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Male, US, born 1931-01-06, died 1994-11-01

Associated with the firms network

Nelsen, Sabin and Varey, Architects; Varey, Gordon B., Architect

Professional History


1st Lieutenant, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA, 1954-1956.

Draftsman, Young, Richardson, Carleton and Detlie, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1953.

Designer, Young, Richardson, and Carleton, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1956-1957.

Draftsman, Paul Hayden Kirk, FAIA, and Associates, Seattle, WA, c. 1958.

Associated Architect, Ibsen A. Nelsen and Russell B. Sabin, Associated Architects, Seattle, WA, 1958- . In 1962, Nelsen and Sabin had their office at 1314 NE 43rd Street in Seattle. (See "Varey, Gordon B(ennett)," American Architects Directory, 1962, George S. Koyl, ed., [New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1962], p. 724.)

Partner, Nelsen, Sabin and Varey, Architects, Seattle, WA.


Varey taught at the University from 1962-1992; he acted as Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), University of Washington, Seattle, 1982-1992.

He established the University of Washington's Rome Center Program at the Palazzo Pio; this, he considered his most satisfying accomplishment as Dean.

Professional Activities

Varey joined the American Institute of Architects in 1961.

When surveyed in 1962, Varey reported being a Registered Architect in the State of WA.



B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1954.

College Awards

Elected to Tau Sigma Delta, University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1953.

Recipient, Alpha Rho Chi Medal, University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1954.



Varey, along with his wife, Mary, died in a helicopter accident in Cozumel, Mexico in 1994.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 2387