Peter H. Dominick Jr., founder, president and chairman of architecture firm 4240 Architecture, based in Denver and Chicago, died on Jan. 1 after suffering a heart attack while skiing in Aspen, Colo.. He was 67. Over a 40-year career, Dominick was best known for designing hotels for the Disney organization, revitalizing the Vail, Colo., ski resort and transforming old rail yards in Denver into the Riverfront Park neighborhood. Dominick’s “deep understanding of the landscape and building traditions of the Rocky Mountain region can be seen in his distinctive architecture,” says Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale University School of Architecture. No immediate successor has been named for Dominick at the firm, which had revenue of $10 million in 2008.
Kenneth E. Zimmerman, the structural engineer-of-record for the Houston Astrodome and a consulting en-gineer with Walter P Moore and Associates Inc. from 1946 until his retirement in 1982, died on Dec. 17 in Houston. He was 95. Zimmerman worked with firm founder Walter P. Moore Sr. starting in 1939, but joined the Army Corps of Engineers. He was posted to Oak Ridge, Tenn., to assist Manhattan Project contractors.