Between rugby games on Saturday April 27, 3013, The Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) held a remembrance for Graham Downes. Several speakers shared fond, often funny, remembrances of Graham, who was a world caliber rugby player in the 80s, and continued on to help greatly elevate OMBAC’s program. Graham, 56, died as a result of severe head injuries he received in an apparent attack by an employee. A strong contingent from the architecture and design community also paid their respects. Graham was greatly loved in the design community for his sleek modern designs, his pro-urban renewal convictions, and his willingness to mentor and help other designers. Among his many activities, Graham was a Panelist on UrbDeZine and wrote four articles for the publication.
About Bill Adams
Bill Adams is the founder and chief editor of UrbDeZine. He is also a partner in the San Diego law firm of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. He has been involved with land use and urban renewal for nearly 25 years, both as a professional and as a personal passion. He currently sits on the boards or committees of ,The Public Interest Advocacy Collaborative, San Diego Historic Streetcars, The Food and Beverage Association of San Diego County, and the Heal the Gash Committee (reconnecting communities divided by freeways).