Alumnus Howard Eichen (Sept. 1999 workshop) recently passed away a day after his 82nd birthday, March 2nd. Howard’s time spent at the Arcosanti project was as a fellow investigator into the discovery of a better way to harness technology.
His mind was constantly focused on improving whatever we were doing here. A better building material, more efficient way of doing things, more effective relationships with people “in the business”, in order to advance the ideas Paolo wanted to explore concerning Arcology.[Paolo Soleri and Howard Eichen; photo and text by Nadia Begin]
We will miss Howard’s visits with his latest experiment and sad that we won’t be able to contact him with questions about pushing the limits of technology. He was a true collaborator in the laboratory that is Arcosanti.
Rest in peace Howard