A Guide to the Norma Merrick Sklarek Biographical Material, No Date Sklarek, Norma Merrick, Papers Ms88-049

A Guide to the Norma Merrick Sklarek Biographical Material, No Date

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Collection Number Ms88-049


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms88-049
Title
Sklarek, Norma Merrick, Biographical Material No Date
Physical Characteristics
1 folder
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Norma Merrick Sklarek biographical material must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Preferred Citation

Sklarek, Norma Merrick, Biographical Material; Ms88-049; Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content Information

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.

Organization

This collection is divided into three parts: biographical information, articles, and projects.

Contents List

Folder 1-1
Sklarek, Norma Merrick

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.

3. Projects:

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]