Theodore “Ted” S. Maffitt ’44 ARCH, professor emeritus and Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, passed away Friday, January 19, in Tyler, Texas. He was 83 years old.
He was a practicing architect with Ted Maffitt Associates, Architects, Planners and Consultants from 1948-80. He served on the Texas A&M faculty from 1981 until 1990 when he was named professor emeritus. He is also an Emeritus Architect with the Texas Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. He received the TSA’s prestigious Medal for Lifetime Achievement honor, the Llewelyn W. Pitts Award, in 1988. He was president of the Northeast Texas Chapter of AIA in 1972 and was elevated to AIA Fellow in 1978. Maffitt was a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army and Texas National Guard. He was appointed to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners by governors Preston Smith and Ann Richards and served as chairman of the organization in 1971, 1993, 1994 and 1995. He established the Patricia Jean Maffitt Endowed Scholarship at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
He is survived by his wife, four daughters, ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Jan. 23 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Palestine, TX.
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