Frederick Bainbridge Obituary, Death – Frederick Freeman Bainbridge passed away on October 27, 2021, at the age of 95. On September 15, 1926, he was born to Frederick Bainbridge and Cornelia Bainbridge. His parents and daughter all passed away before he did. Frederick enlisted in the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He attended the University of Virginia to study painting and design. After earning his Master of Science degree in Industrial Design from the Kansas City Art Institute, he went on to teach at Clemson University. He teamed up with Toombs, Amisano, and Wells in Atlanta, Georgia, and assisted in the construction of Lenox Square, which was the first open-air mall on the East Coast.
Together with his longtime companion and business partner William C. Martin, he established the firm Martin and Bainbridge. Their company won AIA honors for the modern homes and micro office buildings that they specialized in designing. Their work was featured in House Beautiful and numerous other design magazines. Frederick served as a visiting professor at the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology from 1964 through 1967. During the 1970s, he was responsible for the design of the islands of Amelia, Kiawah, and Kingsmill on the James. He worked for Bainbridge and Martin, the company that developed the Stoney Creek Golf Course in Nellysford, Virginia, where he eventually retired and lived in the Pool House, one of the condos, and the house. After designing and constructing his own Ivy home, he settled down in Virginia and retired there. On Peacock Hill, with a view of the Ivy valley, son-in-law Larry Hayes constructed the most recent version of his home design.
Daughters from Frederick’s first marriage to LaNoma Baker Bainbridge include Burnley Hayes, who is married to David R. Gardner of Jasper, Georgia; Susan Bainbridge, who is married to Lee Winder of Ramona, California; Meriwether Parker, who is married to Barry Parker of Lavonia, Georgia; and Robin Bainbridge, who is married to Clyde Munz of Baltimore, Maryland. Nicholas Gordon Bainbridge, his son via a previous relationship, is still alive. His grandchildren are named Winston G. Parker and Marla Star, both of whom live in Athens, Georgia, and Warner Bainbridge, who resides in Crozet, Virginia. They are considered to be great-grandchildren. His stories about his family and travels were entertaining to his cousins. Piedmont Hospice is deserving of our gratitude. A private graveside service is scheduled to take place on December 4, 2021, at 10:30 in the morning. The doors will open at 1 for family and friends to visit Frederick.