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Memoir/Obituary

Stephen C. A. Paraskevopoulos
Regents' Proceedings 312

The Regents of the University acknowledge with great sadness the Paraskevopoulos death of Stephen C. A. Paraskevopoulos, professor and director of the Architectural Research Laboratory who died suddenly May 7, in Athens, Greece.

Born May 21, 1926, Professor Paraskevopoulos received a Diploma in Architectural Engineering in 1951 from the National Technical University of Athens, and the Master of Architecture degree from The University of Michigan in 1954.

Before coming to the United States for his graduate studies, he was a self-employed architect in Athens for four years. He had also served in the Greek Air Force from 1948-49 and was liaison officer between the Greek and U.S. Air Forces from 1951-53. In addition to serving as director of the U-M Architecture Research Laboratory since 1972, Professor Paraskevopoulos served as chairman of the University's doctoral program in architecture since 1971.

Professor Paraskevopoulas was one of the most versatile scholars and researchers of the architecture faculty. His broad cultural background contributed much to developing in his students a genuine intellectual interest in the role of the architect in society. He was enthusiastically devoted to teaching and possessed a range of skills and interests that made him a rare asset to the staff. The quality and significance of his research and his breadth of understanding marked him as one of the most valuable members of the College of Architecture.

The Regents now join his colleagues and students in expressing their sincere sorrow at the loss of so dedicated an individual and convey to his family their deepest and heartfelt sympathies.