Murakami, Terry Takeshi

Murakami, Terry Takeshi

Terry Takeshi Murakami Murakami, Terry Takeshi (1930 – 1990) Born on April 28, 1930 in Eatonville in Pierce County, Terry Takeshi (referred to “Freddy” as a kid) Murakami grew up in Washington state. His dad was a skilled laborer at the local sawmill, and had...
Dong, Howard Ying

Dong, Howard Ying

Howard Y. Dong Dong, Howard Ying (1929 – 2023) Architect Howard Ying Dong was born in Seattle on November 19, 1929. His father, Thomas S. Dong, had immigrated to the United States from China as a young child in 1906. The Dongs were a prominent Chinese American...
Chinn, Wing Sam

Chinn, Wing Sam

Wing Sam Chinn Chinn, Wing Sam (1897 – 1974) Seattle architect Wing Sam Chinn holds the distinction of being the first Asian American to graduate with a degree in architecture in Washington State. Born in San Francisco on November 16, 1897, Chinn moved to...
Fukui, David H.

Fukui, David H.

David H. Fukui Fukui, David H. (1939 – 2019) Architect David Hiroshi Fukui was born in Seattle on November 13, 1939. His father, William Owari Fukui was of Japanese descent and his mother, Mitsuko, was American born. Together they ran a laundry in Seattle. The...
Watanabe, Edward M.

Watanabe, Edward M.

Edward M. Watanabelandscape architect Watanabe, Edward M. (1920 – 2018) Landscape architect Edward Makoto Watanabe was born in Seattle to Japanese immigrants on August 23, 1920. His father, Masahei, was a hotel owner and operator who had immigrated to the United...

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