Category Archives: Transitions

In Memoriam: Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan (BArch, 1968) of Claremont, CA passed away on January 24, 2011. Sullivan received a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1968 and a Masters Degree in Architecture from Harvard University in 1971. Professor Emeritus Sullivan taught at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and later Cal Poly Pomona, where he served as Chairman of the School of Architecture and retired in 2002. His architectural office of 35 years was first located in San Luis Obispo and Palo Alto. A Claremont office of Patrick Sullivan Associates opened in 1987, completing award-winning public and institutional projects.

Sullivan served on the CALA Advisory Board and established a fellowship, the Patrick and Cindy Sullivan Family Fellowship, to support M.Arch students at the University of Minnesota. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Claremont Presbyterian Church.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune obituary

In Memoriam: Patrick Sullivan” from Cal Poly Pomona

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In Memoriam: Gene Larkin

Eugene Larkin, who retired from the college’s Department of Design, Housing & Apparel in 1991, has passed away in the Milton Home, South Bend, IN. Larkin was known nationally and regionally as a printmaking educator and practitioner. His works are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago and he wrote Design: the Search For Unity, a book on basic design and visual composition.

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In Memoriam: Stanley Moe

Stanley Moe (BArch, 1937) died October 13, 2010. Moe worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Africa 1942-43 and was director of the design for several major military projects in Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and Yemen for Allied Forces, 1942-43. From 1947-54 he was a partner of Moe, Larson, Fugelso, Architects & Engineers in Los Angeles. He was one of six partners and founder-shareholders of Daniel, Mann, Johnson, Mendenhall (DMJM), one of the world’s largest architectural, planning, and engineering firms. A leading pioneer in his profession, Moe expanded architecture and engineering services to an international scale, establishing more than two dozen foreign operations around the world. His talents are also firmly imprinted on the US space programs, as he directed the design efforts of such space vehicles & systems as the Atlas, Jupiter, Thor, Titan I, the lunar excursion module, and the space shuttle.

He was project director of the Space Shuttle assembly facility at Kennedy Space Center in 1973; project director for the design of an aircraft maintenance complex for the Iranian Aircraft Industries in 1978; project manager for the design of a major medical facility program for the Saudi Arabian Minister of Defense and Aviation in 1975-76; andproject manager of the design of Boufarik International Airport, Algeria in 1983.

The Moe Scholarship endowment in the College of Design, established by Doris and Stanley Moe in 1992, supports one or two architecture students annually. Doris Moe (BArch, 1937) died in 2000.

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In Memoriam: Vaike Radamus

Vaike Radamus (BS Interior Design, 1968) was an outstanding interior designer and dedicated supporter of the college. Her award-winning design credits cover a broad spectrum — from banks, shopping malls, health care facilities and theaters, to country clubs, trains, and airplanes. She was an interior designer at St. Louis Park-based General Office Products Company for 24 years, retiring in 1992. After winning first prize in McGraw Edison/ American Society of Interior Design (ASID) National Lighting Competition in 1981, Radamus established a scholarship fund with the ASID, Minnesota Chapter to advance professional design studies. Her work has appeared in numerous interior design journals. Radamus served on the Friends of the Goldstein Gallery Board of Directors and provided photography services, documenting Goldstein exhibitions and opening receptions. She also served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army Northern Division. The Vaike Radamus Scholarship honors her commitment to interior design. The Star Tribune carried her obituary.

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In Memoriam: James Stageberg

Architect James Stageberg (BArch, 1952) 85, has passed away. A well-known professor in the college’s School of Architecture for decades, an an acclaimed practitioner, Stageberg had his own firm in the Twin Cities for many years. The full notice appears in the Star Tribune, Friday, July 9, 2010. The funeral will be at St. Stephens Church in Minneapolis on Monday, July 12, 2010.

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In Memoriam: George Swan Jr.

George Swan Jr. (BArch, 1943) has passed. After serving in the US Army 1944-46, Swan returned to Minneapolis, spending the next 15 years working for various local architecture firms. In 1950, Swan and his wife built their home on Christmas Lake, just south of Lake Minnetonka. The home was featured in Better Homes and Gardens, volume 34, May 1956, pages 217 and 258. During his professional architecture career Swan focused on schools, hospitals, and medical office buildings. In his private practice he frequently experimented with passive solar and other energy efficient design concepts.

George Swan Jr. home featured in Better Homes and Gardens, 1954
George Swan Jr. home featured in Better Homes and Gardens, volume 34, May 1956, pages 217 and 258.

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In Memoriam: Norman Haines

Norman Haines (B Land Arch, 1980) passed away last year at his home in Rockville, MD. Haines “came to the University as a qualified surveyor and quickly established himself as a wise, no-nonsense presence in the studio,” remembers classmate Jerry de Gryse (B Land Arch, 1979). “Norman knew how things worked and made them happen — he was the first to attack any problem, organizing classmates and sharing what he knew, helping all to succeed while achieving exceptional results in his own right. Many of his classmates endured a winter’s day or two as his survey field assistant, work that helped us to fund our educations and gave us a practical experience that has helped us all be better professionals in times since,” continued de Gryse.

After graduation, Haines returned to his home in Maryland where he established Haines Land Design, providing landscape design and land use planning services. He developed a highly regarded expertise in wetland assessment, impact mitigation, and restoration, and acted as an expert witness in a number of major planning decisions.

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