Peter Harrison Brown, whose project management firm Teubner and Brown managed some of the largest construction projects in the Los Angeles area during the late '80's and '90's, died on August 24 of Parkinson's Disease. He was 69.
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Peter was born in New York City on April 25, 1943. He grew up in Rye, New York and attended Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Architecture. He later earned a Masters Degree in Architecture-Urban Planning from Columbia University.
In 1978, Peter joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York, where he was an Associate Partner and project manager on such buildings as the Vista International Hotel in New York (between the two Trade Towers), the Georgia Pacific Headquarters in Atlanta and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center project in New York.
In 1988, along with Robert Teubner, he formed a project management firm, Teubner and Brown, in Los Angeles. Their projects included Western Digital headquarters in Orange County, many projects for Kaiser Permanente, the Chiat/Day/Mojo headquarters in Venice (with Frank Gehry and Claes Oldenburg), the Union Bank renovation, a new headquarters for U.S. Borax in Valencia, work for Century Plaza Hotel and the Saban home in Beverly Park.
Peter was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling, painting and reading. He is missed greatly by his wife of 34 years, Barbara, his brother, David, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 21, 2012