Theodore Franklin Knapp, the co-founder of TK Architects in Overland Park, Kansas, died January 6 at the age of 83.
Knapp graduated from Kansas State University with an architectural degree. While there, he took all the art classes available to him. He was an artist at heart but made his living as an architect.
He and his wife Sue established TK Architects in 1981 and together they built the firm into what is now a premier entertainment and cinema architecture firm.
Their success gave them the opportunity to travel extensively, and he especially enjoyed his time living in London. His travel was an extra blessing as it provided great scenes for his artwork. Throughout his lifetime, he won several awards at various art shows and painted some of the world’s most beautiful buildings and landscapes.
Knapp was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Katherine Knapp; wife, Carol Sue Knapp; and sister, Katy Jacobs. He is survived by his three children, a grandson, and several nieces and nephews.