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Karl Vathauer Steinbrugge ’41

Karl Vathauer Steinbrugge ’41, October 9, 2001, in California. Karl attended Reed for a year, earning a BA from Oregon State University. From 1950 to 1968, he was professor of architecture at University of California, Berkeley, also working with the Pacific Fire Rating Bureau, and as an independent consultant. In 1969, he was named chair of the advisory body to the Joint Committee on Seismic Safety in California, and was the first chair appointed to the Seismic Safety Commission in 1975. Karl was noted for leading a decade of successful progressive legislation for earthquake safety in California.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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