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Edwin Theodore Steffian

architect

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Connections

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