A Guide to the Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings, 1964-1999 Pavlova, Radka, Architectural Drawings Ms2000-003

A Guide to the Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings, 1964-1999

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Collection Number Ms2000-003


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2000-003
Title
Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings, 1964-1999
Physical Characteristics
6.67 cu. ft.; 3 folders, 4 oversize folders
Creator
Pavlova, Radka
Language
Materials in the collection are in Bulgarian.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings, Ms2000-003, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings were donated to Special Collections in 2000.

Processing Information

The Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings were processed in 2000. Additional description was completed in 2009.


Biographical Note

Radka Pavlova was born February 19, 1933 in the town of Oriakhovo, Vratza Region.Her father, Dimitur Pavlov, was a mechanic and her mother, Dimitra Koeva Pavlova, was a housewife. Dimitra was an expert in traditional crafts (handmade wall hangings, embroidery, and crochet).Pavlova had two sisters, one a mathematics teacher, and the other a literature teacher.After graduating high school in Oriakhovo, Radka enrolled at Sofia Polytechnic, graduating in 1956.For two years, she worked as a regional architect in Blagoevgrad and then transferred to Sofia to work in Glavproekt (1958-1973).She the worked in Tunisia for several years and upon her return joined Sofproekt (1981-1988).

Radka Pavlova married Georgi Stanchev, MD in 1958 and had two children. Pavlova's daughter graduated in architecture in 1984 from Sofia Polytechnic. The daughter specialized in historic preservation and worked in Paris, France.The son graduated in medicine in 1966 from Sofia Medical University and also lived in Paris.

Radka Pavlova designed interiors and furniture, as well as urban and landscapes.She won numerous design competitions for cultural centers, parks, and hotels and for European monuments to important individuals and events.

Scope and Content

The Radka Pavlova Architectural Drawings consists of a portfolio, original drawings, resume, clippings and photocopies.The material reflects Pavlova's broad experience, which varies from the design of master plans, urban design, interior design, design of schools, cultural centers, hotels, restaurants, housing, libraries, business centers, commercial centers, etc. The drawings cover several aspects of Pavlova's design activity in different periods. It starts with the project of Park Kenana dated 1964 and ends with the project of the Commercial center in Blagoevgrad designed in 1986 and completed in 1999.

The portfolio provides documentation about seven different projects via 87 photocopies of photographs, drawings, and newspaper clippings. The portfolio contains also photocopies of some of the Diploma that Pavlova received during her career.

The architectural drawings consist of 40 original drawings (ink on lucid paper and blueprints) documenting three projects from Bulgaria: the Hotel and restaurant "Nevrokop" in Gotse Delchev 1968-1976 (14 drawings), the Town hall in Gotse Delchev (reconstruction and addictions, not built, 1984 (11 drawings) and the Home of Books (Library, Bookstore, Exhibits) in Gotse Delchev, drawn in 1986, but not built (15 drawings). These projects are well documented by master plans, floor planes, sections and elevations (scale 1:200, 1:500).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.


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Adjunct Descriptive Data

Contents List

Folder 1
Curriculum vitae.
Folder 2
Portfolio (89 pages), 1968-1999.
Folder 3
Brochure regarding the project of the Commercial Center in Blagoevgrad designed in 1986 and completed in two stages, 1987-1999.
Folder 4
Magazine reporting an article about the Youth Center in Teven designed in 1968-69 by Radka Pavlova.
Folder 5
Hotel and Restaurant "Nevrokop" in Gotse Delchev, 1968-1976.
Folder 6
Town hall in Gotse Delchev (reconstruction and additions, not built), 1984.
Folder 7
Home of Books (Library, bookstore, exhibits) in Gotse Delchev (design not built), 1968.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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