A Guide to the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection, 1960-2007, bulk dates 1965-1981 Gramatikova, Lilia, Architectural Collection Ms2001-023

A Guide to the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection, 1960-2007, bulk dates 1965-1981

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2001-023


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Processed by: Susan Conway (2001) and Elena Herreno, Graduate Student Assistant (2013), Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2001-023
Title
Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection 1960-2007, bulk dates 1965-1981
Physical Characteristics
1.2 cu. ft. 4 boxes.
Creator
Lilia Gramatikova
Language
Bulgarian and German
Abstract
Lilia Gramatikova is an Bulgarian architect who practiced in Bulgaria, Mongolia, and East Germany from 1953-1985. The collection consists of 72 hand-drawn architectural drawings of two projects: Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria (1974) and Territorial Information and Computing Center in Vrasta, Bulgaria (1981). Also present is a drawing (photocopy) of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia (1965) and a folder containing biographical information.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection, Ms2001-023 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2000. An addition was donated in 2007.

Alternate Form Available

A selection of digital images from the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection can be found on Special Collections Imagebase.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection commenced in 2001. The 2007 addition was added in 2013.


Biographical Note

Lilia Bencheva-Gramatikova was born in 1929 in Karnobat, Bulgaria. She graduated in architecture from Sophia Polytechnic (1953) and began her practice in the Sohpia State Design Organization Sofproekt from 1953 to 1965. She spent two years in Mongolia (1961-1963) designing a youth center and its administrative council building. She transferred to Main State Design Organization Glavproekt (1965) where she worked until her retirement in 1985.

Between 1967 and 1982 she spent several years in Halle-Neustadt, East Germany where she designed the "Haus der Dienste" an apartment complex for 16,000 inhabitants. She received several awards for her projects including the gold Order of Labor (1980) and the Diploma of Merit from the Committee for Architecture and Urbanism of the Council of the Bulgarian Republic (1981).

Scope and Content

Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection consists of a drawing (photocopy) of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia (1965), photographs of the Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria, and biographical information including an article by Nikolai Khaitov regarding Gramatikova and photocopies of award certificates.

The 2007 addition includes architectural drawings of two of her projects: Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria (1974) and Territorial Information and Computing Center in Vrasta, Bulgaria (1981).

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Architects and community
  • Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Architectural drawings.
  • Occupations:

  • Architects.

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Biographical Information,1979-1999, 2007
Box-folder 1:3
Gramatikova's residence in Sofia,1960-1965
Project Records
  • Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Music in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria,
    • Box 2
      Box 4
      Architectural drawings,1971-1979
    • Box-folder 1:2
      Photographs, 1971-1979.
  • Box 3
    Expansion of the Territorial Information and Computer Center in Vratza, Bulgaria,1981