Monday, October 29, 2007

In Memoriam: Thomas J. Caulfield, AIA

Thomas J. Caulfield Architect
Thomas J. Caulfield, AIA died Thursday, October 4 of cancer. He was 67. Tom always believed he was lucky that his work was his passion. As a principal in three architectural firms in his 44 years of practice, Tom enjoyed delving into the challenges of designing everything from family homes to high-profile academic buildings. He was a student of his craft.

Tom trained at the architecture school at UC Berkeley. He worked as an architect in the UK, Italy, and Libya before returning to the U.S. Since then, Tom has worked as a partner at Muller & Caulfield Architects, Caulfield Architects, and Peters, Clayberg & Caulfield.

Tom mentored many young architects. Tom had a passion for tennis and was a member of the Berkeley Tennis Club. Was also active in the Rotary Club of Oakland. A resident of Berkeley since 1970, Tom was born near Redding, CA, and grew up in Santa Rosa.

Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Annie, of Berkeley; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas "Brian" and Katie Caulfield of San Carlos; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nicola Caulfield of Oakland; granddaughter, Isabella Caulfield of Oakland; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Rosalie Caulfield of Granite Bay; Richard and Judy Caulfield of Cameron Park; and Tim Caulfield and Linda Morse of Braintree, VT; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 4pm, Mon, Nov. 5, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley.

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