Hugo Kevorkian

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Hugo Kevorkian is a renowned engineer and entrepreneur.

He was born in France. There Kevorkian attended College Superieur de Ste. Ehienne in 1952 and immigrated to the United States in 1954.

In 1961 Kevorkian graduated from Fresno State with a degree in civil engineering and later returned to Fresno State in 1973 as adjunct faculty in the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering and Construction Management.

After serving in the Air National Guard, he married Fresno State alumna Margaret Bell. As for 2005 Kevorkian and his wife, Margaret, had two daughters, Lisa and Laura, a son-in-law, Mark Pomaville and a grandson, Eric.

Kevorkian, along with partners Wesley Braun and Robert Skaggs, founded BSK & Associates. Through Hugo's leadership, BSK & Associates has worked on numerous projects in Fresno including, Fresno City Hall, the Centre Plaza Holiday Inn now known as the Radisson Hotel and the Fresno Convention Center expansion. BSK & Associates also made the Engineering News Record's list of American's Top 500 Firms and was the only firm in the Central Valley to make this prestigious list.

Kevorkian served as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1971 and as director of the Consulting Engineers Association of California. His awards include Outstanding Civil Engineering Project and Principal in Change in 2001 from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fresno Chapter.

As for 2005 Kevorkian was semi-retired. He focused his efforts on the BSK & Associates forensic work.

While growing up in Fresno, he enjoyed playing and coaching soccer until 1996. Kevorkian was one of the founders of the Homenetmen Fresno Sasson Chapter, an Armenian youth group that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2003.

Kevorkian is a Fresno State Alumni Association member and is also an accomplished photographer and enjoys Bonsai gardening.


Sources

  • Outstanding Alumnus - College of Engineering, Fresno State News, CA , November 6, 2005