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Thursday, August 19, 2010

John Chase

Image from LA Times.  All Rights Reserved.
The LA design community is mourning the passing of John Chase, former Urban Designer for West Hollywood, author, and larger-than-life figure, who died suddenly last Friday, August 13th. The LA Times published an obituary this week chronicling John's life, and KCRW's architecture and design program, DNA, had a nice remembrance of John on Tuesday's show.  A number of people have also been blogging about John's personal and professional impacts.  A memorial service is planned for next Tuesday, August 24th from 4 - 7pm at Plummer Park in West Hollywood.  Below are some links about John - he will be sorely missed.
LA Times Obituary 
DNA Blog - Discusses projects that define John's fun, eclectic, and passionate approach to urbanism 
LA Observed
Gelato Baby - Personal remembrance of John's impact
LA Weekly - Includes link to an interview with LAist from 2005
WeHo News  - Includes info on memorial service

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