Local architect Homer Delawie, whose projects incorporated large areas of glass to blur the boundaries between the built and natural environments, died Friday.

His projects were renowned for their simplicity, and he was one of the key designers responsible for the modern architecture movement that defined post-World War II southern California.

Locally, his most-well-known projects included the shark and penguin exhibits at Sea World and the fountain plaza at Balboa Park.

The Union-Tribune and SDNN have both prepared obituaries on Delawie.

Don’t forget that we also have a new feature here at VOSD. We’d like friends and families of recently departed San Diegans to submit their own obituaries and pictures of loved ones. It’s a way for us to celebrate the lives of San Diego residents who have had small and large impacts on our city’s fabric and history.


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