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Architect , educator , urban designer

Marvin Hatami, American architect, educator, urban designer. Registered architect, Colorado.


Hatami, Marvin was born on February 14, 1925 in Tehran, Iran. Came to the United States, 1955, naturalized, 1961. Son of Fazlolah and Fahime Hatami.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Tehran, 1949. Bachelor of Architecture, University Colorado, Boulder, 1958. Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1961.


Designer, draftsman various architectural firms, Denver and New York City, 1957-1964. Partner Baume, Polivnick & Hatami, Denver, 1964-1967. Vice president architecture United Research Services Corporation, 1974-1976.

Professor interior design University Denver School Arts, 1972-1974. Principal Marvin Hatami & Associates United Research Services Corporation, since 1967. Professor adjunct School Architecture and Planning University Colorado, Denver, 1987, associate professor architecture and urban design, since 1988, director interior design program, since 1988.

Adjunct associate professor, visiting lecturer University Colorado, Boulder and Denver Center, 1970-1982. Presenter, speaker in field. Member Advisory Panel for Urban Design Guidelines and Source Book, Denver, 1983-1984.

Past ski instructor Professional Ski Instructors of America.


  • Registered architect, Colorado.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Denver Skyline Urban Renewal Project, Communitas, The Galleria, Auraria Higher Education Center, St. Francis Interfaith Center, Denver, Fisk Planetarium, University Colorado, Boulder, Traylor Elementary School, Denver, Pacific Place, Denver, Glenarm Place, Denver. Also private residences, preservation and renovation projects. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Friends Contemporary Arts, 1965-1974, Denver Civic Center Association, 1973, chairman National Committee on Regional Development and Natural Resources. Member task force Downtown Area Plan, Denver, 1984-1985. Fellow American Institute of Architects (chairman national committee on regional development and resources, Commission on Environmental Denver chapter, member urban design committee since 1981, educational committee Colorado chapter 1985-1988, design award western region 1981, honor design award Denver chapter, 1993).

Member Professional Ski Instructors American (certified), City Club Denver, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, others.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, travel.


Married Bernice Vann Hecke, 1958 (divorced 1972). Children: Todd Adrian, Darius Mark, Brenna Celest. Married Judith Ann Anderson, September 1991.

Fazlolah Hatami

Fahime Hatami

Bernice Vann Hecke

Judith Ann Anderson

Todd Adrian Hatami

Darius Mark Hatami

Brenna Celest Hatami