Fallon, Kristine K. Papers A Guide the the Kristine K. Fallon Papers, 1979-2016 Ms.2000.035

A Guide the the Kristine K. Fallon Papers, 1979-2016 Ms.2000.035


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Samantha Winn

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2000.035
Title
Kristine K. Fallon Papers1966-2018
Quantity
3.6 Cubic Feet, Two document boxes, one telescoping tube, three small A/V boxes, one 1/2 newspaper box
Creator
Fallon, Kristine K.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Kristine K. Fallon Papers document Fallon's contributions to the built environment, the application of computer technology in design, and the advancement of women in architecture from 1979 through 2016.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Permission to publish material from the Kristine K. Fallon Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech. In some cases, additional permissions must be sought from content creators.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Kristine K. Fallon Papers, Ms2000-035, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Kristine K. Fallon papers were donated to Special Collections in 2005z, with additions in 2006 and 2017.

Processing Information

Processing of the Kristine K. Fallon Papers was completed in March 2018.


Biographical Note

Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, (1949 - ) is a licensed architect in Illinois and an internationally recognized authority in the use of technology for design. Fallon graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1977 with a Master of Architecture. Following graduation, Fallon joined Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1977 where she helped implement the use of computer-aided design. Key projects from her SOM tenure include the Makkah Campus of King Abdulaziz University and King Abdulaziz International Airport Facility. She served as an independent consulting architect for the exterior renovation of the Historic Pullman Center in Chicago, . In 1984, Fallon began working for A. Epstein Companies as a leader in computer graphics technology. In 1986, Fallon opened Computer Technology Management, a consulting subsidiary of A. Epstein cmopanies. In this capacity, she provided expertise to architects and engineers on the effective use of computers in facility design. Fallon established her own technology consulting firm, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., in April 1993. Major projects conducted by KFA Inc included a landmark "CAD for Principals" study commissioned by Revit Technology, a web-based project management system (ProjectNet) designed for the Chicago Transit Authority, and a 2004 research project with the Art Institute of Chicago to develop fundamentals for the preservation of born-digital design data.

Fallon was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1995 for her contributions to computing and technology in design. She was invited by the government of Singapore to give the keynote presentation at the 1997 meeting of BAUCON Asia on "Information Technology and the Re-engineering of the Construction Sector." In 1997, Fallon published "The AEC Technology Survival Guide: Managing Today's Information Practice" with John Wiley and Sons. Additional publications include her 2002 book with Arleen Boyd, "Leading the Digital Practice: The A/E/C Firm Manager's Guide to Information Technology" and many articles for leading journals in architecture, engineering, and construction. She taught courses on technology applications in design for the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, Triton College, and the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering's Master of Project Management Program. Fallon served on AIA's Technology in Architecture Practice Advisory Group from 2002-2007 and on the National Institute of Building Sciences' Board of Directors. She also held various leadership positions in Chicago Women in Architecture and the AIA Women in Architecture Network.

Sources: http://kfa-inc.com/kfa16/publications/ http://kfa-inc.com/kfa16/about-us/kristine-k-fallon/

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises biographical and historic information on Fallon and her companies, documentation of Fallon's contributions to the application of technology in design, proceedings of preparatory materials and correspondence for major publications between 1983-2016, materials for courses taught by Fallon, and documentation for major projects conducted throughout her career. Materials include correspondence, research notes, published and draft reports, drafts and copies of publications authored by Fallon on technology in design, conference proceedings and participant materials, taped interviews and meeting records, and selected project records.

Arrangement

The Kristine K. Fallon Papers are arranged according to the original order established by the creator, with guidance from Shepherd and Lowell's "Standard Series and Subseries for Architecture and Landscape Design." The papers comprise the following series and subseries:

Series I: Personal

Series II: Professional Papers

Series III: Teaching

Series IV: Office Records

Series V: Major Projects

This series is further sub-divided according to the managing company (e.g., Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; independent consulting by Kristine Fallon; and Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.)

Separated Material

Two publications were separated from the materials, cataloged, and added to Special Collection's rare books.

Architecture et archives numériques: l'architecture à l'ère numérique, un enjeu de mémoire [Architecture and digital archives: architecture in the digital age, a question of memory]. Colloque architecture et archives numériques natives (2007 : Paris). Institut national d'histoire de l'art.

Fallon, Kristine K. The AEC technology survival guide: managing today's information practice. New York: John Wiley, 1997.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architecture -- Computer-aided design
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women architects -- Illinois

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Container List

Personal
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Biographical information
  • oversize box-folder 4 folder: 1
    The Cliff Dwellers club, photograph, April 19, 1996
  • box-folder 2 folder: 20
    High School Diploma
    1966
  • box-folder 2 folder: 21
    Proposed Program of Study
    1976
  • oversize box-folder 4 folder: 7
    First Portfolio
    1977
  • box-folder 2 folder: 24
    Card from Fallon to Parents
    June 28, 1988
    Scope and Contents

    Enclosed Chicago Tribune clipping on Chicago Public Library, 6/21/1988

  • Student Work
    • oversize box-folder 4 folder: 6
      Solar Townhouses, Schematics
      1976
    • box-folder 2 folder: 22
      "Redevelopment Options for the O Street Market Site, Washington, D.C."
      1977
      Scope and Contents

      Fallon's Full Master's Thesis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., May 1977

Professional Papers
  • box-folder 2 folder: 25
    Awards, Certificates, and Honors
    1975-2014
  • box-folder 2 folder: 26
    Publications Profiling, Featuring, or Interviewing Fallon (1 of 2)
    1981-1988
  • box-folder 2 folder: 27
    Publications Profiling, Featuring, or Interviewing Fallon (2 of 2)
    1981-1988
  • box-folder 2 folder: 28
    State of Illinois Architecture Licenses
    2000-2018
  • American Institute of Architects
    • box-folder 1 folder: 2
      Technology in Architectural Practice Affinity Group
    • box-folder 1 folder: 3
      Chicago Architect (Magazine), May | Jun 2014
    • box-folder 1 folder: 4-5
      Fellowship Nomination, 1994
    • oversize box-folder 4 folder: 2
      Certificates
  • Writing
    • box-folder 1 folder: 6
      Book (The AEC Technology Survival Guide: Managing Today's Information Practice)
    • box-folder 1 folder: 7
      Articles by Fallon, 1983-1997, n.d.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 8
      A/E Systems Report Newsletter, 1986-1987
    • box-folder 2 folder: 29
      A/E Systems News Report, Vol. 11, No. 6, June 1987
      Scope and Contents

      Contains "The Skyline Software Project" by Fallon

      Existence and Location of Copies

      2 copies

    • box-folder 1 folder: 9-10
      Architectural Record Correspondence, 1990-1995, 1998
    • box-folder 1 folder: 11
      Correspondence with Sweet's Electronic Publishing, 1995
    • box-folder 1 folder: 12
      A/E/C Systems: The Magazine of Computer Solutions, Summer 1997
    • box-folder 1 folder: 13
      IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 20, No. 2, April - June 1998
    • box-folder 1 folder: 14
      Fallon, K. (2002). "Tech Savvy IT Insights for A/E/C Leaders." Professional Services Management Journal.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 15
      Boyd, A. & K. Fallon. (2002). "Leading the Digital Practice: the A/E/C Firm Manager's Guide to Information Technology." Professional Services Management Journal Resources.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 16
      2006 Report on Integrated Practice, American Institute of Architects v 0-11
  • Research
    • box-folder 1 folder: 17
      History of Digital Design at SOM
    • box-folder 1 folder: 18
      Adams, N. "Creating the Future (1964-1986): How a passionate group of SOM Architects and Engineers Came Together to Envision Their Profession through the Lens of Technology." In SOM Journal, 2011, v8, pp. 121-136.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 19
      Kennedy, M. (1981). "Gyn/Ecology: On the Relationship Between Women, Nature and Space." Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Finnish Association of Women Architects in Helsinki.
    • Cassette tapes
      • box 3
        Murphy/Jahn Scott Pratt 04-17-03
      • box 3
        04-09-03 Trung Le
      • box 3
        03-21-03 Doug Garofalo
      • box 3
        03-19-03 Interactive Design
      • box 3
        03-12-03 Carol Ross Barney (2 tapes)
      • box 3
        03-07-03 Rob Jones
      • box 3
        02-25-03 Doug Garofalo
      • box 3
        02-13-03 Martin Thaler
      • box 3
        02-07-03 Joe Valerio
      • box 3
        02-06-03 Hiroshi Ariyama
      • box 3
        02-06-03 Art Institute Warehouse
      • box 3
        Art Institute Meeting 1 (4 tapes)
      • box 3
        SOM 03-21-03 (2 tapes)
  • Conferences
    • box-folder 2 folder: 30
      "Computer Aided Design in Architectural Practice," UIFA 1979, Seattle, Wa.
      Scope and Contents

      Paper presented by Fallon at UIFA 1979, Seattle, Wa.

    • box-folder 1 folder: 20
      UIFA 1979, Seattle, Wa.
    • oversize box-folder 4 folder: 3
      Negatives, UIFA presentation, 1979
    • oversize box: 5
      Large negatives, UIFA presentation
    • box-folder 2 folder: 31
      Women and Housing Symposium program, 1980
      General

      Organized by Fallon, coordinated by Chicago Women in Architecture

    • box-folder 1 folder: 21
      Proceedings of the SAE/ESD International Computer Graphics Conference and Exposition, Detroit, Mi., April 7-9, 1987
    • box-folder 1 folder: 22-23
      "Re-architecting/Re-engineering the Construction Industry." BAUCON Asia '97 - Bau IT Conference, October 7-8, 1997
    • box 6
      Presentation on Kristine Fallon Associates' Chicago Transit Authority project net system, 2003 [CD-ROM]
    • box 6
      "Collecting, Archiving, and Exhibiting Digital Design Data" study, 2004, Joint presentation given by Kristine Fallon and Martha Thorne [CD-ROM]
    • box-folder 1 folder: 24
      Proceedings of ICAM 12, Venice, September 18-23, 2004
    • box-folder 1 folder: 25
      Colloque Européen November 8-10, 2007, Architecture et Archive Numériques Natives - L'architecture à l'ère du numérique: une question de mémoire
    • box-folder 2 folder: 32
      "Improving Communication on Large Complex Projects," IAWA Symposium 2017, Blacksburg, Va.
      Scope and Contents

      Printouts of slide presentation, presented by Fallon at IAWA Symposium

    • A/E/C Systems Presentations (tape recordings)
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Virtual Organizations: Forming Virtual AEC Business/Project Teams
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: System Compatibility: Achieving Effective Data Exchange
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: System Compatibility: Achieving Effective Data Exchange
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: System Compatibility: Achieving Effective Data Exchange (copy)/1994 AEC Systems Conference
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Managing, Motivating and Training in the Information Age (tape 1)
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Managing, Motivating and Training in the Information Age (tape 2)
Teaching
  • box-folder 1 folder: 26
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 1995 Arch 399/499 - CAD Tools: A Critical Comparison (Test Report)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 27
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, Fall 1995 ARCH 399/499: Advanced CAD Tools ARCH 430: Computers in Architecture
  • box-folder 2 folder: 1
    University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, Spring 1996 ARCH 215: Computers in Architecture ARCH 499: Architecture Elective II
  • box-folder 2 folder: 2
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering: "Implementing Advanced CAD and related Technologies to Maximize Investment." Purgatory, Colorado, August 14-18, 2000
  • box-folder 2 folder: 3
    Professional development for CAD, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 33
    Thank you notes to Fallon as guest lecturer, 1979
Office Records
  • box-folder 2 folder: 4
    Computer Management Technology, Inc., brochures
  • box-folder 2 folder: 5
    Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., brochures, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 34
    Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., administrative documents, 1993-1994
    Scope and Contents

    Articles of incorporation, lease, balance sheets

  • box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., newsletters, April 1996; December 2002; January 2006, 2007, 2008, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 7
    Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., web timeline, 1993-2013
  • box-folder 2 folder: 35
    Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., office floor plan, 2011
  • box-folder 2 folder: 36
    Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., "Revit Architecture 2012: Quick Start Guide"
    Scope and Contents

    Training documentation developed by KFA staff

Major Projects
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
    • box-folder 2 folder: 9
      King Abdul Aziz University, Makkah Campus, 1979
    • box-folder 4 folder: 6
      King Abdul Aziz University, Makkah Campus, 1979, Comprehensive Plan
    • box-folder 2 folder: 37
      King Abdul Aziz University, Makkah Campus, 1979, "Overview on Computer Aided Design," Memo from Fallon to design team [3 copies]
    • box-folder 2 folder: 38
      King Abdul Aziz University, Makkah Campus, n.d., "Economic Analysis of the Application of Computer Graphics to the Production Effort of KAAU Makkah Campus," by Brian M. Jack
  • Independent consulting
    • box-folder 2 folder: 8
      Exterior Restoration, Historic Pullman Center, 1981
    • box-folder 4 folder: 4
      Elevation Drawings, Exterior Restoration, Historic Pullman Center, 1981
    • box-folder 4 folder: 5
      Competition for a Student Services Center, Virginia Tech, 1983
  • Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc
    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of materials in this sub-series are audio cassettes relating to Fallon's work on the "CAD for Principals" project. In 1999, Charles River Software (later Revit Technology Corporation) asked Fallon and her colleague Arleen Boyd to assist in gathering input from principals of design firms about the features and technical capabilities of CAD systems they wanted to see. Their work with Revit Technology on this project spanned roughly 3 years and culminated in the "CAD for Principals Software Evaluation Report" (see box 2, folder 10). The cassette tapes in question are original recordings of interviews and are labeled by interview subject. Those labeled "transcript" are anonymized and contain Fallon's dictated interview notes. Other mixed audio materials include recordings related to the "Collecting, Archiving, and Exhibiting Digital Design Data" study.

    • box-folder 2 folder: 10
      CAD Software Evaluation Report, 2001 by CAD for Principals
    • box-folder 2 folder: 11
      CAD For Principals Research Project, 1999-2000
    • box-folder 2 folder: 12
      CAD For Principals Survey Responses
    • box-folder 2 folder: 13-14
      CAD For Principals Survey Responses
    • box-folder 2 folder: 15
      Chicago Transit Authority Capital Improvement Plan - Web-Based Project Management, 2000-2002
    • box-folder 2 folder: 16-17
      Art Institute of Chicago Study: Collecting, Archiving and Exhibiting Digital Design Data, Jan 2003 - March 2004
    • box-folder 2 folder: 18
      Walsh Construction BIM Implementation Project
    • box-folder 2 folder: 19
      Construction to Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie)
    • Multimedia material
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Pritchett 1
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Pritchett 2
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Bob Barnes
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Walters, Cabrinha, Sheehan, Lay
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Greg Jakubonski
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Ross Barney and Jankowski
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Walter Hainsfurther
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Art Cantnell
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Eric Gabriel
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Landahl
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Clara Lopez
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Jack Hartray
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CITI Meeting 9/29/03 (1 of 2)
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: CITI Meeting 9/29/03 (2 of 2)
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: Advisory Committee Mtg 11/14/03 (1 of 2)
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: Advisory Committee Mtg 11/14/03 (2 of 2)
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: Mtg. Kate Butterly 9/30/03
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: Alan Newman
      • box 6
        Cassette tape: Meeting w. Gene Adams, IT Dir. 10/24/03
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Transcripts - End User 1, End User 10
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Transcripts - Interviews - 10B cont'd, End User 9
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Transcripts - Interviews - 7B, End User 7B, 8, 9, 10a, 10b
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Transcripts - Interviews - 6, End User 6, 7a, E.U. 7a
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Transcripts - Kristine Fallon Associates - Interview 2
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: Transcripts - Kristine Fallon Associates - Interview 4; Interview 3, End user 3
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals, SFW Metrics development
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Jason Morris DS+P
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Geoff Walters
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Steve Saunders
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Leonard Clagett
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Dave Gutierrez, Steve Santucci
      • box 7
        Cassette tape: CAD for Principals - Ed Martinez
      • "Collecting, Archiving, and Exhibiting Digital Design Data" study
        Scope and Contents

        Various interview and meeting recordings from the Art Institute of Chicago's 'Collecting, Archiving, and Exhibiting Digital Design Data' study

        • box 6
          CD-ROM: Documentation gathered for 2003 SOM case study for Art Institute of Chicago "Collecting, Archiving, and Exhibiting Digital Design Data" study
        • box 6
          CD-ROM: Documentation gathered for 2003 Valerio Dewalt train case study for Art Institute of Chicago "Collecting, Archiving, and Exhibiting Digital Design Data" study