Kerstin Dörhöfer Architectural Collection
Scope and Content
The Kerstin Dörhöfer Architectural Collection consists mainly of two bound volumes and some correspondence. A bound portfolio book, Projects in Architecture and Urban Designs, contains photocopies of Dörhöfer's project drawings, pictures of completed buildings, and newspaper articles regarding her work dating from 1966 to 1984. The book includes her student work from 1966-1968 and her architectural designs from 1969-1972. The collection also contains a publication by the International Women's University entitled Reader: Project Area "City and Gender," with chapters written by Dörhöfer and Beverly Willis. Biographical material, a photo and two letters written to Milka Bliznakov are also included.
- 1984 - 2001
- Dörhöfer, Kerstin, 1943- (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Kerstin Dörhöfer (also Dorhofer) was born in Dresden in 1943. She received her architecture degree in 1969 from the Technical University of Berlin, where she stayed to practice until 1973. From 1973 to 1978 Dörhöfer was an Assistant Professor at the University, where she received her doctoral degree with a dissertation about social housing in Germany. In 1979 Dörhöfer formed an organization at the Free University of Berlin for women's studies. Since 1986 Dörhöfer has taught at the University of Arts in Berlin, studying how gender and architecture are related and researching the work of women in architecture, especially in the building history of Berlin.
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Born in Dresden in 1943, Kerstin Dörhöfer (also Dorhofer) received her architecture degree in 1969 from the Technical University of Berlin, where she earned her doctoral degree. In 1979 Dörhöfer formed an organization for women's studies at the Free University of Berlin. Since 1986, Dörhöfer has taught at the University of Arts in Berlin. This collection includes a portfolio book showing her work from 1966-1972, a publication by the International Women's University about gender and cities with chapters by Dörhöfer and Beverly Willis, and a few biographical items.
The collection is arranged according to format.
Source of Acquisition
The Kerstin Dörhöfer Architectural Collection was donated to the Special Collections in February 2002.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Kerstin Dörhöfer 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 Kerstin Dörhöfer Architectural Collection was completed in 2002.
- Kerstin Dörhöfer Architectural Collection, 1984-2001
- Amy Shaffer, Archivist
- 2004 (CC0 1.0)
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