Czeslawa Zielinska Architectural Collection
Scope and Content
The Czeslawa Zielinska Architectural Collection includes Zielinska's curriculum vitae, a Canadian patent certificate, promotional literature on UCOPAN as well as published papers and articles relevant to UCOPAN's uses and deployment abroad. It also includes personal accounts and photocopies of landscape and building sketches she drew while she and her family were living in Egypt and India from 1966-1971.
- 1964 - 2005
- Majority of material found within ( 1966-1979)
- Zielinska, Cz. (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
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.
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Czeslawa (or Czesia) Zielinska is a Polish-born Canadian architect and inventor. She was educated in Poland and holds both a Master of Science degree in Architecture from the Warsaw Technical University in 1952 and a Master of Science in Interior Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1962. Zielinska invented the patented GETSET Building System (prefabricated components for building structures and modular furniture), and is co-inventor with her husband, structural engineer Zenon A. Zielinski, of patented UCOPAN (Universal Concrete Panel System). She is a partner in UCOPAN Enterprises and is a member of Royal Institute of Architecture of Canada as well as the Interior Decorators Society of Quebec. Her specialization is in integrated exterior-interior architectural and structural design, low cost housing as well as furniture and product design.
0.75 Cubic Feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Czeslawa Zielinska is a Polish-born Canadian architect and the inventor the GETSET Building System and, with her husband Zenon, of the UCOPAN, a pre-cast concrete building system. The collection includes promotional material, published articles, and booklets about UCOPAN as well as copies of landscape and building sketches drawn during her travels.
The collection is arranged by subject matter, and is divided into three series: I: Personal Papers, II: Professional Papers, and III: Project Records.
Source of Acquisition
The Czeslawa Zielinska Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at the Special Collections in 2005. An addition to the collection was received in 2011.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Czeslawa Zielinska 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 Czeslawa Zielinska Architectural Collection was completed in August 2005. The 2011 addition was integrated in 2012.
- Czeslawa Zielinska Architectural Collection, 1964-2005, bulk 1966-1979
- Amy Vilelle, Archivist
- 2006 (CC0 1.0)
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