Dumitru A. Badescu A.I.A.
Born in Rimnicu Vilcea City, Romania.
Graduated from “Institutul De Arhitectura Ion Mincu”, Bucharest, Romania, class of Profesor Doctor Arhitect Ascanio Damian, in 1968, with a Master Degree in Architecture and Romanian Architectural licensee.
From 1968 through 1978, has been employed by “Institutul Proiect Bucuresti” as Design Team Leader and Project Manager.
In 1978, his work and outstanding design of several major Bucharest structures, between them “CASATA” and “LUJERULUI” high rise mixed occupancy buildings, is recognized and published in Romanian professional magazine “Architectura R.S.R”.
Due to his family anti-Communist beliefs and activity, his father, Aurel E. Badescu spent years in communist prisons and labor camps such as Pitesti, Bicaz, Canal and Chirnogi and later on died in very strange circumstances, Mr. Badescu asked in June 1978 for political asylum in Athens, Greece.
In November 1978 he immigrated to the United States of America as a “political refugee” sponsored by Art and Sheila Rudolph of San Diego.
After a short stay in San Diego, in order to join the bigger Romanian community and to be exposed to a bigger job market, he relocated to Los Angeles.
In 1980, after a bitter and long fight with Romanian Communist Government and with the help of several U.S. senators and congressmen, all his close family members were able to join him in Los Angeles.
In 1982 he received his California Architectural License and registration.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Badescu was associated with several renewed architectural companies in Los Angeles area and he was involved in the design of a broad spectrum of architectural programs.
Between them are office buildings and large custom residences in Los Angeles, high rise hotels in Singapore and mixed occupancy skyscrapers in Shanghai, China as well as Disney-Sea Theme Park in Tokyo and Euro-Disney in Paris.
Member of Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles, he was elected in several Parish Councils and donated his time and expertise in designing the future Holy Trinity Church and Romanian Center to be built on church’s property in Sunland, California.
Mr. Badescu lives in the City of La Canada Flintridge, California. He is happily married to wife Carmen Badescu and has a daughtier Luciana Twiggy and two grandchildren Andreea and Gabriel.