San Diego architect Graham Downes died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a fight early Friday morning, according to a release from his publicist. He was 56.
Officers said there was a party at Downes' home, and Downes and one of his employees confronted each other outside. Downes reportedly suffered major head and facial injuries. When officers arrived at Downes’ home on West Juniper Street, they found two men on the ground.
Downes owned the firm Graham Downes Architecture and several subsidiaries that fall under his “Blokhaus” brand, which encompass development and construction.
Downes is known for his contemporary, minimalist design, seen in the Hard Rock Hotel, the Basic restaurant and Thin bar downtown, and the Tower 23 hotel in Pacific Beach.