Don died of kidney cancer Feb. 7, 2002, at his home in Philadelphia.
He grew up on Long Island and graduated from East Meadow HS. At Princeton, Don rowed with the varsity heavyweight crew, and was a member of Dial Lodge. After Princeton he studied at Penn, then taught architecture at both Penn and Princeton for more than two decades. Don received the prestigious Progressive Architecture Research Award for his work on designing energy curricula for architecture schools.
A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he founded his own architectural firm, designing buildings that were ecologically sound, energy-efficient, and affordable. He was a regional correspondent for Progressive Architecture magazine and a contributor to the architecture column in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer.
Don is survived by his wife, Mady, whom he met when he worked as a busboy at her family's famous resort hotel, Kutscher's, in the Catskill Mountains; son Matthew '01, daughter Rachel; and parents Millard and Gloria Prowler.
We celebrate the memory of Don as one who put his Princeton education to work for the betterment of society and the education of future generations.
The Class of 1972