A Guide to the Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, 1950-2004 Rupp, Sigrid L., Architectural Collectio Ms1997-006

A Guide to the Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, 1950-2004

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Collection Number Ms1997-006


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Processed by: Sherrie A. Bowser, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1997-006
Title
Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, 1950-2004
Physical Characteristics
219.0 cu. ft.
Creator
Rupp, Sigrid Lorenzen
Location
Please note: Major portions of this collection (Boxes 1-62, 67-1-6, 111-125, and 160-170) are located in off-site storage and may require 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
Sigrid L. Rupp (1943-2004) was principal architect of her own firm, SLR/Architects in Palo Alto, California from 1976 to 1998. Born in Germany in 1943, she relocated to California with her family in 1953. She earned a B. Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966. SLR/Architects specialized in technical facilities and industrial work providing architectural services for many of the pre-eminent Silicon Valley firms in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs, administrative and job files, contracts, and other material relating to over 700 of Rupp's projects, as well as material relating to Rupp's personal travel and artistic endeavors. The materials in the collection range in date from 1950-2004 with the bulk of the material dating 1976-2004.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Residential client's names are restricted from being publicly identified these projects may only be identified by their location.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection, Ms1997-006, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1997 with additions arriving in 2004 and 2006.

Processing Information

An inventory of the collection was completed in April 1998 by Brad Shearer, student assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator, Special Collections Department. The 2004 addition and the remainder of the collection was processed by Sherrie A. Bowser, February 2011.

Biographical Note

Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp was born January 3, 1943, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Her family relocated to California when Rupp was ten years old (1953). Rupp had been fascinated with the built environment since her early childhood growing up in post-war reconstruction Germany. However, when she entered University of California-Berkeley, in 1960, she had won many small scholarships to study physics. Her physics career lasted two semesters after which she was able to convince everyone that she should study her first love, architecture (Boulgarides).

While at Berkeley Rupp was mentored by three renowned architects and professors, Joseph Esherick, AIA, Harold Stump, and Donald Reay. Upon graduation in 1966 with a Bachelor of Architecture, Rupp worked for Van Bourg/Nakamura Associates of San Francisco, D'Amico Associates of Mill Valley, Hawley & Peterson of Mountain Valley and Spencer Associates of Palo Alto. During this time she received her architecture license in the State of California (1971).

In 1976, Rupp stating that architecture was in the "doldrums" and recognizing that there was no future for her in the 'major firm' where she was currently employed decided to open her own firm exclaiming, "I could do nothing on my own as well as for someone else"(Boulgarides). She served as president and principle architect for SLR/Architects from 1976 until 1998 when she closed the office.

SLR/Architects specialized in technical facilities, industrial work, and residential structures. The company provided architectural services for many of the pre-eminent Silicon Valley firms: Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Tandem, Amdahl, Claris, Raychem, and IBM. Other prominent clients included: AT&T, Pac Bell, United Airlines, Pan Am, Stanford University and Hospital and San Jose State University. Some of her significant projects were the Press Building and Storey House at Stanford University, an RF Testing Facility for Apple Computer (winner of an AIA Honor Award), and a six-year factory retrofit and rehab for the Raychem Corporation. At its height SLR/Architects employed eight professional and paraprofessional staff (1987) and established an international branch SLR/International in Tel Aviv, Israel (1983).

Rupp was active in many professional and local civic organizations. She was a former board member and chairperson of the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board, former director of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and former president of California Women in Environmental Design (CWED). She also served on the boards of the New Performance Gallery in San Francisco, Theater Artaud of San Francisco, Family Planning Alternatives of Sunnyvale, Diablo Ballet of Walnut Creek and the Lawrence Pech Dance Company of San Francisco. She was an active member of the Organization of Women Architects (OWA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA).

An ardent champion for women’s rights, Rupp stated that she became involved in women’s issues “…simply because I did not want there to be any [women's issues]. It seemed that the time for gender differences should be long over." She was a mentor to many women and minorities in the course of her practice encouraging and facilitating their entry into architecture.

In retirement, Rupp turned her attention to painting and traveling. Her watercolors primarily focused on California bay area landscapes and were featured in several local juried shows. She also traveled extensively documenting her experiences in beautifully illustrated and annotated travel diaries (present in the collection).

Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp passed away May 27, 2004. Her legacy in her own words, "I'd like to be remembered for dissenting when everyone else thought it easier to go with the grain even when the grain was wrong. I'd like to be remembered for being a competent architect who did competent work, a competent painter who did competent painting and someone who told good stories” (OWA).

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References:

"Dr. James D. Boulgarides, Study Looking at Women in Architecture," Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp Architectural Collection (Ms1997-006) Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

(Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals 2004) http://owa-usa.org/newsletter/jul04.htm

Scope and Content

Rupp's collection encompasses over twenty years of her firm, SLR/Architects, and includes administration and project files, sketches, drawings, blueprints, slides and photographs representing approximately 700 designs. The collection also contains Rupp's personal papers -- biographical information, student work, travel diaries and photographs, and artwork. The materials range in date from 1950-2004 (bulk 1976-2004) and are divided into five series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Project Records, and Art and Artifacts. See the contents list below for more detail about the individual series.

Index Terms

    Genre and Form Terms:

  • Architectural drawings.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • watercolors (paintings)
  • Occupations:

  • Architects.
  • Subjects:

  • Women travelers--Asia
  • Women travelers--Europe
  • Women travelers--South America
  • Women travelers--United States
  • Women-owned architectural firms.
  • Local Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Contents List

SERIES I. Personal Papers, 1954-2004..
Scope and Content

The Personal Papers series contains Rupp's biographical information, student work, diaries/journals, photographs, and personal correspondence. The series also contains Rupp's extensive documentation of her travels in Europe, Asia, North and South America, formats include, travel diaries, watercolor (paintings), photographs (prints, negatives and slides), photo albums, and miscellaneous ephemera.

  • SUBSERIES A: General, 1954-2004..
    • 60th Birthday Celebration: January 10, 2003..
      • Birthday Cards.. 63, Box
      • Birthday Haiku.. 63, Box
      • Guest List.. 63, Box
      • Invitation.. 63, Box
      • Printed Photographs.. 63, Box
    • Accordion book featuring watercolor of residence (series of images include site plans, elevations, floor plans, etc), 1995.. 63, Box
    • Artist statement for SLR's waterscapes, draft, undated.. 63, Box
    • Autograph Book, [friends and schoolmates in Germany], 1954, 1956.. 63, Box
    • Biographical Information, 1966; 1997; 2004.. 63, Box
    • Dance Review for Men Dancing XIV, Presented by the Gary Palmer Dance Co. of San Jose [CA], September 1995.. 63, Box
    • Day Calendars, 1979; 1982-1998.. 63, Box
    • Guest Book, 1983-1984.. 63, Box
    • Invitation [Party], undated.. 152, Box
    • Japanese characters, undated.. 63, Box
    • Legal Documents, 1967.. 63, Box
    • Milligton, Peter Sherfy [self published book of poetry by Millington inscribed to Rupp], January 1990.. 63, Box
    • Notebook [includes three pages of miscellaneous re: Tibet, a light fixture, women traveling, and a quote by John Muir].. 63, Box
    • Personal ad, draft.. 63, Box
    • Postcards.. 63, Box
    • Scrapbook [from Rupp's high school years], 1959-1960.. 151, Box
    • Yearbooks, Fremont High School, Oakland, CA, 1958-1960.. 63, Box
  • SUBSERIES B: Correspondence, 1966-2004..
    • General, 1966; 1968; 1987; 1998-1999; 2004.. 64, Box
    • Steven Rupp, 1966-1967.. 64, Box
    • Ken G., 1967-1976 .. 64, Box
    • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lorenzen [Rupp's father], 1968; 2002.. 64, Box
    • Masakazu and Izumi Kishikawa, 1998; 2000; and undated.. 64, Box
    • Milka Blitznakov, 2002-2004.. 64, Box
  • SUBSERIES C: Diaries/Journals, 1970-2004..
    • 1970.. 63, Box
    • 1982 [includes 2 photographs of Rupp].. 63, Box
    • [Dream Diary], 1983, 1986.. 63, Box
    • 1987; 1988; 1993 [writing notes; names and addresses; financial notes].. 63, Box
    • "An Age of Possibilities," includes democratic meeting in Washington, D.C.; trip to Monterey, CA; trip to Seattle, WA; notes about lectures; EPA (East Palo Alto) redevelopment; and an Ikea coming to Palo Alto (2001)].. 64, Box
    • Diary of an Illness, December 1, 2003 - [March 22, 2004].. 64, Box
  • SUBSERIES D: Travel, 1966-2003..
    Arrangement

    Many of the trips within the Travel subseries are represented in a variety of formats (e.g. a trip may have prints, negatives, slides, photo albums, or a travel diary within the collection). To facilitate discovery a Travel Index has been created listing the formats available for the most documented trips. NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of Rupp's travel documentation for that please see the container list below.

    • General, 1968-2003..
      • [18 month tour, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom], 1968.. 64, Box
      • China, 1982.. 64, Box
      • China, black and white proof sheets, 1982.. 64, Box
      • Egypt, March-April 1989.. 64, Box
      • Jordan/Israel, 1995.. 64, Box
      • Italy, France, Spain, 1996.. 64, Box
      • Summer Trip, 1997.. 64, Box
      • Japan, Photographs, 1998.. 64, Box
      • Mexico, November 1998; December 1999.. 64, Box
      • Germany, April 1-April 10, 2000.. 64, Box
      • Mongolia, July/August, 2000.. 64, Box 65, Box
      • China, October 2003.. 65, Box
      • Miscellaneous Panoramic Photographs, undated.. 65, Box
    • Diaries, 1968-2003..
      • [18 Month Tour, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom], 1968.. 65, Box
      • Paris, wine tasting, 1978.. 65, Box
      • Scotland and Upper England, 1981.. 65, Box
      • Pescadores, [CA], 1982, 1985, 1987.. 65, Box
      • Vienna, Budapest, Sofia, Yugoslavia, October 1987.. 65, Box
      • Egypt/Hawaii, Maui, 1989.. 65, Box
      • General Notes, 1991/Travel Notes [1992; Yellowstone, 1992; Drawing 1993; Watercolor 1997; Death Valley, 1999].. 65, Box
      • Coast along Spain, France, and Italy, June-July, 1994.. 65, Box
      • Israel and Jordon, November 19-30, 1995.. 65, Box
      • Summer Trip, 1997 vol.1 (Palo Alto, CA to St. Ignace, MI via Gulf Coast, Florida, East Coast, Nova Scotia) [has a family tree in the back].. 65, Box
      • Summer Trip, 1997 vol.2 (St. Ignace to home [Palo Alto, CA]).. 65, Box
      • Peru, January 1998.. 65, Box
      • Trips, 1998 [Carmel, CA; Washington, D.C.; North Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; and Mexico - Geronimo Educational Studies Tour to San Miguel de Allende/Queretaro; Great Smokies trip has a numbering system that correspondences to photographs].. 65, Box
      • Mexico Sketchbook, San Miguel de Allende/Queretaro/Guanajuato, November 7-21, 1998.. 65, Box
      • Japan, 1998.. 66, Box
      • Napa Valley; San Juan Capistrano; Santa Catalina, 1999.. 66, Box
      • Mexico, Vera Cruz, November 28-December 8, 1999.. 66, Box
      • Alaska, 1999; 2002.. 66, Box
      • Japan, 2000.. 66, Box
      • Mongolia and Japan, 2000.. 66, Box
      • Sketchbook, [Mongolia; Japan; and Portugal], 2000.. 66, Box
      • In Between Trips, [Atlanta; Germany; Washington, D.C.; California], 2000.. 66, Box
      • Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, October-December, 2001.. 66, Box
      • Vietnam and Singapore, November-December, 2001.. 66, Box
      • Sketchbook, [Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore] 2001,.. 66, Box
      • White Sands (Three River Petro glyphs, El Paso, Carlsbad Caverns); Ashland (Columbia River, Sculpture Rocks, Mt. Rainer), 2002.. 66, Box
      • Germany, July 2002.. 66, Box
      • Zion and Bryce National Parks (Utah), March 2003; Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Emily's List Conference, May 2003; 18th IAWA Meeting, Blacksburg, VA, September, 2003; Canyon Ranch, Arizona, September-October, 2003.. 66, Box
      • China, October 7-28, 2003.. 66, Box
      • Shanghai, undated.. 66, Box
    • Photo Albums, 1975-2002..
      • 1975-1985 [California, Germany, Canada, Great Britian, Utah, China, Israel].. 127, Box
      • Singapore, 1979; 1985.. 133, Box
      • China, 1982.. 136, Box
      • Israel, 1983, 1985.. 135, Box
      • Chicago and Oak Park, 1986.. 135, Box
      • Bulgaria/Yugoslavia, October 1987.. 138, Box
      • Egypt, 1989.. 128, Box
      • Summer Trip, 1997.. 144, Box
      • 1998 [Peru, Florida, Eastern USA, Japan, Mexico] (includes a written narrative).. 130, Box
      • Peru, [album made for Milka Bliznakov], 1998 .. 134, Box
      • 1999 [Death Valley, Alaska, Mexico].. 131, Box
      • Alaska, 1999, 2002.. 131, Box 132, Box 142, Box
      • 2000-2001 [Atlanta, Belgium, California, China, France, Germany, Japan, Los Angeles, Mongolia, Portugal, Washington, D.C.].. 140, Box
      • Mongolia, 2000.. 141, Box 140, Box
      • 2002 [Germany, Oregon].. 142, Box
    • Photographs, 1966-2003..
      • Foreign Travel, 1967-2003..
        • Prints, 1980-2003..
          • Canada, 1980.. 95, Box
          • England/Scotland, 1981.. 95, Box
          • China, October 1982.. 95, Box 64, Box
          • Around the World Trip, 1985 [Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel].. 95, Box
          • Bulgaria/Yugoslavia, 1987.. 95, Box
          • Egypt, 1989.. 95, Box
          • Israel and Jordan, 1995.. 95, Box
          • Spain, Italy, and France, 1996.. 96, Box
          • Peru, 1998.. 97, Box
          • Japan, 1998.. 64, Box 97, Box
          • Mexico, 1998-1999.. 98, Box 97, Box
          • Japan, 2000.. 98, Box
          • Mongolia, 2000.. 64, Box 98, Box
          • Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, 2001.. 98, Box 99, Box
          • Germany, 2002.. 99, Box
          • China, 2003.. 100, Box 99, Box
          • Undated..
            • unidentified photographs [travel, Canada?].. 100, Box
            • Antigua.. 100, Box
            • Antwerp [Belgium].. 100, Box
            • Ghent [Belgium].. 100, Box
            • Brugge [Bruges, Belgium].. 100, Box
            • North sea.. 100, Box
            • Rouen [France].. 100, Box
            • Normandie [Normandy, France].. 100, Box
            • Mont St. Michel [France]/Bretagne [Brittany, France].. 100, Box
            • Chartes, Chambord, Chenonceaux [Chenonceau], Amboise [France].. 100, Box
            • Paris - old.. 100, Box
            • Paris - new.. 100, Box
            • Medoc Pauillac.. 100, Box
            • Unidentified.. 100, Box
        • Negatives,., 1978-2003.
          • Belgium and Cologne, October 1978.. 117, Box
          • Singapore, October 1979.. 117, Box
          • Vancouver, B.C., November 1979/Singapore, 1979.. 117, Box
          • England/Scotland, 1981.. 117, Box
          • China, 1982.. 117, Box
          • Around the World Trip, 1985 (Hong Kong, Singapore, and Israel).. 117, Box
          • Bulgaria/Yugoslavia, October 1987.. 117, Box
          • Egypt, March-April, 1989.. 118, Box
          • Italy, France, Spain, 1994.. 118, Box
          • Jordan/Israel, 1995.. 119, Box
          • Peru, 1998.. 119, Box
          • Japan, 1998.. 119, Box 101, Box
          • Mexico, 1998, 1999.. 120, Box
          • Mongolia, 2000.. 120, Box 106, Box
          • Germany, 2000.. 120, Box
          • Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, 2001.. 101, Box 121, Box
          • Germany, 2002.. 121, Box
          • China, 2003.. 121, Box
        • Slides, 1967-2001..
          • Europe, 1960s--..
            • Rome.. 107A, Box
            • Berlin.. 107A, Box 107B, Box
            • Barcelona.. 107B, Box
            • England/Belgium.. 107B, Box
            • Denmark/Sweden.. 107B, Box
            • Russia.. 107C, Box
            • Greece/Turkey.. 107C, Box
            • Turkey/Bulgarian.. 107C, Box 107D, Box
          • Canada/Iceland.. 107D, Box
          • Mexico.. 107D, Box
          • No Description.. 107D, Box 107E, Box
          • Architecture highlights.. 107E, Box 107F, Box
          • France/Rome, undated.. 108A, Box
          • Canada, 1967.. 108A, Box
          • Germany/Mexico, 1967.. 108A, Box
          • France, 1978.. 108B, Box
          • Germany, 1978.. 108B, Box
          • Singapore, 1979.. 108B, Box
          • Hong Kong, 1979.. 108B, Box
          • Scotland, 1981.. 108C, Box
          • China, 1982.. 108C, Box
          • Singapore, 1985.. 108D, Box
          • Italy, France, and Spain, 1994.. 108E, Box 108D, Box 109A, Box 108F, Box 109B, Box
          • Jordan/Israel, 1995.. 109B, Box 109D, Box 109C, Box
          • Mexico, 1998-1999.. 109E, Box
          • Mongolia, 2000.. 109E, Box
          • Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, 2001.. 109E, Box
      • Domestic Travel, [some groupings include Canada], 1979-2003..
        • Prints, 1989-2002..
          • Boston/Detroit/Indianapolis, 1989.. 92, Box
          • Highway 2 from Washington to Michigan, Summer 1993.. 92, Box
          • Indianapolis and Columbus, Indiana, October 1993 .. 92, Box
          • Summer Trip, [circumnavigation of the United States], 1997.. 92, Box 64, Box 93, Box
          • Southeast, US, [University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, North Carolina, Washington, D.C.], 1998 .. 93, Box
          • Alaska, 1999.. 93, Box 64, Box
          • Alaska,2002.. 93, Box 64, Box
          • Arizona deserts.. 94, Box
          • Baylands: Palo Alto, Mt. View, Redwood City.. 94, Box
          • Big Sur.. 94, Box
          • Blue Ridge Parkway.. 94, Box
          • Bryce Canyon, Utah.. 94, Box
          • California north coast and redwoods.. 94, Box
          • California wine country.. 94, Box
          • Columbia River - sea to Gorges and the Dalles.. 94, Box
          • Death Valley.. 94, Box
          • Joshua National Forest.. 94, Box
          • Los Angeles.. 94, Box
          • Oregon coast.. 94, Box
          • Pescadero Tahana.. 94, Box
          • Seattle/Tacoma.. 94, Box
          • Miscellaneous Panoramic Prints.. 64, Box
          • Kolob Canyon.. 94, Box
          • Zion National Park.. 94, Box
          • Nevada and Vernal Falls.. 94, Box
          • McGurk Meadow [Yosemite].. 94, Box
          • Half dome and trail [Yosemite].. 94, Box
          • Yosemite.. 94, Box
          • White Sands, NM.. 94, Box
          • Washington, D.C... 94, Box
          • Utah landscapes.. 94, Box
        • Negatives,., 1979-2003.
          • 1979-1992..
            • Seattle, Puget Sound, June 1979.. 111, Box
            • Yosemite, (SLR and Roger Buckhout), October 1981.. 111, Box
            • Calgary, 1982 .. 111, Box
            • Detroit, 1982.. 111, Box
            • New York with Alisa, May 1984.. 111, Box
            • Squaw Valley, Summer 1985.. 111, Box
            • San Diego/San Juan Capistrano with Peter, November 1985.. 111, Box
            • Miles Canyon with Steve Rupp, December 1985.. 111, Box
            • Vancouver/Chicago, with Alisa, 1986 [?].. 111, Box
            • Hawaii, 1986-1987.. 111, Box
            • Cape Cod, 1988.. 111, Box
            • Los Angeles/Museum of Modern Art/Miscellaneous Building, January 1989.. 111, Box
            • St. Louis Arch, May 1989.. 111, Box
            • Cape Cod, August 1989.. 111, Box
            • Disneyland, 1989.. 111, Box
            • Boston/Detroit/Indianapolis, 1989.. 111, Box
            • Hawaii, 1989.. 111, Box
            • Boston/San Francisco, 1990.. 111, Box
            • Hawaii, May 1990.. 111, Box
            • Cape Cod, October 1990 .. 111, Box
            • Sea Ranch, November 1990.. 111, Box
            • San Francisco, February 1991.. 111, Box
            • San Diego, 1991.. 111, Box
            • Cape Cod, August 1991.. 111, Box
            • Snowbird, August 1991.. 111, Box
            • Livermore Valley/Wineries, 1991.. 111, Box
            • Salt Lake City, 1991.. 111, Box
            • Snowbird, January 1992.. 111, Box
            • Yellowstone, June 1992.. 111, Box
            • Carmel, November 1992.. 111, Box
          • 1993-2001..
            • Highway 2, Washington to Michigan, Summer 1993.. 112, Box
            • Highway 2, Washington to Michigan, Summer 1993.. 112, Box
            • San Diego/Las Vegas/Hoover Dam to Yosemite, with Sara, January 2000.. 112, Box
            • Indianapolis and Columbus, Indiana, October 1993.. 112, Box
            • Golden Gate Park, March 1994.. 112, Box
            • Travels with Masakazu and Izumi Kishikawa, [Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite], June 1996 .. 112, Box
            • Washington, D.C./Al Gore, June 21, 1996.. 112, Box
            • Seattle to Vancouver, March-April, 1997.. 112, Box
            • Victoria, British Columbia, April 1997.. 112, Box
            • Southeast, US, [University of Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, North Carolina, Washington, D.C.], 1998.. 112, Box
            • Florida/Carmel, 1998.. 112, Box
            • Alaska, 1999.. 112, Box
            • Pacific Coast, with Ochirpurevin Sarantsatsral, December 1999.. 112, Box
            • Los Angeles, January 2000 .. 112, Box
            • Atlanta High Museum of Art, March 2000.. 112, Box
            • Washington, D.C., May 2000.. 112, Box
            • Yosemite, with Michaela Manges, Winter 2000 .. 112, Box
            • Getty Museum, Los Angeles, December 2000.. 112, Box
            • Joshua Tree National Monument, 2000.. 112, Box
            • Atlanta, 2000.. 112, Box
            • Death Valley, 2000.. 112, Box
          • Summer Trip, 1997.. 114, Box
          • Alaska, 2002.. 101, Box
          • 2002-2003, and undated.. 113, Box
        • Slides, 1966-1993..
          • Various cities and landscaped in the United States.. 110B, Box 110A, Box
  • SUBSERIES E: Student Work, 1950-1966..
    • Primary school reports, Germany, 1950-1953.. 64, Box
    • Klasse 3C, [artwork-primary school, Germany], 1951.. 64, Box
    • American Literature, Fremont High School, 1958.. 64, Box
    • World History, Fremont High School, undated.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 1, UC-Berkeley, Job Site: A Study in Form, 1961.. 126, Box
    • Architecture 2, UC-Berkeley, 1962.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 3, UC-Berkeley, 1962.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 5, UC-Berkeley, 1962.. 64, Box
    • City Planning 111, UC-Berkeley, 1962.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 122, UC-Berkeley, 1963.. 64, Box
    • City Planning 121, UC-Berkeley, 1963.. 126, Box
    • History 144B, UC-Berkeley, 1963.. 64, Box
    • Landscape Architecture 100, UC-Berkeley, 1963.. 64, Box
    • Photomontage, Chinatown: A Glorified Slum, May 29, 1963.. 126, Box
    • Architecture 121, UC-Berkeley, 1964.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 151, UC-Berkeley, 1964.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 198/198A, UC-Berkeley, 1964.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 199, UC-Berkeley, 1964.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 103, 128, 289, UC-Berkley, Department of Architecture, Fall 1964-Spring 1965.. 64, Box
    • City and Regional Planning 100, UC-Berkeley, 1964.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 107, UC-Berkeley, 1965.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 128, UC-Berkeley, [The Alhambra: A Study], 1965.. 64, Box
    • Architecture 152, UC-Berkeley, [Project 1A and 1B - Light Study], 1965 .. Map-case 14/Drawer 1, Oversize
    • Major Design Thesis: A Remodeling of Seawall Warehouse for Synanon Inc., Spring 1966.. 126, Box Map-case 14/Drawer 4, Oversize
    • Architecture and Religion in the Future City A Study: Presented at the 27th National Conference on Church Architecture, San Francisco, April 1966.. 64, Box
    • Architecture and Theology, notes and papers, undated.. 64, Box
    • German 100B, undated.. 64, Box
    • Miscellaneous School Work, undated.. 64, Box
    • Photomontage, Palace of Fine Arts for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, CA, undated .. 150, Box
  • SUBSERIES F: Photographs, 1973-2003..
    • Prints, 1982-2003..
      • Steve Rupp - miscellaneous trees, pulleys, gears, etc... 94, Box 94, Box
      • Friends, Family, and Trips, circa 1982.. 94, Box
      • Masakazu and Izumi Kishikawa [Tokyo, Japan and visiting Rupp in the United States], 1996, 1998, and undated.. 94, Box
      • Unmarked [coastal scenes, mushrooms, plants] correspondes with negatives #9727, circa, 1999-2003 .. 94, Box
      • Spring, 2000.. 94, Box
      • Fall/New Years Eve, 2001.. 94, Box
      • Almond Blossoms, Stanford "Goldsworthy," Spring 2002.. 94, Box
      • 60th Birthday celebration, 2003.. 94, Box
      • [photographs of watercolors].. 94, Box
      • Unknown, descriptions on back.. 94, Box
      • Unknown, no descriptions on back.. 94, Box
      • Animals [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Buildings [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Clouds [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Flowers [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Hamilton Ave Gardens and house [Rupp's House] [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Miscellaneous Landscapes [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Paintings [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • People [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Rainbows [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Sunsets [category created by Rupp].. 94, Box
      • Photographs of SLR, undated.. 94, Box
      • Panoramic Photographs [Mostly of the Baylands and surrounding area. Kept with watercolors--shows evidence of being used as reference visuals for watercolors].. Map-case 14/Drawer 1, Oversize
    • Negatives, 1981-2003..
      • Friends, Family, and Trips, circa 1982.. 101, Box
      • Family/Friends/Local Area, 1981-2003.. 115, Box
      • Pictures of SLR, undated.. 115, Box
      • Tasco, December 1981.. 106, Box
      • Miscellaneous, 1983-2003.. 116, Box 124, Box
      • Miscellaneous [sample subjects include nature scenes, flowers, gatherings of people, etc.].. 124, Box 102, Box
    • Slides, 1973-1993..
      • Family and Friends, 1973-1982, and undated.. 110C, Box
      • Plants, SLR's home and garden, 1979; 1993 and undated.. 110D, Box
      • Miscellaneous.. 110E, Box
      • Miscellaneous.. 102, Box
    • Photoalbums, 1983-2003..
      • New Year's, 1983/1984.. 147, Box
      • 1986-1987.. 146, Box
      • 1988-1989.. 139, Box
      • 1990-1991.. 149, Box
      • 1992-1993.. 148, Box
      • 1994.. 137, Box
      • Garden, 1220 Hamilton Ave (Rupp's house).. 145, Box
      • 1996-1997.. 129, Box
      • 2003.. 143, Box
SERIES II: Professional Papers, 1966-2003..
Scope and Content

The Professional Papers series consists of material relating to Rupp's participation in professional life including licenses, awards received, correspondence, and involvement in professional organizations (Rupp was president of California Women in Environmental Design from 1992 to 1993).

  • SUBSERIES A: General, 1966-2003..
    • Awards.. 152, Box
    • IAWA Donation- inventories, newsletter featuring SLR donation.. 89, Box
    • Boulgarides, Dr. James D., California State University, Los Angeles [study looking at women in architecture].. 89, Box
    • Licenses/certifications/degrees for architecture, 1966-2003.. 89, Box
  • SUBSERIES B: Associations and Committees, 1985-2002..
    • AIA, Santa Clara Valley, 1997.. 89, Box
    • California Women in Environmental Design (CWED), 1992-1995..
      • 1993-1995.. 89, Box
      • Gabriella Judd Study, U.C. Berkeley, 1992.. 89, Box
      • Membership directory, 1994.. 89, Box
      • Newsletters from Rupp presidency, 1992-1993.. 89, Box
      • Newsletters from 1994 conference (SLR edition).. 89, Box
    • New Performance Gallery (American Inroads), 1985-1986.. 89, Box
    • Organization of Women Architects, retreat, 2002.. 142, Box
SERIES III: Office Records, 1972-2002..
Scope and Content

The Office Records series consists of materials relating to the day to day operations of a private architectural practice including day planners (1982-2002), telephone logs (1976-1996), labor distribution (1983-1996), proposals and promotions (1976-1996), presentation materials, and publicity photographs.

  • SUBSERIES A: General, 1972-2002..
    • Accounts Receivable, 1997.. 69, Box
    • Advertising, 1993.. 69, Box
    • Articles - SLR, 1972; 1990-1992, undated.. 69, Box
    • Brochures, 1985-1986.. 69, Box
    • AIA Design Award, 1990.. 69, Box
    • Brochures, #8517 AT&T Seattle Metropolitan Park.. 69, Box
    • Brochure, Office Flyer.. 69, Box
    • Brochure Materials/Pages, pre-1990.. 69, Box
    • Brochures, SLR/International-Architects, Israel Office.. 69, Box
    • Clippings, #8018, Stanford University, Storey House.. 90, Box
    • Corporation Donations, 1986; 1989; 1990; 1993-1994.. 69, Box
    • Correspondence..
      • General, 1981; 1985-1995.. 8, Box 69, Box
      • Letters of Referral.. 69, Box
      • RE: Israel Office.. 69, Box
    • Day Planners, 1983-2002.. 70, Box 86, Box
    • Depreciation schedule, capital investments, 1978-1985.. 69, Box
    • Designer West, May 1985.. 69, Box
    • Elizabeth Rodenz, management consultant.. 69, Box
    • First computer purchase, word processor type, 1981 .. 69, Box
    • Interiors, Second Annual Corporate America Design Awards featuring #8607 Raychem Corporation, May 1990.. 69, Box
    • Israel Furniture Week, (SLR/International), September 1983.. 69, Box
    • Labor Distribution, 1983-1996.. 89, Box 87, Box 88, Box
    • Margaret Spaulding/Marketing Consultant.. 69, Box
    • Miscellaneous Invoices, 1997.. 69, Box
    • Nepal, 1984.. 69, Box
    • Office content list, 1983-1984.. 69, Box
    • Overhead Expenses, 1977-1996.. 69, Box
    • P & L Statements [Profit and Loses], 1981-1990.. 77, Box
    • P & L Statements [Profit and Loses], 1991-2002].. 69, Box
    • Photoalbum, SLR/Architects office photographs, 1981-1988.. 145, Box
    • [Portfolio of Projects from the 1970s].. 69, Box
    • Russell Abraham Photography, billing and invoices, 1990-1996.. 77, Box
    • Service Contracts, 1977-1991..
      • Hewlett-Packard, service agreement, 1985.. 69, Box
      • Pacific Telephone, (blanket contract for professional services), 1977-1991.. 69, Box
      • Stanford University, service contract, 1978-1985.. 69, Box
      • Stanford University Medical Center, service contract, 1980-1987.. 69, Box
    • Slides, SLR/Architects projects.. 106, Box
    • SLR/Architects, 1976-1991..
      • Biography, 1979, 1987, and undated.. 69, Box
      • Employee Handbook - original.. 69, Box
      • Employee Handbook, 1991.. 69, Box
      • Miscellaneous Invitations/Christmas Cards.. 69, Box 152, Box
      • Offices, 1976-1987..
        • First office (for SLR), 1976-1977.. 69, Box
        • 320 Lytton (first office, SLR/Architects), lease information, [includes layout of how Rupp set-up the office], 1979-1987.. 69, Box
        • 320 Lytton, 1981-1987.. 69, Box
      • Tavi, [Israeli architecture magazine; has a profile of Digital Semiconductor Jerusalem, Architects: SLR International], 1983.. 69, Box 152, Box
      • Telephone logs, 1976-1996.. 87, Box 86, Box
  • SUBSERIES B: Computer Disks, 1978-1995, 2002.. 169, Box 170, Box
    Scope and Content

    The Computer Disks subseries contain various format disks, 8-inch; 5 ¼-inch; 3 ½-inch. They feature financial information, office records, and project files. 1978-1995, 2002.

    Access Restrictions

    The information on the computer disks have not been transferred to an accessible medium as of 2/2011.

  • SUBSERIES C: Photographs, Prints and Negatives 1974-1988..
    Scope and Content

    The photographs listed in this series are mainly presentation photographs that were grouped with other office records by Rupp. For additional project photographs see the Project Index.

    • #7606 Chantilly Restaurant. 90, Box
    • #7607 Baum Studio.. 90, Box 153, Box
    • #7701 Stanford University, Press Building. 90, Box
    • #7704 Residence, Palo Alto, CA. 90, Box
    • #7802 Residence (remodel), Los Altos, CA. 90, Box
    • #7809 United Airlines ticket office, Stanford Shopping Cente. 90, Box
    • #7813 AT&T Smokey Hills Radio Relay Repeater Station.. 90, Box 153, Box
    • #7815 PT&T. Dublin Phone Office. 90, Box
    • #7817 Eat Rite Nutrition Center. 90, Box
    • #7901 PT&T, Dublin phone store. 90, Box
    • #7916 Stanford University, RLG trailers. 90, Box
    • [#8003/17] PT&T Electric Switching Station (ESS), Richmond, CA. 90, Box
    • #8016 Ports International.. 90, Box 153, Box
    • #8018 Stanford University, Storey House.. 90, Box 153, Box
    • [#8019/20] Sweet Dreams, Stanford Shopping Center. 90, Box
    • [#8115] Blossoms Flower Shop, Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA. 90, Box
    • #8202.01 Thoits, 625/631 Emerson, upgrade. 90, Box
    • #8211 Apple Caribbean, Sunnyvale, CA. 90, Box
    • #8304 Sugarman & Co., San Francisco, CA. 90, Box
    • [#8315] Malke-Sage Gallery, Cupertino, CA. 90, Box
    • #8403 Apple Computer Test Facility, Pescadero, CA. 90, Box
    • #8409 Raychem, 165 Jefferson Corporation Facility Offices, Menlo Park, CA. 90, Box
    • [8427/8525] Apple Computer, MIS facility. 90, Box
    • #8428 Apple Telecom Facility, Cupertino, CA. 91, Box
    • #8430 PT&T, 910 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA. 91, Box
    • #8517 AT&T Seattle, Metropolitan Park. 91, Box
    • #8511 AT&T, OSPS, North Hollywood, CA. 91, Box
    • #8605 AT&T, SSC & ATTIS, Sacramento, CA. 91, Box
    • #8607 Raychem, 2415 Bay Road, Woodside, CA, Furniture and art. 91, Box
    • #8712 Grid Systems, offices and assembly plant, Fremont, CA. 91, Box
    • #8713 SLR/Architects, Office, 1935 University,. 91, Box
    • #8720 Claris, 440 Clyde Ave, Mountain View, CA. 91, Box
    • #8724 Apple, Bubb Road, Research Facility. 91, Box
    • #8721.05 Caesar Chavez (Ravenwood MS), Science Classroom. 91, Box
    • #8805 Brownstein/Bessemer. 153, Box
    • #8806 Residence, Los Altos, CA . 91, Box
    • #8913 Jack and Cohen Office,. 91, Box
    • #8915 Residence, Palo Alto, CA. 91, Box
    • #8922 Residence, West Harwich Port, MA. 91, Box
    • [9001?] and 9310 Raychem, Building ABC, . 91, Box
    • #9008 Stanford University, Building 370, Quad, Seismic Renovation . 91, Box
    • #9011 Residence, Hillsborough, CA. 91, Box
    • #9101 Rancho Murieta Water Treatment, Rancho Murieta,CA. 91, Box
    • #9309.01 Raychem, Commons Cafe and Conference Rooms, . 91, Box
    • #9313 Cafe & Co. of Carmel, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA . 91, Box
    • Apple Computer, undated.. 153, Box
    • AT&T Communications Billing Center.. 153, Box
    • Biebrach Swim Pool . 91, Box
    • Brentwood School, Ravenswood School District. 91, Box
    • Israel, Miscellaneous Projects. 91, Box
    • Opera Plaza Drycleaners. 91, Box
    • Patricia Webster School for Dance Arts. 91, Box
    • Raychem Corporation, undated.. 153, Box
    • Miscellaneous residence.. 153, Box
    • Various Projects [includes prints and negatives].. 125, Box 91, Box
  • SUBSERIES D: Portfolios,., 1978-1995.
    Scope and Content

    The Portfolios series is comprised of reduced reproductions of drawings that Rupp organized by year or in a few cases by project ns2:title (Storey House and Raychem Corporation ABC). Not all project numbers have a set of reduced drawings see the Project Index for listings.

  • SUBSERIES E: Proposals/Promotions, 1976-1996..
    • Promotions/Proposals, 1981-1993, 1996.. 89, Box
    • Past Proposals, 1993-1996..
      • Proposal - Office of the State Architect, State of California, Proposal for Consultant Manager, 1976.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - modifications to buildings 500, 516, 518, and 520, Stanford University Mechanical Engineering, January 30, 1978.. 90, Box
      • Proposals - A.T.&T Longlines, February 28, 1981.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Stanford University Medical Center Edwards Renovation Department of Surgery, August 2, 1982.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Refurbishing of Student Lounges, San Jose State University, 1982.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Design Approach Telecommunication Building, Stanford University, 1983.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - 300 Workstation, Western Division Naval FAC Engineering Command, June 14, 1985.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Qualification Submittal, Postal Facility for Morgan Hill, California, (a joint venture with Jensen, Johnson, and SLR/Architects), October 1985.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Expansion of the Price Waterhouse Technology Centre, January 7, 1987.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Qualifications Statement, Northern Regional Library Facility, Step 2, March17, 1987.. 90, Box
      • Proposals - Renovations and Refurbishing of the Altenheim, July 18, 1990.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Statement of Qualifications, University of California, Davis, Architect/Engineer/and other design professionals, 1991.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - U.C. Berkeley, August 1993.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Building 01-250 Seismic Upgrade Stanford University, Project no. 6120, August 29, 1996.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Renovation and Remodeling of 625/631 Emerson Street.. 90, Box
      • Promotion - East Palo Alto "Can Do" Project Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - For the Green Library Stack Seismic Bracing.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - A Statement of Qualification to the City Milpitas, Neighborhood Center Building Milpitas, California, Building Renovation Program.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Statement of Qualifications, Raychem R&D Center Renovation and Reconstruction.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Applied Physics Annex, Stanford University.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - A Statement of Qualifications for the Reconstruction of Storey House, Stanford University.. 90, Box
      • Proposal - Unitrans Maintenance Facility Qualification Statement.. 90, Box
  • SUBSERIES F: Presentation Materials, 1976-1995..
    • #7607 Baum studio.. 90, Box
    • #7813 AT&T Longlines Relay Station.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize 90, Box
    • #8211 Apple Caribbean, Sunnyvale, CA.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
    • #8403 Apple Radio Frequency Test Facility.. Framed profile, Oversize Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
    • #8713 SLR/Architects--1935 University.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
    • #8719, Maui Sands, Maui Hawaii, 1987.. 90, Box
    • #8824 Raychem Corporation, ABC Building.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
    • #9512 Nugent Square.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
    • Raychem Corporation.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
    • University Circle, Design Studies, July 6, 1990.. 90, Box Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize
SERIES IV: Project Records, 1976-2003..
Arrangement

The Project Records series has been arranged into a Project Index which is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. The index is arranged chronologically by project number and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

A sampling of clients that can be found in the Project Index include: Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Tandem, Amdahl, Claris, Raychem, and IBM, AT&T, Pac Bell, United Airlines, Pan Am, Stanford University and Hospital, San Jose State University, and numerous individual residences. Some general files related to project records are listed below.

Use Restrictions

Residential client's names are restricted from being publicly identified these projects may only be identified by their location.

  • Job Data Sheets, #8403-#8520.. 57, Box
  • Master Specifications.. 57, Box
  • Morgue Files,..
    Scope and Content

    The "morgue" files contains mostly duplicates of materials held in the project files. They are filed chronologically.

    • 1976 [includes General correspondence].. 57, Box
    • Fourth Quarter, 1980-June 1982.. 78, Box
    • July 1982-December 1983.. 79, Box
    • January 1984-October 1985.. 80, Box
    • November 1985-December 1986.. 81, Box
    • January 1987-August 1988.. 82, Box
    • September 1988-September 1990.. 83, Box
    • October 1990-June 1993.. 84, Box
    • July 1993-December 1996.. 85, Box
    • 1997.. 62, Box
    • 1999.. 62, Box
  • Project Book, 1978-1989.. 57, Box
  • Project Book, 1990-current [1996].. 57, Box
SERIES V: Art and Artifacts..
  • Artwork, mostly watercolors.. Map-case 14/Drawer 1, Oversize
  • Portraits by SLR: 1)self-portrait 2)unidentified male.. Map-case 14/Drawer 1, Oversize
  • Sketchbook, color study.. Map-case 14/Drawer 2, Oversize