Milka Bliznakov Prize Records

A Guide to the Milka Bliznakov Prize Records, 1999-2012 Ms.2001.045


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2001.045
Title
Milka Bliznakov Prize Records1999-2019
Quantity
0.5 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Merrett, Andrea J.
Creator
Erkarslam, Ozlem
Creator
Nadel, Barbara
Creator
Birmingham, Elizabeth J.
Creator
Bonney, Claire
Creator
Nencheck, Lindsay
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Milka Bliznakov Prize, established in 1998, honors the founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture. The prize is conferred in recognition of research that advances knowledge of women's contributions to architecture and related design fields, and was created to encourage the use and growth of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA). The collection consists of announcements about the award, proposal submissions for the prize, and original works of research.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Milka Bliznakov Prize Records, Ms2001-045, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Milka Bliznakov Prize Records were donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at the Special Collections. Accruals are ongoing.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Milka Bliznakov Prize Records took place in 2001. The records were reprocessed and described to include additions in August 2005, September 2006, January 2012, March 2013, and 2017.


Historical Note

Milka Bliznakov Award and Research Prize Winners

2001, Claire Bonney, "The Work and Life of Adrienne Gorska".

2002, Elizabeth Birmingham, "Searching for Marion Mahony: Gender, Erasure, and the Discourse of Architectural Studies".

2003, Barbara Nadel,"Security Design: Achieving Transparency in Civic Architecture" and Ozlem Erkarslan, "Turkish Women Architects in the Late Ottoman and Early Republican Era 1908-1960."

2004, Dorrita Hannah, "un-housing performance: The Heart of PQ" and Janet Stoyel, "Sonicloth".

2005, Carmen Alonso Espegel, "Heroines of the Space", Isabel Bauer, "Architekturstudentinnen der Weimarer Republik", and Bobbye Tigerman, "'I Am Not a Decorator' Florence Knoll, the Knoll Planning Unit, and the Making of the Modern Office".

2005, Milka Bliznakov Honorarium, Joseph Chuo Wang.

2006, Milka Bliznakov Prize, Commendation, "Against All Odds: MIT's Pioneering Women of Landscape Architecture" by Eran Ben-Joseph, Holly D. Ben-Joseph and Anne C. Dodge.

2007, No prize awarded.

2008, Martha Alonso, Sonia Bevilacqua, and Graciela Brandariz, "Odilia Suárez: The Exemplary Trajectory of an Architect and Urbanist in Latin America " and Despina Stratigakos, "A Woman's Berlin "

2008, Milka Bliznakov Prize, Commendation, Lori Brown, feminist practices [exhibition].

2009, Patrick Lee Lucan, "Sarah Hunter Kelly: Designing the House of Good Taste".

2010, Inge Schaefer Horton, "Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area ".

2011, Lindsay Nencheck, "Organizing Voices: Examining the 1974 Women in Architecture Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis".

2012, Andrea J. Merrett, "Feminism in American Architecture: Organizing: 1972-1975 ".

2013, Robert Holton, "Natalie de Blois - Her role and contribution to the design of three pivotal SOM projects completed in New York City between 1950-1960: the Lever House, the Pepsi-Cola building and the Union Carbide".

2014, Meredith Sattler, "Early Technological Innovation in the Systems Approach to Environmental Design: Situating Beverly Willis and Associates' CARLA platform [Computerized Approach to Residential Land Analysis] within the developmental trajectory of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)".

2015, Claire Bonney Brüllman, "The Work and Life of Adrienne Gorska" and Sarah Rafson, "CARY (Chicks in Architecture Refuse to Yield)".

2016, Ines Moisset, "Women Architects on the Web" and Tanja Poppelreuter, "Refugee and émigré female architects before 1940".

2017, Rixt Hoekstra, "Regarding De Stijl through a Gender Perspective: The Work and Life of Han Schröder (1918 -1992)" and Kirat Kaur Pandher (Student Prize), "Indian Architects: A Proposal for Directed Expansion".

2019, Anna Sokolina, "Life to Architecture: Milka Bliznakov Academic Papers and Records of Women in Russian Architecture at the IAWA".

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of yearly information and announcements about the Milka Bliznakov Prize and research proposal submissions. This prize is awarded annually and more records are expected at a later date.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by year of submission. Information is divided into award announcements, which advertise the award and announce winners at various stages, proposal submissions, and original works of research.

Related Material

Additional information about the Milka Bliznakov Prize is available through links on the IAWA home page.

The IAWA Records, Ms1985-021, and the papers of Milka Bliznakov, Ms1991-025, are both housed with the IAWA and are on the IAWA Guide to the Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Alonso, Carmen Espegel
  • Alonso, Martha
  • Bauer, Isabel
  • Ben-Joseph, Eran
  • Ben-Joseph, Holly D.
  • Bevilacqua, Sonia
  • Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010
  • Brandariz, Graciela
  • Brown, Lori
  • Dodge, Anne C.
  • Hannah, Dorrita
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • Horton, Inge S.
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Lucas, Patrick Lee
  • Sokolina, Anna P.
  • Stoyel, Janet
  • Stratigakus, Despina
  • Tigerman, Bobbye
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- College of Architecture and Urban Studies -- Milka Bliznakov Prize
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Architecture (1974-1978)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Architecture and Urban Studies (1978-)
  • Wang, Joseph Chuo
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Milka Bliznakov Prize Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alonso, Carmen Espegel
  • Alonso, Martha
  • Bauer, Isabel
  • Ben-Joseph, Eran
  • Ben-Joseph, Holly D.
  • Bevilacqua, Sonia
  • Birmingham, Elizabeth J.
  • Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010
  • Bonney, Claire
  • Brandariz, Graciela
  • Brown, Lori
  • Dodge, Anne C.
  • Erkarslam, Ozlem
  • Hannah, Dorrita
  • Horton, Inge S.
  • Lucas, Patrick Lee
  • Merrett, Andrea J.
  • Nadel, Barbara
  • Nencheck, Lindsay
  • Sokolina, Anna P.
  • Stoyel, Janet
  • Stratigakus, Despina
  • Tigerman, Bobbye
  • Wang, Joseph Chuo

Container List

First Milka Bliznakov Prize
1999-2000
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Award Announcements
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Proposal Submissions
    • "Information Exchange and Knowledge Transfer among Female Architects" by Cordula Mohr
    • "The Quintessential Colter: Mary Jane Colter and the Development of Organic American Architecture" by Kweku Quansa
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Winning proposal
Second Milka Bliznakov Prize
2001-2002
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Award Announcements
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Proposal Submissions
    • "On Gertrude Sawyer" by Judith H. Lanius
    • "Searching for Marion Mahony: Gender, Erasure, and the Discourse of Architectural Studies" by Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham [Prize Winner]
    • "Making Deeper Connections: Women in Architecture" by Neeti Gupta
    • "Where are the Women in Landscape Architecture? A Proposal to Find Out" by Terry Clements
    • "Mentors and Students: Building the Community of Female Architects</" by Dr. Catherine Zipf
    • "La Casa di Eva" by Dr. Maristella Casciato
    • "The Architecture and Urbanism Between the X-Urban/Industrial/Wired Condition" by Lora H. Kim
    • "Contemporary Female Dutch Architects Compared to their Japanese Counterparts" by Tina Lin
    • "The Houses of Lisl Scheu Close" by Jane King Hession
    • Curriculum vitae of Mr. Wei Chen
    • "Women and Design" by Marta Zarza
    • "Handbook and CD to Strengthen the Participation of Community Groups in Urban Renewal Projects" by Dr. Ombretta Romice
    • "Cultural Politics and Historiography: Mapping Feminist Writing on Canadian and American Architecture" by Sarah Bassnett
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Winner's curriculum vitae
    • Dr. Elizabeth Birmingham
Third Milka Bliznakov Prize
2002-2003
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Award Announcements
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Proposal Submissions, part 1
    • "The Application of Game Theory to the Field of Architecture"> by Alissa Luepke
    • "Lina Bo Bardi's Museum Picture Gallery: Research through Drawings and Paintings by Bo Bardi" by Cathrine Veikos
    • "Florence Knoll Bassett and the Design of New York International Airport" by David Brodherson
    • "The History of Koryn Rolstad's Contributions to Architecture" by Lynn Boyle
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Proposal Submissions, part 2
    • "TRANS_it - A Discourse on Temporality and Nomadic Condition" by Sofie Redele and Iris Kaltenegger
    • "Security Design: Achieving Transparency in Civic Architecture" by Barbara A. Nadel [Prize Winner]
    • Design Proposal by Maribel Guerra
    • "Turkish Women Architects in the Late Ottoman and Early Republican Era 1908-1960" by Ozlem Erdogdu Erkarslan [Prize Winner]
    • "Politics and Gender in the Viennese Architecture of the 1930s: The Case of Helene Koller-Buchweiser" by Maria Rentetzi
Fourth Milka Bliznakov Prize
2003-2004
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10
    Award Announcements, [Prize Winners: Dorrita Hannah and Janet Stoyel]
Fifth Milka Bliznakov Prize
2004-2005
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11
    Award Announcements [Prize Winners: Carmen Alonso Espegel , Isabel Bauer, and Bobbye Tigerman]
Eleventh Milka Bliznakov Research Prize
2011
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    Submitted Work, research paper: 'Organizing Voices: Examining the 1974 Women in Architecture Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis,' by Lindsay Nencheck
    2011
  • box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Supporting Documentation
    1974
    • CD, Women in Architecture Symposium, Lynn Meyer's Student Videos
      1974
    • CD, Washington University Women in Architecture Symposium Audio Files
      1974
    • DVD, Alice Franklin Student Video
      1974
Twelveth Milka Bliznakov Research Prize
2012
  • box-folder 1 folder: 14
    Submitted Work, research paper: 'Feminism in American Architecture: Organizing 1972-1975,' by Andrea J. Merrett
    2012
Sixteenth Milka Bliznakov Research Prize, 2016
  • box-folder 1 folder: 15
    Submitted Work, research paper: 'Women Architects on the Web,' by Ines Moisset et al.
    2016Spanish; Castilian.
Nineteenth Milka Bliznakov Research Prize, 2019