Ismay Mary Mykolyk
Early life and education
Born in Nairobi, Kenya Colony, British East Africa [29 March 1926]; naturalized as US Citizen in 1955
Architecture degree, University of Manitoba, Canada 1949
Married to architect John Mykolyk (divorced 1959)
Career in Architecture
Job Captain, Lang and Raugland, Minneapolis, MN 1949-1951
Chief Draftsman, George Becker, Minneapolis, MN 1951-1953
Worked as an associate architect for Curtis & Davis, beginning 1954
Established her own firm, 1965
Major Buildings and Projects
Guste Housing Project, New Orleans, 1959 [As Chief Associate Architect]
Tulane Student Center, New Orleans, LA [As Chief Associate Architect]
Interchange Shopping Center, Terry Parkway, Terrytown, 1960 [As Chief Associate Architect]
US Embassy, Saigon, Vietnam, 1965 (destroyed) [As Chief Associate Architect]
Louisiana Power & Light Building, Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA, 1966 [As Chief Associate Architect]
Loyola University Law School, New Orleans, LA, 1967 [With Lowrey-Hess-Boudreaux-Farnet]
Loyola University Science Complex, New Orleans, LA, 1969 [With Lawrence & Saunders]
Mr. & Mrs. Bert Levey Residence, Tchefuncta Club Estates, 119 Riverdale Drive, Covington, LA, c. 1973
Press and Awards
Lecture, “An Architectural Challenge to New Orleans–To Achieve an Architectural Heritage Equal to Its Past.” Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Sheraton-Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA, August 1959.
Special Segment (with Ernest Verges), “”Regional Influences on Architectural Design.” WDSU-TV Real Estate Show, New Orleans, 7 January 1962.
“Riverside House in the Trees.” Life 3 August 1959: pp. 52-53; photographs by Nina Leen (d. 1995). Feature about recreational home designed by Mary and John Mykolyk in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
Louisiana Architects Association Panel Participant (with John Lawrence and John Desmond). Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May 1961.
Who’s Who of American Women.
Louisiana Architects Association
American Institute of Architects
Royal Institute of British Architects [Student Member, 1945-?]