Gunnar Birkerts papers
16 linear feet, 2000 drawings (in 12 drawers; architectural drawings)
Michigan-based architect, founder of Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, professor in the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The collection is comprised of six series: Personal papers, Professional papers, Faculty papers, Project records, Personal Project Files and Personal Correspondence and Files. Personal papers includes biographical information, family photographs, early architectural drawings, and course notebooks and project drawings completed while a student at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart. Professional papers includes transcripts and notes of speeches, lectures and seminars (many of these are also available on audiotapes; some are available on videocassettes). Also included are correspondence, awards, travel diaries with conceptual drawings, newspaper and journal articles and photographs. Faculty papers include course and other materials relating to his career as professor at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Project files contains textual files, photographs, and conceptual drawings associated with 122 of the buildings and projects designed by Birkerts. Scanned images of some conceptual drawings are available on-line.
02103 Aa 2
The materials are in English.
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.Finding aid prepared by: Sally Linvill Bund, June 2002, June 2017, and June 2018
Ann Arbor, MI
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/