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Edwin Theodore Steffian

Edwin Theodore Steffian, Mexican architect. Recipient Progressive Architecture magazine award, 1960; award Boston Fine Arts Festival, 1964.


  • Steffian, Edwin Theodore was born on February 26, 1899 in Mexico City, Mexico, (parents American citizens). Son of John and Tillie (Krakauer) Steffian.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1917. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1917-1923.


    • Practice architecture, San Antonio, 1924, Boston, 1924-1926, New York City, 1926-1932. Owner Edwin T. Steffian, architect, Boston, 1932-1961, Edwin T. Steffian & Associates, Boston, 1961-1965. President, treasurer Steffian, Steffian & Bradley, Inc., Boston, 1965-1972.

      Instructor design Boston Architectural Center, 1932-1936.


    Member Cambridge (Massachusetts) Advisory Committee, from 1967, general chairman, 1973. Member Government's Committee for Housing for Elderly for White House Conference, 1960, Massachusetts Designer Selection Board 1968-1970. Served with United States Army, 1918.

    (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member Massachusetts State Association Architects, Boston Society Architects (president 1956-1958), Phi Kappa Sigma. Clubs: St. Botolph (Boston).


    • Married Lovina Fowler Smith, December 29, 1928. Children: John Ames, Peter.
    • father: John Steffian
    • mother: Tillie (Krakauer) Steffian
    • spouse: Lovina Fowler Smith
    • children: John Ames Steffian
    • Peter Steffian
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    Born February 26, 1899
    Died April 26, 1974
    (aged 75)