Silvia Paun was born in Chisinau, Romania in 1923. She graduated from the Architecture Faculty in Bucharest in 1948. She spent 30 years as an architect specializing in socio-cultural buildings while employed in Central State Institute of Bucharest. She had more than 50 urban and rural projects completed between 1953 and 1977 and authored 26 studies, 25 papers, and 14 exhibitions about the role of architecture between 1960 and 1995. Her first book was published in 1981, which won a prize from the Architects Union in Romania (UAR) and won appreciation from UNESCO. She participated in 4 International Congresses of Architecture (UIFA) and has received numerous honors for architectural conception, architectural and scientific research, and her architectural books.
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The Silvia Paun Architectural Collection includes photographs of structures Paun designed, letters and biographical information as well as writings by her and about her work, including her books.