ALAN SCHWARTZMAN, FAIA (1923 - 2018)

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From Tom Vonier, FAIA - 2017 AIA President, 2018 President of the International Union of Architects:

With regret, we note the death last night of Alan Schwartzman in his ninety-fifth year. Alan was a founding member of AIA Europe. We first met in Paris in 1992. At the time, he was a partner with Davis Brody Architects, dividing his time between Paris and Manhattan.

Alan helped to form the AIA Chapter in Europe and was its second president. A Chapter stalwart, with his wife, Ruth, who died last year, Alan was a man of constant and generous counsel. He became a Fellow of the Institute 42 years ago, earning this citation: “Through his imaginative and creative involvement in design, the practice aspects of architecture, education, and service to the profession, Alan Schwartzman has become the very personification of the complete architect.”

That is a fitting epitaph for a generous and kind man who will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. The photograph is from a 1998 Chapter meeting in Paris.