Branden Hookway
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Branden Hookway
May 19, 1971 - August 14, 2021
Branden Hookway, 50, of Ithaca, New York, passed away on August 14, 2021 after a valiant seven-and-a-half year battle with sarcoma. He is the author of two books, Interface (MIT Press, 2014) and Pandemonium: The Rise of Predatory Locales in the Post War World (Princeton Architectural Press, 1999). Called "a virtuoso in multiple disciplines," he had been continuing his research developing a cultural history of the airplane cockpit until passing.
A most loving and gentle husband and father, he is survived by his wife Maria Park of fourteen years with whom he collaborated on art projects and together taught at Cornell University; children Lucy Park-Hookway (b. 2008) and Joseph Park-Hookway (b. 2011), who were the world to him; his parents Hugh and Judith and brother Ian. After growing up in Ohio, he graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.A. in Art (1993) and received a Master of Architecture from Rice University (1998) and a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University (2011). To the end, his thought life was brilliant, his wit inspiring, and his faith and courage steadfast.
His final resting place will be at Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, CA. He was deeply grateful for all the support he received on this journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Lucile Packard Family Guidance and Bereavement Program at Stanford.


Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2021.
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My name is David and I am an architect who graduated from Rice in 2010. I never met Brandon, but his writing was and is very influential on me. I´ve shared his articles and books with many students and colleagues. Over the years, I thought about reaching out several times. Sadly, I never followed though and lost an incredible opportunity to engage him. Please know that Branden lives on in a very meaningful way through his work a which continues to be the among the best resources for giving meaning to complex phenomena. David Dewane Chicago
David Dewane
September 11, 2021
SO Sorry for your loss.God be with you
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