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August 13, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Don Van Wieringen, designer of St. Thomas Seminary chapel

Recognition well-deserved

Editor, The Times:

It is heartening to see recognition given to Don Van Wieringen for the architectural and acoustic design of St. Thomas Seminary chapel [“Seminary architect sets record straight,” NWMonday, Aug. 10].

Thank you for highlighting the design efforts required to make this local structure special.

All too often, the infrastructure we use to improve our daily lives is taken for granted, and noted only when wear and tear make it less usable than we have come to expect. The professionals who design and repair our infrastructure rarely get the recognition they deserve.

I hope to see other Seattle landmarks, as well as ordinary infrastructure, featured in future news articles.

— Norman Arno, Seattle

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