A Guide to the Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Papers 1985-2004 Espegel Alonso, Carmen Ms2001-021

A Guide to the Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Papers 1995-2004

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the Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2001-021


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection number
Ms2001-021
Title
Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Papers, 1995-2004
Digital Content
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.
Physical Characteristics
2.6 cu. ft.
Language
Spanish and English
Abstract
Papers of Carmen Espegel Alonso, practicing architect in Madrid, Spain. Includes correspondence, a copy of her written thesis and thesis project drawings, graphic dossiers, and a catalog of her architectural work.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Papers, Ms2001-021 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was originally donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture by the creator in 2000. Additional materials were donated in 2004 and 2015.

Alternate Form Available

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Processing Information

The processing of the original donation took place in 2001. The processing of additional materials and the arrangement and description of the collection took place in July 2004. An addition of architectural drawings was incorporated in 2016.


Biographical/Historical Information

Carmen Espegel Alonso was born on March 27, 1960 in Palencia, Spain. She received her architecture degree with honors from the Madrid School of Architecture in 1985, specializing in town planning. Espegel Alonso then continued her education at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium). She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a Master's in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings. Espegel Alonso completed her doctoral work at the Madrid School of Architecture.

Since 1991, Espegel Alonso has been an Associate Professor of Projects at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. She has been a practicing architect since 1985, has served as Principal of her own firm, VZK Architects, from 1991 to 1998, and is currently (2004) working with her firm, Espegel-Fisac Arquitectos, which she founded with Concha Fisac de Ron in 2003.

Scope and Content

The Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Papers consist of correspondence with other architects; a copy of Espegel Alonso's thesis for her Master's Degree in Conservation; 17 architectural drwaings from a capstone project; graphic dossiers, including curriculum vitaes, of her work with her firms, VZK Architects and Espegel-Fisac Arquitectos; and a catalog from an exhibition of her architectural work.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Contents List

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Box-folder 1-1
Correspondence with Milka Bliznakov,1995-1998
Box-folder 1-2
Master's Thesis, "Study and Restoration Proposals for the "Maison en Bord De Mer: E. 1027" By Arch. Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici,"1995
Box-folder 1-3
Graphic dossier of VZK Architects,1996
Box-folder 1-4
Graphic dossier of Espegel-Fisac Arquitectos,2003
Box-folder 1-5
Catalog, "Espegel, Obra reciente 2000-2004,"2004
Oversize 1
Oversize 2
Architectural drawings for thesis project, "Villa de Plinio", 1985-06

The folder contains 17 ink drawings (A-1 sized) on mylar completed by Carmen Espegel Alonso. Final project to obtain degree of architecture from the "Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid", June 1985, Madrid, Spain.