“Buffalo Architect Ted Lownie Dies”

Ted Lownie, founding partner of the Buffalo architecture firm HHL, died Tuesday night.

Lownie, 80, died following an automobile accident on Main Street.

“Ted was the epitome of class,” said Dennis Penman, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. senior vice president and a close friend. “It’s a loss beyond words.”

Educated at Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Lownie received his architecture degree in 1964.

Five years later, he helped to start Hamilton, Houston & Lownie Architects – now HHL.

As an architect, Lownie worked on such high-profile local projects as the Darwin Martin House, Kleinhans Music Hall, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Roycroft Inn. He spent six years on the New York State Board of Interior Design, and for 25 years taught classes and ran studios at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

For many years, Lownie served on the Buffalo Preservation Board and was an active member of the Scajaquada Pathway Steering Committee.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized.

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