Robert B. Shogren, architect

Tuesday, October 19, 2010; 9:03 PM

Robert B. Shogren, 78, an architect who for more than 40 years designed modern steel and glass buildings in the District, died of complications from leukemia Oct. 2 at Virginia Hospital Center. He was an Arlington County resident.Mr. Shogren studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a renowned modernist architect who designed the District's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.After college, Mr. Shogren worked for Mies in Chicago before moving to the District in the mid-1960s.Mr. Shogren's designs include the 2nd Police District station on Idaho Avenue NW and 4th Police District station on Georgia Avenue NW.He also designed the Belvedere condominums in Rosslyn, where he lived for more than 20 years.Robert Bruce Shogren was born in Chicago and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1959. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a communications specialist in Germany. In 1960, he married the former Loretta Juckins, who survives him and lives in Arlington. Their son, Bruce Shogren, died in 2008.Besides his wife, survivors include two children, Peter Shogren of Fairfax County and Elizabeth Shogren of Arlington; and seven grandchildren.

- T. Rees Shapiro


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