It is with great sadness that I had received notice that one of my mentors, Jim Sealy FAIA, has passed away. I know many of you will remember Jim as being one of the movers and shakers for AIA as well as for AIA activities and AIA's future. I had found him to be very generous with his time when ever called upon with me and with others. Well respected, knowledgeable and a leader all rolled into one. Forever into our memory. Now it is up to us to continue those leadership skills and portray respect to all in his memory.
Jonathan Humble, FAIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C
I would like to echo Mr. Humble's comments on the passing of Jim Sealy, a very special person with many talents. One of those was his wit, which he rarely left out of any conversation. He was a great communicator, fun to be around, good natured and quick. He was also something of a mentor for me over the last 23 years and I will miss him. Our profession will miss him.
Nancy McCoy, FAIA, FAPT
McCoy Collaborative Preservation Architecture, PLLC
3200 Main Street #3.6
Dallas, Texas 75226
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Jim Sealy, a great Texan, a great Architect, a great American and a great advocate for people who have disabilities, a good Fellow of the AIA and a good friend – I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing, and I know that he is destined for a generous reward from his Creator for the good that he so generously and lovingly devoted to the benefit of his fellow man through his profession as an architect. With grateful and brotherly love, I bid Jim Sealy farewell, and know that we will meet again sometime and enjoy discussing our life on Earth.
Thank you, Jim.
Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA, FAAFS, D-IBFES
Architectural Expert & Consultant
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Haymarket, Prince William County, VA 20169-6203