Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Maltzan, Michael

ID: 3932
Full Name: Michael Maltzan
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Birth Date: 1959-10
Family: Relocation: Maltzan grew up in Levittown on Long Island, New York. He attended college in Providence, RI, and Cambridge, MA, before moving to Los Angeles, CA; he now resides in Pasadena, CA.
Biographical Information: Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts and B. Arch., Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI; and M. Arch., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA.
Work History: Designer, Frank O. Gehry, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, -1995; Principal, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 1995-present.
Miscellaneous: Maltzan's self-written biography stated: "Since founding his firm in Los Angeles in 1995, Mr. Maltzan has created a practice which engages the increasingly complex reality of urbanization and our information-driven culture. Building on his experiences as a child in Levittown on Long Island, New York, and his belief in the role architecture can play in the contemporary city; his work synthesizes the ambiguity of the contemporary world through an architecture that is both a catalyst for new experiences as well as an agent for change." (See "Events at Rice, Lecture/Lecture Series, Architecture Speaker: Michael Maltzan," <> Accessed 09/18/2013.)
Professional Awards: College: Henry Adams AIA Scholastic Gold Medal, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); Letter of Distinction, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA.
Post College: Maltzan has won five Progressive Architecture magazine awards, 22 citations from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Rudy Bruner Foundation Gold Medal for Urban Excellence for Inner City Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 2009. Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA). He was named the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design's 2013 ForumFest Honoree. He is a GSA Design Excellence Program Peer.
Countries: United States