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Raymond Girvigian, American Architect.


Girvigian, Raymond was born on November 27, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Manoug and Margaret Girvigian.


Associate of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1947. Bachelor in Architecture with honors, University California, Berkeley, 1950. Master of Arts in Architecture, University California-Berkeley, 1951.


With, Hutchason Architects, Los Angeles, 1952-1957; owner, principal, Raymond Girvigian, Los Angeles, 1957-1968; owner, principal, Raymond Girvigian, South Pasadena, California, since 1968. Co-founder, advisor Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board, since 1961. Vice chairman History American buildings Survey, National Park Svc., Washington, 1966-1970.

Co-founder, member California History Resources Commission, 1970-1978. Co-founder, chairman governing board California History buildings Code, 1976-1991, chairman administrative law, since 1992, chairman emeritus, since 1993. Chairman California State Capitol Commission, 1985-1998, chairman emeritus, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor, producer: film Architecture of Southern California for Los Angeles City School, 1965. History monographs of HABS Landmarks, Los Angeles, 1958-1980. Historical monographs of California State Capitol, 1974, Pan Pacific Auditorium, 1980, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1984, Powell Memorial Library.

      , University of California at Los Angeles, 1989. Designed: city halls for Pico Rivera, 1963, LaPuente, 1966, Rosemead, 1968, Lawndale, 1970 (all California). History architect for restoration of California State Capitol, 1975-1982, Workman/Temple History Complex, City of Industry, California, 1974-1981, Robinson Gardens Landmarks, Beverly Hills, California, 1983-1992, Pasadena (California) Central Library.

      , 1982-1992, 95—, Mount Pleasant House Museum, Heritage Square, Los Angeles, 1972-1995.


Member St. James' Episcopal Church, S. Pasadena, California. Member American Institute of Architects (member College Fellows 1972, California state preservation chairman 1970-1975, state preservation coordinator 1970-1989, co-recipient National Honor award for Restoration California State Capitol 1983, co-recipient Honor award for Restoration Pasadena Center Library., Pasadena chapter 1988, Regional and Urban Design award Pasadena and Foothill chapters, 2005). Member Society Architectural Historians, National Trust for Historic Preservation, California Preservation Foundation, California History Society (Neasham award 1982), Xi Alpha Kappa.


Married Beverly Rae Bennett, September 23, 1967. 1 son, Michael Raymond.

Manoug Girvigian

Margaret Girvigian

Beverly Rae Bennett