"A Center for Civic Activity in the Town of Blacksburg" Design Competition Boards, 1992
Scope and Contents
Materials include three foam core boards. Boards include information on the national design competition and its administration, number of entrants, and two 30 x 30" boards display the winning entry’s proposed town green and public library designs.
- Scarlett, Shannon Taylor (Architect, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.
Biographical / Historical
In 1992, the Town of Blacksburg partnered with other local stakeholders to sponsor a national design competition with the charge of “[generating] an urban design plan that weaves the existing properties into a significant place giving town identity to civic life, with the design of a new library as the first building in the development of the plan.” The first prize entry was submitted by Shannon Taylor Scarlett (principal) and Timothy Scarlett (associate) of Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects, in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1990, the firm specializes in small public, residential, commercial, and institutional projects.
Source: “A National Design Competition” program from A Center for Civic Activity in the Town of Blacksburg : A National Design Competition. Town of Blacksburg, 1992.
.42 Cubic Feet (1 oversized folder)
Language of Materials
"A Center for Civic Activity in the Town of Blacksburg" Design Competition Boards include information about the national design competition for which the boards were created and the winning entry and proposed designs of Shannon Taylor Scarlett and Timothy Scarlett.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The competition boards were donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture in January 2022 by the Blacksburg Town Manager.
Materials in this collection were processed in May 2022.
- Jade Snelling
- Language of description
- Script of description
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