Phil Thiel Memorial Gallery

Philip Thiel, Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Washington, Naval Architect and community activist, died peacefully at home at the age of 93 on Saturday May 10, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

Thiel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920 to Philip Thiel and Alma Theone (Meyer). He is survived by his wife of 59 years Midori Kono (Seattle), son Kenji (Los Angeles), daughters Tamiko (Munich) and Kiko (London), his sister Janet Bachman (Florida), and granddaughter Ravenna (Swarthmore, PA). His other son Peter Akira died in 1978. 

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