War II, Henry closed his private practice and joined the partnership of Joslyn and Ryan, Marine Engineers and Naval Architects. Henry moved back to New York City in 1947, where he lived until his death in 1967.
- First Congregational Church of Oakland
- LeConte School in San Francisco
- Coit Tower, San Francisco