North Carolina State University, College of Design, School of Architecture Records 1948-1978, undated

Creator
North Carolina State University. School of Architecture
Size
2 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 110.015

This collection includes correspondence, memoranda, and instructional materials generated by the School of Architecture, as well as records generated by the Urban Design Program.

The School of Architecture was an original component of North Carolina State University's College of Design, known at its founding in 1948 as the School of Architecture and Landscape Design. Before the Department of Architecture existed, North Carolina State College offered first a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, and later, an Architecture degree, through the School of Engineering. In 1946, the board of trustees of the Consolidated University of North Carolina approved a School of Architecture and Landscape Design for State College in response to the post-World War II building boom. In 1948, the search committee hired Henry L. Kamphoefner, a University of Oklahoma architecture professor, to head the new school. Under Dean Kamphoefner, the Department of Architecture within the School of Design, as it soon came to be called, exerted broad influence on architectural design in North Carolina and the wider Southeast. In the 1960s, as architectural education began to focus more on urban and community design, the Department of Architecture established the Urban Design Program as a joint academic program with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The name of the Department of Architecture changed to the School of Architecture in 2000, when the School of Design became the College of Design.

Biographical/historical note

The School of Architecture was an original component of North Carolina State University's College of Design, known at its founding in 1948 as the School of Architecture and Landscape Design. Before the Department of Architecture existed, North Carolina State College offered a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree through the School of Engineering, beginning in the 1920-1921 school year. In 1927, Architectural Engineering became a department within the School of Engineering. This department's name changed to the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering in 1940, and it added a Bachelor of Architecture degree in the 1940-1941 school year. In 1946, the board of trustees of the Consolidated University of North Carolina approved a School of Architecture and Landscape Design for State College in response to the post-World War II building boom. In 1948, the search committee hired Henry L. Kamphoefner, a University of Oklahoma architecture professor, to head the new school. Kamphoefner brought several faculty members with him to North Carolina State College, including George Matsumoto, James Fitzgibbon, and Duncan Stuart.

Under Dean Kamphoefner, the Department of Architecture within the School of Design, as it soon came to be called, exerted broad influence on architectural design in North Carolina and the wider Southeast. Kamphoefner's push to adopt the "School of Design" name, because "Architecture is a function of design-not the other way around," reflects the broad influence he and others sought in the education of State College's architecture students. In the School of Design's early years, prominent designers and theorists, as well as architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Charles Eames, and Louis Kahn lectured at the school. The Department of Architecture received accreditation in 1950. The students soon began to win major awards, including the Prix de Rome, Paris prizes, Guggenheim fellowships, and Fulbright scholarships, and the school quickly developed an international reputation for experimentation with architectural structures.

In the 1960s, as architectural education began to focus more on urban and community design, the Department of Architecture established the Urban Design Program as a joint academic program with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This program, founded by Peter Batchelor in 1968, educated students in urban design by drawing on the resources of both universities and provided a means for the School of Design to contribute to projects in the wider community. The Department of Architecture discontinued its Master of Urban Design degree in 1984 but continued to offer courses in this area.

The academic degrees offered by the Department of Architecture have changed over time. The department offered a five-year bachelor's degree in Architecture originally, then added a Master of Architecture degree in 1969. The department phased out the bachelor's degree in 1972 and reestablished it in 1982. The Department of Architecture changed its name to the School of Architecture in 2000, when the School of Design became the College of Design.

1948-1950
Matthew Nowicki, acting Department Head
1951-1956
Eduardo Catalano
1956-1967
Henry Kamphoefner, Dean / Department Head
1967-1974
Robert Burns
1974-1975
Administrative Committee
1975-1978
John Loss
1978-1979
Linda Sanders, interim Program Director
1979-1983
Martin Harms
1983-1991
Robert Burns
1991-1992
Paul Tesar
1992-1997
Christos Saccopoulos
1997-2001
Fatih A. Rifki
2001-2002
Robert Burns
2002-2007
Thomas Barrie
2007-2008
Paul Tesar

Scope/content

This subgroup contains correspondence, memoranda, and instructional materials generated by the School of Architecture, as well as records from the Urban Design Program.

Physical description

4 boxes

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: General Records, Instructional Materials, and Urban Design Program.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Design, School of Architecture Records, UA 110.015, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from School of Architecture.

Processing information

Encoded by Steve Mandeville-Gamble, 2006

Finding aid revised by Karen Paar, 2007

The collection is organized into three principal series:

General Records 1975-1978
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series includes materials from John Loss's term as Program Director of the Department of Architecture. These files include documents related to John Tector's service in the department; agendas, notes, and other supporting documents for faculty meetings; and memoranda.

1 box

John Tector documents 1975-1978
Box 1, Folder 1
Faculty Meetings 1975-1976, undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Faculty Meetings 1977
Box 1, Folder 3
Faculty Meetings 1978
Box 1, Folder 4
Instructional Materials 1948-1969, undated
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series consists of assignments for Department of Architecture classes, arranged by course number. Some of the instructors whose design problems appear here are Horacio Caminos, Eduardo Catalano, Henry Kamphoefner, and George Matsumoto.

1 box

Architecture 101 and 102; Design 121 1958-1962, undated
Box 2, Folder 1
Architecture 201 1963
Box 2, Folder 2
Architecture 301 1949-1969
Box 2, Folder 3
Architecture 302 1950-1966
Box 2, Folder 4
Architecture 303 and Architecture 351, 352, 353, and 354 1948-1954, undated
Box 2, Folder 5
Architecture 401 1949-1966, undated
Box 2, Folder 6
Architecture 402 1950-1966, undated
Box 2, Folder 7
Architecture 403 and 431 1950-1965, undated
Box 2, Folder 8
Architecture 501 1952-1968, undated
Box 2, Folder 9
Architecture 502, 512, and 531 1953-1966, undated
Box 2, Folder 10
Urban Design Program 1966-1974, undated
Size: 1 linear foot

This series consists of materials created and collected by the Urban Design Program within the School of Design. These files include general Department of Architecture documents; a faculty grant proposal for an Urban Landscape Design project; correspondence, memoranda, and supporting documents pertaining to projects and functions of the Urban Design Program; and Urban Design curriculum information and instructional materials. This series also contains correspondence, proposals, promotional materials, reports, and supporting documents related to the UNC-NCSU Joint Committee on Urban Design for the years 1968 to 1972.

2 boxes

Department of Architecture Correspondence and Memoranda 1966-1971, undated
Box 3, Folder 1
Faculty Research Project 00510 1973-1974
Box 3, Folder 2
UNC-NCSU Joint Committee on Urban Design 1968-1969, undated
Box 3, Folder 3
UNC-NCSU Joint Committee on Urban Design 1970-1972
Box 3, Folder 4
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda 1968, undated
Box 3, Folder 5
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda January-July 1969
Box 3, Folder 6
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda August-September 1969
Box 3, Folder 7
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda October 1969
Box 3, Folder 8
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda November-December 1969
Box 3, Folder 9
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda January-June 1970
Box 3, Folder 10
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda July-December 1970
Box 4, Folder 1
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda January-April 1971
Box 4, Folder 2
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda May-December 1971
Box 4, Folder 3
Urban Design Program Correspondence and Memoranda 1972
Box 4, Folder 4
Urban Design Program Curriculum 1969-1973
Box 4, Folder 5
Urban Design Program Instructional Materials 1968-1970
Box 4, Folder 6

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Design, School of Architecture Records, UA 110.015, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.