Peter Kutscha, 31 architect and noise abatement official

August 11, 1993|By Staff Report

Peter R. Kutscha, an architect and a noise abatement official at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, died Saturday of complications from surgery and AIDS.

Mr. Kutscha, who was 31 and lived on Tunbridge Road, had worked for the airport administration for more than a year, with responsibility for noise abatement for 700 homes under flight paths.

Earlier, he had worked for architectural firms and maintained his own practice, working on projects that included improvements at the Druid Hill Park swimming pool.

A native of Madison, Wis., who had also lived in Richmond, Va., he came to Baltimore six years ago after earning a master's degree in architecture at the University of Virginia.

In the late 1980s, he bought and restored a 150-year-old rowhouse in the city's Seton Hill section. He was a community adviser to the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

An accomplished violinist, he played with the symphonies of the University of Virginia and UMBC.

He had been a supporter of HERO, AIDS Action Baltimore and research groups dealing with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today at the Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St.

He is survived by his life partner, James Rampe of Baltimore; his parents, Dieter and Mary Lou Kutscha of Elmhurst, Ill.; a brother, Eric Kutscha of Houston; a sister, Deborah Van Cour of Madison; and his maternal grandparents, Donald and Ruth Gould of Pompano Beach, Fla.

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