Diplome d'Ingenieur, Ecole National des Ponts/Chausees, Paris, 1945. Licencie es Sciences, Sorbonne, Paris, 1946. Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering, Harvard University, 1947.
Doctor of Science in Aerodynamics, Harvard University, 1950.
Member faculty Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1947-1950. Partner Nichols, Norton and Zaldastani, Boston, 1952-1963. President Nichols, Norton and Zaldastani, Inc., 1976-1988, chairman, 1989-1997, director, from 1997, Georgia Coastal Development Foundation Inc., Boston, from 1998.
Gordon McKay visiting lecturer structural mechanics Harvard University, 1961. Trustee, 1st vice president Massachusetts Construction Industry Board, 1973-1976. Member Massachusetts Designer Selection Board, 1976-1980.
Trustee Wheelock College, Boston, 1975-1981, member corporation, 1984-1993. Trustee Boston University Medical Center, since 1976, Brooks School, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1986-1995. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (Ralph W. Horne award), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate), American Concrete Institute.
Member Georgian Association in the United States (president 1958-1965, honorary citizen Republic of Georgia 1997), Sigma Xi, Harvard Club, Harvard Faculty Club, Somerset Club (Boston), Country Club (brookline, Massachusetts), Rolling Rock Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania).
Married Elizabeth Reily Bailey, June 22, 1963. Children: Elizabeth, Anne, Alexander.