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Male, born 1946-09-22

Associated with the firms network

Bystrom, Arne, Architect; Cichanski, Gerald, Architect; Kober, Charles, Associates, Architects; Rouch, Larry and Company, Architects

Professional History


Designer, Arne Bystrom, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1973-1974.

Project Manager, Gerald Cichanski Architects, Seattle, WA, 1976-1978.

Project Manager, Charles Kober Associates, Seattle, WA, office, 1978. Charles Kober Associates was headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with a branch office in Seattle.

Project Manager, Clayton R. Joyce Architects, Seattle, WA, 1979-1981.

Principal, Larry Rouch and Company, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1981- . In c. 1990, Rouch had an office at 210 3rd Avenue South in Seattle.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Panelist, KCTS Weekly Report, Seattle, WA, 1980. KCTS was Seattle's Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate in 1980.

Symposium Director, University of Washington, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1980.

Member, Seattle Arts Commission, Downtown Planning Study, 1984.

Juror, AIA, Portland Chapter, Design Awards, Portland, OR, 1985.

Member, Allied Arts, Board of Directors, Seattle, WA, 1991- .

Member, Japanese Cultural Center Pacific NW, Steering Committee, Seattle, WA, 1991- .


High School / College

Graduate, Wichita East High School, Wichita, KS, 1964. While at Wichita East High, he participated two years in Dramatics Stage Crew. (See Wichita East High School Yearbook, 1964, n.p.)

B.Arch., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1964-1968.

B.A., Environmental Design, University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1971.

M.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1979.



During his childhood, Rouch's parents lived all over the State of Kansas. He was born in Lawrence, KS, in 1946. Between 1950 and 1952, at least, his parents resided at 1210 Watson Street in Topeka, KS, by 1952. (See Polk´s Topeka City Directory, 1950, p. 366 and Topeka, Kansas, City Directory, 1952, p. 464.) The family was not listed in Polk´s Topeka City Directory, 1954,suggesting that they had moved in that year or 1953. In 1963, Rouch lived with his family at 2708 Dellrose Avenue in Wichita, KS. (See Polk´s Wichita City Directory, 1963, p. 663.) He graduated from Wichita East High School in 1964.

In 1995-1997, he resided at 123 North 35th Street in Seattle, WA. (See, Source Citation Seattle Telephone Directories, City: Seattle; State: Washington; Year(s): 1995-1997, accessed 09/28/2021.)


Larry Rouch's parents both had very long lives, his father passing away at 96, his mother at 102.

His father was Edward Herbert Rouch, Jr., (born 07/17/1914 in Parsons, KS -d. 08/20/2010). In 1940, Edward worked for the Kansas Electric Power Company. (See, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Kansas, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 329, accessed 09/28/2021.) His father served in the U.S. Army with the 170th Engineer Combat Battalion in the Pacific during WWII and a received two Bronze Stars, the fourth-highest combat award given by the U.S. Armed Forces. After World War II, Edward Rouch got into the insurance business. By 1952, he was the Assistant Manager of Mutual Life Insurance Company of NY (MONY) in Topeka, KS. (See Topeka, Kansas, City Directory, 1952. p. 464.) Eleven years later, Rouch served as a Department Manager for the Farmer and Bankers Life Insurance Company in Wichita, KS. (See Polk´s Wichita City Directory, 1963, p. 663.)

Edward married Inez Loretta Van Dyne (born 06/16/1918 in Parsons, KS-d. 03/29/2021 in Towson, MD) on 10/02/1940 and they remained married for 70 years. Inez attended Parsons High School in Parsons, KS, graduating in the Class of 1935. She worked as the Deputy City Clerk in Topeka, KS, in 1952. (See Topeka, Kansas, City Directory, 1952. p. 464.)

In addition to Larry Rouch, Inez and her husband had the following children: Linda Rouch Chappell who resided in 2010 in Wichita, KS; Sally Rouch Barich of Washington, DC; and Scott Rouch of Towson, MD.


A "Larry E. Rouch" married Kathleen E. Hoagland in 01/1974 in Santa Barbara, CA. It is not known if this is the same Larry E. Rouch. (See, Source Information California, U.S., Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007, accessed 09/28/2021.)

Larry E. Rouch married Haruyo Tatani on 07/26/2001 in Seattle, WA. (See King County Marriage Records, 1855-2018 - Larry Evan - Haruyo - Rouch - Et Al., King County Marriage Records, 1855-2018, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,, accessed 09/28/2021.)

He divorced a woman whose name was given as "Haruyo Nakashima" in WA State records on 06/27/2013. (See Department of Health, Divorce Index, 1969-2017 - Rouch - Larry - E - Et Al., Department of Health, Divorce Index, 1969-2017, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,, accessed 09/28/2021.)

Biographical Notes

Member, Seattle Kendo Kai, Seattle, WA, 1991- .

President Seattle Kendo Kai, Board of Directors, Seattle, WA, 1991- .

Rouch maintained interests in photography and percussion instruments.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 8971