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Key Kolb passed away last June

Outstanding Alumnus Kolb was
instrumental in making Omniplan an
internationally recognized firm



Nathaniel Key Kolb, Jr., ’57 (ARCH), a 2003 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumnus, passed away June 27, 2006 in Dallas with his family at his bedside. He was 72 years old.

A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Kolb spent the majority of his professional career with Omniplan, a Dallas-based architecture firm that designs retail, office, and university buildings nationwide.

Some of the major projects to which Kolb contributed during his career at Omniplan are the 1984 addition to the Dallas Convention Center, Republic Bank Tower and NorthPark Shopping Center. He also served as principal architect for two facilities on the north campus of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His work with Southwestern extended more than 7 years and resulted in the successful completion of over $250 million of research laboratories. Other projects he directed included the Texas Headquarters of Fujitsu America in Dallas and the School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kolb was instrumental in making Omniplan an internationally recognized firm. The company, which Kolb served as president and chief executive officer, earned the Texas Society of Architects Outstanding Firm Award in 2000. He was also deeply involved in multiple Dallas civic organizations, with a special interest in urban design, historic preservation, the environment and the performing arts.

Dallas Morning News obituary:



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Key Kolb Jr. (ARCH '57)