Architectural Documentation and Special Projects records

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Architectural Documentation and Special Projects records


  • 1940-2008 (Creation)


2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)

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(1999 September - 2008 October)

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The Office of Architectural Documentation and Special Projects was administratively part of the President’s Office, and the position of Director was held by Dana Hutt, from the inception of the office in September 1999 to its closing in October 2008. During that period Dana Hutt was the only staff member in that office. Physically, the office was located within the Office of Educational Planning and Architecture, and the two units worked closely together. Because of this, there will be many related and potential duplicate records in both collections. The role of the office was to track and document the architectural history of the various buildings and building projects of the College.

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A large portion of this collection consists of administrative records related to the Ellwood building, Design Research Complex, and South Campus. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, timelines, reports, and planning documents. Dana Hutt was included in many of the planning meetings for the Sinclaire Pavilion, South Campus and the Design Research Complex, and documents reflect her involvement.

Another large component of this collection consists of research. Dana Hutt did research on the Ellwood building at the Art Center Archives and Cal Poly Pomona Archives. Other research about the Ellwood building includes original documents from Peter Blake, who was an architect and close friend to Ellwood. The records include correspondence to Ellwood and his family, articles related to Ellwood, and an obituary on Ellwood by Blake. These records were given to Dana Hutt by Peter Blake for her research and to be kept by Art Center. At the time of her research on the Ellwood building, she was preparing to write a book on the history of the building. Research from Caltech related to the Wind Tunnel is also included in the collection.

Finally, the collection contains planning documents related to the L.A. Now book project, that Dana Hutt worked on with Richard Koshalek.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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      Materials removed:
      Books: Linda Vista: Portrait of a Neighborhood

      Videotapes: Design and Construction for the Students, An interview with Architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung

      Photographs: Aerial Views of Art Center Campuses, 2001
      Board Meeting Presentations/Prototype Space, 2002
      Design Conference, 2004
      Early Concepts of ACCD Additions, 2001
      Frank Gehry
      Frank Gehry/ Alvaro Siza
      Glenarm Powerplant
      Michael Reese
      Sinclaire Pavilion Charrette
      Sinclaire Pavilion Construction
      South Campus
      Misc. Images

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      Related Materials:
      LA Now, Volumes 1 (BKS.10), Volume 2 (BKS.11) (Volumes 1-3 all available in the Library)

      Dot (PUB05), Issue 16, Guest Editor, Dana Hutt

      Education Planning and Architecture collection (RG 6)

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