In Honor of MAF Board Member, Damian Farrell, FAIA

It is with great sadness that the Michigan Architectural Foundation shares that long-time MAF Board of Trustees member and our dear friend, Damian Farrell, FAIA, has passed away.

Damian also chaired MAF’s Architecture Awareness Grants committee since 2012. As Chair, he advocated for organizations with programs designed to enhance awareness of architecture and was responsible for thousands of grant dollars being awarded to support these groups. Through his leadership, he expanded the program's reach to benefit even more architecture-based programs that served Michigan residents of all ages.

Damian was also Principal and Owner of Ann Arbor-based Damian Farrell Design Group and served on the AIA Michigan Board of Directors as the 2023 Director of the AIA Huron Valley chapter.

A devoted advocate for Michigan architecture, Damian was a role model for the kind of community impact that can result from dedication and vision.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Damian on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 2 p.m., at Washtenaw County Community College - Morris Lawrence Building (more information here).

In lieu of flowers, Damian's family asks that you donate to the Michigan Architectural Foundation (click here to donate), and designate your gift to "Architecture Awareness Grants".