A Guide to the Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, 1950-2004 Rupp, Sigrid L., Architectural Collectio Ms1997-006

Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, 1950-2004

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Collection Number Ms1997-006


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1997-006
Title
Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, 1950-2004
Physical Characteristics
219.0 cu. ft.
Creator
Rupp, Sigrid Lorenzen
Location
Please note: Major portions of this collection (Boxes 1-62, 67-1-6, 111-125, and 160-170) are located in off-site storage and may require 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
Sigrid L. Rupp (1943-2004) was principal architect of her own firm, SLR/Architects in Palo Alto, California from 1976 to 1998. Born in Germany in 1943, she relocated to California with her family in 1953. She earned a B. Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966. SLR/Architects specialized in technical facilities and industrial work providing architectural services for many of the pre-eminent Silicon Valley firms in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs, administrative and job files, contracts, and other material relating to over 700 of Rupp's projects, as well as material relating to Rupp's personal travel and artistic endeavors. The materials in the collection range in date from 1950-2004 with the bulk of the material dating 1976-2004.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Residential client's names are restricted from being publicly identified these projects may only be identified by their location.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, Ms1997-006, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1997 with additions arriving in 2004 and 2006.

Processing Information

An inventory of the collection was completed in April 1998 by Brad Shearer, student assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator, Special Collections Department. The 2004 addition and the remainder of the collection was processed by Sherrie A. Bowser, February 2011.


Biographical Note

Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp was born January 3, 1943, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Her family relocated to California when Rupp was ten years old (1953). Rupp had been fascinated with the built environment since her early childhood growing up in post-war reconstruction Germany. However, when she entered University of California-Berkeley, in 1960, she had won many small scholarships to study physics. Her physics career lasted two semesters after which she was able to convince everyone that she should study her first love, architecture (Boulgarides).

While at Berkeley Rupp was mentored by three renowned architects and professors, Joseph Esherick, AIA, Harold Stump, and Donald Reay. Upon graduation in 1966 with a Bachelor of Architecture, Rupp worked for Van Bourg/Nakamura Associates of San Francisco, D'Amico Associates of Mill Valley, Hawley & Peterson of Mountain Valley and Spencer Associates of Palo Alto. During this time she received her architecture license in the State of California (1971).

In 1976, Rupp stating that architecture was in the "doldrums" and recognizing that there was no future for her in the 'major firm' where she was currently employed decided to open her own firm exclaiming, "I could do nothing on my own as well as for someone else"(Boulgarides). She served as president and principle architect for SLR/Architects from 1976 until 1998 when she closed the office.

SLR/Architects specialized in technical facilities, industrial work, and residential structures. The company provided architectural services for many of the pre-eminent Silicon Valley firms: Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Tandem, Amdahl, Claris, Raychem, and IBM. Other prominent clients included: AT&T, Pac Bell, United Airlines, Pan Am, Stanford University and Hospital and San Jose State University. Some of her significant projects were the Press Building and Storey House at Stanford University, an RF Testing Facility for Apple Computer (winner of an AIA Honor Award), and a six-year factory retrofit and rehab for the Raychem Corporation. At its height SLR/Architects employed eight professional and paraprofessional staff (1987) and established an international branch SLR/International in Tel Aviv, Israel (1983).

Rupp was active in many professional and local civic organizations. She was a former board member and chairperson of the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board, former director of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and former president of California Women in Environmental Design (CWED). She also served on the boards of the New Performance Gallery in San Francisco, Theater Artaud of San Francisco, Family Planning Alternatives of Sunnyvale, Diablo Ballet of Walnut Creek and the Lawrence Pech Dance Company of San Francisco. She was an active member of the Organization of Women Architects (OWA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA).

An ardent champion for women’s rights, Rupp stated that she became involved in women’s issues “…simply because I did not want there to be any [women's issues]. It seemed that the time for gender differences should be long over." She was a mentor to many women and minorities in the course of her practice encouraging and facilitating their entry into architecture.

In retirement, Rupp turned her attention to painting and traveling. Her watercolors primarily focused on California bay area landscapes and were featured in several local juried shows. She also traveled extensively documenting her experiences in beautifully illustrated and annotated travel diaries (present in the collection).

Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp passed away May 27, 2004. Her legacy in her own words, "I'd like to be remembered for dissenting when everyone else thought it easier to go with the grain even when the grain was wrong. I'd like to be remembered for being a competent architect who did competent work, a competent painter who did competent painting and someone who told good stories” (OWA).

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References:

"Dr. James D. Boulgarides, Study Looking at Women in Architecture," Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp Architectural Collection (Ms1997-006) Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

(Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals 2004) http://owa-usa.org/newsletter/jul04.htm

Scope and Content

Rupp's collection encompasses over twenty years of her firm, SLR/Architects, and includes administration and project files, sketches, drawings, blueprints, slides and photographs representing approximately 700 designs. The collection also contains Rupp's personal papers -- biographical information, student work, travel diaries and photographs, and artwork. The materials range in date from 1950-2004 (bulk 1976-2004) and are divided into five series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Project Records, and Art and Artifacts. See the contents list below for more detail about the individual series.


Index Terms

    Genre and Form Terms:

  • Architectural drawings.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • watercolors (paintings)
  • Occupations:

  • Architects.
  • Subjects:

  • Women travelers--Asia
  • Women travelers--Europe
  • Women travelers--South America
  • Women travelers--United States
  • Women-owned architectural firms.
  • Local Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Contents List

SERIES I. Personal Papers, 1954-2004.
Scope and Content

The Personal Papers series contains Rupp's biographical information, student work, diaries/journals, photographs, and personal correspondence. The series also contains Rupp's extensive documentation of her travels in Europe, Asia, North and South America, formats include, travel diaries, watercolor (paintings), photographs (prints, negatives and slides), photo albums, and miscellaneous ephemera.

  • SUBSERIES A: General, 1954-2004.
    • 60th Birthday Celebration: January 10, 2003.
      • Box 63
        Birthday Cards.
      • Box 63
        Birthday Haiku.
      • Box 63
        Guest List.
      • Box 63
        Invitation.
      • Box 63
        Printed Photographs.
    • Box 63
      Accordion book featuring watercolor of residence (series of images include site plans, elevations, floor plans, etc), 1995.
    • Box 63
      Artist statement for SLR's waterscapes, draft, undated.
    • Box 63
      Autograph Book, [friends and schoolmates in Germany], 1954, 1956.
    • Box 63
      Biographical Information, 1966; 1997; 2004.
    • Box 63
      Dance Review for Men Dancing XIV, Presented by the Gary Palmer Dance Co. of San Jose [CA], September 1995.
    • Box 63
      Day Calendars, 1979; 1982-1998.
    • Box 63
      Guest Book, 1983-1984.
    • Box 152
      Invitation [Party], undated.
    • Box 63
      Japanese characters, undated.
    • Box 63
      Legal Documents, 1967.
    • Box 63
      Milligton, Peter Sherfy [self published book of poetry by Millington inscribed to Rupp], January 1990.
    • Box 63
      Notebook [includes three pages of miscellaneous re: Tibet, a light fixture, women traveling, and a quote by John Muir].
    • Box 63
      Personal ad, draft.
    • Box 63
      Postcards.
    • Box 151
      Scrapbook [from Rupp's high school years], 1959-1960.
    • Box 63
      Yearbooks, Fremont High School, Oakland, CA, 1958-1960.
  • SUBSERIES B: Correspondence, 1966-2004.
    • Box 64
      General, 1966; 1968; 1987; 1998-1999; 2004.
    • Box 64
      Steven Rupp, 1966-1967.
    • Box 64
      Ken G., 1967-1976 .
    • Box 64
      Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lorenzen [Rupp's father], 1968; 2002.
    • Box 64
      Masakazu and Izumi Kishikawa, 1998; 2000; and undated.
    • Box 64
      Milka Blitznakov, 2002-2004.
  • SUBSERIES C: Diaries/Journals, 1970-2004.
    • Box 63
      1970.
    • Box 63
      1982 [includes 2 photographs of Rupp].
    • Box 63
      [Dream Diary], 1983, 1986.
    • Box 63
      1987; 1988; 1993 [writing notes; names and addresses; financial notes].
    • Box 64
      "An Age of Possibilities," includes democratic meeting in Washington, D.C.; trip to Monterey, CA; trip to Seattle, WA; notes about lectures; EPA (East Palo Alto) redevelopment; and an Ikea coming to Palo Alto (2001)].
    • Box 64
      Diary of an Illness, December 1, 2003 - [March 22, 2004].
  • SUBSERIES D: Travel, 1966-2003.
    Arrangement

    Many of the trips within the Travel subseries are represented in a variety of formats (e.g. a trip may have prints, negatives, slides, photo albums, or a travel diary within the collection). To facilitate discovery a Travel Index has been created listing the formats available for the most documented trips. NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of Rupp's travel documentation for that please see the container list below.

    • General, 1968-2003.
      • Box 64
        [18 month tour, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom], 1968.
      • Box 64
        China, 1982.
      • Box 64
        China, black and white proof sheets, 1982.
      • Box 64
        Egypt, March-April 1989.
      • Box 64
        Jordan/Israel, 1995.
      • Box 64
        Italy, France, Spain, 1996.
      • Box 64
        Summer Trip, 1997.
      • Box 64
        Japan, Photographs, 1998.
      • Box 64
        Mexico, November 1998; December 1999.
      • Box 64
        Germany, April 1-April 10, 2000.
      • Box 64
        Box 65
        Mongolia, July/August, 2000.
      • Box 65
        China, October 2003.
      • Box 65
        Miscellaneous Panoramic Photographs, undated.
    • Diaries, 1968-2003.
      • Box 65
        [18 Month Tour, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom], 1968.
      • Box 65
        Paris, wine tasting, 1978.
      • Box 65
        Scotland and Upper England, 1981.
      • Box 65
        Pescadores, [CA], 1982, 1985, 1987.
      • Box 65
        Vienna, Budapest, Sofia, Yugoslavia, October 1987.
      • Box 65
        Egypt/Hawaii, Maui, 1989.
      • Box 65
        General Notes, 1991/Travel Notes [1992; Yellowstone, 1992; Drawing 1993; Watercolor 1997; Death Valley, 1999].
      • Box 65
        Coast along Spain, France, and Italy, June-July, 1994.
      • Box 65
        Israel and Jordon, November 19-30, 1995.
      • Box 65
        Summer Trip, 1997 vol.1 (Palo Alto, CA to St. Ignace, MI via Gulf Coast, Florida, East Coast, Nova Scotia) [has a family tree in the back].
      • Box 65
        Summer Trip, 1997 vol.2 (St. Ignace to home [Palo Alto, CA]).
      • Box 65
        Peru, January 1998.
      • Box 65
        Trips, 1998 [Carmel, CA; Washington, D.C.; North Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; and Mexico - Geronimo Educational Studies Tour to San Miguel de Allende/Queretaro; Great Smokies trip has a numbering system that correspondences to photographs].
      • Box 65
        Mexico Sketchbook, San Miguel de Allende/Queretaro/Guanajuato, November 7-21, 1998.
      • Box 66
        Japan, 1998.
      • Box 66
        Napa Valley; San Juan Capistrano; Santa Catalina, 1999.
      • Box 66
        Mexico, Vera Cruz, November 28-December 8, 1999.
      • Box 66
        Alaska, 1999; 2002.
      • Box 66
        Japan, 2000.
      • Box 66
        Mongolia and Japan, 2000.
      • Box 66
        Sketchbook, [Mongolia; Japan; and Portugal], 2000.
      • Box 66
        In Between Trips, [Atlanta; Germany; Washington, D.C.; California], 2000.
      • Box 66
        Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, October-December, 2001.
      • Box 66
        Vietnam and Singapore, November-December, 2001.
      • Box 66
        Sketchbook, [Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore] 2001,.
      • Box 66
        White Sands (Three River Petro glyphs, El Paso, Carlsbad Caverns); Ashland (Columbia River, Sculpture Rocks, Mt. Rainer), 2002.
      • Box 66
        Germany, July 2002.
      • Box 66
        Zion and Bryce National Parks (Utah), March 2003; Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Emily's List Conference, May 2003; 18th IAWA Meeting, Blacksburg, VA, September, 2003; Canyon Ranch, Arizona, September-October, 2003.
      • Box 66
        China, October 7-28, 2003.
      • Box 66
        Shanghai, undated.
    • Photo Albums, 1975-2002.
      • Box 127
        1975-1985 [California, Germany, Canada, Great Britian, Utah, China, Israel].
      • Box 133
        Singapore, 1979; 1985.
      • Box 136
        China, 1982.
      • Box 135
        Israel, 1983, 1985.
      • Box 135
        Chicago and Oak Park, 1986.
      • Box 138
        Bulgaria/Yugoslavia, October 1987.
      • Box 128
        Egypt, 1989.
      • Box 144
        Summer Trip, 1997.
      • Box 130
        1998 [Peru, Florida, Eastern USA, Japan, Mexico] (includes a written narrative).
      • Box 134
        Peru, [album made for Milka Bliznakov], 1998 .
      • Box 131
        1999 [Death Valley, Alaska, Mexico].
      • Box 131
        Box 132
        Box 142
        Alaska, 1999, 2002.
      • Box 140
        2000-2001 [Atlanta, Belgium, California, China, France, Germany, Japan, Los Angeles, Mongolia, Portugal, Washington, D.C.].
      • Box 141
        Box 140
        Mongolia, 2000.
      • Box 142
        2002 [Germany, Oregon].
    • Photographs, 1966-2003.
      • Foreign Travel, 1967-2003.
        • Prints, 1980-2003.
          • Box 95
            Canada, 1980.
          • Box 95
            England/Scotland, 1981.
          • Box 95
            Box 64
            China, October 1982.
          • Box 95
            Around the World Trip, 1985 [Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel].
          • Box 95
            Bulgaria/Yugoslavia, 1987.
          • Box 95
            Egypt, 1989.
          • Box 95
            Israel and Jordan, 1995.
          • Box 96
            Spain, Italy, and France, 1996.
          • Box 97
            Peru, 1998.
          • Box 64
            Box 97
            Japan, 1998.
          • Box 98
            Box 97
            Mexico, 1998-1999.
          • Box 98
            Japan, 2000.
          • Box 64
            Box 98
            Mongolia, 2000.
          • Box 98
            Box 99
            Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, 2001.
          • Box 99
            Germany, 2002.
          • Box 100
            Box 99
            China, 2003.
          • Undated.
            • Box 100
              unidentified photographs [travel, Canada?].
            • Box 100
              Antigua.
            • Box 100
              Antwerp [Belgium].
            • Box 100
              Ghent [Belgium].
            • Box 100
              Brugge [Bruges, Belgium].
            • Box 100
              North sea.
            • Box 100
              Rouen [France].
            • Box 100
              Normandie [Normandy, France].
            • Box 100
              Mont St. Michel [France]/Bretagne [Brittany, France].
            • Box 100
              Chartes, Chambord, Chenonceaux [Chenonceau], Amboise [France].
            • Box 100
              Paris - old.
            • Box 100
              Paris - new.
            • Box 100
              Medoc Pauillac.
            • Box 100
              Unidentified.
        • Negatives,.
          1978-2003
          • Box 117
            Belgium and Cologne, October 1978.
          • Box 117
            Singapore, October 1979.
          • Box 117
            Vancouver, B.C., November 1979/Singapore, 1979.
          • Box 117
            England/Scotland, 1981.
          • Box 117
            China, 1982.
          • Box 117
            Around the World Trip, 1985 (Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel).
          • Box 117
            Bulgaria/Yugoslavia, October 1987.
          • Box 118
            Egypt, March-April, 1989.
          • Box 118
            Italy, France, Spain, 1994.
          • Box 119
            Jordan/Israel, 1995.
          • Box 119
            Peru, 1998.
          • Box 119
            Box 101
            Japan, 1998.
          • Box 120
            Mexico, 1998, 1999.
          • Box 120
            Box 106
            Mongolia, 2000.
          • Box 120
            Germany, 2000.
          • Box 101
            Box 121
            Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, 2001.
          • Box 121
            Germany, 2002.
          • Box 121
            China, 2003.
        • Slides, 1967-2001.
          • Europe, 1960s--.
            • Box 107A
              Rome.
            • Box 107A
              Box 107B
              Berlin.
            • Box 107B
              Barcelona.
            • Box 107B
              England/Belgium.
            • Box 107B
              Denmark/Sweden.
            • Box 107C
              Russia.
            • Box 107C
              Greece/Turkey.
            • Box 107C
              Box 107D
              Turkey/Bulgarian.
          • Box 107D
            Canada/Iceland.
          • Box 107D
            Mexico.
          • Box 107D
            Box 107E
            No Description.
          • Box 107E
            Box 107F
            Architecture highlights.
          • Box 108A
            France/Rome, undated.
          • Box 108A
            Canada, 1967.
          • Box 108A
            Germany/Mexico, 1967.
          • Box 108B
            France, 1978.
          • Box 108B
            Germany, 1978.
          • Box 108B
            Singapore, 1979.
          • Box 108B
            Hong Kong, 1979.
          • Box 108C
            Scotland, 1981.
          • Box 108C
            China, 1982.
          • Box 108D
            Singapore, 1985.
          • Box 108E
            Box 108D
            Box 109A
            Box 108F
            Box 109B
            Italy, France, and Spain, 1994.
          • Box 109B
            Box 109D
            Box 109C
            Jordan/Israel, 1995.
          • Box 109E
            Mexico, 1998-1999.
          • Box 109E
            Mongolia, 2000.
          • Box 109E
            Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, 2001.
      • Domestic Travel, [some groupings include Canada], 1979-2003.
        • Prints, 1989-2002.
          • Box 92
            Boston/Detroit/Indianapolis, 1989.
          • Box 92
            Highway 2 from Washington to Michigan, Summer 1993.
          • Box 92
            Indianapolis and Columbus, Indiana, October 1993 .
          • Box 92
            Box 64
            Box 93
            Summer Trip, [circumnavigation of the United States], 1997.
          • Box 93
            Southeast, US, [University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, North Carolina, Washington, D.C.], 1998 .
          • Box 93
            Box 64
            Alaska, 1999.
          • Box 93
            Box 64
            Alaska,2002.
          • Box 94
            Arizona deserts.
          • Box 94
            Baylands: Palo Alto, Mt. View, Redwood City.
          • Box 94
            Big Sur.
          • Box 94
            Blue Ridge Parkway.
          • Box 94
            Bryce Canyon, Utah.
          • Box 94
            California north coast and redwoods.
          • Box 94
            California wine country.
          • Box 94
            Columbia River - sea to Gorges and the Dalles.
          • Box 94
            Death Valley.
          • Box 94
            Joshua National Forest.
          • Box 94
            Los Angeles.
          • Box 94
            Oregon coast.
          • Box 94
            Pescadero Tahana.
          • Box 94
            Seattle/Tacoma.
          • Box 64
            Miscellaneous Panoramic Prints.
          • Box 94
            Kolob Canyon.
          • Box 94
            Zion National Park.
          • Box 94
            Nevada and Vernal Falls.
          • Box 94
            McGurk Meadow [Yosemite].
          • Box 94
            Half dome and trail [Yosemite].
          • Box 94
            Yosemite.
          • Box 94
            White Sands, NM.
          • Box 94
            Washington, D.C..
          • Box 94
            Utah landscapes.
        • Negatives,.
          1979-2003
          • 1979-1992.
            • Box 111
              Seattle, Puget Sound, June 1979.
            • Box 111
              Yosemite, (SLR and Roger Buckhout), October 1981.
            • Box 111
              Calgary, 1982 .
            • Box 111
              Detroit, 1982.
            • Box 111
              New York with Alisa, May 1984.
            • Box 111
              Squaw Valley, Summer 1985.
            • Box 111
              San Diego/San Juan Capistrano with Peter, November 1985.
            • Box 111
              Miles Canyon with Steve Rupp, December 1985.
            • Box 111
              Vancouver/Chicago, with Alisa, 1986 [?].
            • Box 111
              Hawaii, 1986-1987.
            • Box 111
              Cape Cod, 1988.
            • Box 111
              Los Angeles/Museum of Modern Art/Miscellaneous Building, January 1989.
            • Box 111
              St. Louis Arch, May 1989.
            • Box 111
              Cape Cod, August 1989.
            • Box 111
              Disneyland, 1989.
            • Box 111
              Boston/Detroit/Indianapolis, 1989.
            • Box 111
              Hawaii, 1989.
            • Box 111
              Boston/San Francisco, 1990.
            • Box 111
              Hawaii, May 1990.
            • Box 111
              Cape Cod, October 1990 .
            • Box 111
              Sea Ranch, November 1990.
            • Box 111
              San Francisco, February 1991.
            • Box 111
              San Diego, 1991.
            • Box 111
              Cape Cod, August 1991.
            • Box 111
              Snowbird, August 1991.
            • Box 111
              Livermore Valley/Wineries, 1991.
            • Box 111
              Salt Lake City, 1991.
            • Box 111
              Snowbird, January 1992.
            • Box 111
              Yellowstone, June 1992.
            • Box 111
              Carmel, November 1992.
          • 1993-2001.
            • Box 112
              Highway 2, Washington to Michigan, Summer 1993.
            • Box 112
              Highway 2, Washington to Michigan, Summer 1993.
            • Box 112
              San Diego/Las Vegas/Hoover Dam to Yosemite, with Sara, January 2000.
            • Box 112
              Indianapolis and Columbus, Indiana, October 1993.
            • Box 112
              Golden Gate Park, March 1994.
            • Box 112
              Travels with Masakazu and Izumi Kishikawa, [Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite], June 1996 .
            • Box 112
              Washington, D.C./Al Gore, June 21, 1996.
            • Box 112
              Seattle to Vancouver, March-April, 1997.
            • Box 112
              Victoria, British Columbia, April 1997.
            • Box 112
              Southeast, US, [University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, North Carolina, Washington, D.C.], 1998.
            • Box 112
              Florida/Carmel, 1998.
            • Box 112
              Alaska, 1999.
            • Box 112
              Pacific Coast, with Ochirpurevin Sarantsatsral, December 1999.
            • Box 112
              Los Angeles, January 2000 .
            • Box 112
              Atlanta High Museum of Art, March 2000.
            • Box 112
              Washington, D.C., May 2000.
            • Box 112
              Yosemite, with Michaela Manges, Winter 2000 .
            • Box 112
              Getty Museum, Los Angeles, December 2000.
            • Box 112
              Joshua Tree National Monument, 2000.
            • Box 112
              Atlanta, 2000.
            • Box 112
              Death Valley, 2000.
          • Box 114
            Summer Trip, 1997.
          • Box 101
            Alaska, 2002.
          • Box 113
            2002-2003, and undated.
        • Slides, 1966-1993.
          • Box 110B
            Box 110A
            Various cities and landscaped in the United States.
  • SUBSERIES E: Student Work, 1950-1966.
    • Box 64
      Primary school reports, Germany, 1950-1953.
    • Box 64
      Klasse 3C, [artwork-primary school, Germany], 1951.
    • Box 64
      American Literature, Fremont High School, 1958.
    • Box 64
      World History, Fremont High School, undated.
    • Box 126
      Architecture 1, UC-Berkeley, Job Site: A Study in Form, 1961.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 2, UC-Berkeley, 1962.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 3, UC-Berkeley, 1962.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 5, UC-Berkeley, 1962.
    • Box 64
      City Planning 111, UC-Berkeley, 1962.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 122, UC-Berkeley, 1963.
    • Box 126
      City Planning 121, UC-Berkeley, 1963.
    • Box 64
      History 144B, UC-Berkeley, 1963.
    • Box 64
      Landscape Architecture 100, UC-Berkeley, 1963.
    • Box 126
      Photomontage, Chinatown: A Glorified Slum, May 29, 1963.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 121, UC-Berkeley, 1964.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 151, UC-Berkeley, 1964.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 198/198A, UC-Berkeley, 1964.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 199, UC-Berkeley, 1964.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 103, 128, 289, UC-Berkley, Department of Architecture, Fall 1964-Spring 1965.
    • Box 64
      City and Regional Planning 100, UC-Berkeley, 1964.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 107, UC-Berkeley, 1965.
    • Box 64
      Architecture 128, UC-Berkeley, [The Alhambra: A Study], 1965.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 1
      Architecture 152, UC-Berkeley, [Project 1A and 1B - Light Study], 1965 .
    • Box 126
      Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 4
      Major Design Thesis: A Remodeling of Seawall Warehouse for Synanon Inc., Spring 1966.
    • Box 64
      Architecture and Religion in the Future City A Study: Presented at the 27th National Conference on Church Architecture, San Francisco, April 1966.
    • Box 64
      Architecture and Theology, notes and papers, undated.
    • Box 64
      German 100B, undated.
    • Box 64
      Miscellaneous School Work, undated.
    • Box 150
      Photomontage, Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, CA, undated .
  • SUBSERIES F: Photographs, 1973-2003.
    • Prints, 1982-2003.
      • Box 94
        Box 94
        Steve Rupp - miscellaneous trees, pulleys, gears, etc..
      • Box 94
        Friends, Family, and Trips, circa 1982.
      • Box 94
        Masakazu and Izumi Kishikawa [Tokyo, Japan and visiting Rupp in the United States], 1996, 1998, and undated.
      • Box 94
        Unmarked [coastal scenes, mushrooms, plants] correspondes with negatives #9727, circa, 1999-2003 .
      • Box 94
        Spring, 2000.
      • Box 94
        Fall/New Years Eve, 2001.
      • Box 94
        Almond Blossoms, Stanford "Goldsworthy," Spring 2002.
      • Box 94
        60th Birthday celebration, 2003.
      • Box 94
        [photographs of watercolors].
      • Box 94
        Unknown, descriptions on back.
      • Box 94
        Unknown, no descriptions on back.
      • Box 94
        Animals [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Buildings [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Clouds [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Flowers [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Hamilton Ave Gardens and house [Rupp's House] [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Miscellaneous Landscapes [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Paintings [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        People [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Rainbows [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Sunsets [category created by Rupp].
      • Box 94
        Photographs of SLR, undated.
      • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 1
        Panoramic Photographs [Mostly of the Baylands and surrounding area. Kept with watercolors--shows evidence of being used as reference visuals for watercolors].
    • Negatives, 1981-2003.
      • Box 101
        Friends, Family, and Trips, circa 1982.
      • Box 115
        Family/Friends/Local Area, 1981-2003.
      • Box 115
        Pictures of SLR, undated.
      • Box 106
        Tasco, December 1981.
      • Box 116
        Box 124
        Miscellaneous, 1983-2003.
      • Box 124
        Box 102
        Miscellaneous [sample subjects include nature scenes, flowers, gatherings of people, etc.].
    • Slides, 1973-1993.
      • Box 110C
        Family and Friends, 1973-1982, and undated.
        Includes slides of SLR's graduation from UC-Berkeley
      • Box 110D
        Plants, SLR's home and garden, 1979; 1993 and undated.
      • Box 110E
        Miscellaneous.
        Includes slides of porsche parts, SLR owned artwork, miscellaneous churches, and unidentified slides
      • Box 102
        Miscellaneous.
        Building; hotel room; old barn; Baylands [?]
    • Photoalbums, 1983-2003.
      • Box 147
        New Year's, 1983/1984.
      • Box 146
        1986-1987.
      • Box 139
        1988-1989.
      • Box 149
        1990-1991.
      • Box 148
        1992-1993.
      • Box 137
        1994.
      • Box 145
        Garden, 1220 Hamilton Ave (Rupp's house).
      • Box 129
        1996-1997.
      • Box 143
        2003.
SERIES II: Professional Papers, 1966-2003.
Scope and Content

The Professional Papers series consists of material relating to Rupp's participation in professional life including licenses, awards received, correspondence, and involvement in professional organizations (Rupp was president of California Women in Environmental Design from 1992 to 1993).

  • SUBSERIES A: General, 1966-2003.
    • Box 152
      Awards.
    • Box 89
      IAWA Donation- inventories, newsletter featuring SLR donation.
    • Box 89
      Boulgarides, Dr. James D., California State University, Los Angeles [study looking at women in architecture].
    • Box 89
      Licenses/certifications/degrees for architecture, 1966-2003.
  • SUBSERIES B: Associations and Committees, 1985-2002.
    • Box 89
      AIA, Santa Clara Valley, 1997.
    • California Women in Environmental Design (CWED), 1992-1995.
      • Box 89
        1993-1995.
      • Box 89
        Gabriella Judd Study, U.C. Berkeley, 1992.
      • Box 89
        Membership directory, 1994.
      • Box 89
        Newsletters from Rupp presidency, 1992-1993.
      • Box 89
        Newsletters from 1994 conference (SLR edition).
    • Box 89
      New Performance Gallery (American Inroads), 1985-1986.
    • Box 142
      Organization of Women Architects, retreat, 2002.
SERIES III: Office Records, 1972-2002.
Scope and Content

The Office Records series consists of materials relating to the day to day operations of a private architectural practice including day planners (1982-2002), telephone logs (1976-1996), labor distribution (1983-1996), proposals and promotions (1976-1996), presentation materials, and publicity photographs.

  • SUBSERIES A: General, 1972-2002.
    • Box 69
      Accounts Receivable, 1997.
    • Box 69
      Advertising, 1993.
    • Box 69
      Articles - SLR, 1972; 1990-1992, undated.
    • Box 69
      Brochures, 1985-1986.
    • Box 69
      AIA Design Award, 1990.
    • Box 69
      Brochures, #8517 AT&T Seattle Metropolitan Park.
    • Box 69
      Brochure, Office Flyer.
    • Box 69
      Brochure Materials/Pages, pre-1990.
    • Box 69
      Brochures, SLR/International-Architects, Israel Office.
    • Box 90
      Clippings, #8018, Stanford University, Storey House.
    • Box 69
      Corporation Donations, 1986; 1989; 1990; 1993-1994.
    • Correspondence.
      • Box 8
        Box 69
        General, 1981; 1985-1995.
      • Box 69
        Letters of Referral.
      • Box 69
        RE: Israel Office.
    • Box 70
      Box 86
      Day Planners, 1983-2002.
    • Box 69
      Depreciation schedule, capital investments, 1978-1985.
    • Box 69
      Designer West, May 1985.
    • Box 69
      Elizabeth Rodenz, management consultant.
    • Box 69
      First computer purchase, word processor type, 1981 .
    • Box 69
      Interiors, Second Annual Corporate America Design Awards featuring #8607 Raychem Corporation, May 1990.
    • Box 69
      Israel Furniture Week, (SLR/International), September 1983.
    • Box 89
      Box 87
      Box 88
      Labor Distribution, 1983-1996.
    • Box 69
      Margaret Spaulding/Marketing Consultant.
    • Box 69
      Miscellaneous Invoices, 1997.
    • Box 69
      Nepal, 1984.
    • Box 69
      Office content list, 1983-1984.
    • Box 69
      Overhead Expenses, 1977-1996.
    • Box 77
      P & L Statements [Profit and Loses], 1981-1990.
    • Box 69
      P & L Statements [Profit and Loses], 1991-2002].
    • Box 145
      Photoalbum, SLR/Architects office photographs, 1981-1988.
    • Box 69
      [Portfolio of Projects from the 1970s].
    • Box 77
      Russell Abraham Photography, billing and invoices, 1990-1996.
    • Service Contracts, 1977-1991.
      • Box 69
        Hewlett-Packard, service agreement, 1985.
      • Box 69
        Pacific Telephone, (blanket contract for professional services), 1977-1991.
      • Box 69
        Stanford University, service contract, 1978-1985.
      • Box 69
        Stanford University Medical Center, service contract, 1980-1987.
    • Box 106
      Slides, SLR/Architects projects.
    • SLR/Architects, 1976-1991.
      • Box 69
        Biography, 1979, 1987, and undated.
      • Box 69
        Employee Handbook - original.
      • Box 69
        Employee Handbook, 1991.
      • Box 69
        Box 152
        Miscellaneous Invitations/Christmas Cards.
      • Offices, 1976-1987.
        • Box 69
          First office (for SLR), 1976-1977.
        • Box 69
          320 Lytton (first office, SLR/Architects), lease information, [includes layout of how Rupp set-up the office], 1979-1987.
        • Box 69
          320 Lytton, 1981-1987.
      • Box 69
        Box 152
        Tavi, [Israeli architecture magazine; has a profile of Digital Semiconductor Jerusalem, Architects: SLR International], 1983.
      • Box 87
        Box 86
        Telephone logs, 1976-1996.
  • Box 169
    Box 170
    SUBSERIES B: Computer Disks, 1978-1995, 2002.
    Scope and Content

    The Computer Disks subseries contain various format disks, 8-inch; 5 ¼-inch; 3 ½-inch. They feature financial information, office records, and project files. 1978-1995, 2002.

    Access Restrictions

    The information on the computer disks have not been transferred to an accessible medium as of 2/2011.

  • SUBSERIES C: Photographs, Prints and Negatives 1974-1988.
    Scope and Content

    The photographs listed in this series are mainly presentation photographs that were grouped with other office records by Rupp. For additional project photographs see the Project Index.

    • Box 90
      #7606 Chantilly Restaurant
    • Box 90
      Box 153
      #7607 Baum Studio.
    • Box 90
      #7701 Stanford University, Press Building
    • Box 90
      #7704 Residence, Palo Alto, CA
    • Box 90
      #7802 Residence (remodel), Los Altos, CA
    • Box 90
      #7809 United Airlines ticket office, Stanford Shopping Cente
    • Box 90
      Box 153
      #7813 AT&T Smokey Hills Radio Relay Repeater Station.
    • Box 90
      #7815 PT&T. Dublin Phone Office
    • Box 90
      #7817 Eat Rite Nutrition Center
    • Box 90
      #7901 PT&T, Dublin phone store
    • Box 90
      #7916 Stanford University, RLG trailers
    • Box 90
      [#8003/17] PT&T Electric Switching Station (ESS), Richmond, CA
    • Box 90
      Box 153
      #8016 Ports International.
    • Box 90
      Box 153
      #8018 Stanford University, Storey House.
    • Box 90
      [#8019/20] Sweet Dreams, Stanford Shopping Center
    • Box 90
      [#8115] Blossoms Flower Shop, Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA
    • Box 90
      #8202.01 Thoits, 625/631 Emerson, upgrade
    • Box 90
      #8211 Apple Caribbean, Sunnyvale, CA
    • Box 90
      #8304 Sugarman & Co., San Francisco, CA
    • Box 90
      [#8315] Malke-Sage Gallery, Cupertino, CA
    • Box 90
      #8403 Apple Computer Test Facility, Pescadero, CA
    • Box 90
      #8409 Raychem, 165 Jefferson Corporation Facility Offices, Menlo Park, CA
    • Box 90
      [8427/8525] Apple Computer, MIS facility
    • Box 91
      #8428 Apple Telecom Facility, Cupertino, CA
    • Box 91
      #8430 PT&T, 910 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA
    • Box 91
      #8517 AT&T Seattle, Metropolitan Park
    • Box 91
      #8511 AT&T, OSPS, North Hollywood, CA
    • Box 91
      #8605 AT&T, SSC & ATTIS, Sacramento, CA
    • Box 91
      #8607 Raychem, 2415 Bay Road, Woodside, CA, Furniture and art
    • Box 91
      #8712 Grid Systems, offices and assembly plant, Fremont, CA
    • Box 91
      #8713 SLR/Architects, Office, 1935 University,
    • Box 91
      #8720 Claris, 440 Clyde Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • Box 91
      #8724 Apple, Bubb Road, Research Facility
    • Box 91
      #8721.05 Caesar Chavez (Ravenwood MS), Science Classroom
    • Box 153
      #8805 Brownstein/Bessemer
    • Box 91
      #8806 Residence, Los Altos, CA
    • Box 91
      #8913 Jack and Cohen Office,
    • Box 91
      #8915 Residence, Palo Alto, CA
    • Box 91
      #8922 Residence, West Harwich Port, MA
    • Box 91
      [9001?] and 9310 Raychem, Building ABC,
    • Box 91
      #9008 Stanford University, Building 370, Quad, Seismic Renovation
    • Box 91
      #9011 Residence, Hillsborough, CA
    • Box 91
      #9101 Rancho Murieta Water Treatment, Rancho Murieta,CA
    • Box 91
      #9309.01 Raychem, Commons Cafe and Conference Rooms,
    • Box 91
      #9313 Cafe & Co. of Carmel, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA
    • Box 153
      Apple Computer, undated.
    • Box 153
      AT&T Communications Billing Center.
    • Box 91
      Biebrach Swim Pool
    • Box 91
      Brentwood School, Ravenswood School District
    • Box 91
      Israel, Miscellaneous Projects
    • Box 91
      Opera Plaza Drycleaners
    • Box 91
      Patricia Webster School for Dance Arts
    • Box 153
      Raychem Corporation, undated.
    • Box 153
      Miscellaneous residence.
    • Box 125
      Box 91
      Various Projects [includes prints and negatives].
  • SUBSERIES D: Portfolios,.
    1978-1995
    Scope and Content

    The Portfolios series is comprised of reduced reproductions of drawings that Rupp organized by year or in a few cases by project ns2:title (Storey House and Raychem Corporation ABC). Not all project numbers have a set of reduced drawings see the Project Index for listings.

  • SUBSERIES E: Proposals/Promotions, 1976-1996.
    • Box 89
      Promotions/Proposals, 1981-1993, 1996.
    • Past Proposals, 1993-1996.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Office of the State Architect, State of California, Proposal for Consultant Manager, 1976.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - modifications to buildings 500, 516, 518, and 520, Stanford University Mechanical Engineering, January 30, 1978.
      • Box 90
        Proposals - A.T.&T Longlines, February 28, 1981.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Stanford University Medical Center Edwards Renovation Department of Surgery, August 2, 1982.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Refurbishing of Student Lounges, San Jose State University, 1982.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Design Approach Telecommunication Building, Stanford University, 1983.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - 300 Workstation, Western Division Naval FAC Engineering Command, June 14, 1985.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Qualification Submittal, Postal Facility for Morgan Hill, California, (a joint venture with Jensen, Johnson, and SLR/Architects), October 1985.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Expansion of the Price Waterhouse Technology Centre, January 7, 1987.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Qualifications Statement, Northern Regional Library Facility, Step 2, March17, 1987.
      • Box 90
        Proposals - Renovations and Refurbishing of the Altenheim, July 18, 1990.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Statement of Qualifications, University of California, Davis, Architect/Engineer/and other design professionals, 1991.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - U.C. Berkeley, August 1993.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Building 01-250 Seismic Upgrade Stanford University, Project no. 6120, August 29, 1996.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Renovation and Remodeling of 625/631 Emerson Street.
      • Box 90
        Promotion - East Palo Alto "Can Do" Project Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - For the Green Library Stack Seismic Bracing.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - A Statement of Qualification to the City Milpitas, Neighborhood Center Building Milpitas, California, Building Renovation Program.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Statement of Qualifications, Raychem R&D Center Renovation and Reconstruction.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Applied Physics Annex, Stanford University.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - A Statement of Qualifications for the Reconstruction of Storey House, Stanford University.
      • Box 90
        Proposal - Unitrans Maintenance Facility Qualification Statement.
  • SUBSERIES F: Presentation Materials, 1976-1995.
    • Box 90
      #7607 Baum studio.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      Box 90
      #7813 AT&T Longlines Relay Station.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      #8211 Apple Caribbean, Sunnyvale, CA.
    • Oversize Framed profile
      Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      #8403 Apple Radio Frequency Test Facility.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      #8713 SLR/Architects--1935 University.
    • Box 90
      #8719, Maui Sands, Maui Hawaii, 1987.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      #8824 Raychem Corporation, ABC Building.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      #9512 Nugent Square.
    • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      Raychem Corporation.
    • Box 90
      Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
      University Circle, Design Studies, July 6, 1990.
SERIES IV: Project Records, 1976-2003.
Arrangement

The Project Records series has been arranged into a Project Index which is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. The index is arranged chronologically by project number and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

A sampling of clients that can be found in the Project Index include: Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Tandem, Amdahl, Claris, Raychem, and IBM, AT&T, Pac Bell, United Airlines, Pan Am, Stanford University and Hospital, San Jose State University, and numerous individual residences. Some general files related to project records are listed below.

Use Restrictions

Residential client's names are restricted from being publicly identified these projects may only be identified by their location.

  • Box 57
    Job Data Sheets, #8403-#8520.
  • Box 57
    Master Specifications.
  • Morgue Files,.
    Scope and Content

    The "morgue" files contains mostly duplicates of materials held in the project files. They are filed chronologically.

    • Box 57
      1976 [includes General correspondence].
    • Box 78
      Fourth Quarter, 1980-June 1982.
    • Box 79
      July 1982-December 1983.
    • Box 80
      January 1984-October 1985.
    • Box 81
      November 1985-December 1986.
    • Box 82
      January 1987-August 1988.
    • Box 83
      September 1988-September 1990.
    • Box 84
      October 1990-June 1993.
    • Box 85
      July 1993-December 1996.
    • Box 62
      1997.
    • Box 62
      1999.
  • Box 57
    Project Book, 1978-1989.
  • Box 57
    Project Book, 1990-current [1996].
SERIES V: Art and Artifacts.
  • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 1
    Artwork, mostly watercolors.
  • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 1
    Portraits by SLR: 1)self-portrait 2)unidentified male.
  • Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2
    Sketchbook, color study.