Quotes this week

So long and thanks for all the fish

Fourth book in a trilogy of six books by Douglass Adams, 40 years ago.

The last Design Notes / Tone on Tuesday for the year is a chance to say goodbye for the year, and to some of the significant architects we lost in the past twelve months.


Peter Muller

A giant of Australian architecture, from modern houses in the 50s to revolutionising Asian architecture through Balinese resorts. Excellent book by Jacqui Urford. Wikipedia, and Obituary. Aged 95, 17 Feb

Peter Myers

Architect of very influential housing schemes, and a teacher without peer. Reputed to have a complete collection of Lysaghts Referees. Obituaries in A+D by ToT and Tim Williams. Aged 81, April.

Ian Stapleton

Heritage architect, partner with Clive Lucas in eponymous firm. With wife Maisy wrote books on heritage aspects of Australian houses. Obituary in A+D ToT, but not ArchitectureAU. Aged 72, June.

Ken Latona

Architect, developer, and operator of celebrated Tasmanian tourism businesses Cradle Mountain Huts, Bay of Fires Walk and Lodge, and Freycinet Experience. Obituary. July.

(Lady) Jean Brodie Hall

Landscape architect, distinguished practice in WA, founding member of the AILA, work on landscaping mine sites, inaugural UWA Landscape Architect,1974. Wikipedia. Obituary. Aged 97, July.

Les Clark AM

Through Eltham College, pioneered the design of schools as community hubs, inspiring policy makers to eschew design templates for bespoke designs by architects. Radical thinker. Obituary. Aged 87, Jan.

Roger Putnam

Interior designer and teacher. Trained at RMIT, Designer and manufacturer of furniture for the hospitality sector in Melbourne. Obituary.  Aged 83, May.

Pat Pinder

Project architect for the Adelaide Festival Centre, moved to WA to establish Hassell, later Pinder Architects, long contributor to the AIA and Curtin Uni.  Obituary.  Aged 85, July.

Khai Liew

Influential South Australian furniture designer and craftsperson of beautifully made one-of-a-kind, wooden furniture pieces. Obituary. Aged 71, Nov.


Marshall Cook

One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s influential and leading architects, an architectural treasure and a man of wisdom, vision, humility and kindness. NZIA Gold Medal winner 2010. Wikipedia, obituaries in A&D ToT and NZIA, Aged 83, 28 Sept.

Jeremy Salmond

New Zealand heritage architect, involved in the restoration of many of New Zealand's most important historic buildings. Wikipedia, obituary in NZ Stuff. NZIA Gold Medal winner 2018. Aged 79, 3 January.

Fritz Eisenhofer

Austrian-born. Emigrated to NZ in 1953 in a group of skilled tradesmen contracted to build 500 pre-cut Austrian ‘state houses’. Modernist architect, based in Waikanae. Wikipedia. Obituary. Aged 96, 27 July


Sir Michael Hopkins, Architect (Portcullis House). Aged 88, 17 June

Michael Wilford, Architect , Stirling + Wilford, (Embassy of the UK, Berlin). Aged 84, 10 March

John F. C. Turner, Architect and theorist. Aged 96, 3 September


Renée Gailhoustet, Architect. Aged 93, 4 January

Jean-Louis Cohen, Architect and architectural historian. Aged 74, 7 August


Paolo Portoghesi, Architect (Mosque of Rome). Aged 91, 30 May.

Giovanni Bettini, Architect and politician, deputy (1979–1983). Aged 84, 10 February.

Pietro Barucci, Architect and urban planner. Aged 100, 6 May.

Andrea Branzi, Architect. Aged 84, 9 October.


Rob Krier, Luxembourgish architect, and urban designer. Aged 85, 20 November.

N. John Habraken, Dutch architect, educator and theorist.  Aged 94, 21 October.

Volodymyr Melnychenko, Ukrainian visual artist, sculptor, and architect. Aged 91, 19 April.

Antoni Martí, Andorran architect and politician, twice prime minister. Aged 60, 6 November.

Stanislav Žalud, Czech architect and politician, MP (1990–1992). Aged 91, 14 November.


Eric Lloyd Wright, Architect. Grandson of FLW. Aged 93, 11 March.

Beverly Willis, Architect (San Francisco Ballet Building), Aged 95, 1 October.

Harriet Pattison, Landscape architect (Kimbell Art Museum). Aged 94, 2 October.

Sarah Landau, Architectural historian. Aged 87 4 February.

Bill Hellmuth, Architect, chairman of HOK (since 2005). Aged 69, 6 April.

Robert Geddes, Architect, dean of the Princeton U School of Architecture Aged 99, 13 Feb.

Norman Pfeiffer, Architect. Founder Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer. Aged 82, 23 August.


George Baird, Architect (Cloud GardensNiagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory). Aged 84, 17 Oct.

Raymond Moriyama, Architect (Canadian War MuseumEmbassy of Canada, Tokyo). Aged 93, 1 Sept.

Jerome Markson, Architect. Aged 94, 18 Nov.


Maria Deroche, Brazilian-born French architect. Aged 84, 25 January.

Rubén Martínez Bulnes, Salvadoran architect and sculptor. Aged 94, 17 July.

Felo García, 95, Costa Rican footballer, painter, and architect. Aged 95, 2 December.

Rafael Viñoly, Uruguayan architect (432 Park Avenue20 Fenchurch Street), Aged 78, 2 March.


William S. W. Lim, Singaporean architect (Marine Parade Community BuildingPeople's Park ComplexGolden Mile Complex). Aged 90, 7 January.

B. V. Doshi, Indian architect (CEPT UniversityTagore Memorial HallIndian Institute of Management Bangalore), Pritzker Prize winner (2018). Aged 95, 24 January.

Mubasshar Hussein, Bangladeshi architect and independence activist. Aged 79, 2 January.

Middle East

Iraj Kalantari Taleghani, Iranian architect. Aged 85, 21 February.

Zvi Hecker, Polish-born Israeli architect. Aged 92, 4 September.


John Godwin, British-Nigerian architect. Aged 94, 12 February.

Next week

Have a good break. I am.

Tone Wheeler is an architect /adjunct prof UNSW / president AAA.

The views expressed are his.

These Design Notes are Tone on Tuesday #193, week 51/2023.

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