Joseph L. Young
Text of the plaque dedicating the top floor suites to him:
Joseph Laurie Young Penthouse
Prof. Joseph Laurie Young, FAIA, Professor Emeritus, Clemson University
Throughout his long and distinguished career at C.U., Professor "Joe" Young continuously shared his extraordinary talents with his students, academic associates, and friends in the community. Joe was the longest permanent resident of the Clemson House at "his" university, the first to check in when it opened in 1950, and after 50 years in 2000, was the last to leave. His seventh floor apartment, room 705, will continue to echo the voices of the many who gathered there for friendly and timely debate, always in a warm, congenial setting. His many colleagues in architecture, the theatre, fraternal organizations, alumni, students, and the Clemson community enjoyed Joe's limitless and gracious hospitality.
Joe Young was recognized as a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He held a Fulbright lectureship at the Middle East Technical Institute in Ankara, Turkey.
His memberships include Tiger Brotherhood, Tau Sigma Delta, the Clemson Little Theatre, and Fort Hill Presbyterian Church where he was elected Elder. Prof. Young introduced the Greek fraternal organizations to Clemson's campus, and served as faculty advisor to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for over 30 years.
Joe was a consumate sketcher, and the drawings exhibited in the penthouse suite are representative of the quality of hundreds he has done over the course of his eminent career. His architectural subjects are local, national, and international.
Joseph Laurie Young, 83, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Clemson Downs. Born in Huntsville, TX, he was a son of the late Ben Wiley and Margaret Cater Young. He was a Professor of Architecture at Clemson University. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Texas and his Masters from Georgia Tech. He was an FAIA, Navy veteran, an elder at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, advisor to the Numeral Society/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, member of Tiger Brotherhood, member of Rotary Club, and numerous society clubs. He is survived by a brother, Ben Wiley Young and his wife Jean of Dallas, TX and a sister, Margaret Young Wallmo of Sevierville, TX. Memorial services will be Friday, March 28 at 1 p.m. at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends after the service in Tartan Hall at the church. Committal services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 399 College Ave., Clemson, SC 29631 or one of three Endowments which exist in Joe's name at Clemson University. Please call the Advancement Office at 864-656-0445 for information. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com. Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons, which is assisting the family.