A Collection in
Collection Number Ms88-049
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Collection is open to research
Permission to publish material from the Norma Merrick Sklarek biographical material must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Sklarek, Norma Merrick, Biographical Material; Ms88-049; Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Norma Merrick Sklarek was born in New York, NY, in 1928. Sklarek was a graduate of Barnard College and the School of Architecture at Columbia University. Sklarek was the first African-American woman to become a licensed architect in both New York (1954) and California (1962), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. She became a principal of the Jerde Partnership in Los Angeles, and director of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The materials found in the collection includes a curriculum vitae, a reprint of an article (November 1987), "Designing Women," from The California Executive, and photographs of and information about several of her design projects in California.
This collection is divided into three parts: biographical information, articles, and projects.
1. Biographical sketch of Sklarek's professional life (n.d.)
2. Article: "Designing Women, Siegel, Sklarek and Diamond Are Bridging the Architectural Gender Gap," by Samuel Greengard. In The California Executive(November 1987): 38-40.
The materials are mostly images with accompanying text.
California Mart, Los Angeles, CA (n.d.) Gruen Associates
Civic Center Parking Structure, San Bernardino, CA (n.d.) Gruen Associates
Fox Hills Mall, Culver City, CA (n.d.) Gruen Associates
Fox Hills Mall Parking Structure, Culver City, CA (n.d.) Gruen Associates
Fox Plaza, San Francisco, CA (1966) Gruen Associates
Puente Hills Mall, City of Industry, CA (n.d.) Gruen Associates
San Bernardino City Hall, San Bernardino, CA (1971) Gruen Associates
Westwood Plaza Parking Terrace, Los Angeles, CA (n.d.) Gruen Associates
Jefferson, New elementary School #1, Los Angeles, CA (n.d.) Siegel Sklarek Diamond, AIA Architects
Lawndale Civic Center, Lawndale, CA (1987) Siegel Sklarek Diamond, AIA Architects
Multipurpose Building, Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School (n.d.) Siegel Sklarek Diamond, AIA Architects
Slauson Station (n.d.) Siegel Sklarek Diamond, AIA Architects
New Classroom Addition at Le Conte Intermediate School Siegel Sklarek Diamond, AIA Architects
Bank of California Building (n.d.) [Unknown]
Operation Second Chance School of Opportunity, Community training Facilities, Dorothy Inghram Branch Library (n.d.) [Unknown]
Santa Anita Fashion Park (n.d.) [Unknown]
Security Pacific Bank (n.d.) [Unknown]
South Coast Plaza (n.d.) [Unknown]
Unidentified Project Images (7 items) [Unknown]