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Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-021

Scope and Contents

The Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Collection consist of correspondence, a copy of Espegel Alonso's thesis for her Master's Degree in Conservation, graphic dossiers, including curriculum vitaes, of her work with her firms, VZK Architects and Espegel-Fisac Arquitectos, and a catalog from an exhibition of her architectural work.

Dates

  • 1985 - 2004

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Carmen Espegel Alonso was born on March 27, 1960 in Palencia, Spain. She received her architecture degree with honors from the Madrid School of Architecture in 1985, specializing in town planning. Espegel Alonso then continued her education at the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium). She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a Master's in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings. Espegel Alonso completed her doctoral work at the Madrid School of Architecture.

Since 1991, Espegel Alonso has been an Associate Professor of Projects at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. She has been a practicing architect since 1985, has served as Principal of her own firm, VZK Architects, from 1991 to 1998, and is currently (2004) working with her firm, Espegel-Fisac Arquitectos, which she founded with Concha Fisac de Ron in 2003.

Extent

3 Cubic Feet (1 box, 17 oversized drawings)

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Carmen Espegel Alonso, practicing architect in Madrid, Spain. Includes correspondence, a copy of her thesis, graphic dossiers and a catalog of her architectural work.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was originally donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture by the creator in 2000. Additional materials were donated in 2004.

Separated Materials

A copy of Espegel's book Women Architects in the Modern Movement has been cataloged and added to our Rare Book collection. Available to view in the Special Collections and University Archives reading room upon request.

General note

The following item was transferred to the Rare Book Collection: Premios COAM 2003 (Madrid: Fundacion COAM, 2003).

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing of the original donation took place in 2001. The processing of additional materials and the arrangement and description of the entire collection took place in July 2004.

Title
A Guide to the Carmen Espegel Alonso Architectural Collection, 1995-2004
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Meehan
Date
2004 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-05: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308