Elsa Leviseur Architectural Collection, 1950-1990 (Ms1990-007)
- 1950 - 1990
- Leviseur, Elsa, b.1932 (Architect, Person)
Collection is open for research.
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Elsa Leviseur is an architect of Los Angeles, California, born in South Africa in 1932. She earned a B. Arch. at the University of Cape Town School of Architecture in 1954 and a M. A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1980. She has been principal of Leviseur Architects in Santa Monica, California, since 1983. She was Principal of Architerra in Los Angeles from 1986 to 1989 and Project Manager of The Tanzmann Associates from 1980 to 1983. She worked in other architects offices and in private practive in England from 1960 to 1969 and in South Africa from 1954 to 1959.
Leviseur taught at Manchester Polytechnic in England in the early 1990s, and at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1984 to 1989. She has been a member of the Association for Women in Architecture since 1974 (she served as President in 1978), and was a founding member of Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility and member since 1984
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The records were donated in January 1990 by Elsa Leviseur to the International Archive of Women in Architecture housed in the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.
Born 1932. Practiced architecture and landscape architecture in South Africa, England, and California. Projects include designs for the Hollywood Bowl and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in California. Papers consist of files, photographs, specifications, and architectural drawings of designs done mostly in the 1980s.
The materials in the collection consist of architectural drawings, photographs, specifications, correspondence, news clippings, scrapbooks, and other materials.
Processing of the papers was completed in September 1990 by Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator, and V.M. Abelsen, student assistant, Special Collections Department. The intellectual orgianization of the finding aid was changed and an EAD version created by Harvey Clark, November 2010.
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