Roger Stuart Smith
Roger Stuart Smith, 91, Honolulu architect, died August 20, 2022 after a long illness. Smith began architectural practice in Hawaii in 1966 and a year later co-founded the firm of Au, Cutting & Smith, Ltd. whose work included the Hawaiian Electric Ward Avenue Complex, Davies Pacific Center, Ward Plaza, Ward Warehouse, and the Sheraton Waiakea Hotel, Hilo. Since 1980, he limited his private practice to condominium work in the Diamond Head district.

He was a two-time graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in economics and architecture. He was a member of Tau Sigma Delta architectural honorary and Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a member emeritus of the American Institute of Architects. Smith was born in Okanogan County, Washington in 1930. He was an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force for two years and thereafter an apple grower in Washington state for nine years before changing his career to architecture. He moved to Honolulu in 1966. In the 1970s he served on the executive board of the Honolulu Symphony for several years. Later he was active in other charities including the formation of the Life Foundation. He was a 53-yr member of the Outrigger Canoe Club. He is survived by his brother, Horace Smith, East Wenatchee, WA along with 3 generations of nieces and nephews in Washington and California in addition to dear friends in Hawaii and on the mainland. Services will be private, ashes to be scattered near Diamond Head Light.

Arrangements Provided By:
Diamond Head Mortuary

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