A Guide to the Nan Croley Architectural Collection, 1996-2006 Croley, Nan, Architectural Collection Ms2006-016

A Guide to the Nan Croley Architectural Collection, 1996-2006

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2006-016


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Processed by: Kristin Maki and Amy Vilelle, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2006-016
Title
Nan Croley Architectural Collection, 1996-2006
Physical Characteristics
1 flat box, 1 oversize folder; 0.6 cu. ft.
Collector
John Matthews Architects, AIA and Wendy Bertrand
Language
English
Abstract
Nan Croley got her B.A. from Lake Erie College, and later earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970. The collection consists of some biographical information and partial sets of construction drawings for three projects, several renderings and pen sketches done by the architect while employed at the firm of John Matthews Architects.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Nan Croley Architectural Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nan Croley Architectural Collection, Ms2006-016, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Nan Croley Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at the Special Collections in 2006

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Nan Croley Architectural Collection took place in August 2006.


Biographical Information

Nan B. Croley was born in 1939 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her B.A. from Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where she studied art and theater. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970.

She worked for Finger and Moy Architects, Fisher Development, Colyer/Freeman Group and Bay Architects before starting at John Matthews Architects, a position she kept until her death. Her work included such projects as banking, retail interiors, tenant improvements, custom residences, and storefront renovations.

Croley was also active in the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals, a professional organization that encourages and supports women in the profession. She attended many retreats and served on the Steering Committee in 1985. She was also active in her community and supported the work of the Sierra Club.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of partial sets of construction drawings for three projects and several renderings and pen sketches by Croley drawn while employed at the firm of John Matthews Architects. Projects include a new medical building, 1996-1997, the Massolo Building storefront, 1996-1998, and a remodel and addition to Cannizzaro residence, 1997-1999. The collection also contains biographical data and office brochures about projects she worked on.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type. Large construction documents are stored separately in an oversized folder.

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Biographical information, 2003-2006
Box-folder 1:2
John Matthews Architects office brochure, Storefront and Commercial Design Services and Massolo building images, n.d.
Box-folder 1:3
Sketches for an unidentified residence, 1999
Box-folder 1:4
Sketches for an unidentified residence, n.d.
Box-folder 1:5
Hand-drawn and colored renderings on presentation boards, n.d.
  • Massolo Building storefront design
  • Straw Hat Pizza storefront design, unfinished
  • Wardrobe Cleaners storefront design, color scheme and photo on reverse
Box-folder 1:5
Project construction drawings
  • New Medical Office Building for Dr. Gail Tenikat and Dr. David Jacoby, San Carlos, California, 1996-1997 (5 sheets)
  • Massolo Building, Community Development Storefront Improvement Program of Millbrae, California, 1996-1998 (2 sheets)
  • Remodel and Addition for the Residence of Jim and Francis Cannizzaro, Burlingame, California, 1998-1999 (5 sheets)