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Oron, Joyce Architectural Collection A Guide to the Joyce Oron Architectural Collection 1985-2004 Ms.2005.006

A Guide to the Joyce Oron Architectural Collection 1985-2004 Ms.2005.006


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Harvey Clark

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2005.006
Title
Joyce Oron Architectural Collection1985-2004
Quantity
23.3 Cubic Feet, 1 flat box; 13 tube boxes; 17 oversize folders
Creator
Oron, Joyce, 1954-
Language
The materials in the collection are in Hebrew.
Abstract
Joyce Oron's architecture and town planning office is located in Israel. This collection contains drawings, text, and photographs of some of the prestigious projects handled by her office from 1985 to 2004. Most materials are written in Hebrew with English descriptions available.

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], Joyce Oron Architectural Collection, Ms2005-006, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The creator donated the Joyce Oron material to the International Archive of Women in Architecture in October 2004. Additional material was donated in 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Joyce Oron Architectural Collection took place in March 2005 and again in September 2010.


Biographical Note

Joyce Oron was born in 1954 in New York, and lived in the United States and Uruguay until she was 18 years old. In 1972, political circumstances drove her to Israel, where she completed her schooling and graduated as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture at Technion, Haifa in 1978.

From 1978 to 1985 she worked in the office of Lofenfeld–Gamerman, where she became a partner. In 1985, she set up her own office, Joyce Oron Architecture and Town Planner, which she expanded in 1994. During 1985 to 1987, Oron was the main architect of the town Beit Berl. Joyce Oron's office has worked on such varied projects as public buildings, housing projects, urban planning, community centers, health facilities, schools, sports halls and facilities, office buildings and neighborhoods. Her work has been featured in several magazines, and her office has won many design competitions.

Oron is a consulting architect for the Ministry on Education for the development of schools and is also active in the development of neighborhoods for soldiers and their families for the Ministry of Defense. Since the mid 1990s, she has been giving guest lectures at the Faculty of Architecture at Technion and the Faculty of Architecture in the University of Tel Aviv.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs and textual description of projects created by Joyce Oron from 1985 to 2004. There are a wide variety of projects in the collection, including residential, commercial and institutional buildings in Israel. Most drawings are 36 inches wide, vary in length from 48 to 96 inches, and include text only in Hebrew. Most projects also have a brief English description along with photographs of the completed building. The project drawings are complemented by a recording of a lecture by Joyce Oron at the 14th Congress of UIFA (Union internationale des femmes architectes) in September 2004 and two issues of the magazine "Architecture in Israel" that feature Oron's work.

Arrangement

The collection is described in two series: Professional Papers and Project records. The drawings in the collection are grouped by project and stored by size. Projects with long drawing sheets are stored rolled in tube boxes. Other project drawings are stored flat in oversized folders. Box 1 contains a spiral–bound set of drawings for one of the projects, a CD with the UIFA lecture and a rolled set of architectural drawing sheets. File folders with photographs and textual information in English about most projects, as well as two magazines, are stored in a small document box (Box 1a) inside Box 1.

Related Material

For more information about architect Joyce Oron and the work undertaken by her office refer to her official website, www.joyceoron.com .

The IAWA collection UIFA 14th Congress Materials contains a poster that Oron presented at the conference. Ms2005-011

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Oron, Joyce, 1954-
  • Women -- History
  • Women-owned architectural firms

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Container List

Professional Papers.
  • Résumé. 1, box-folder folder: 1,
  • Biography, 1954-2005. 1a, box-folder folder: 1,
  • Compiled Booklet, Professional Work, 1985-2004. 1a, box-folder folder: 2,
  • Lecture on CD, Is There A Feminine Architecture, 3 copies. 1, box-folder folder: 4,
  • Promotional CDs for Joyce Oron Architecture and Town Planning (8 CDs). 1, box-folder folder: 5,
  • Magazine, "Architecture in Israel". 1a, box-folder folder: 18,
    • December 1998. 1a, box-folder folder: 18,
    • December 2000. 1a, box-folder folder: 18,
Project Records.
  • Community Center, Merhavim Regional Council.
    • Drawings and Text. 1, box-folder folder: 3,
  • Modiin, Natural Reserves, Modiin.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 3,
    • Architectural Drawings (16 sheets). 2, box
  • Cluster of Cottages, Holon.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 4,
    • Architectural Drawings (10 sheets). folder: 1, oversize
  • Cluster of Cottages, Beer Sheva.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 5,
    • Architectural Drawings (8 sheets). folder: 14, oversize
  • Beit Eliezer Community Center, Hadera.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 6,
    • Architectural Drawings (21 sheets). 3, box
  • Community Center, Savyon.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 7,
  • Center for Family Health, Modiin.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 8,
    • Architectural Drawings (6 sheets). folder: 6, oversize
  • Gaby Mode – Botelho Wizo Center, Givatayim.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 9,
    • Architectural Drawings (20 sheets). folder: 4, oversize
  • Givat Shmuel Kindergartens.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 10,
    • Architectural Drawings (7 sheets). folder: 3, oversize
  • Bnei Akiva Preparatorial School, Laboratory Building, Givat Shmuel.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 11,
    • Architectural Drawings (10 sheets). 4, box
  • Netivei Noam High School, Gedera.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 12,
    • Architectural Drawings (10 sheets). 5, box
  • Tullerie Gardens, Ganei Tikva.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 13,
    • Architectural Drawings (32 sheets). 1, box-folder folder: 2,
  • Eial Shimoni Sports Center.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 14,
  • City Square, Qiryat Ono.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 15,
    • Architectural Drawings (7 sheets). folder: 3, oversize
  • Central Library, Haifa.
    • Project Information and Photographs. 1a, box-folder folder: 16,
  • Labour Council Building, Ashkelon.
    • Project Information and Scanned Images. 1a, box-folder folder: 17,
  • Community Center of Madoim, Merhavim.
    • Project Information and Scanned Images. 1a, box-folder folder: 17,
  • Brainen Rueben Kindergarten, Geha Hospital.
    • Project Information and Scanned Images. 1a, box-folder folder: 17,
    • Architectural Drawings (55 sheets). folder: 5, oversize
  • Rubin Recreation Center, Yerocham.
    • Architectural Drawings (21 sheets). 6, box
  • Milton School Wind Addition, Bat-Yam.
    • Architectural Drawings (6 sheets). 7, box
  • Meirev and Amos Residence.
    • Architectural Drawings (8 sheets). folder: 7, oversize
  • Kid's Bedroom, Tel Aviv.
    • Architectural Drawings (10 sheets). folder: 7, oversize
  • Dorothy and Buno Markus Apartment, Herzlia.
    • Architectural Drawings (11 sheets). folder: 7, oversize
  • 31 Cottages, Beiter Ilit.
    • Architectural Drawings (5 sheets). folder: 7, oversize
  • Neighborhood B South, Ariel.
    • Architectural Drawings (20 sheets). folder: 8, oversize
  • Mall Herzelia.
    • Architectural Drawings (9 sheets). folder: 9, oversize
  • Telephone Table.
    • Architectural Drawings (1 sheet). folder: 9, oversize
  • Parents Bathroom Renovation.
    • Architectural Drawings (10 sheets). folder: 10, oversize
  • The Sznajder's Residence.
    • Architectural Drawings (5 sheets). folder: 10, oversize
  • Israel Jewish Agency, Idud Bank.
    • Architectural Drawings (3 sheets). folder: 10, oversize
  • Pisgat Shlomi Project, Beer Sheva.
    • Architectural Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 10, oversize
  • The Wolfson Community Center, Holon.
    • Architectural Drawings (1 sheet). folder: 11, oversize
  • Tamar Goldberg Bathroom .
    • Architectural Drawings (1 sheet). folder: 11, oversize
  • Mira and Ofer Berger Apartment, Ramat Aviv.
    • Architectural Drawings (1 sheet). folder: 11, oversize
  • Senat Building in the University of Tel Aviv.
    • Architectual Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 11, oversize
  • The Central Theater of Beer Sheva.
    • Architectural Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 11, oversize
  • Senior Citizen Community Center in Givat Olga.
    • Architectural Drawings (4 drawings). folder: 12, oversize
  • Tzofit's Theater.
    • Architectural Drawings (6 sheets). folder: 12, oversize
  • Donner's Home-Daniel Hotel.
    • Architectural Drawings (15 sheets). folder: 13, oversize
  • Mother-In-Law Kitchen Renovation.
    • Architectural Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 13, oversize
  • Ben Gurion School, Ramle.
    • Architectural Drawings (9 sheets). folder: 14, oversize
  • Ramot Hefer School, Emek Hefer.
    • Architectural Drawings (9 sheets). folder: 15, oversize
  • Center Landscaping Offices, Rehovot.
    • Architectural Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 15, oversize
    • The Broinen Reuben Kindergarten in Geha Hospital, Petach Tikva.
      • Architectural Drawings (17 sheets). 9, box
  • Ami Shinar Apartment, Tel Aviv.
    • Architectural Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 15, oversize
  • South Triangle Neighborhood, Civil Park, Petach Tikva.
    • Architectural Drawings (11 sheets). folder: 16, oversize
  • Sports Hall for the Givat Michael School, Nes Ziona.
    • Architectural Drawings (7 sheets). folder: 16, oversize
  • Shoham Zoo.
    • Architectural Drawings (5 sheets). folder: 16, oversize
  • Sports Hall, Reene.
    • Architectural Drawings (2 sheets). folder: 16, oversize
  • Happy New Year, 1999-2000.
    • Promotional Material (2 materials). folder: 17, oversize
  • Picture Collage of Morocco, 1998.
    • Collage (1 poster). folder: 17, oversize
  • Architects Paint Bauhaus, 2004.
    • Poster (1 double sided poster). folder: 17, oversize
  • Specialized School and Hospital.
    • Architectural Drawings (9 sheets). 8, box
    • The Steinburg Community Center Restoration.
      • Architectual Drawings (4 sheets). 10, box
  • Gibshtein Project, Rishon Lezion.
    • Architectural Drawings (10 sheets). 11, box
  • The Uri Elian Theater.
    • Architectural Drawings (13 sheets). 12, box
  • David Hamelech Apartment, Tel Aviv.
    • Architectural Drawings (12 sheets). 13, box