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In Memoriam Dr. Spencer Leineweber


With profound sadness and heartbreak, the faculty and staff of the School of Architecture mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague Professor Spencer Leineweber, PhD, FAIA. Spencer was an exemplary architect, teacher, mentor, and beloved kama‘aina. We offer our love and sympathies to her family, students, and friends.”

Spencer was a dear friend to many in the international heritage conservation community. She served regularly on the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards jury, taught or lectured in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and China (among other countries), served as a board member for US/ICOMOS, and on countless other committees, delegations, and advisory groups. She was internationally recognized for her work as both a scholar and architectural practitioner. She was dedicated to her students and was a loyal and reliable ally to many. She was also was an inestimable repository of knowledge that, regrettably, can no longer be tapped. She will be sorely missed both as a resource and as a lively and engaging colleague and associate. Her loss will be felt by many.

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