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Nevena Kechedzhieva Architectural Drawings

Identifier: Ms-2000-009

Scope and Content

The Nevena Kechedzhieva Architectural Drawings primarily consist of architectural drawings created by Kechedzhieva from 1971 to 1989. It includes residential projects in Bulgaria and commercial projects in Nigeria, Yemen and Bulgaria. Undated sketches of concept plans and elevations for an unidentified multi-storey building are available. A wall unit sketch and her curriculum vitae are also included. Most of the information on the drawings is written in Bulgarian. Translated "Sheet Identification" information for the drawings is included in the collection.


  • 1971 - 1989


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in Bulgarian.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for 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.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Nevena Stoianova Kechedzhieva was born in 1927 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She studied architecture at Sofia Polytechnic, graduating in 1951. Thereafter, she worked for the State Design Organization, "Glavproekt," until her retirement in 1984. In the late 1970s Kechedzhieva was sent to work in Cuba. She worked in Nigeria, the People's Republic of Yemen (Aden) and Mozambique in the early 1980s. Kechedzhieva is also an accomplished interior designer. Since her retirement, she has continued to design for private clients.


1.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 2 oversize folders)


Architect Nevena Kechedzhieva worked for the Bulgarian State Design Organization until 1984, and now designs for private clients. The collection contains her designs for residential and commercial projects in Bulgaria, Nigeria and Yemen from 1971 to 1989.


The drawings are grouped by project and stored by size. The smaller sketches and the translated "Sheet Identification" information for most of the drawings are stored in the flat box. Oversize drawings for the Sunny Coast Resort in Bulgaria are stored rolled. The rest of the drawings are stored in oversize folders.

In order to provide translation information for the Bulgarian on each sheet, all the drawings stored in oversized folders have a pencil notation on the left of the title block along the bottom edge that included the initials "IAWA", a letter for that set of project drawings, and the sheet number. The corresponding translation for each drawing is stored in the flat box. For example, more information about the "Attached Houses for Three Families" in Bulgaria in folder one, marked IAWA D1 to IAWA D8, can be found by looking at the translation sheet under that code.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to International Archive of Woman in Architecture in Special Collections in 1998. Additional drawings were donated in 2005.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Nevena Kechedzhieva Architectural Drawings by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nevena Kechedzhieva Architectural Drawings was completed in 2000. Additional materials were integrated in March 2005.

Nevena Kechedzhieva Architectural Drawings, 1971-1989
Amy Shaffer, Archivist
2005 (CC0 1.0)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US