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Dale D. SMITH Obituary

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SMITH, Dale D. Age 70, passed away December 27, 2012. He was born June 12, 1942 in Greenfield, Indiana to the late Clarence and Gracemary Smith. He is survived by his life partner of over 40 years, Jesse Livesay, brother David Smith and his partner David Coup and devoted caregiver, John Glaze. And of course, his Brookdale care givers of over three years, the supremes: Shonita, Robin, Alice, Chezzie, Deja'nae and Erinn. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, he moved to Dayton to join Richard Levin Associates in 1966. In 1969, he moved to New York to accept a design position with Philip Johnson. He returned to Dayton in 1970 and became partner in charge of design at Richard Levin Associates, which later became Levin, Porter, Smith, Inc. In 1982 he opened his firm, Dale D. Smith Associates, which focused on disciplines of architecture, planning and interior design. In that same year, he was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in advance environmental design at Harvard Graduate School of Design. A program which selected 10 each year who demonstrated leadership in the design and planning professions to purse a program of independent study at Harvard. Over the years, Dale received numerous design awards and honors from the National Endowment for the arts, U.S. Department of Transportation, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Library Association, House and Home and American Home Magazines, Architects Society of Ohio, Ohio Masonry Council, Masonry Institute of Dayton, Dayton Builders Exchange and the Dayton City Beautiful Commission. Dale served on Design Arts Panels of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. For the City of Dayton he served as chairman of the Dayton Historic Architecture Committee and Dayton's Public Arts Commission. As a strong supporter of the arts, he served on the following boards: Dayton Visual Arts Center, Muse Machine, Culture Works, Dayton Ballet, Wright State's University Arts Galleries and the Human Race Theatre Company. He designed the Human Race's Loft theatre. Other boards include , Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio and Miami Valley Hospital Advisory Council. He leaves behind his incredible smile, his endowed sense of humor, talent, special architectural landmarks and many homes with his touch. As Dale would want, there will be no service. Expression of sympathy may take the form of a memorial contribution to DVAC, Muse Machine, Human Race or the . The family is being served by the BRADFORD-CONNELLY & GLICKLER FUNERAL HOME.

Published in Dayton Daily News from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013
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