KENNETH-CARDWELL-Obituary

KENNETH CARDWELL

Fresno, California

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Kenneth H. Cardwell 1920 - 2010 Resident of Berkeley Kenneth was born in Los Angeles, California, attended Occidental College for two years then came to U. C. Berkeley to study architecture. His schooling was interrupted by World War II when he served with distinction in the U.S. (Army) Air Force...

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As neighbors to my parents the Cardwells welcoming Maybeck house became a site for my children, in their early years, and me when visiting Berkeley. Later as adults they would visit as "calabash cousins" and Mary & Ken would continue to nuture us all. As a fellow Californianos, Ken and Robert came to my house in Monterey in the mid 2000's, an amateur version of a Sea Ranch or Maybeck, which I must have chosen to buy in 2004 due the Cardwell influence! You were a most...

Ken was indirectly a neighbor on Birch Ct through his daughter who lived in a house he owned there. More directly, he was part of the faculty that hired me in 1975 and I will always be grateful to that group of souls that welcomed a social perspective on architecture.

I remember many enjoyable lunches at the Faculty Club and Ken's spirited defense of Wurster Hall. I miss him.

Ken was a wonderful family friend. Condolences to the Cardwells

His passion for architecture was inspirational. Our paths crossed and I am richer for it.

Barbara K.Westover, Architect

I had the great pleasure of taking courses in Historical Preservation from Ken at CAL in 1981/82. Apart from being a pioneer in the field of architectural preservation, he was a dedicated teacher who truly inspired me to appreciate the craftsmanship and character of historical architecture. I distinctly remember his counsel to our class "If you want to do architectural preservation, you have to be an architect so you are in the field where the work is being done and have the knowledge...

Mary, please know that Ken was among the few professors I remember with both great respect and fondness from my years 1960 - 1966 at Cal. I had the pleasure of taking an upper division design course from Ken that had a hypothetical site in Inverness. He showed us his generosity and hospitality by inviting the class to your home in inverness after we walked the site. It was cold and windy - a perfect Inverness day. I'll always remember gathering around your fireplace in a small nook of dark...

We will all miss Ken very much. He led the way for all of us in appreciation of Maybeck and in historic preservation. I am humbled to be in the company of such luminaries as Kenneth in AIA Fellowship. As a member of the Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Commission I apply the principals of preservation Ken taught his students, his fellow architects and his fellow citizens. He will be missed, but his legacy will not be forgotten.

I had the privilige of working on a project Ken was the historical consultant on back in the late 1970's in Monterey - as a student intern I had no idea how often I would see his name again as I ventured into historic preservation work over the years. His contributions have been large, and his work and teaching assure that his name will live on. He will be missed, and remembered...