Alexander Grinnell, Yale-educated architect and champion of affordable housing, dies at 81.
An active member of New York's Century Association, an antiques collector, and an experienced sailor, Mr. Grinnell died on August 8. Born into a prominent New York family, Mr. Grinnell achieved his Masters in Architecture from Yale in 1960, and went on to a long career as an innovator in the field of affordable housing, first in his own practice, then with Jim Baker, and later with a long tenure at Steven Winter and Associates. Mr. Grinnell enjoyed taking loved ones out on his sailboat Sooloo on Cape Cod's Waquoit Bay, participating in the New York Century Association, collecting antiques, and birdwatching on Long Island with wife Kirsten Childs. Mr. Grinnell is survived by his first wife Kate Grinnell, second wife Holly Bodman, children Eliza Grinnell and David Grinnell, and grandchildren Phoebe Grinnell and Lyra Fernandez. There will be a memorial service for Alex Grinnell at All Soul's Church in New York City on October 29. Those interested in attending should contact Eliza Grinnell at (617) 515-1095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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