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Honors Archive: George Bartholick FAIA d. 9/31/1998

Honors Archive: George Bartholick FAIA

George Bartholick's architectural studies began at the University of Washington and continued until the interruption of World War II in 1939. He received the Bachelor of Architecture in 1950 from the University of Oregon. Beginning in 1993, he served as a Instructor in Architectural Design and Planning at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. His best-known work in Seattle, as proprietor for nearly four decades of G. R. Bartholick Architect and Planner, included major restoration projects at the Pike Place Market during the late 1970s and the 1980s.

As sponsors of his 1995 elevation to the AIA College of Fellows, Fred Bassetti FAIA and Ibsen Nelsen FAIA noted George Bartholick's belief and careful adherence to the concept of "the architect as an invisible hand:" "Quite literally, hundreds of thousands of us have experienced the pleasure of these spaces, never knowing or in fact much caring who their author was. Countless others in future generations will share our pleasure."

George Bartholick died August 31, 1998. His friends and colleagues held a memorial service in Seattle's Pike Place Market, a place well loved and tended by George Bartholick.

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