A Guide to the Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection, 1978-2001 von der Weppen, Maria, Architectural Collection Ms2001-017

A Guide to the Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection, 1978-2001

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2001-017


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Processed by: Kathryn Shackelford, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection, 1978-2001
Physical Characteristics
9.0 cu. ft. 3 boxes, 28 tubes of drawings, 1 oversize folder
von der Weppen, Maria
Born in 1952 in Gdynia, Poland; Maria von der Weppen studied in Poland and Norway before beginning her career in Germany. She specialized in reconstructing buildings in East Germany damaged by the war as well as new residential and office construction. Collection consist of drawings, project records, photographs, and articles relating to von der Weppen's work.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection, Ms2001-017, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2001 with the bulk of the collection arriving in 2007.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection was completed in March 2012.

Biographical Note

Maria von der Weppen was born on July 18, 1952 in Gdynia, Poland. von der Weppen studied architecture at Technical University of Gdansk in Poland (1971-1975). From 1976 to 1978 she continued her studies at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design while working at the architectural office of Trygve Kleiven.

In the summer of 1979 Maria moved to Berlin, Germany and worked for several firms, including BSM Berlin a consulting company for urban planning and modernism. In 1984 she opened her own architectural office and spent her private practice focusing on the reconstruction of structures damaged by World War II. Her works ranged from historic buildings and neighborhoods to new housing and office complexes. In 1995 after political changes, von der Weppen applied her experience in Poland beginning with the rehabilitation and restoration of a church in Slonsk/Sonnenburg. Thereafter she divided her time between Germany and Poland.

Scope and Content

von der Weppen's collection encompasses work from her private practice (1985 to 2001) as well as some examples from her academic career. In the collection you will find school work, drawings, photographs, and manuscript material relating to her projects. Materials range in date from 1978-2001 and contain professional papers and project records. Review the contents list below for details on individual categories.

Index Terms


  • Architectural drawing--20th century.
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women-owned architectural firms.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Architectural drawings.
  • Occupations:

  • Architects.

Contents List

SERIES I: Personal Papers, 1978 and undated
  • Student Work in Norway
    • Box-folder 1:1 Box 30
    • Box 19
      Ferrbyboot Terminal
    • Box 20
    • Oversize Folder 1
      Ungdomsskole på Høybråten, Spring 1978
  • Box 8 Box: 10 Box: 12 Box 27 Box: 23 Box: 14
    Student Work in Poland
SERIES II:Professional Papers, 1995, 1998
  • Box 19
    Photographs of Exhibit Panels for UIFA Tokyo (1998)
  • Box-folder 1:2
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Publication: (1995) Villa vom Keller bis zum Dach auf Fußboden-heizung eingestalt. Bauen Wohnen Freizeit, 38-41
SERIES III: Projects, 1987-2001
  • Box-folder 1:5 Box 28
    Sanierung Danckelmannstr. 1 Berlin-Charlottenburg (1987)
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Medusentor (Text u. Photos) 1989
  • Box 7
    Neubau Wohn-und Praxisanlage Wöbelin (1990)
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Wettbewerb Bebauung August-Bebel-Siedlung Kleinmachnow (1990-1991)
  • Box 26
    Sanierung und Dachausbau August-Bebel-Siedlung Kleinmachnow (1990-1992)
  • Box-folder 1:8 Box 21 Box 31
    Neubau Virchowstr. 11 Potsdam (1991-1993)
  • Box-folder 1:9 Box 19
    Neubau und Bebauungsplan KLM-BP-008 Kleinmachnow (1991-1992)
  • Box 25 Box-folder 1:10-11
    Neubau planung einer Wohn-Gewerbe-und Industrieanlage Potsdamer Allee 109/111 Stahnsdorf (1994)
  • Box 3 Box 13
    Rekonstruktion eines Wohn-bäudes Virchow Str. 49, Potsdam (1994)
  • Box-folder 1:4 Box 22
    Neubau Gardes-du-Corps Str. 18, Berlin-Charlottenburg (1985) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Box 3 Box 6
    Modernisierung und Instand-setzung eines Wohngebäudes Virchowstr. 13, Potsdam (1995)
  • Box 4
    Umbau/Erweiterung Barnewitz (1995)
  • Box 3 Box-folder 2:1-2 Box 29
    Sanierung und Ausbau Dieselstr. 52/ Heinrich-von Kleist-Str. 18, Potsdam (1996-1997)
  • Box 9
    DG-Ausbau Dankelmannstr. 1/Gardes-du-Corps-Str. 18 Berlin-Charlottenburg (1996-1997)
  • Box 18
    4 Alternativplanungen einer moglichen Bebauung Virchowser. 42/Karl-Marx-Str. 16 Postdam (1997)
  • Box 11 Box-folder 2:3
    Neubau Wohnanlage Dallgow (1997)
  • Box 5 Box 3
    Instandsetzung und Modernisierung Krossenerstr. 19/Gabriel-Max-Str. 5, Berlin-Friedrichshain (1999-2001)
  • Box-folder 2:4 Box 16 Box: 17 Box: 24
    Vobereitende Untersuchung Zum Sanierungsbebiet "Bosch-Siedlung" (undated)
  • Box 15
    BV Klingsortiaße 13 berlin-Steglitz Erweiterung eines Konditorei Betriebs (undated)