Graham Downes

 

 

Age: 56

 

Summary: South African-born architect and accomplished rugby union player known for his work in revitalizing neglected urban areas in the downtown San Diego, Calif. neighborhood who had established his architectural firm Graham Downes Architecture, Inc. in 1994 and became highly regarded for the many well-known urban projects on a number of boutique hotels and restaurants he designed, including Pacific Beach's Tower 23 hotel and its restaurant and bar JRDN, Hotel La Jolla's guest rooms, and the Hard Rock Hotel franchise such as The Palomar hotel and Gang Kitchen, among many others.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from injuries sustained in an assault

 

Born: July 17, 1956

 

Died: April 21, 2013

 

Location: San Diego, California