Warren W. “Barney” Cunningham, 90, an architect and a founding partner of the firm Geddes, Brecher, Qualls and Cunningham, died Jan 24 at his home in Wyndmoor.
Mr. Cunningham’s Center City firm had designed many buildings in the area, including the Philadelphia Police Administration Building, best known as “the Roundhouse” because of its circular design, the Franklin Institute’s Futures Center and the Moore Building at the University of Pennsylvania.
The firm also designed the campus of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Mr. Cunningham retired as a partner in 1994 but continued to work for the firm until it closed in 2006.
He received the American Institute of Architect’s John Frederick Harbeson Award in 1996, an award given annually to a member for significant lifetime contributions to the architectural profession.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a graduate of Germantown Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a Navy pilot in the Pacific theater during World War II and continued to serve in the Naval Reserve for 20 years.
He is survived by daughters Diana Lynn Berndt, Robin Weir and Darcy Connor; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Cunningham’s wife, the former Jo Ann Jones, died in 1991.
A memorial service is being planned. – WF
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