In Loving Memory

Andy Cotten

Andrew Noel “Drew” Cotten 

God made a hole in one when he took Andrew Noel “Drew” Cotten to heaven on Thursday, April 19, 2007. He passed away from a sudden heart attack at age 46.
Drew was born on November 5, 1960, in southern California. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelors of Architecture in May 1990. Soon after, he moved to Austin, a city and a community that he loved very much. He added beauty to this city and many others across the country as a Registered Architect designing dental and medical offices with THE Design and later with his own firm.
A memorial service will be held in Austin on Tuesday, April 24th at 10:30am at Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church located at 4214 Capital of Texas Highway North Austin, TX 78746. Following that and a graveside service, a celebration of Drew’s life will be held at the office of Dr. David Berry at the Austin Perinatal Associates, 6500 North Mopac, Suite 1205, the last office he designed. 
The family requests that donations be made to the Drew Cotten Memorial Fund at Regions Bank in Austin. Drew loved golf and the family is planning a memorial to him at the Lions Municipal Golf Course. Drew will long be known for his love of life and his kind, generous heart. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. One of his greatest thrills was the hole in one that he shot while golfing with his father. He also enjoyed the Austin nightlife, particularly at Lavaca Street, where he participated in the regular shuffleboard tournaments. We rejoice knowing that he is in heaven looking down and cheering his beloved Huskers team. He is designing soaring structures of grace and beauty that defy the laws of this earthy place. He is in a place where his drives are long and straight, his putts true and his shuffleboard shots are always hangers. 
Drew joins his mother in heaven, LaDena Cotten, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his father, Frank and Millie Cotten, his sisters: Celia and husband David, Cheryl and husband Stan, and Jennifer and husband Andy. He is also survived by nieces and nephews who think that “Uncle Blue” hung the moon. Drew will also be sorely missed by his wonderful group of friends who have shown unending support through this sudden, tragic loss. They show Drew’s amazing riches in the bonds that he made with others. Cheers to a life well lived!! Obituary and guestbook online at