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Zielinska, Cz.


Biographical Note

Czeslawa (or Czesia) Zielinska is a Polish-born Canadian architect and inventor. She was educated in Poland and holds both a Master of Science degree in Architecture from the Warsaw Technical University in 1952 and a Master of Science in Interior Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1962. Zielinska invented the patented GETSET Building System (prefabricated components for building structures and modular furniture), and is co-inventor with her husband, structural engineer Zenon A. Zielinski, of patented UCOPAN (Universal Concrete Panel System). She is a partner in UCOPAN Enterprises and is a member of Royal Institute of Architecture of Canada as well as the Interior Decorators Society of Quebec. Her specialization is in integrated exterior-interior architectural and structural design, low cost housing as well as furniture and product design.

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Czeslawa Zielinska Architectural Collection

Identifier: Ms-2005-017

Czeslawa Zielinska is a Polish-born Canadian architect and the inventor the GETSET Building System and, with her husband Zenon, of the UCOPAN, a pre-cast concrete building system. The collection includes promotional material, published articles, and booklets about UCOPAN as well as copies of landscape and building sketches drawn during her travels.

Dates: 1964 - 2005; Majority of material found within ( 1966-1979)