Artak Ghulyan (Armenian: Արտակ Ղուլյան; December 28, 1958), is an Armenian architect and designer, Doctor of Architecture, Docent (Associate professor), and professor of the International Academy of Architecture.[1] In September 2013, he received the title of "Honored Architect of the Republic of Armenia". In December 2013, he received the "State Prize of the Republic of Armenia" for the design of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Library building at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.[2][3]

Artak Ghulyan
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Artak Ghulyan
Born (1958-12-28) December 28, 1958 (age 61)
NationalityArmenian
Alma materNational University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia
OccupationArchitect
Awards"Honored Architect of the Republic of Armenia"
"State Prize of the Republic of Armenia" (2013)
PracticeGhulyan Architects
BuildingsSaint John the Baptist Church,
Holy Transfiguration Cathedral,
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Library
Websitewww.ghulyanarchitects.com

Ghulyan is an author of many civil buildings and monuments, but his fame is mainly based on his evolutionary designs of new Armenian churches.[4]

Life and educationEdit

Artak Ghulyan was born in 1958 in Gyulistan village of the Shahumyan Region, a majority-Armenian administrative unit outside the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, within the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR. His parents were teachers at the school of the village.

After completing his secondary education in his native village with honorary degrees in 1976, Ghulyan moved to Yerevan to study architecture at the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, known as the Karl Marx Institute of Polytechnic during the Soviet period. He was graduated from the university in 1981.

Between 1981 and 1988 Ghulyan has worked as an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic Institute, teaching the basics of architectural design. Between 1988 and 1991 he was employed by the Art Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences to work at the Department of Architecture. Between 1991 and 1994, Ghulyan has worked as the chief of the Department of Medieval Monuments of the Board of Monuments Preservation of the Republic of Armenia. In 1994, he became a senior co-worker of the National Academy's art institute. Between 1988 and 2010, Ghulyan concurrently worked as a teacher in the Faculty of Architetc of the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia lecturing the theory of architect and about the restoration of historic monuments. In 2002, Ghulyan became a Docent (Associate professor), and later in 2006 he received his PhD degree in architecture from the University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia.[5] Artak Ghulyan is married to Hasmik Stepanyan who is a graduate of the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences. The couple has 2 children.

National awardsEdit

In September 2013, Ghulyan received the title of "Honored Architect of the Republic of Armenia" by a decree issued by then-president Serzh Sargsyan. In December of the same year, president Serzh Sargsyan honored him with the "State Prize of the Republic of Armenia" in the field of urban development and architecture, for the design of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Library building in Etchmiadzin.[6][7]

Works and designsEdit

Manoukian Manuscript Library
Surp Hovhannes Church, Berd
Surp Karapet Church, near Jordan River, Jordan
Church of the Holy Archangels, Sevan
Church of the Holy Martyrs, Nubarashen, Yerevan
Surp Hovhannes Church, Artashat
Church of the Holy Saviour, Nor Hachn
Holy Cross Church, Arabkir, Yerevan

Artak Ghulyan has designed many Armenian churches throughout Armenia as well as the Armenian diaspora. His notable works include:[8]

Projected worksEdit

  • Mesrop Mashtots Church in Erebuni, Yerevan, construction in progress.[19]
  • Armenian church complex, Cherepovets, construction in progress.
  • Armenian church, Surgut, construction in progress.
  • Quba Mere Diwane Yazidi Temple, Aknalich, construction in progress.[20]
  • Church of the Holy Martyrs in Shengavit, Yerevan, awarded.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aratk Ghulyan biography
  2. ^ Artak Ghulyan's profile at architizer.com
  3. ^ President Serzh Sargsyan handed the RA State Awards for 2013
  4. ^ Architect Artak Ghulyan
  5. ^ On the occasion of Artak Ghulyan's birthday
  6. ^ RA President's decree regarding the granting of state prizes (Armenian)
  7. ^ RA President's decree regarding the granting of honorary titles (Armenian)
  8. ^ "Ghulyan projects". Archived from the original on 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  9. ^ Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Depository
  10. ^ The newly-built Saint John the Baptist Church of Abovyan consecrated
  11. ^ rmenian President attends consecration of Cathedral of Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow
  12. ^ "Pontiff Consecrates St. Hovhannes Armenian Church in Berd, Armenia". Archived from the original on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  13. ^ Interview with Artak Ghulyan
  14. ^ President attends consecration ceremonies of newly-built churches in Sevan and Artashat
  15. ^ Holy Martyr’s Church of Nubarashen Consecrated by Catholicos of All Armenians
  16. ^ Armenian President attends consecration of churches in Sevan and Artashat
  17. ^ Holy Savior Church in Nor Hachn consecrated
  18. ^ New Church in Arabkir District of Yerevan
  19. ^ Գարեգին Բ Կաթողիկոսի հանդիսապետությամբ կատարվեց Երեւանի Էրեբունի համայնքի եկեղեցու հիմնարկեքը
  20. ^ Armenia to House World’s Largest Yazidi Temple
  21. ^ Կոմիտասի անվան պանթեոնում Սրբոց Նահատակաց նոր եկեղեցին կկառուցվի նախկինում գոյություն ունեցող եկեղեցու տեղում

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