Tician was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Athens to Nicholas and Charlotte Krause Papachristou. A graduate of the Athens Gymnasium, he lived in Greece during the German occupation and the civil wars. Determined to go to college in the U.S., he arrived in 1947. At Princeton he majored in architecture, roomed with Bob Bloom and Herb Strauss, and was active in Prospect Club, Theatre Intime, and German Club. He graduated summa cum laude with election to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Tician and Judith Reisner were married in 1951. Two years later he earned an MFA in architecture from Princeton. He practiced architecture in Colorado and then in New York, where he became one of four partners of Marcel Breuer. 

Tician designed buildings in the U.S., Colombia, Bahrain, Syria, China, and Greece. He became a U.S. citizen and was one of the founders and the first national president of Architects for Social Responsibility. 

Tician died June 18, 2018, in Sheffield, Mass. At the time of his death he was survived by his wife, Judith; their sons Alexander ’79 and Nicholas; and seven grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1951