Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection,
Scope and Contents
Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection consists of a drawing (photocopy) of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia (1965), photographs of the Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria, and biographical information including an article by Nikolai Khaitov regarding Gramatikova and photocopies of award certificates.
The 2007 addition includes architectural drawings of two of her projects: Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria (1974) and Territorial Information and Computing Center in Vrasta, Bulgaria (1981).
- 1960 - 2007
- Majority of material found within 1965 - 1981
- Gramatikova, Lilia (Person)
Contains materials in Bulgarian and German.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Lilia Bencheva-Gramatikova was born in 1929 in Karnobat, Bulgaria. She graduated in architecture from Sophia Polytechnic (1953) and began her practice in the Sohpia State Design Organization Sofproekt from 1953 to 1965. She spent two years in Mongolia (1961-1963) designing a youth center and its administrative council building. She transferred to Main State Design Organization Glavproekt (1965) where she worked until her retirement in 1985.
Between 1967 and 1982 she spent several years in Halle-Neustadt, East Germany where she designed the "Haus der Dienste" an apartment complex for 16,000 inhabitants. She received several awards for her projects including the gold Order of Labor (1980) and the Diploma of Merit from the Committee for Architecture and Urbanism of the Council of the Bulgarian Republic (1981).
1.2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes. )
Lilia Gramatikova is an Bulgarian architect who practiced in Bulgaria, Mongolia, and East Germany from 1953-1985. The collection consists of 72 hand-drawn architectural drawings of two projects: Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria (1974) and Territorial Information and Computing Center in Vrasta, Bulgaria (1981). Also present is a drawing (photocopy) of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia (1965) and a folder containing biographical information.
Source of Acquisition
The Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2000. An addition was donated in 2007.
Alternate Form Available
A selection of digital images from the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection can be found on Special Collections Imagebase.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Lilia Gramatikova 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 Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection commenced in 2001. The 2007 addition was added in 2013.
- A Guide to the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection, 1960-2007, bulk dates 1965-1981
- Lora Settle and Elena Herrero, Graduate Student Assistants,
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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- Description is in English
- 2020-10-05: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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