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Architect

Fred Forde Bassetti, American architect. Registered architect, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington. Named Best Local Architect, Seattle Weekly poll, 1988.

Background

Bassetti, Fred Forde was born on January 31, 1917 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Frederick Michael and Sophie Marie (Forde) Bassetti.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University Washington, 1942. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1946.

Career

Draftsman, Paul Thiry, Seattle, 1944; draftsman, Alvar Aalto, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946; designer, Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson, Seattle, 1946; principal, Bassetti & Morse, Seattle, 1947-1962; principal, Fred Bassetti & Company, Seattle, 1962-1981; principal, Bassetti, Norton, Metler, Seattle, 1981-1985; principal, Bassetti, Norton, Metler, Rekevics, Seattle, 1985-1994; principal, Bassetti Architects, Seattle, since 1994. Board directors Discuren Foundation, Seattle.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include College Engineering buildings, University Washington, 1970, Federal Office Building, Seattle, 1975, United States Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1977, PACCAR Tech Center, Mount Vernon, Washington, 1985, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Gateway Tower, Seattle, 1990. Patentee in field.

Membership

Member Seattle Design Committee, 1976-1978, Seattle Landmarks Board, 1978-1979. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Seattle chapter 1967. 57 national or regional awards, Seattle chapter medal 1988).

Member National Academy New York City (academician 1997), Allied Arts of Seattle and King County (president 1970-1972).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, skiing, bicycling, windsurfing.

Connections

Married Mary Wilson, June 30, 1944 (divorced 1969). Children: Ann, Catherine, Margaret. Married Moira Feeney, June 29, 1971 (divorced 1985).

Children: Megan, Michael. Married Gwenyth Piper Caldwell, December 20, 1989. Stepchildren: Megan, Ben, Piper, Sam.

father:
Frederick Michael Bassetti

mother:
Sophie Marie (Forde) Bassetti

spouse:
Mary Wilson

spouse:
Gwenyth Piper Caldwell

spouse:
Moira Feeney

child:
Sam Bassetti

child:
Megan Bassetti

child:
Catherine Bassetti

child:
Piper Bassetti

child:
Michael Bassetti

child:
Ann Bassetti

child:
Margaret Bassetti

child:
Ben Bassetti