Sako Marcoosi

Sako Marcoosi was born in Iran. After graduating from high school he moved to the United States in the fall of 1973 in order to continue his education towards a degree in architecture.

Sako Marcoosi received a BA in Architecture in the fall of 1980 from Iowa State University, under the tutelage of young and energetic Harvard graduate architects, William Bricken and W. Goldman. Their fresh and cutting edge ideas in design and planning left a lasting impression on him and became the cornerstone of his design philosophy. After receiving his degree in architecture Sako moved to Los Angeles, California where he started working with Garnidale Development Company, designing primarily single family homes for a large tract located in Camarillo, California. Finding the work one dimensional and not challenging enough, Sako Marcoosi joined A and V Development Company in Fall of 1981, where he enjoyed unlimited freedom to implement his design ideas successfully in numerous mixed-use, multi-family and variety of commercial projects.

 In 1986, together with Aram Alajajian, Sako Marcoosi formed the architectural firm of Alajajian Marcoosi Architects Inc. in Glendale, Ca.

In 2001, Mr. Marcoosi was awarded with a Medal of John Paul II by the Representative of the Vatican in the United States, Cardinal Martino, for the design of St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church in Glendale, California. Amongst numerous recognitions, his design of a multi-family residential project in Pasadena, Ca, was selected by the Author of “City of Gardens” as a case study in an urban design class at Virginia Polytechnic University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

In1989, Mr. Marcoosi became a registered Architect in the State of California and to present remains one of the two founding partners of Architectural firm of Alajajian Marc oosi Architects Inc.