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Paul Landry (center) with Richard Hay discussing a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream produced in the Frost Amphitheatre at Stanford University, circa 1958
In Memoriam: Paul Landry

Paul Landry, 82, of Carpenteria, California, died October 30.

Mr. Landry, a member of the Institute's Board of Directors from 1965 to 1967, was a founder of Landry & Bogan, Inc, theatre consultants, of Mountain View, California.

Educated at the University of California and Carnegie Mellon, Mr. Landry began consulting on theatre design and construction in the early 1960s. He was one of the first professional theatre consultants. He founded Paul Landry & Associates in 1965 while on the theatre faculty at Stanford University. In 1971 architect Jack Bogan joined the firm which became Landry & Bogan, which was incorporated in 1998.

Mr. Landry and Mr. Bogan consulted on such well-known venues as UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall and Playhouse, the Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (with Richard Hay as project designer), on three theatres at the Old Globe in San Diego, and with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, South Coast Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and hundreds of educational and civic theatres throughout the West. Mr. Landry's final project before retirement was for the New Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, also with Mr. Hay, which opened in 2002.

In addition to his consulting practice, Mr. Landry was mentor to Heather McAvoy and Rose Steele, current principals of L&B with Mr. Bogan.

Mr. Landry is survived by his wife, Margaret Landry; his daughters Megan Landry, also of Carpenteria, and Elissa Rufo of Wheaton, Illinois; and two granddaughters.

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