Professor Emeritus Charles Pearman Dies at 86

May 14, 2013

Charles W. Pearman, professor emeritus of architecture, died on May 10 at 86. Pearman joined the faculty of Cornell AAP in 1962 and taught until his retirement in 2003. He served as associate dean and interim dean.

A recipient of the Martin Dominguez Award for Distinguished Teaching, Pearman was known as a patient, generous, and empathetic instructor. He regularly taught for Cornell in Rome and was involved with the Cornell in Washington program. Engaging his interest in a wide range of traditional and contemporary movements in Japanese architecture, Pearman led numerous summer program trips to Japan with Associate Professor Lenny Mirin.

He received his B.Arch, degree from the University of Michigan, where he also taught for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Skinner; his daughter, Marie-Laure Pearman; and his son, Peter Pearman.

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