August 13, 2018
Ursuline College mourns the death of architect and historic preservationist Dr. Theodore Sande, who died on Aug. 11. Dr. Sande taught Preservation Planning and Adaptive ReUse for 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at the College.
“Ted generously shared the depth, breadth, and wealth of his knowledge about historic preservation, public/applied history, and connections to community with our students and faculty,” said Bari Oyler Stith, PhD, assistant professor and director of Ursuline’s Historic Preservation programs.
“We are exceptionally grateful for these opportunities. As he passed his wisdom and understanding on to our next generation, we extend our condolences to his family at his passing. Although he no longer walks among us and our built environment, he and his immense contribution will never be forgotten and it is now our responsibility to pass those lessons along to the next generation.”
In March 2017, Sande participated in an enlightening public panel discussion on Ursuline’s architecture that featured Peter van Dijk, who designed the campus layout and its original buildings, and Jack Bialosky Jr., who designed more recent structures on campus.
Dr. Sande was well known for taking his classes into the community so that his students could analyze historic preservation in action and network with professionals in the field. The image above was taken on a trip to Chagrin Falls.
Click here to read an obituary by Plain Dealer Art and Architecture Critic Steven Litt.