Jonathan Merton Glasgow was born on November 25, 1958 in Charlotte, Michigan, and died on July 3, 2021 in Long Beach, California. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marian King Glasgow, in 2008, and his sister, Ruth Glasgow, in 1990.
Jonathan is survived by his husband, Sergio Zendejas, as well as his father, Donald E. Glasgow, in Fayette, Ohio, and his sister, Rebecca Glasgow Lovelass, in Madison, Wisconsin and his brother, David (Chris) Glasgow, in Sturgis, Michigan. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as his aunt, Carola Skinner, and the Zendejas family.
Jon started Interstices Architecture in 1990 with his business partner, Gary Lambe. They completed some of the City's most iconic projects: Adaptive reuse conversions of the Walker Building, Kress Building, Courtyard Lofts. Later, as sole owner of Interstices, Jon designed some of his most ambitious and creative residential and commercial projects.
Jon received significant recognition for his architectural projects, including a National American Institute of Architects Housing Award, AIA Long Beach/South Bay Honor, Merit, and Citation Awards, Long Beach Heritage Preservation Awards, Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission Awards, Gold Nugget Award and a Compass Blueprint Achievement Award in Sustainability.
He contributed his talent to organizations in the City of Long Beach where he served as President and Director of Advocacy for the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Director of Advocacy for Long Beach Heritage, and Chair of the Long Beach Downtown Visioning Task Force.
Jonathan Glasgow's achievements will be recognized for years to come. He was a devoted husband, family man and beloved friend. His absence is felt by so many. A private memorial was held on July 9, 2021 at McKenzie Mortuary. A Celebration of Life sponsored by the AIA Long Beach/South Bay took place at Michael's Downtown on August 5th, 2021.
Published by Gazette Newspapers from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20, 2021.