Male, born 1926-08-10, died 2022-01-20

Associated with the firms network

Foote, Donald J., Architect; Foote, Okerlund, Zeiger and Associates, Architects; Kirk, Paul Hayden, AIA; Waldron / Pomeroy, Architects; Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects; Young, Richardson, Carleton and Detlie, Architects and Engineers


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Young, Richardson, Carleton and Detlie, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1956. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1956, p. 464.)

Draftsman, Paul Hayden Kirk, Architect, AIA, Seattle, WA, 1957. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 490.)

Principal, Donald J. Foote, Architect, Bellevue, WA, 1960-1965.

Partner, Foote, Okerlund, Zeiger and Associates, Architects, Bellevue, WA, 1965- 1971.

Associate, Waldron/Pomeroy, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1971-1976.

Partner, Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1976-1982.

Partner, Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1982-c. 1992. Foote retired while in his mid-60s.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, 1961-2022.

Education

College

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1954. Donald Foote graduated the same year as Gerald Pomeroy, with whom he would work in the firm of Waldron/Pomeroy in Seattle. Foote would later become a partner in Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects.

Personal

Relocation

Donald J. Foote was born in Seattle, WA, to Canadian parents. According to an immigration document of 11/15/1948, Foote lived fron "birth to 1933" in the US. Presumably, the family returned to British Columbia in 1933, and remained there until 1948.

As a student, Foote lived at 1818 East 45th Street in 1951. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p. 419.)

Just after college in 1956, Foote roomed at the College Club in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1956, p. 464.)

In 1957, Foote and his wife resided at 2112 East 54th Street in Seattle. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 490.) Between 1962 and 1970, Foote lived on the east side of Lake Washington, at 256 110 Street, SE, Bellevue, WA. (See American Architects Directory, 1962, George S. Koyl, ed., [NY: R.R. Bowker Company, 1961], p. 287.)

Foote and his wife Gael lived at 10500 SE 27th Street in Beaux Arts, WA, in 1982. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information: U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, accessed 02/26/2022.

The architect lived at 1721 8th Avenue North in 1996.

Parents

His father was Allan B. Foote.

Spouse

He wed Kristin Gael Burns (born c. 1935) on 12/22/1956 in Seattle, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc216605, accessed 02/26/2022.) She graduated from Seattle's Garfield High School c. 1953.

Children

He and Gael had a daugher, Dana Foote Bogel.

Biographical Notes

Foote led an active retirement and had many interests. His obituary said: "An avid fly-fisherman, squash player, and health enthusiast, Don remained active for many years. Don was also a skilled pool player and played with family into his nineties.." (See Seattle Times.com, "Donald John Foote (Don) August 10, 1926 - January 20, 2022," published 01/30/2022, accessed 02/26/2022.)


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