Ivan Sarkiss, an Armenian-born architect designed a house that is for sale in the Catalina Foothills area of Tucson (This house has sold). The lovely 6 bedroom / 4 bath home was built in 1966, and features a unique stone atrium at the entrance.
Ivan Sarkiss and Associates also designed a prominent modern bank on Grant Road & Park Avenue. The Union Bank (now a Compass Bank), built in 1972, was designed with cast-in-place concrete, in a style known as ‘Brutalism’. The term brutalism was taken from the French term beton brut, meaning rough concrete. The texture of the wood planks used to mold the concrete is still visible. Brutalism was popular from the 1950s – 1970s. Another great example of the Brutalism style in the Tucson area is the Pima Community College west campus.
Ivan Sarkiss and Associates also collaborated on the design of the Pima Superior County Courthouse (1974), and the Skyline Country Club (1963).
This is the 6th in a series about Tucson homes for sale that were designed by noted architects. Next week will feature the architecture firm Goldblatt & Associates.
Buying or selling a home in Tucson? Contact Nick 520-975-8956 or Nick@RealTucson.com