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Male, US, born 1939-11-13, died 2019-03-31

Associated with the firms network

Anderson, Ralph D., and Partners, Architects; Bumgardner, A.O., and Partners, Architects; Decker / Hobbs Fukui Davison, Architects; Decker Barnes Hobbs Fukui, Architects, Planners, Urban Designers; Decker Fukui Architects; Fukui Davison Architects, PS; Fukui, David, Architect; Hobbs / Fukui / Davison, P.S., Architects; Hobbs / Fukui, Associates, Architects; Hobbs, Richard W., Associates, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Ralph Anderson, Architect, Seattle, WA, c. 1967.

Draftsman, Al Bumgardner, Architect, c. 1967.

Partner, [Richard W.] Hobbs Fukui Architects, Seattle, WA, 1968- .

Partner, Decker Barnes Hobbs Fukui, Architects, Planners, Urban Designers, Seattle, WA. c. 1978-1979. This firm worked on an addition to the north side of Hec Edmundson Pavilion in 1978-1979.

Partner, Decker Fukui Architects, Seattle, WA, -1991.

Principal, Fukui Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1991-2013; David H. Fukui closed his office in the spring of 2013, but continued as a consultant.


Fukui taught architecture studio classes for graduates and undergraduates for several quarters at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW) during the 1970s.

Professional Activities

Fukui was NCARB certified in 1981.

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, 1983- .

Member, City of Seattle, Design Commission, 1982-c. 1987.

David Fukui established the Mitsu and William O. Fukui Memorial Endowed Diversity Scholarship in the University of Washington's College of Architecture and Urban Planning (later renamed the College of Built Environments) in 2005.


His papers have been donated to the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division.



B.Arch., University of Washington (UW), Seattle, WA, 1964. Fukui enrolled at UW in 1958, the year that celebrated professor Lionel Pries (1897-1968) was forced out of the School of Architecture.



In his later years, David Fukui developed Parkinson's Disease. He lived for a number of years in the Queen Anne Manor Senior Living development on the east side of Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood.


His parents were William O. and Mitsu Fukui; Mitsu was born in the United States. They operated a dry cleaning business, Montlake Cleaners, in the Montlake Seattle neighborhood; after internment during World War II at the Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho, the family moved to Detroit, MI, where they lived with sponsors for one year. After the war, the family moved back to Seattle, and opened a business elsewhere in the city.


He married Judy H. Mukai, a schoolteacher, on 08/07/1965, but they later divorced.

Biographical Notes

Member, KCTS Advisory Board, 1983- c. 1987.

Associated Locations

  • Seattle, WA (Architect's Birth)
    Seattle, WA

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PCAD id: 2395