George William Kelham (1871–1936) was an American architect most active in the San Francisco area.
Born in Manchester, Massachusetts, Kelham was educated at Harvard and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1896. As an employee of New York architects Trowbridge & Livingston, he was sent by the firm to San Francisco for the Palace Hotel in 1906 and remained there.
Kelham was responsible for the master plan for the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco and at least five major buildings in the city, along with significant work in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. He was also supervising architect for the University of California, Berkeley campus from 1927 to 1931.
Kelham's works include:
- Sharon Building, San Francisco, 1912.
- Ganter & Mattern Company Building, San Francisco, 1912, now the California Institute of Integral Studies
- Griffith-McKenzie Building, Fresno, 1914, Fresno's first skyscraper, now Helm Building
- Supervising architect for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915)
- The old San Francisco Public Library, 1917, now the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
- Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, Stockton, California, 1917
- Roble Hall, dormitory for women at Stanford University, 1917
- Bay Terrace Subdivision, 126 individual buildings as housing for Mare Island Naval Shipyard workers, Vallejo, California, 1918
- Standard Oil Building, at 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, 1922
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1924 - 400 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA, NRHP-listed
- Standard Oil Building, at 605 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1926
- Russ Building, San Francisco, 1927
- Supervising architect for the Westwood campus: University of California, Los Angeles, 1927, including the design for Powell Library, Haines Hall, Kerckoff Hall, Moore Hall and the Men's Gym;
- Shell Building, San Francisco, 1929
- Supervising architect for the University of California, Berkeley, and multiple individual buildings: Bowles Hall, 1928; Valley Life Sciences Building, 1930;International House, 1930; Moses Hall, 1931; McLaughlin Hall, 1931; Davis Hall, 1931; Edwards Stadium, 1932; Haas Pavilion/Harmon Men's Gym, 1933,
- Administration Building, Treasure Island, SE Corner of Avenue of the Palms and California Ave., Treasure Island, CA (Day, William Peyton; Kelham, George William), NRHP-listed
- Bowles Hall, Stadium and Gayley Way, Berkeley, CA (Kelham,George), NRHP-listed
- Delia Fleishhacker Memorial Building, Zoo Rd. and Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA, NRHP-listed
- Hall of Transportation, Treasure Island, SE Side of California Ave. between Aves. D & F, Treasure Island, CA (Day, William Peyton; Kelham, George William), NRHP-listed
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- The Centennial Record of the University of California
- Helfland, Harvey. 2001. The Campus Guides: University of California Berkeley, p. 147