The Blurock Partnership—now tBP/Architecture—is recognized for a spectrum of award-winning commercial, institutional and civic projects, and primarily for school buildings worldwide (Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East). Over his career, Blurock guided the planning and design of buildings on 32 California college campuses and scores of other educational facilities throughout the state. He pioneered the one-building model for schools: an open plan of classrooms without doors clustered around an interior commons was a Blurock Partnership construct.
A Los Angeles native, Blurock was a 1947 graduate of the University of Southern California School of Architecture. In 1993, he was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of the architecture school by then-dean Victor Regnier, AIA, who noted in presenting the award that Blurock’s “warmth, vision and professionalism have inspired a generation of architects."