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Rysdale, Anne J.


Biographical Note

Anne Rysdale was the only practicing female architect in the state of Arizona between 1949-1960. She was born and raised in Tucson. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1940 with a degree in Engineering and Fine Arts as the University of Arizona did not have an architecture program at that time. In 1946, she received her Master's of Architecture at the University of Washington (Seattle). In her early career, she worked for Henry Jaastad and Arthur Brown, two prominent Tucson architects. She established her own firm Anne J. Rysdale, Architect & Assocs, Inc. in 1949. Rysdale Associates grew to be a 105 person architectural and construction management firm with offices in Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rysdale moved to Florida and has been practicing there since 1981. Also goes by Barbara N. Rysdale.

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IAWA Small Collections,

Identifier: Ms-2009-054

The IAWA Small Collections was compiled from a variety of sources by Special Collections staff for use in reference and research. The collection consists primarily of biographical materials for women architects, architectural historians, and designers including curriculum vitas, firm brochures, exhibit notices, photographs, and publications. Drawings, sketches, course notes, correspondence, and other materials pertaining to architectural collections are also present.

Dates: 1907 - 2013