Louis Armet

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Louis Armét
Born (1914-10-26)October 26, 1914
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
Died October 11, 1981(1981-10-11) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California
United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Practice Armét & Davis

Louis Logue Armét (/ˈɑrm/ ar-MAY; October 26, 1914 – October 11, 1981) was an American architect and strong proponent of Googie architecture during the mid-twentieth century.

Biography[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Armét moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of thirteen, where he attended Los Angeles High School, Loyola University, and the USC School of Architecture. From 1941 to 1943, he worked for the Navy Department of Design at Pearl Harbor, followed by a three-year hitch with the Seabees.[1]

Armét received his architect license in 1946. He co-founded the Armét & Davis architectural firm with Eldon Davis in 1947, which became known for its distinctive Googie architecture style in Southern California.[2]

Armét died in Los Angeles at the age of 66.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hess, Alan (2004). Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture (2nd ed.). Chronicle Books. pp. 89–90. ISBN 978-0811842723. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (26 April 2011). "Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops". Los Angeles Times. 

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