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William 'Woody' Mackintosh

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Published in The New York Times on June 23, 2019

William “Woody” Mackintosh, 79, of Manhattan died on June 18, 2019 at his home of complications related to ALS. Born in 1939, the son of Elisabeth Plankinton and Angus Mackintosh, he attended Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA and Brooks School, in N. Andover, MA. He went on to receive his BA from University of Virginia and an MA in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

After working as an architect and designer in the office of George Nelson and others, he began working in theater and film art direction and set design, in collaboration with Douglas Schmidt as well as independently. Works include Runaways at Public Theatre; Die Hard; The World According To Garp; Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut; Caddy Shack and others. He continued to design residences including in New York City; Paris; Martha’s Vineyard; Ojai, CA; and Groton Plantation, South Carolina.

Raised in Manhattan; Southport, CT; and Jupiter Island, FL, he lived most of his adult life in Boston and Manhattan with many summers in later years in Saumur, France. His original mind and spirit were cherished by friends around the world. He is survived by his wife, Magdalena Sprudin Mackintosh and his brother, Michael T. Mackintosh of Milwaukee and Palm Beach. Services will be held at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan on June 25, 2019, from 6-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Compassionate Care ALS.