Architect Nathan Lee Colkitt’s relationship with PUMA goes back nearly a decade. “I moved to LA in 2004, working for Stephen Kanner, the architect who came up with the initial design for the first PUMA stores in world,” he recalls. Hired initially to work on high-rise projects, economic realities put those on hold. “I got moved into the retail department and assigned to the PUMA account. I had never seen that side of things. It was fast paced—the closest thing to instant gratification you can get in architecture.” Colkitt became the department head in short order and traveled around the world as the brand expanded. He ultimately struck out on his own, establishing Colkitt & Co, but kept in touch with PUMA.
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A+D Museum presents Stephen H. Kanner FAIA: A Retrospective 1955-2010 - November 4 - January 16, 2011
Updated on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:22AM by Admin
A+D, The Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles and Kanner Architects present a retrospective and official public memorial service for Stephen Kanner, FAIA, on November 4, 2010, from 7-10 pm. The show continues until Jan 16, 2011.
FORM and Balcony Media give our sincere condolences to Stephen's family, firm, friends, and colleagues.
If you haven't read Frances Anderton's tribute on the DnA blog yet, please do here.
We wanted to pass this message along from Danielle Cornwell at KANNER ARCHITECTS to everyone.
(Please spread these wishes through social media/blogs/sites for optimum coverage.)
"Before his passing, Stephen mentioned that the A+D Museum was his legacy and he wanted to continue the work of educating the public in architecture and design. I was hoping to get the word out that in lieu of flowers, the family welcomes a donation in honor of Stephen to the museum www.aplusd.org. We are planning a public memorial along with a retrospective of his work at the museum on November 4th. The retrospective will run through January 16, 2011.
We are all saddened by Stephen’s passing…He was not only our boss and mentor, but a great friend as well. We are determined to honor his wish to continue the work of the firm."
Please note the exhibition dates have changed.
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