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Richard Dorman (Primary)
Richard L. Dorman (Alternative)
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Dorman was born in 1922 in Los Angeles. He was drafted during World War II and flew a B-24 plane named Tropic Knight while in the Army Air Corp. After the war, Dorman attended the University of Southern California on the GI Bill. He graduated in 1951 with a degree in architecture. He went on to design dozens of buildings in Southern California, Seattle and elsewhere, for which he won numerous awards. Among the buildings he designed are the married couples' housing on the University of Southern California campus, a Playboy Club office building in Los Angeles and the Honeywell plant in Albuquerque. He also won a competition to design a trade fair pavilion for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dorman was featured in a Life magazine story titled ""The Take Over Generation"" in 1962. In 1975, Richard Dorman moved to Santa Fe, where he continued to design buildings — including several office buildings in Santa Fe — with partner Larry Breen. It was in Santa Fe that Dorman pursued one of his other passions: railroads. Dorman researched and wrote 13 books on narrow-gauge railroads. He also spent the better part of 30 years building a miniature railroad model that took up about 750 square feet of space in a specially built room adjacent to his home on Santa Fe's north-east side.

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