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Herbert Beckhard *50

Published in Jan. 28, 2004, issue

Noted architect Herbert Beckhard died Sept. 11, 2003, in Glen Cove, N.Y., of complications from a fall. He was 77.

Beckhard earned an MFA in architecture at Princeton and began work with Marcel Breuer, past master at the Bauhaus School. In an association lasting 28 years, Beckhard and Breuer together designed award-winning government buildings, churches, and homes. Subsequently, Beckhard worked with Frank Richlan, another Breuer associate, adding additional university, corporate, and museum projects to his portfolio.

An accomplished photographer and avid sports fan, Beckhard leaves behind his wife, Eleanor; daughters Susan, Karen, and Jane; and a son, Thomas.

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