Class of 1963

In Memoriam: William V. Sayner Jr. AB ’57, SPH ’62, GSD ’63

William V. Sayner, Jr. AB '57, SPH '62, GSD '63

William V. Sayner Jr. AB ’57, SPH ’62, GSD ’63 passed away on January 12, 2018, at the age of 82. After completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard College, Sayner spent three years at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque as a Navy Reserve Officer before entering into the GSD’s Master in Architecture program in 1960. He soon, however, felt the call of service and left the GSD in 1963 before graduating to join the Naval Civil Engineer Corps in Vietnam. Sayner served in various posts throughout the world before retiring in 1978 with the rank of Commander. Thereafter he worked as an executive in burgeoning Silicon Valley while receiving a master’s from USC and license as a civil and industrial engineer. Ever a military man, he returned to Kirtland to lead facilities planning in his “retirement,” enjoying real estate investing, classic cars, and antiques in his golden years.

Image provided by the family.


posted January, 2018

In Memoriam: Richard Toth MLA ’63

Richard Toth MLA '63

Former Harvard University Graduate School of Design faculty member and alumnus Richard Toth MLA ’63 passed away on January 3, 2018, at the age of 80. A dedicated teacher of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, Toth served on the faculty of Utah State University for over 40 years, including time as the Chair of the Department. He had previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Landscape Architecture, as well as at the GSD (1968-1973).

Read Richard Toth’s obituary in The Daily Herald.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Herald


posted January, 2018

In Memoriam: Howard Elkus MArch ’63

Howard Elkus MArch '63

Howard Elkus MArch ’63, cofounder of the Boston firm Elkus Manfredi Architects, passed away on Saturday, April 1, at the age of 78. Read his obituary here.

Image by Ben Cheung/2016 courtesy of the Boston Globe

posted April, 2017