A Guide to the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, 1982-1996 Feuerstein, Marcia, Architectural Collection Ms2007-007

A Guide to the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, 1982-1996

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2007-007


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

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Processed by: Harvey Clark, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, 1982-1996
Physical Characteristics
3.75 Cubic Feet 3 boxes; 6 oversize folders
Feuerstein, Marcia
The collection contains information about architecture school projects and teaching information from classes led at University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Notes, sketches, correspondence, and photographs from professional design and renovation projects as well as competition entries are included. Also included are conference and lecture materials, copies of papers and publications, and photos of artwork.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Maria Feuerstein Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection, Ms2007-007, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marcia Feuerstein Architectural Collection commenced in July, 2010 and was completed in August, 2010.

Biographical Note

Marcia Feuerstein is an associate professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech (2010). She earned her PhD. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1996 she joined the architecture faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University, after teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and the University at Buffalo. She chaired the IAWA Board of Advisors 2001-2005, after serving as its secretary and newsletter editor. A licensed architect and member of the AIA, she has practiced in New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 3 boxes of material related to her professional career as a professor and projects as a registered architect. Included in the material are correspondences with clients, other architects, and professionals in academia. The collection contains 6 folders with her drawings and sketches, along with work as a student and a professor.


The collection is arranged in the following series. Series I. Personal Papers. This series is arranged into three subseries: A. Biographical Information, B. Correspondence, and C. Student work. Series II. Professional Papers. This series is arranged into five subseries: A. Writings, B. Job Search C. Presentations, D. Associations and Committees, and E. Art. Series III. Faculty Papers. This series is arranged into one subseries: A. Students' Work. Series IV. Project Records.

Related Material

See also IAWA Small Collections , Ms2009-054, for photographs taken by Feuerstein.

Index Terms


  • Feuerstein, Marcia
  • Occupations:

  • Architects
  • Subjects:

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

  • Architectural drawings

Contents List

Series I. Personal Papers
  • A. Biographical Information
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 1
      Curriculum Vitae; Projects portfolio includes slides and write ups of selected projects
  • B. Correspondence
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 2
      Correspondence with Keith Walker
  • C. Student Work
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 3
      Dissertation; "The Body in Early Tewntieth Century Architecture: The Works of Oskar Schlemmer"
Series II. Professional Papers
  • A. Writings
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 4
      "Hands On," "Changing Places," "Small Town Urbanism," "Designing and Equipping Community Residences for the Developmentally Disabled" "
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 5
      "The Three Stas," "Fashion, the Mask, and Adolf Loos"
  • B. Job Search
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 6
      Univerisity of Washington portfolio
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 7
      Texas A&M portfolio
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 8
      UNC-Charlotte portfolio
  • C. Presentations, 1986-1993
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 9
      Environmental Design Research Association 17, 1986
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 10
      ACSA conference; Los Angeles, 1987
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 11
      Environmental Design Research Association 18; Ottawa, Canada, 1987
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 12
      ACSA conference, 1992
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 12
      Collegiate Exhibition for Excellence in Urban Design
    • Box-Folder 1 folder: 12
      Society of Architectural Historians, session proposal, 1993
  • D. Associations and Committees
    • Box-Folder 2 folder: 1
      Bella Vista Neighborhood and Rite Aid
  • E. Art
    • Box-Folder 2 folder: 2
      Art photographs and photocopies
Series III. Faculty Papers
  • A. Student's Work
    • Box-Folder 2 folder: 3
      Student work, syllabi
    • Box-Folder 2 folder: 4
      Salem witch trial tercentary memorial design competition; correspondence, photographs, negatives, brochures, photocopies
  • B. Research, Teaching Samples, and Independent Work
    • Box-Folder 3 folder: 2
      Photocopies of professional and independent work
    • Box-Folder 3 folder: 3
      Past research and project proposals
    • Box-Folder 3 folder: 4
      University of Pennsylvania teaching samples
    • Box-Folder 3 folder: 5
      Temple University teaching samples
Series IV. Project Records
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 5
    BEST Milwaukee project; photographs, photocopies, montages
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 6
    City of Buffalo teletheatre complex; conceptual photographs
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 7
    South street community garden; sketches, correspondence
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 8
    Glen-Gery Brick Corporation project; photos, photocopies, montages
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 9
    Floating McDonald's project; photographs, photocopies, montages
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 10-11Folder oversize: 2
    Laird residence
    Folders contain correspondence, photographs, photocopies, negatives, soloman chair, children's paintings project; sketches, photocopies, floor plans, site plans, elevations, sections
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 12
    The PAZ building project; photographs, brochures
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 13
    WilliWear project; photographs, photocopies, montages
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 14
    Wooly Mammoth Theatre project, various project montages
  • Box-Folder 2 folder: 15
    704 Montose Street, Philadelphia project; front facade study, sketches, photocopies
  • Box-Folder 3 folder: 1Folder oversize: 3
    Van Hook residence addition
    Folders contain sketches, elevations, plans, 3-D study models, negatives, photographs, badge, panoramic photographs, sketches, plans, elevations, and inkjet prints
  • Folder oversize: 1
    Inkspot series (beginning), South Street community garden
  • Folder oversize: 2
    Laird residence project; sketches, photocopies, floor plans, site plans, elevations, sections
  • Folder oversize: 4
    Salem witch trials tercentary memorial design competition; pastel, sketches, diazo print, colored pencils
  • Folder oversize: 5
    Radoccia-Feuerstein kitchen renovation; sketches, floor plans, elevations, sections
  • Folder oversize: 6
    Posters; Design International '98, Buffalo Psychiatric Center '97, Adaptive Reuse of Historically Significant Institutional Buildings and Grounds