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Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2003-005

Scope and Contents

Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection (2000-2001) is comprised of The Hecar Foundation's exhibit "Women in Architecture - 2000 Plus" and publications.

Dates

  • 2000 - 2001

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

Brinda Somaya, India's 2000 Designer of the Year, is a conservationist, post-modernist, abstract minimalist, and urban activist from Bombay. She received an architectural degree from the Sir JJ College of Architecture and a Master of Arts degree from Smith College, Massachusetts, USA. With her sister Ranjini, opened Somaya and Kalappa in 1976. Today her offices are in Mumbai and Bangalore. She is founder trustee of the The Hecar Foundation which was created to educate the public about architecture.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement

The collection is organized by format.

Related Archival Materials

See also Brinda Somaya Publications, 2000, 2002 (0.1 cu. ft.) in IAWA Small Collections Ms2009-054.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Title
Inventory of Brinda Somaya Architectural Collection
Status
Completed
Date
2003 (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

  • 2020-10-08: 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