John Schlossman
Courtesy Peter Schlossman John Schlossman

Architect John Schlossman, FAIA, died on Aug. 14, just days shy of what would have been his 87th birthday, according to a statement provided to ARCHITECT by his son. Schlossman had suffered from leukemia.

Born on Aug. 21, 1931, Schlossman attended Grinnell College, the University of Minnesota, and MIT. His father, Norman Schlossman, was also an architect, and together with Jerrold Loebl founded the Chicago firm that is today known as Loebl Schlossman & Hackl. After working at the Architects Collaborative in Cambridge, Mass., John Schlossman started at his father's firm in 1959, and was named a principal 11 years later.

In 1979, Schlossman was elevated to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows. During his career, he was also involved in the Chicago architecture community, including the local AIA chapter, the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, the Graham Foundation, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (recently renamed the Chicago Architecture Center).