Katherine Diamond Architectural Collection
Scope and Content
The Katherine Diamond Architectural Collection consists of correspondence and material about the AIA exhibit "That Exceptional One" and the AIA-AWA exhibit "Women in American Architecture, 1888-1989: A Historic, Contemporary, and Southern California Perspective. " It also contains Diamond's and other women architects' curriculum vitae and professional writing.
- 1985 - 1995
- Diamond, Katherine (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.
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Katherine Diamond is currently Partner in Charge of Design for Siegel Diamond Architects in Los Angeles, California, a fifteen person, 100% woman-owned architectural partnership with a design portfolio of institutional, commercial, and residential projects. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in 1978, and is a registered architect of California and Israel.
Diamond served as 1993-1994 President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), becoming that chapter's first woman president in its then 99-year history. She was President of the Los Angeles-based Association for Women in Architecture (AWA) for two consecutive terms from 1989 to 1991. She chaired the joint AIA/LA + AWA Committee which organized the Los Angeles installation of the National AIA exhibit "That Exceptional One" and chaired the Exhibit Task Force that created "Women in American Architecture, 1888-1989: a Historic, Contemporary, and Southern California Perspective" that accompanied the "That Exceptional One" exhibit when it traveled to museum sites in California. She serves as the Vice President/President Elect of CWED, California Women in Environmental Design.
Diamond served as design consultant to the architects of the Los Angeles Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and Base Office Building, and as designer of four Elevated Light Rail Stations for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Metro Blue Line, which won the Los Angeles Beautification Award in 1994.
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Katherine Diamond is the Partner in Charge of Design at Siegel Diamond Architects of Los Angeles, California, and the first woman to serve as President of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter. She was also President of the Association for Women in Architecture from 1989 to 1991. The collection contains correspondence, a curriculum vitae, and material related to the exhibits "That Exceptional One" (AIA) and "Women in American Architecture, 1888-1989: A Historic, Contemporary, and Southern California Perspective" (AIA-AWA), as well as articles and books featuring women in architecture.
The collection is arranged by subject and filed chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Katherine Diamond Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in February 1996 by its creator. An addition to the collection was given in May 1996.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Katherine Diamond Architectural Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement and description of the Katherine Diamond Architectural Collection was completed in May 1996.
- Katherine Diamond Architectural Collection, 1985-1995
- Amy Shaffer, Archivist
- 2004 (CC0 1.0)
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