Monday, September 11, 2017

I share with you the sad news that a school of Architecture alumni Joe Lambert from the class of 1978, passed away last week. 

He received an architecture degree (BSAS) from the School in 1978 followed by more work in Engineering. Before relocating to Chicago for majority of his professional career, Joe also worked in St. Louis. In his almost 40 years of active practice for an array of Midwest firms, his charismatic personality and outstanding skills served to inspire and guide many projects in the built environment. Joe was a skilled translator of working drawings for the contractors in the field and managed to bridge the white to blue collar divide. 

In 1977, Joe shared the experience of a lifetime in the Versailles program and bonded with so many of his peers with his vitality, love of music, and joie de vivre. This group of wide eyed American students still to this day share an unusual bond that has been compromised with the passing of Joe. 

Our condolences to Joe's family and to the many others whose lives he touched. 

Onward, Jo-Jo Camembert. 

--Mark Richard Keane, BSAS '78, M.Arch '80