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Robert Albert Bruhns

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Dear Robert,

The beauty of your spirit, vitality for life, pursuit of excellence, euphoria for music, and love for everyone has been a joy for all of us to remember.
Oh, how we miss our dear friend.
How good the Lord is to all who are struggling. He brings joy in the morning, and stands beside each of us who call on His name.
He has promised His righteousness so we may be together throughout eternity.

Be comforted,

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Posted by: Mishana Mogelnicki - Atlanta, GA   Oct 11, 2019

Oh Sally, I know your heart is broken... I just got your message and I just tried to phone you... I will try again later. Tomorrow John and I leave for Belgium in case we don't connect. Sending love your way


Posted by: Michelle Byrne - Greenville, SC   Oct 07, 2019

Grieved to read about Robert's passing. Back in the nineties I attended church with Robert along with a large and active young adult group. Robert and I played guitar with Jeff Burmeister. We were the three amigos and really enjoyed leading spontaneous singalongs for the group. Robert was our song leader and quite talented, but more importantly Robert was my friend. I also recall joining Robert on bike rides around Atlanta since we share many of the same hobbies. He

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Posted by: Michael Internoscia - Brooklyn, NY   Oct 04, 2019

So sorry to hear this sad news.
Rob was a one of a kind. I enjoyed knowing him at GT and then later working together in the profession. He was a kind and gentle soul, and a teacher at heart. I'll always remember his guitar playing and the bountiful tomato harvests being brought into the office.


Posted by: Laura - Atlanta, GA   Oct 01, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr Bruhns. He was the coolest yet very effective architecture professor for myself and classmates during our time at Tuskegee University. His quotes still ring strong in my mind some 25 years later. This is a great loss for architecture.


Posted by: Sheldon Maycock - Nassau, Bahamas   Sep 25, 2019

I recall when I asked him why he had a music box mechanism on his desk, he picked it up and let it play in mid air, and as it played, he set in on his desk and it immediately went from tinny and quiet to resonant and loud. He said like this, people need a sound board.

with a single Black warrior pencil, and some trash paper, new, old ,contrasted worlds would reveal themselves in real time. Robert was a gentle giant, quiet waters run deep, too many memories, thanks Robert for being judicious but also real.


Posted by: Nathan Missel - clemson, SC   Sep 21, 2019

Professor Bruhns was such a genuine soul. He had this effortless way of calming an architecture student at the height of their frustration. I was one of many he did that for. On top of that, he was always down for the cause. He was indescribably supportive while my classmates and I started Clemson's Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. He will truly be missed.


Posted by: Julian Owens - Washington, DC   Sep 21, 2019

It was an absolute pleasure to share Lee Hall with Professor Bruhns during my time at Clemson. I first got to know Professor Bruhns during my sophomore year, while taking his studio class. His fervent passion for all things architecture coupled with an incredible ability to teach through the motions of pencil on paper made him, without a doubt, my favorite professor at Clemson. One of my fondest memories of Professor Bruhns was during a Friday studio review. My classmates

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Posted by: Matthias - New York, NY   Sep 21, 2019

Strolling placidly with a calm demeanor through the sea of white in Lee Hall, he was confident in his eclectic outfit choices which usually included alligator skin boots and single feather tucked into a razor sharp brimmed hat. Selfless in his position as teacher and mentor, he always responded cheerfully to my "Hey there, professor" and was available to share his knowledge.


Posted by: Nicholas - Clemson, SC   Sep 20, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family. May you draw strength from the God of all comfort
(2 Cor. 1:2,3,9,10).


Posted by: Anthony - Decatur, GA   Sep 20, 2019