The toll of COVID-19 has reached all corners of the world, including the GSD, as we grieved the passing of a much higher number of alumni than in years past.

We want to take a moment to mourn the loss of beloved members of the GSD community and vow to keep their memories alive. Each person represented a cherished member of our community—a designer, a leader, a parent, a child, a sibling, a friend—and every one of them made an imprint on the world of design and our hearts.

We celebrate their lives as we remember and honor the school’s alumni, faculty, and friends who died July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.

Pictured above (left to right): Carol Roxane Johnson MLA ’57, Cornelia H. Oberlander BLA ’47, John Calvin Portman III MArch ’73, and Donald L. Stull MArch ’62.

In Memoriam

  • Barnett B. Berliner MArch ’52
  • Thomas C. Blandy AB ’54, MArch ’60
  • Armand Phillip Brunet MLA ’58
  • Sarah Buchanan MArch ’77
  • Firman H. Burke Jr. AB ’52, MArch ’56
  • Lewis W. Butler MArch ’84
  • David DeLong Coffin MArch ’65
  • Malcolm Montague Davis AB ’55, MArch ’58
  • August de los Reyes MDes ’08, GMP ’12
  • Roman Paul Fodchuk MLA ’63
  • James Wilson Freeman BArch ’53
  • Ray A. Frieden AB ’65, BArch ’69
  • Roger Simon Gallet MArch ’71
  • Benjamin W. Gary Jr. MLA ’57, GSD ’64
  • Max Isley MArch ’59
  • Ronald Masanobu Izumita MLA ’66
  • Ellen S. Jawdat BArch ’46
  • Carol Roxane Johnson MLA ’57
  • Robert Thomas Jorvig MCP ’49
  • Shoichi Kajima MArch ’57
  • Gary Eugene Karner MLA ’61
  • Romin Koebel MAUD ’67Ronald Kolbe AB ’57, MArch ’62
  • P. Lamb AB ’60, MArch ’64
  • Rachelle L. Levitt MCP ’75
  • James J. Luty MLA ’72
  • Geoffrey Massey AB ’49, MArch ’52
  • George R. Mathey AB ’51, MArch ’55
  • Timothy Ray McCoy MArch ’73
  • Jerry Irwin Miller MAUD ’63
  • James L. Nagle MArch ’64
  • Duane Carl Neiderman MCP ’63
  • Cornelia H. Oberlander BLA ’47
  • Thaddeus Frank Paluchowski MCP ’74
  • Harry D. Parnass MAUD ’69
  • Lydia M. Pastuszek MCRP ’77
  • Norman Keith Perttula MArch ’56
  • Eric R. Pfeufer AM ’68, MArch ’74
  • Byron W. Pinckert MArch ’75
  • Charles A. Platt AB ’54, MArch ’60
  • Lawrence R. Ponsford MAUD ’68
  • John Calvin Portman III MArch ’73
  • Karl H. Quackenbush MCRP ’80
  • Glenn F. Rodgers AB ’63, MArch ’67
  • David Gilbert Rowland MArch ’55
  • Dr. Penelope Hedrick Schafer AB ’66, PhD ’76
  • B. Frank Schlesinger MArch ’54
  • Donald L. Stull MArch ’62
  • William Henry Trogdon MArch ’52
  • Govind S. Vakil MAUD ’82
  • Pamela Ann Van Coevering MCRP ’77
  • George Von Scheven MArch ’62
  • Lawrence W. Walquist Jr. MLA ’58
  • Craig H. Walton MRU ’79
  • Derrick L. Woody MAUD ’96

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts offer a meaningful way to advance the work of the school while also recognizing a beloved family member, friend, or colleague. Individuals who were honored or memorialized with a tribute gift in fiscal year 2021 are listed below.

Memorialized

  • Michael Patrick Burton MArch ’14
  • Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld AB ’61, MBA ’65, EXED ’96
  • Scott Fiorentino AMDP ’15
  • Philip G. Freelon LF ’90
  • Ben Hamilton-Baillie LF ’01
  • Reginald Roderic Isaacs MArch ’39, GSD ’36
  • Fred Koetter
  • Professor Daniel Lewis Schodek AM ’81

Honored

  • Peggy Burns
  • Frank Christopher Lee, FAIA, MAUD ’79