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Richard S. Ivey ’50

Richard Ivey ’50, August 4, 1995, at his home on Cascade Head on the Oregon coast. He worked with the consulting firm of CH2M Hill for over 30 years. After graduating from Reed, he earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1952, he married Patricia Hoffman. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1950 to 1954 and worked as an editor and reporter for the Port Angeles, Washington Evening News until 1956. In that year, he joined the University of Oregon’s bureau of governmental research and service, where he provided consultation services to the small independent towns of the Oregon coast that merged to become Lincoln City. In 1964, he joined the Portland consulting firm of Cornell, Howland, Hayes & Merryfield, which later became CH2M Hill. He helped establish their planning practice and became vice president of planning. He was known in Portland as the driving force behind the city’s 1972 Downtown Plan and transit mall planning. He also managed a variety of other projects for the firm, both in the United States and overseas. In 1992, he was among the recipients of the Rudi Bruner Award for Urban Excellence for his contributions to the development of the Downtown Plan. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1996

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