Mihran Azaryan

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Buyukada Pier constructed by Mihran Azaryan

Mihran Azaryan (Born Izmit, Ottoman Empire 1876 – died Istanbul, Turkey 1952)[1] was an Armenian architect from Izmit during the Ottoman Empire who is best known for having constructed and designed the Büyükada Pier[2] and Izmit's Clock Tower.

He was the son of Bedros Azaryan who was a graduate of the Mühendishane-i Humayun. Mihran Azaryan graduated from Sanayi-i Nefise Mekteb-i Âlisi (Today Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts).[3] He worked in Izmit for a while. His military service was in Istanbul between 1914-1918 and it was during his military service that he designed and built buildings.[3] After his work in Istanbul, he moved to Samsun where he continued his profession.[3] In 1935 he returned to Istanbul and died in 1952.


  1. ^ Uyar, Ayda. "Ermeni Kaynaklarına Göre İstanbul ve Mimarları". Armenian Online Based News (in Turkish). Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Büyükada Pier: Büyük Island". Büyükada Travel Guide. Retrieved 8 October 2011. Today’s masonry structure constructed in a place of former wooden pier, built at Büyükada in 1899, was designed by Mihran Azaryan. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mihran Azaryan" (in Turkish). Retrieved 16 December 2012.