UO alum Fred Koetter leaves extensive architectural legacy

Fred Koetter
Above: Fred Koetter was the 2010 Lawrence Medal honoree.

Fred Koetter, BArch ’63, died August 21. The founding principal of Koetter, Kim & Associates, Koetter was honored in 2010 with the UO College of Design’s Lawrence Medal. The author of numerous articles and books, in 1978 Koetter co-authored, with the late Colin Rowe, Collage City, which proposed that cities could be improved through the collaging of a variety of urban elements into the continuous fabric of a city. Koetter’s firm was awarded the prestigious Harleston Parker Award in 1988 for “the most beautiful building in Boston,” the Codex Corporation (now Meditech), as well as the American Institute of Architects’ national honor awards for its work at Miller Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Firestone Library at Princeton University. 
 

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Meditech headquarters, Canton, Massachusetts
Above: Meditech headquarters, Canton, Massachusetts. Koetter’s firm was awarded the prestigious Harleston Parker Award in 1988 for the building, deemed “the most beautiful building in Boston,” built for the Codex Corporation (now Meditech). Photos courtesy Koetter, Kim and Associates.

 

August 23, 2017