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Royston Landau, a major international figure in architectural education who taught at MIT from 1991-95 as a visiting professor in the Department of Architecture's history, theory, and criticism program, died in London on Oct. 11.

A graduate of London's famed Architectural Association School of Architecture, Landau's early career was as a practicing architect in London, Boston, San Francisco and New Orleans. A studio professor of architectural design at the Architectural Association from 1960-67, he published "New Directions in British Architecture," a noted 1968 work that was translated into Spanish, Italian and Japanese. He taught design and theory at the University of Pennsylvania from 1969 until 1974, when he returned to the Architectural Association to found the graduate studies program, which he directed until 1992.

He was the author of numerous essays concerned with architectural knowledge and culture. One of his last essays was for a collection with close MIT ties, titled "Architecture, Ethics and the Person" in "The Education of the Architect," edited by Martha Pollak (MIT Press, 1997).


John F. Hutzenlaub of Beaverton, OR, a former sponsored research staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on Nov. 16 at the age of 83. He was hired in 1952 and retired in 1980. Information on survivors was unavailable.


Trond Kaalstad of Acton, administrative officer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1977 until his retirement in September 1996, died on Nov. 23 at age 68. A memorial service will be held at the MIT Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. with a reception following.

In 1994, Kaalstad received the James N. Murphy Award, given to "employees whose contributions to the Institute family have won a place in the hearts of students." Donations in his memory may be made to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Trond Kaalstad Scholarship Fund, MIT Room 1-290, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 28, 2001.

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