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Architect , consultant , lecturer

Gunars Hugo Gruzdins, American architect, lecturer, consultant. Registered architect, Michigan. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Engineers, 1949-1951, Germany. Member Construction Specifications Institute (professional director since 1993, author/editor The Atlanta Format 1991-1993).

Background

Gruzdins, Gunars Hugo was born on January 8, 1926 in Riga, Latvia. Came to the United States, 1951. Son of Ernest and Alvine (Odin) Gruzdins.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University Michigan, 1957. Student, Baltic University, Hamburg, Germany.

Career

Draftsman, designer Eberle M. Smith, Inc., Detroit, 1957-1960. Job captain Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, 1960-1961. Draftsman Germany, Klees and Bliven, 1960-1961.

Designer, detailer, job captain Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, Troy, Michigan, 1961-1969. Department head John Portman and Associates, Atlanta, 1969-1976. Department head, senior associate Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, Troy, also Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1976-1981.

Senior associate Williamson and Associates, Atlanta, 1981-1984. Vice president in charge production M. Osama Al Kabbani Architects, Jeddah, 1984-1986. Associate Archl. Specifiers and Consultant Ltd., Atlanta, 1986.

Chief of specifications group Metropolitan Alanta Rapid Transit Authority, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Michigan.

Membership

Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Engineers, 1949-1951, Germany. Member Construction Specifications Institute (professional director since 1993, author/editor The Atlanta Format 1991-1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing.

Connections

Married Laima Anita Jaunzems. Children: Guna, Ilmars.

father:
Ernest Gruzdins

mother:
Alvine (Odin) Gruzdins

spouse:
Laima Anita Jaunzems

child:
Guna Gruzdins

child:
Ilmars Gruzdins