Mihran Azaryan

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Büyükada Pier constructed by Mihran Azaryan

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

He was the son of Bedros Azaryan, an Ottoman Armenian, who was a graduate of the Imperial School of Military Engineering in Hasköy, Constantinople. Mihran Azaryan graduated from Sanayi-i Nefise Mekteb-i Âlisi (today Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts).[2] His military service was in Istanbul between 1914-1918 and it was during this period that he realized the Büyükada Pier.[2][3] After this time in Istanbul, he lived and worked in Izmit for a while and then moved to Samsun where he continued his profession.[2] In 1935 he returned to Istanbul and continued working as an architect. Azaryan died in Istanbul, in 1952.


  1. ^ Uyar, Ayda. "Ermeni Kaynaklarına Göre İstanbul ve Mimarları". Armenian Online Based News (in Turkish). Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Mihran Azaryan" (in Turkish). Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ Tigran Khzmalyan. Armenian Architects of Istanbul: Online Exhibition, March 27, 2015