Architect Stephen H. Kanner died 2nd July at the age of 54. The cause was cancer.
Stephen Kanner headed the eponymous firm Kanner Architects, which celebrated its 64th anniversary this past April. Founded in 1946 by I. Herman Kanner, the practice was led by Stephen’s father, Charles, who became its president in 1974, Stephen became president in 1988 and built a global reputation for the Santa Monica based practice known for its adventuresome and optimistic Modernist works. On the company’s website today, it was announced that the firm will continue on in honour of Stephen’s wishes.
More than an impassioned and talented architect, Stephen was a warm person who brought an enthusiasm to the work and to the people whose lives he touched.