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Collection Number Ms2003-016
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The Barbara Woodward Architectural Collection was donated to the Special Collections at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University by the creator in September 2003.
Barbara Woodward took classes in architecture as an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley. She graduated in 1949, after which time she occupied various positions in the architectural field. One of her early positions was in a San Francisco construction firm that built a naval hospital on Guam. Later she worked as a Junior Architect and then as a Senior Architect at Kaisers Engineers during the building of an aluminum plant in Chalmette, Louisiana. After taking time off to start and raise a family, Woodward returned to the architectural field and worked on residential working drawings at the firm of two former classmates. At this point, she began a career in residential remodeling design, which proceeded to span from 1966 to 1991. As a residential remodeling designer, Woodward's projects included kitchen and bath remodels, interior and exterior renovations, as well as room and second story additions. Her clients were initially comprised of her neighbors, and eventually came to include those who were referred by other clients and contractors. Woodward eventually ceased her work as a residential remodeling designer in 1991.
The collection consists of drawings, sketches, photographs, specifications, materials lists, correspondence, memoranda, and notes. The collection relates to Woodward's design activities on various residential remodeling projects in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco, California during the time period from 1966 to 1992.
The collection is arranged into one series of Project Records and two subseries of Files and Drawings.
I. Project Records, 1966-1992. The series consists of records created by Woodward during the course of her work on various projects as a residential designer. Projects primarily include designs for residential remodeling, as well as designs for renovations, alterations, and additions to residences. Other projects include designs for seismic retrofitting and area use planning. The records include drawings, sketches, specifications, notes, material lists, photographs, memoranda, and correspondence. The series is arranged into two subseries, Subseries A. Files and Subseries B. Drawings. Subseries are arranged chronologically by client.
- Subseries A. Files, 1966-1992
Box-folder 1-1Holton, Entry Patio Renovation, 1966
Box-folder 1-2Simpson, Basement Remodeling, 1969
Box-folder 1-3Simpson, Deck addition, 1970
Box-folder 1-4Simpson, Living room alterations, 1971
Box-folder 1-5Simpson, Kitchen and bathroom alterations, 1977
Box-folder 1-6Simpson, Front porch remodeling, 1978
Box-folder 1-7Simpson, Master bedroom, 1979-1980
Box-folder 1-8Simpson, Carport, 1983
Box-folder 1-9Simpson, Ground floor addition, 1986-1987
Box-folder 1-10Simpson, Residential alterations, 1989
Box-folder 1-11McGuire, Kitchen remodeling and porch alterations, 1972
Box-folder 1-12Olander, Deck addition, laundry relocation, and kitchen remodeling, 1973-1975
Box-folder 1-13Olander, Second-floor remodeling, 1977
Box-folder 1-14Olander, Living room and dining room alterations, 1981
Box-folder 1-15Olander, Study, 1987
Box-folder 1-16Spear, Kitchen renovations, 1981-1982
Box-folder 1-17Rooney, Kitchen and laundry remodeling, 1983
Box-folder 1-18Levenson, Alterations and kitchen renovation, 1987-1988, 1991
Box-folder 1-19Clemens, Basement bathroom renovation, deck addition, and seismic retrofit, 1988-1992
- Subseries B. Drawings, 1966-1991
Oversize 1Project drawings, 1966-1990
Plans, elevations, sections, and studies relating to various residential remodeling projects, including projects for Olander, Lysmer, and Dimitriou residences among others.
Oversize 2Simpson drawings, 1969-1984
Plans, elevations, sections, and details relating to various projects for Simpson residence.