Dr. Robert F. Young, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, died unexpectedly from a hemorrhagic stroke on January 6, 2018. The School of Architecture community mourns this tragic loss.
"Robert was a gifted scholar, a brilliant lecturer, and a true visionary in the field of green urbanism," remarked Dean Michelle Addington. "The passion he expressed for teaching is unparalleled, and his critically important voice was beginning to influence the academy in a much-needed manner. He was a devoted husband and father—his greatest pride was his three children—and a dear friend and colleague to so many of us here at the school. His passing, at an age much too young, is a deep loss for all."
Dr. Young's family created a website including an obituary and selection of stories and memories.
There will be two life celebrations for Dr. Young. One in Austin, Texas, and another in Youngstown, NY:
February 3, 2018, 9:30 – 11:00am
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Reception to follow.
July 14, 2018, Time TBA
Officers’ Club, Old Fort Niagara
102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown, NY 14174
The School of Architecture will host a tree-planting ceremony in honor of Dr. Young:
Tree-Planting Ceremony in Memory and Honor of Dr. Robert F. Young
Friday, March 30, 4:00pm
South Side of Sutton Hall
305 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
All are welcome.
All are invited to share stories, memories, and/or photos of Dr. Young with his family and friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.