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"A Center for Civic Activity in the Town of Blacksburg" Design Competition Boards, 1992

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-011

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.

Dates

  • 1992

Creator

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.

Extent

.42 Cubic Feet (1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

"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.

Related Materials

See also: Shannon Taylor Scarlett materials (Ms1995-010), part of IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.

Cataloged materials include: Dunay, Donna, and Frank Weiner. A Center for Civic Activity in the Town of Blacksburg : A National Design Competition. Town of Blacksburg, 1992.

Processing Information

Materials in this collection were processed in May 2022.

Creator

Status
Completed
Author
Jade Snelling
Date
2022-05-20
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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