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CVDA Mourns the Loss of Lynn Jay Reynolds

Professional Planner – Medial Illustrator - Educator
 
Lynn Jay Reynolds, 73, of Doylestown, a retired professional planner, medical illustrator, and educator, died Thursday, February 18th after a long battle with cancer. At 16 she was a candy striper at Lankenau Medical Center where she assisted staff with medical illustrations. After graduating from Smith College, she attended the Graduate School of Fine Arts,  University of Pennsylvania specializing in medieval art history.  As a graduate student, Lynn won a coveted fellowship at the Cloisters in New York City.  Discouraged with a profession where nine out of ten students are women and nine out of ten professors are men, she decided to pursue a career in medical illustration. Her first assignment was illustrating a four-volume text dedicated to the reconstruction of the eye, which was written by renowned eye surgeons from throughout the country.  Self-taught, she incorporated the drawing technique developed by internationally recognized medical illustrator, Frank H. Netter, using carbon dust on clay coated paper, thus creating an image that replicated a photograph. Within a few years she was offered the position of medical illustrator at Hahnemann Hospital. She also taught medical illustration at Beaver College, now Arcadia University. Lynn later set up a private practice – ArsMedicaLJR where she consulted with Wills Eye Hospital. At the age of 60 she switched gears again to obtain her Masters in Community Planning at Temple University. She received her professional AICP planning certification and went on to work with her husband, the landscape architect, Carter van Dyke, at Carter van Dyke Associates, where she was instrumental in focusing the firm on economic development initiatives, historic preservation, and downtown revitalization. 
 
 
Lynn was a consummate reader, collecting over 10,000 books with an insatiable curiosity and wide range of interests.  A highly accomplished cook, she loved to share her love of cooking, entertaining and illustrating through her volunteer efforts with multiple local organizations, such as the Dryden Ensemble, a baroque chamber music ensemble, and Bucks Beautiful, which honored her with the Laurel Award. Her watercolors of orchids were displayed at the Philadelphia Flower Show. She played the piano and loved a wide range of music, but her passion was developing the illustrations and programs for the Dryden Ensemble, which performs in Doylestown and Princeton. She loved to knit, which she found to be very relaxing. She studied knitting from all over the world and amassed rare wools from her travels. Friends and family were treated to many socks, hats, scarves, and sweaters, which they treasure as true gifts of love.
Lynn and her husband enjoyed traveling to Japan, Germany, Chile, and Switzerland to see their international daughters. They especially loved train travel, and in recent years, explored around the US and Canada.
 
She is survived by her husband, six exchange student daughters with their families and children, with whom they shared an enduring bond, her husband’s family and niece, her brother Richard Reynolds of Colorado and his family, and countless friends who became a large extended family.
 
A memorial service will be planned this fall in their Doylestown garden.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dryden Ensemble, P.O. Box 1288, Princeton, NJ 08542 or online at drydenensemble.org.

New York Times 2/28/21

"HEIDELBERG, Germany — Eckart Würzner, a mayor on a mission to make his city emission free....Mr. Würzner’s goal is to reduce dependence on cars, no matter where they get their juice. Heidelberg is buying a fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, building a network of bicycle “superhighways” to the suburbs and designing neighborhoods to discourage all vehicles and encourage walking. Residents who give up their cars get to ride public transportation free for a year."  (Click here to read full article.)
 
CVDA designed for the Hankin Group a mixed-use development along Route 100 and Route 401 at Ludwig’s Corner in Uwchland, PA.  The development consists of retail, apartments and townhouses, as well as a new Wawa.

Carter was a featured lecturer at the 2019 American Society Landscape Architects Conference in San Diego.  The lecture explored the relevance of Ian McHarg’s ecologically driven vision, Design with Nature, fifty years laterCarter appeared along with Fredrick Steiner, FASLA, Site AP, Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA and Baldev Lamba, ASLA.

https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/ASLA/SearchByPresentation.asp?pfp=Title

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40 Garden Alley,
Doylestown PA 18901

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6850 S Gannett Hill Rd.
Naples, NY 14512

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Carter van Dyke
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Pennsylvania Office
40 Garden Alley
Doylestown, PA 18901
 
 
New York Office

6850 S Gannett Hill Rd.
Naples, NY 14512

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Carter van Dyke, RLA, ASLA
 
Peter R. Fernandez, RLA, ASLA, CLARB