Robert Mangurian (1941-2023)
Celebration of Life for Robert Mangurian
On behalf of SCI-Arc and Mary-Ann Ray, please join us on Saturday, October 28 from 2pm-4pm in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall for a celebration of his life.
SCI-Arc is deeply saddened to share that Robert Mangurian, architect, educator, and crucial part of SCI-Arc’s foundation, has passed away. As the director of the school’s graduate program from 1987 and 1997, he was integral to its development as an institute for architecture, whose influence has carried through five decades into what SCI-Arc is today.
Robert Mangurian, born in 1941 in Baltimore, was a West coast-based architect, and joined, alongside his partner and fellow SCI-Arc faculty Mary-Ann Ray, Studio Works Architects in Los Angeles. He was also a co-founder and director of BASE Beijing. Educated at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley, and in addition to serving as faculty at SCI-Arc until 2018, Mangurian held teaching appointments as visiting Saarinen Professor at Yale University, Harry S. Shure Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, Taubman Professor at the University of Michigan, Wortham Professor at Rice University, and a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University.
It is in this spirit that SCI-Arc inaugurates a scholarship in Robert’s honor. Use the secure form link to support our students by making a donation to the Robert Mangurian Scholarship.