Brickman, Pearl M. Architectural Collection A Collection in the Special Collections

A Guide to the Pearl M. Brickman Architectural Collection 1977-2002 Ms.2013.081

A Collection in the Special Collections


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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Elena Herrero, Graduate Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.081
Title
Pearl M. Brickman Architectural Collection,1977-2002
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01180
Quantity
6.2 Cubic Feet, 1 Box containing 12 folders. 12 oversized folders with drawings.
Creator
Brickman, Pearl M.
Language
English .
Abstract
Pearl Brickman (1928- ). Collection includes three design projects she developed during her years (1977-1979) at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc), and fifteen projects from her professional career (1982-2002), including project descriptions, drawings,and progress photographs.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Pearl M. Brickman Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Pearl M. Brickman Architectural Collection Ms. 2013-081, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Pearl M. Brickman Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture by the creator in 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Pearl Brickman Architectural Collection commenced in September 2013 and was completed in September 2013.


Biographical Note

Pearl M. Brickman was a double major in art and education in Brooklyn College. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and worked as an elementary art teacher. At the age of 46, she decided to go back to school and get a Master in Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). After working for a year in two different offices, she opened her own firm and worked as an architect for 25 years focusing primarily on residential remodels.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes three design projects she developed during her years in SCI Arc, including her thesis. Also present are 15 projects from her professional career ranging from 1982 to 2002. Each project has a series of hand drawn plans, sections and detail drawings. Some projects contain photographs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • Architecture (discipline)
  • Gottlieb, Lois Davidson
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History
  • Women-owned architectural firms

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brickman, Pearl M.
  • Gottlieb, Lois Davidson

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Brief Biography,
1986-2004, undated
Student Work,
1977-1979
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Schoolwork Portfolio,
    1977-1979
    Scope and Content

    Includes additions to Gottlieb House, 2228 Senecia, Los Angeles. See also Lois Davidson Gottlieb Architectural Collection, Ms1997-003 .

  • oversize folder: 9
    SCI-Arc coursework, Second Year Study,
    1977
  • oversize folder: 8
    SCI-Arc coursework, High Tech House and Louis Khan Inspiration House,
    1977
  • oversize folder: 10
    SCI-Arc coursework, Center of Contemporary Expression (Thesis),
    1978
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Office Records,
1983-1989, undated
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Women + Architecture Statewide Conference, San Diego, CA, Conference Handbook,
1990
Project Records,
1984-2002
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Project Descriptions,
    undated
  • oversize folder: 7
    Sosner House (Sherman Oaks, CA),
    1982
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9oversize folder: 6
    Center for Law in Public Interest (CLIPI) (Los Angeles, CA),
    1983-1985
  • oversize folder: 5box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Frandzel House (Sherman Oaks, CA),
    1983-1989
  • oversize folder: 7
    Wetzler House,
    1983-1984
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8oversize folder: 3
    Beery House (Sherman Oaks, CA),
    1984-1986
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6oversize folder: 6
    Robbins House (Beverly Hills, CA),
    1985
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7oversize folder: 4
    Resch Residence (Beverly Hills, CA),
    1986-1995
  • oversize folder: 3
    Whitney/Balmagia (Santa Monica, CA),
    1987
  • oversize folder: 7
    Metzger House (Santa Monica, CA),
    1989
  • oversize folder: 2
    UCLA Daily Bruin and KLA Radio (Los Angeles, CA),
    1989-1990
  • oversize folder: 2
    Guest House (Los Angeles, CA),
    1990-1991
  • oversize folder: 1
    Bacal House (Los Angeles, CA)
    1997
  • oversize folder: 1
    Singer House,
    1997
  • oversize folder: 1
    Blavin House (Los Angeles, CA),
    2002
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10oversize folder: 12
    Inadomi House,
    2002
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11oversize folder: 11
    Three Kitchen Designs, (includes Metzler Kitchen),
    2002
  • oversize folder: 11
    Ward Kitchen Remodel (Santa Monica, CA),
    2002