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Joseph B. Reid, architect

Joseph B. Reid, a Washington architect whose work included the Hart Senate Office Building, the Red Lion Row shopping and office complex in Washington and buildings on Gallaudet University’s campus, died Dec. 29 at his home in McLean. He was 89.

 The cause was heart ailments, his son Avedis Reid said.

 For 30 years before retiring in 1994, Mr. Reid was an architect with firms such as Perkins & Will; John Carl Warneke; Kemnitzer, Reid and Haffler; and Einhorn Yaffee Prescott.

He was a former president of the Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in 1998, he received its highest award, the Centennial Medal.

Joseph Browning Reid was born in Flint Hill, Va., and served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1952, and in 1960, he received a certificate of architecture from Cooper Union in New York City.

His design or renovation work in the Washington area included Darnestown Elementary School in Montgomery County and the Chestnut Lodge psychiatric hospital in Rockville.

He was a member of Charles Wesley United Methodist Church in McLean.

Survivors include his wife since 1958, Maria Amadounian Reid of McLean; three sons, Charles Reid of Reston, Avedis Reid of McLean and Robert Reid of Fair Oaks, Va.; and three grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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