DOMINICK Peter H. Dominick Jr., founder, president and chairman of architecture firm 4240 Architecture, based in Denver and Chicago, died on Jan. 1 after suffering a heart attack while skiing in Aspen, Colo.. He was 67. Over a 40-year career, Dominick was best known for designing hotels for the Disney organization, revitalizing the Vail, Colo., ski resort and transforming old rail yards in Denver into the Riverfront Park neighborhood. Dominick’s “deep understanding of the landscape and building traditions of the Rocky Mountain region can be seen in his distinctive architecture,” says Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale University School
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