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Antoyan Architecture


ROBERT (ROBBY) STEVEN ANTOYAN

BORN: AUGUST 27, 1954

Architecture, as it pertains to buildings and design, has such a broad meaning to me. It includes the full spectrum from the very serious of designs to the very playfull. Most of all, however, the one common element is the level of commitment required, both in time and emotion, to perform the necessary work in order achieve the expected results.

A successful project, for me, is one that meets all (at a minimum) of the client’s requirements for function and cost while additionally meeting my requirements regarding its aesthetics and creativity. Not all of my projects will be featured in my portfolio, yet most important is that I know I did the best I could with the requirements given to me on all of my projects.

I have been fortunate to have been a part of a variety of project types and sizes over the years. From simple residential remodels to complex institutional projects. I am always looking at everything with its Architecture in mind. Buildings (duh), vehicles, trees, clouds, people, furniture. I can’t help it. It does not turn on and off like a switch anymore. There is always something new to learn.

My mother’s younger sister, Auntie ‘V’, started to program me towards Architecture during the late 50’s and early 60’s by gifting me toys like the erector sets, plastic bricks sets and the classic Lincoln Logs. It was much later I found out it was invented by John Lloyd Wright in 1918. Auntie ‘V’ would always say after I finished a project, “Robby, you will make a great Architect”. Always. I happened to bicycle past a newly constructed office building at the southeast corner of Tuolomne and ‘O’ streets one day in the early 1960’s. I was dumbfounded. It was a two story elevated cylindrical office building with at grade parking in the shade beneath the building. Fresno was always square, rectangle, 90°. How could this be? Needless to say, I was hooked. I later found that the structure’s Architect is Robert Stevens.

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,
Robby Antoyan

EDUCATION

HIGH SCHOOL1969–1972THEODORE ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL, FRESNO, CA
COLLEGE1972–1976CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—BS DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS

  • LICENSED ARCHITECT IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: MAY, 1982: #C12626.
  • CERTIFIED MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARD (NCARB) SINCE 1983. NCARB #29505.
  • CERTIFIED MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (NCIDQ) SINCE 1984. NCIDQ #005245.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA): SINCE 1984. AIA # 30048837.
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID) SINCE 1985. ASID #32068.
  • APPOINTED BY CSU-FRESNO PRESIDENT, DR. JOHN WELTY, TO THE PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE INTERIOR DESIGN DEPARTMENT, SCHOOL OF ART AND HUMANITIES: FROM 1988 THROUGH 2001.
  • APPOINTED BY CITY OF FRESNO MAYOR JIM PATTERSON AS A MEMBER OF THE FRESNO CITY CONVENTION CENTER AREA—PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC): FROM 1997 THROUGH 2000.
  • APPOINTED BY THE FRESNO REDEVEOPMEMT AGENCY TO THE BOARD OF THE FRESNO REVITALIZATION CORPORATION FROM 2011 TO 2013.

WORK EXPERIENCE

ARCHITECTURE INC06/1974–09/1974
ARMEN DERVISHIAN-AIA08/1976–12/1976
WAGNER-TEMPLE ARCHITECTS02/1977–10/1984
ANTOYAN ARCHITECTURE11/1984–PRESENT
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