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A Guide to the Joyce Oron Architectural Collection, 1985-2004 Oron, Joyce, Architectural Collection Ms2005-006

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

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Collection Number Ms2005-006


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2005-006
Title
Joyce Oron Architectural Collection, .1985-2004
Physical Characteristics
23.3 cu. ft. 1 flat box; 13 tube boxes; 17 oversize folders
Creator
Oron, Joyce, 1954-
Language
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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Joyce Oron Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Joyce Oron Architectural Collection, Ms2005-006, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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/Historical Information

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 Content

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

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Oron, Joyce, 1954-
  • Occupations:

  • Architects.
  • Genres:

  • Architectural drawings.
  • Local Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Subjects:

  • Women-owned architectural firms.

Contents List

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