Gerald Gurland, 81, of West Orange died Feb. 2, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn.
A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Mr. Gurland worked for I.M. Pei and Partners. He joined the office of Richard Meier for 20 years and became a partner. He then became the director of construction and development for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Following his four years there, he became a consultant to Stevens Institute of Technology and taught classes at NJIT.
He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received an M.A. in architecture and consequently became a Fulbright scholar to the Netherlands to study buildings in an urban environment.
He was a member of the American Association of Arbitrators and an expert witness in law cases dealing with construction and architecture. He served as a member of the West Orange Board of Construction Appeals and West Orange Planning Board and as a commissioner of the West Orange Committee for Historical Preservation. For 25 years, he was a member and cochair of the board of associates at Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn; his son, James (Leslie); a sister, Bobbe Futterman; and a grandson.