A Guide to the Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007 Laleyan, Marie-Louise Architectural Collection Ms2013-090

A Guide to the Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-090


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Processed by: Elena Herrero, Student Assistant and Sherrie Bowser, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-090
Title
Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007
Physical Characteristics
11.3 Cubic Feet 13 boxes
Creator
Laleyan, Marie-Louise, 1935-2014
Language
English
Abstract
Marie-Louise Laleyan (1935-2014) was a San Francisco based architect with 48 years of experience including 30 years as principal of Laleyan Architects (1977-2007). The collection contains architectural drawings, specifications, construction files, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Marie-Louise Laleyan (1977-2007) and Laleyan Architects (1972-1977). Photographic record of her U.S. employment (1965-1972) is also present.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, Ms2013-090, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in November 2008.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection was completed in April 2014.

Biographical Note

Marie-Louise Laleyan (1935-2014) was a San Francisco based architect with 48 years of experience including 30 years as principal of Laleyan Architects (1977-2007), formally Laleyan Associates.

Born and educated in Bulgaria Laleyan arrived in the United States in 1964. Laleyan has practiced architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria; Paris, France; and the United States. Before establishing her own practice she worked with the following firms: Hart & Turner Architects (Sacramento, CA), Richard Neutra (Los Angeles, CA), and the San Francisco, CA firms of Claude Oakland and Associates, Anshen & Allen, Mario J. Ciamp, FAIA, and Paffard Keatinge Clay.

An active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) she has served on the Northern California Chapter's Board of Directors, as co-chairperson of the national AIA Task Force of Women in Architecture, and coauthor of the AIA Affirmative Action Plan. She was also a founder of the Bay Area's Organization of Women in Architecture (OWA) and has represented the interests of women architects at numerous conferences and seminars.

The establishment of Laleyan Associates in 1977 was the culmination of a lifelong career intention and in her words a 'family tradition.' Laleyan was committed to keeping the firm small so that she would be able to provide quality service and personal attention to each project and client. Projects undertaken by Laleyan Architects included light commercial, medical, institutional, residential, and public buildings with construction costs ranging from $25,000-3.4 million dollars.

In 2001, Laleyan began providing Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) and Construction Monitoring services for the California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), a state housing acquisition lender to non-profit and for profit developers.

Laleyan died on January 21, 2014.

Scope and Content

The collection contains architectural drawings, specifications, construction files, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Marie-Louise Laleyan (1977-2007) and Laleyan Architects (1972-1977). Photographic record of her U.S. employment (1965-1972) is also present.

Separated Material

Materials related to Illinois architect Bertha Y. Whitman were removed from the Laleyan collection and placed in Ms2009-054 IAWA Small Collections under Whitman's name. (3/2009)


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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Professional Papers, 1972-1994
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Project Records, 1972-2000
Scope and Content

The following is a list of architectural projects and services carried out by Marie L. Laleyan (1972-1973) and her firm Laleyan Architects (1977-2006).

Arrangement

The Project Index is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. The index is arranged alphabetically by Job Number and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection. Project Index A Summary of the Project Index is listed below.

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Project Photographs
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