Male, born 1944

Associated with the firm network

Studio Works Architects

Professional History

Mangurian worked in a partnership in New York, NY, with two others c. 1968-1969. Founding Partner, Studio Works, Los Angeles, CA, 1969- . He founded Studio Works with Keith Godard, Craig Hodgetts, and Lester Walker. They left for other pursuits leaving Mangurian. He was joined by Mary-Ann Ray as a partner in 1987.

Mangurian has taught at many institutions including UCLA, SCI-Arc, Princeton, Tulane, and Washington and Harvard Universities. Director, Graduate Program in Architecture, SCI-Arc, Santa Monica, CA, ten years. Visiting Wortham Professor, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professorship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray), Fall 2002 and Fall 2005;

Recipient (with Mary-Ann Ray), Chrysler Design Award for Innovation, Excellence and Sustained Vision. Mangurian and Ray received the Rome Prize in 2001 for study in Rome.


Coursework, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, c. 1962; B.Arch., University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1963-1967.


Born in Baltimore, MD, Mangurian grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and moved to the Bay Area to attend college, first at Stanford and then the University of California at Berkeley. Mangurian moved to New York City in 1968 after graduating UCB, where he operated an architecture studio one floor above Andy Warhol's famed Factory at 33 Union Square West. Mangurian returned to Los Angeles by 1969 to start his firm, Studio Works and to teach in the new architecture program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mangurian worked and lectured widely, but maintained his base of operations in Southern CA from 1969-1985. In 1985, Mangurian established Atelier Italia in Rome, which operated until 1997. In 1993, he and Ray worked with Zhang Yonghe to open a branch campus of SCI-Arc in China. In 2002, they moved to the Cao Chang Di (CCD) Art District of Beijing to set up their project Beijing Architecture Studio Enterprise (BASE). BASE, c. 2012, was located at No. 8 Jia District A, Airport Sideway, Caochangdi, Chaoyang, Beijing 100015.

Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray delivered the James Sterling Memorial Lecture before the AIA New York Chapter in New York, NY, on 04/01/2009. This event was co-hosted by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the London School of Economics.

Associated Locations

  • Baltimore, MD (Architect's Birth)
    Baltimore, MD

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PCAD id: 4487