In Memoriam: Doug Garofolo

Author: School of Architecture

Doug Garofalo ’81, a sensitive, visionary architect who was a vital part of the Chicago architectural community, died in late July 2011. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he received the AIA Chicago Young Architect Award in 1995 and was elevated to Fellow in 2003. He received a Master’s degree from Yale University in 1987. Garofalo was a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, serving as acting director from 2001-2003, and he assisted in the founding of ARCHEWORKS, an alternative design school focused on social cause. Garofalo was among the first architects in the United States to use computer technology in the design of buildings. Among his built projects are the award-winning Korean Presbyterian Church of New York in collaboration with Greg Lynn and Michael McInturf, a project that gained international acclaim as the first building conceived and executed with digital media, and because it represents an alternative solution to adaptive reuse, the Hyde Park Art Center, and numerous residential projects.