A Guide to the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, 1982-1996 Feuerstein, Marcia Architectural Collection Ms2007-007

A Guide to the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, 1982-1996

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2007-007


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Processed by: Harvey Clark, Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection 1982-1996
Physical Characteristics
6 folders; 3 boxes, 3.75 cu. ft.
The collection contains information about architecture school projects and teaching information from classes led at University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Notes, sketches, correspondence, and photographs from professional design and renovation projects as well as competition entries are included. Also included are conference and lecture materials, copies of papers and publications, and photos of artwork.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, Ms2007-007, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection commenced in July, 2010 and was completed in August, 2010.

Biographical Information

Marcia Feuerstein is an associate professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech (2010). She earned her PhD. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1996 she joined the architecture faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University, after teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and the University at Buffalo. She chaired the IAWA Board of Advisors 2001-2005, after serving as its secretary and newsletter editor. A licensed architect and member of the AIA, she has practiced in New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls.

Scope and Content

The collection contains 3 boxes of material related to her professional career as a professor and projects as a registered architect. Included in the material are correspondences with clients, other architects, and professionals in academia. The collection contains 6 folders with her drawings and sketches, along with work as a student and a professor.


The collection is arranged in the following series. Series I. Personal Papers. This series is arranged into three subseries: A. Biographical Information, B. Correspondence, and C. Student work. Series II. Professional Papers. This series is arranged into five subseries: A. Writings, B. Job Search C. Presentations, D. Associations and Committees, and E. Art. Series III.Faculty Papers. This series is arranged into one subseries: A. Students' Work. Series IV. Project Records.

Related Material

See also IAWA Small Collections , Ms2009-054, for photographs taken by Feuerstein.

Separated Material

Contents List

I. Personal Papers
  • A: Biographical Information
    • Box-folder 1:1
      Curriculum Vitae; Projects portfolio includes slides and write ups of selected projects.
  • B. Correspondence
    • Box-folder 1:2
      Correspondence with Keith Walker
  • C. Student Work
    • Box-folder 1:3
      Dissertation; "The Body in Early Twentieth Century Architecture: The Work of Oskar Schlemmer"
II. Professional Papers
  • A. Writings
    • Box-folder 1:4
      Writing; "Hands On," "Changing Places," "Small Town Urbanism," "Designing and Equipping Community Residences for the Developmentally Disabled"
    • Box-folder 1:5
      Writing; "The Three Stas," "Fashion, the Mask, and Adolf Loos"
  • B. Job Search
    • Box-folder 1:6
      University of Washington portfolio
    • Box-folder 1:7
      Texas AM portfolio
    • Box-folder 1:8
      UNC-Charlotte portfolio
  • C. Presentations
    • Box-folder 1:9
      Environmental Design Research Association 17, 1986
    • Box-folder 1:10
      ACSA conference; Los Angeles, 1987
    • Box-folder 1:11
      Environmental Design Research Association 18; Ottawa, Canada, 1987
    • Box-folder 1:12
      ACSA conference; 1992 Collegiate Exhibition for Excellence in Urban Design; Society of Architectural Historians; 1993 session proposal
  • D. Associations and Committees
    • Box-folder 2:1
      Bella Vista Neighborhood and Rite Aid
  • E. Art
    • Box-folder 2:2
      Art photographs and photocopies
III. Faculty Papers
  • A. Students' Work
    • Box-folder 2:3
      Student work, syllabi
    • Box-folder 2:4
      Salem witch trial tercentary memorial design competition; correspondence, photographs, negatives, brochures, photocopies
  • B. Research, Teaching Samples, and Independent Work
    • Box-folder 3:2
      Photocopies of professional and independent work
    • Box-folder 3:3
      Past research and project proposals
    • Box-folder 3:4
      University of Pennsylvania teaching samples
    • Box-folder 3:5
      Temple University teaching samples
IV. Project Records
  • Box-folder 2:5
    BEST Milwaukee project; photographs, photocopies, montages
  • Box-folder 2:6
    City of Buffalo teletheatre complex; conceptual photographs
  • Box-folder 2:7
    South street community garden; sketches, correspondence
  • Box-folder 2:8
    Glen-Gery Brick Corporation project; photos, photocopies, montages
  • Box-folder 2:9
    Floating McDonald's project; photographs, photocopies, montages
  • Box-folder 2:10
    Laird residence; correspondence, photographs, photocopies, negatives
  • Box-folder 2:11
    Laird residence; correspondence, photograph, soloman chair, children's paintings
  • Box-folder 2:12
    The PAZ building project; photographs, brochures
  • Box-folder 2:13
    WilliWear project; photographs, photocopies, montages
  • Box-folder 2:14
    Wooly Mammoth Theatre project, various project montages
  • Box-folder 2:15
    704 Montose Street, Philadelphia project; front facade study, sketches, photocopies
  • Box-folder 3:1
    Van Hook residence addition; sketches, elevations, plans, 3-D study models, negatives, photographs, badge
  • Map-case:Drawer:Folder 7:3:1
    Inkspot series (beginning), South Street community garden
  • Map-case:Drawer:Folder 7:3:2
    Laird residence project; sketches, photocopies, floor plans, site plans, elevations, sections
  • Map-case:Drawer:Folder 7:3:3
    Van Hook residence addition; panoramic photographs, sketches, plans, elevations, inkjet prints
  • Map-case:Drawer:Folder 7:3:4
    Salem witch trials tercentary memorial design competition; pastel, sketches, diazo print, colored pencils
  • Map-case:Drawer:Folder 7:3:5
    Radoccia-Feuerstein kitchen renovation; sketches, floor plans, elevations, sections
  • Map-case:Drawer:Folder 7:3:6
    Posters; Design International '98, Buffalo Psychiatric Center '97, Adaptive Reuse of Historically Significant Institutional Buildings and Grounds