YEREVAN (Armenpress)-Prominent Armenian architect Varazdat Harutyunian passed away Friday at the age of 99.
Armenian President Robert Kocharian conveyed his condolences on Monday to the family and friends of the revered architect who was born in Van in 1909.
"It was with deep sadness that I learned about the death of the academician of the National Academy of Sciences, Varazdat Harutyunian, he said." His contribution to the recognition, maintenance and restoration of the Armenian architectural legacy was Invaluable."
"This great scientist, and beloved teacher served throughout his life as an example for many generations," he added. "His image will always remain bright in our memory."