A Guide to the Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007 Laleyan, Marie-Louise Architectural Collection Ms2013-090

Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-090


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-090
Title
Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007
Physical Characteristics
11.3 cubic feet, 13 boxes
Creator
Laleyan, Marie-Louise
Language
English
Abstract
Marie-Louise Laleyan (1935-2014) was a San Francisco based architect with 48 years of experience including 30 years as principal of Laleyan Architects (1977-2007). The collection contains architectural drawings, specifications, construction files, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Marie-Louise Laleyan (1977-2007) and Laleyan Architects (1972-1977). Photographic record of her U.S. employment (1965-1972) is also present.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, Ms2013-090, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in November 2008.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection was completed in April 2014.


Biographical Note

Marie-Louise Laleyan (1935-2014) was a San Francisco based architect with 48 years of experience including 30 years as principal of Laleyan Architects (1977-2007), formally Laleyan Associates.

Born and educated in Bulgaria Laleyan arrived in the United States in 1964. Laleyan has practiced architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria; Paris, France; and the United States. Before establishing her own practice she worked with the following firms: Hart & Turner Architects (Sacramento, CA), Richard Neutra (Los Angeles, CA), and the San Francisco, CA firms of Claude Oakland and Associates, Anshen & Allen, Mario J. Ciamp, FAIA, and Paffard Keatinge Clay.

An active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) she has served on the Northern California Chapter's Board of Directors, as co-chairperson of the national AIA Task Force of Women in Architecture, and coauthor of the AIA Affirmative Action Plan. She was also a founder of the Bay Area's Organization of Women in Architecture (OWA) and has represented the interests of women architects at numerous conferences and seminars.

The establishment of Laleyan Associates in 1977 was the culmination of a lifelong career intention and in her words a 'family tradition.' Laleyan was committed to keeping the firm small so that she would be able to provide quality service and personal attention to each project and client. Projects undertaken by Laleyan Architects included light commercial, medical, institutional, residential, and public buildings with construction costs ranging from $25,000-3.4 million dollars.

In 2001, Laleyan began providing Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) and Construction Monitoring services for the California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), a state housing acquisition lender to non-profit and for profit developers.

Laleyan died on January 21, 2014.

Scope and Content

The collection contains architectural drawings, specifications, construction files, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Marie-Louise Laleyan (1977-2007) and Laleyan Architects (1972-1977). Photographic record of her U.S. employment (1965-1972) is also present.

Related Material

Separated Material

Materials related to Illinois architect Bertha Y. Whitman were removed from the Laleyan collection and placed in Ms2009-054 IAWA Small Collections under Whitman's name. (3/2009)


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Architecture
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women-owned architectural firms
  • Persons:

  • Whitman, Bertha Yerex
  • Occupations:

  • Architects

Contents List

Professional Papers,1972-1994
  • Box 5
    Articles, Presentations, Press Releases, Thought Pieces, and Writings,1977-1986
  • Box 5
    Project List,1972-2007
  • Box 5
    Request for Proposal (RFP) West Block Studios - TNDC (Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation,November 15, 2004
Project Records,1972-2000

The following is a list of architectural projects and services carried out by Marie L. Laleyan (1972-1973) and her firm Laleyan Architects (1977-2006).

Arrangement

The Project Index is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. The index is arranged alphabetically by Job Number and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

Project Index

A Summary of the Project Index is listed below.

  • Marie L. Laleyan Project Records,1972-1973
    • #101 - Duplex, San Rafael (Mr. and Mrs. Al Valenzano),1972
    • #102 - 4141 Geary Medical Building, Suite 324,1973
    • #103 - Alterations to Residence and Office, San Francisco (Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stein),1973
    • #104 - 4141 Geary Medical Building, Suite 324,1973
    • #105 - 4141 Geary Medical Building, Suite 419/420, 1973
  • Laleyan Architects Project Records,1977-2000
    • AGS81 - AGS Graphics and Systems,1981
    • CCR83 - Civic Center Residence Hotel Rehab (CCR-G programming) [8 folders],1980-1986
    • CCR85 - Civic Center Residence Hotel Rehab III [5 folders],1985-1986
    • CIV83 - Medical Suite Addition, for Arthur Civello, MD,1983
    • CLH84 - California League for Handicapped, Preliminary Studies, 1983-1984
    • DB-102/79 - Bloomfield Residence, Jack and Carol Bloomfield [2 folders], 1979-1981
    • DB-103/78 - Single Family Residence, Mr and Mrs. James Cunningham, 5121 Cabrillo,1978-1979
    • DB-203/78 - Single Family Residence, Steve and Irene Marciel, 4980 Discovery Point,1979-1980
    • DB-303/79 - Davis Residence, Robert and Karen Davis, 1260 Discovery Bay Road,1979-1980
    • DB-403/80 - Residence, North Point,1980-1981
    • DB-503/80 - House, Discovery Bay Blvd.,1980-1981
    • DB-603/80 - House, Willow Lake Road [not built],1981
    • DLT99 - Dalt Hotel Rehabilitation [9 folders],1999-2000
    • DOE78 - Dental Office, Kira Eldemir, DDS [2 folders],1978-1981, 1987
    • ELD81 - Flats-Rehab Studio
    • ELD85 - Remodeling of Residence for Kira Eldemir, DDS
    • ELD87 - Dental Office Addition for Kira Eldemir, DDS
    • ENN77 - Enna Residence Addition,1977
    • FRK89 - St. Boniface Friars Kitchen Renovation,1989-1990
    • HFC84 - Howard Street Apartments, 1040-42 Howard Street, San Francisco [6 folders], 1985-1991
    • KLM86 - Klimm Apartments Rehab [17 folders],1985-1989
    • KPR86 - Condominium Remodel, for Dobri Kiprov, MD - preliminary only,1986-1987
    • KPR87 - Penthouse Remodel for Dobri Kiprov, MD, 1986-1987
    • LAA88 - Laleyan Associates Architects
    • LAZ81 - Union Street Shops [2 folders],1980-1982
    • LAZ94 - Roof Parapet Reinforcement, Presidio Heights Apartments [2 folders],1993-1995
    • LPPI84 - Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (UCSF) - Children's Wing [6 folders],1983-1989
    • MLR91 - House Remodel (Miller),1991
    • PUD-B/81 - Planned Unit Development, Brentwood,1981-1982
    • RCC88 - Chiang Flats (exterior treatment consultation)
    • RCH83 - Russ Apartment Building Rehab: pre-programming only
    • SMO85 - Serramonte Center Space E-460, studies for Bay Area Pediatrics Group,1984-1985
    • SRR78 - Salvatore Residence Rehab
    • SSG89/SSG91 - Southland/Southgate Housing Development (CHFA 91-036-N) [17 folders],1986, 1991-1994
    • T&B82 - Ron Greenspan VW for T&B Interior Designers
    • TDE82 - Yosemite Apartment Building,1982-1986
    • TDL82 - Sierra Madre Apartment Building
    • TIM90 - Residence for Tim Fagan, Alta Hills, 1990-2000
    • TMR81 - Tomer Residence Remodel,1981
    • UNY81 - The Unitery, Early Child Education Center,1981
    • WBL95 - Plaza and Ramona Apartments WBL-P & WBL-R,1995-1996
    • WBR91 - Webber Unit Remodel, 1991
  • California Housing Finance Agency,2003-2006
    Historical Note

    Projects with the California Housing Finance Agency are presented as a representation of services offered by Laleyan Architects and are to be used for general information only. Laleyan Architects was not the architect for these projects.

    • Box 5
      CHFA 00-021-N - Thomas Paine Square Apartments,2003
    • Box 5
      CHFA 01-028-N - Roberts Avenue Senior Housing,2003
    • CHFA 03-001-N - Surf Apartments,2003-2004
    • Box 5
      CHFA 03-028-N - Plaza de las Flores,2006
    • Box 5
      CHFA 05-003-N - Hillvale Glen Apartments, Physical Needs Assessment,2005
    • Box 5
      CHFA 05-003-N - Padre Apartments Community,2004
  • Boxes 6-12
    Drawings
    Scope and Content

    Drawings are present for the following projects: #101, #102, #103, #104, #105, CCR85, DB-102, DB-103, DB-203, DB-303, DB-406, DB-503, DB-603, DLT99, DOE78, ENN77, FRK89, HFC84, KLM86, LAZ81, LAZ94, LPPI84, PUB-B/81, SRR78, SSG91, T&B82, TDE82, TDL82, TIM90, TMR81, UNY81, WBL95, and WBR91.

    Drawings are in boxes 6-12. The locations are tied to the relevant projects in the Project Index

    • Box-folder 5:19
      Reduced Drawings
Project Photographs
  • Box-folder 5:17-18
    Affordable Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Projects (2 Photo Albums),2002
  • Box-folder 5:16
    Firm Projects Photo Album
  • Box-folder 5:14-15
    Marie-Louise Laleyan Employment in the USA, (2 folders), 1965-1976
    Scope and Content

    Projects include work with Richard and Dion Neutra, Los Angeles (1967-1969) and Paffard Keatinge Clay, San Francisco (1969-1971)

  • Box 5
    Project Negatives
    Scope and Content

    Negatives are available for the following projects: DB103, DB203; DB303; DOE78.

    Negatives are in box 5. The location is tied to the relevant projects in the Project Index

  • Box 13
    Presentation Boards
  • Box 5
    Slides
    Scope and Content

    Slides are present for the following projects: DB102, DB103, DB203, DB303, DOE78, ELD87, HFC84, KLM86, LAA88, LAZ81, SSG91.

    Slides are in box 5. The location is tied to the relevant projects in the Project Index

    • Box 5
      Golden Sands Bulgaria, 1961

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Laleyan, Marie-Louise
  • Whitman, Bertha Yerex