Vladimir Ossipoff, Architect [1907-1998]
Vladimir Ossipoff [†] came to Hawaii in late 1932. The Russian-born architect was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and had worked in San Francisco prior to moving to Hawaii. Ossipoff started his architectural career in the islands as the head of the Home Building Department of Theo H. Davies. He also worked in architect C.W. Dickey's office prior to starting his own practice in 1936. Ossipoff's work is characterized by its mixture of Hawaiian influenced design and more modern trends, such as the ranch style of house for domestic commissions. Ossipoff was the designer of the Edric Cook House (State Register), the Senior Core Building at McKinley High School (National Register), the Pacific Club, the Outrigger Canoe Club, the Chapel at Punahou School (National Register) and numerous houses.
† Claudia Gauen, Architect and Mary Leinweber, Architect, Kalama Beach Park Advisory Committee, Boettcher Estate, Honolulu at Kailua, Hawaii, nomination document, 1992, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.