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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Post-Centennial Note to the Class of 1966

Class of 1966,


For those of you who could not make it, you were greatly missed!

The Centennial Celebration of the School of Architecture School was a very big event with over 800+ architects from east and west coasts and 5 foreign countries. Bill Pederson and number of other illustrious alumni where there along with illustrious alumni from the class of 1965, 1966 & 1967. One always seems to remember one class above and one class below yours.

For the class of 1966 members who were there, I am including pictures of our Saturday morning brunch & at "spoonriver' restaurant (see attached pictures). We had a lively discussion of times past and present. Brief one line summary of where the 6 attendee's live and what they are up to:

James Pettinari lives in Eugene, Oregon and just retired from teaching but still consults with the University of MN on planning issues.

Gerry Allen still practices and teaches at the College of Art and Design in Minneapolis and lives in Afton, MN

Jim Morss lives on Bainbridge Island 20 minute ferry ride from Seattle and still practices specializing in medical clinic planning & design.

Jim Wengler lives & works on a boat in Trinidad but still keeps his residence in St. Anthony Park in St. Paul 2 blocks from my house.

Peter Hall lives in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin and is working on transforming an older building into a brewery.

I am still working at Parker Design International (PDI Design Group)after retiring for the 2nd time and live in St. Paul.

Keep the class of 1966 conversation going and let us know what you are up to. We heard back from a few who could not attend the Centennial; Bill Burch, Gary Crowell, Tom Clark, Jack Smuckler, John Scott, Mark Merrill . How about Carl Safe, Harvey Niskala, and others. Does anyone know the whereabouts' of Nick Palaia, Lowell Baumgardt, Pier Dahlstrom or any others I am missing from our class. If you do let us all know. Thanks

Francis Bulbulian, FAIA

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