Charles Stanley Sink; MAR 1947; died April 12, 2013


Charles Sink passed away in his sleep early Friday evening April 12th with his family and companions by his side. He is known world wide for his numerous architectural accomplishments but to his friends it was his humor, passion for travel, art, design and just living life to its fullest that will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life will be May 11th from 4-8 pm in the Larimer Place event room on the 3rd floor at 1551 Larimer. At 5:00PM family and friends will be giving him tributes. Close friends are welcome. RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP Phone: 303-329-6280 or

Children : Carol Patterson, Jenny Freeman, Mark Sink. RSVP - Remembrances and condolences can be emailed to: Charles S. Sink biography and project history:

Charles Stanley Sink War Hero acclaimed Architect / Builder and Art Activist. Charles Sink has been a major design influence in the Western United States for more than 25 years. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

He moved to Denver in 1950 and was the Denver Associate to I. M. Pei from 1956-1960. Following his association with I. M. Pei, he established the office of Charles S. Sink in 1962. His firm was awarded commissions for high rise condominiums, financial institutions, office complexes, and university buildings. In 1984, Charles Sink received the prestigious honor of the Architect of the Year Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his outstanding achievements in design. He was named a Fellow of the AIA for his contributions to the profession of architecture in 1978. Mr. Sink was the president of the Colorado Chapter of the AIA in 1972 and Chairman of the Western Mountain Region AIA Annual Conference in 1979. Charles Sink became involved in many civic activities including Chairman of the Denver Art Commission from 1968-1983; member of the design committee of the Denver Technological Center, 1980-1983; and member of the Commission on Cultural Affairs for the City and County of Denver, 1983-1985.

He has been involved in educational activities including Co-Chairman for the Cherry Creek High School Campus Planning Committee and was the guest design critic at the University of Colorado from 1966-1967. Mr. Sink has devoted much of his career to the design of major sports facilities and contributed his expertise to the success of more than 24 stadiums and arenas. His designs have been acclaimed nationally and internationally by a variety of publications and organizations. Projects included McNichols Sports Arena, Winnipeg Sports Arena, San Jose Sports Arena, Colorado State University Recreation Center and One Cheesman Place.

Published in Denver Post on April 28, 2013