Summarized by Vickie Speek
Prominent LDS Architect Neil Astle Dies
Lincoln NE Journal Star 15Mar00 P2
Neil L. Astle
Salt Lake Tribune 15Mar00 P2
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Neil LaMonte Astle, 66, an award winning LDS
architect who designed many well-known buildings in Utah, died March
13 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Astle's work includes buildings at the
University of Utah, Weber State University, Salt Lake City College,
and Snow College, as well as the Mormon Trail Center in Nebraska.
In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award, "the highest
award given to a retired architect, who during his years of practice
and service to the community has contributed a body of high quality
work that has left a lasting legacy and a positive impact upon those
who use it" from the Utah Society of Institute of Architects (AIA).
Astle was the first Utah recipient of this award. His obituary
appeared in newspapers in both Nebraska and Utah where he had
offices. He was a Professor of Architecture at Rhode Island School of
Design and the University of Nebraska, and was the founder of
Celebration of life services were held Friday, March 17 at the
Wheeler Farm Activity Barn Building, one of his designs. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the Neil Astle Memorial Scholarship
Fund, c/o the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Utah,
375 S. 1530 E, Salt LakeCity, UT, 84112.