Randall Stout, FAIA, 1958-2014
AIA Los Angeles remembers Randall Stout, FAIA, who passed away this weekend at the age of 56.Randall was the president and principal-in-charge of Los Angeles-based Randall Stout Architects, Inc. Directing projects worldwide, his design experience included cultural, civic, educational, commercial, institutional, industrial, recreational, and residential facilities. Across this broad spectrum of project types, his buildings are known for dynamic forms, state of the art technology, and environmental sustainability. Considered a visionary whose evocative design aesthetic consistently challenges architectural conventions, Stout created environments that capture the unique composition of their surroundings, while transforming light, shadow, form, and materials into innovative architecture.
Stout worked for 4 years at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and 7 1/2 years for Frank O. Gehry & Associates before starting his own firm. He held architectural licenses in Alabama, California, Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia. In 2003, he became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA.)
Holding many roles such as educator, mentor, and environmentalist, Stout was an active leader in the profession. Frequently serving as a lecturer, adjunct professor, or studio critic at architecture schools, he served as the E. Fay Jones Chair of Architecture at the University of Arkansas and the AC Martin Chair in Architecture at the University of Southern California. Most recently, he was a Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Architecture, where he was also Graduate Program Coordinator and Chair of the Graduate Council; Graduate Awards Committee. He lectured at professional and academic conferences across North America.
Randall served on a number of Committees and juries for the AIA Los Angeles Chapter, holding positions such as Chair of AIA LA’s Awards Exhibit Committee 1999 and Design Awards Committee 1999-2000, AIA/LA Board of Directors from 2002-2004, AIA/LA Fellows Nominating Committee, 2004-2006, the AIA/LA & LAUSD: Working Together to Build Better Communities initiative, 2010, the Chapter Nominating Committee, 2012, and a juror for the 2X8:TAUT student competition and exhibition in 2012. He also served on the AIA California Council Sustainability Task Force from 2001-2004.
Featured in international publications and exhibitions, Stout’s projects have been honored with numerous awards for excellence in design. Recently, his Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia was recognized for an International Architecture Award by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
In celebration of Randall’s life, two memorial services are planned.
The first service will be held in Randall’s native Knoxville, Tennessee, Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM, at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 4328 East Emory Road in Halls Crossroads.
A second service will be held in Lake Arrowhead, California, on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 27415 School Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
The East Tennessee Foundation,
Randall Stout Memorial Scholarship Fund
625 Market Street, Suite 1400
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Special thanks to Randall Stout Architects for biographical information