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Inventory of the Richard A. Vignolo Collection, 1948-2003 (bulk 1973-2000)
2010-5  
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Series Description and Container List

 

SERIES I. PERSONAL PAPERS 1948-1998

Physical Description: Box 1, FF 1-2

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documenting information on Vignolo's professional background, this series contains curriculum vitae, student work from his time at the University of California, Berkeley, a sample of his work, his design thesis and his 1956 Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship Report for the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The Fellowship report for Harvard's Department of Landscape Architecture contains extensive notes and drawings from his time in Europe. The travel material consists of photographs of Santa Barbara's Biltmore Hotel, a flight over Yosemite, and the Filoli estate in Woodside, California. Vignolo's creative and humorous personality, understanding of design, and artistic prowess are also revealed through his "Spoofs", a series of humorous sketches of actual or proposed projects of architects and clients. Referred to by Vignolo as "doodle[s]", they make up the majority of his personal papers.
 

A. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Box 1, Folder 1

Curriculum Vitae, n.d.

 

B. STUDENT WORK

FF 1

University of California, Berkeley, Student Work, 1948-1949

FF 2

Harvard GSD, Student Work including Thesis, 1953

Box 1, Folder 2

Harvard GSD, Elliot Traveling Fellowship Report, 1957

 

C. TRAVEL

Box 1, Folder 3

Biltmore Hotel, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Half Dome, 1958

Box 1, Folder 3

Filoli, 1959

 

D. PORTRAITS

Box 1, Folder 4

Photographs, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Sketch, by Donald Ray Carter, 1998

 

E. SPOOFS

Box 1, Folder 5

Architectural Sketches, 'Spoofs,' n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Federal Reserve Bank 'Spoofs,' 1981

Box 1, Folder 7

Chinatown Mixed-Use Building 'Spoofs,' 1984

Box 1, Folder 8

Primate Exhibit 'Spoof,' n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

6th & Folsom Recreation Center 'Spoof,' 1986

Box 1, Folder 10

Windsor High School 'Spoofs,' 1995

Box 1, Folder 11

Stanford Braun Music Center 'Spoofs,' n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

UC Davis Library 'Spoofs,' n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Sacred Heart High School 'Spoofs,' 1982

Box 1, Folder 14

Albany Library 'Spoofs,' 1992

Box 1, Folder 15

Coast Guard Barracks 'Spoofs,' n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

Pink Palace 'Spoofs,' n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

UC Santa Barbara Art Gallery 'Spoofs,' 1983

 

SERIES II. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS 1973-1976

Physical Description: Box 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains primarily correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence: General, 1973-1976

 

SERIES III. OFFICE RECORDS various

Physical Description: Box 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains, correspondence with clients, photos, slides, and publicity files comprised of project descriptions used for marketing. Some work from his time at Lawrence Halprin and Associates is also included in this series.
 

A. Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Letter to Robert Derr, 1977

 

B. Photographs

Box 1, Folder 2

Slide Collection 1, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3-4

Slide Collection 2, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographic Album No. 1, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographic Album No. 2, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Photographic Album No. 3, n.d.

 

C. Public Relations

Box 1, Folder 8

Project Descriptions, various

 

SERIES IV. PROJECT RECORDS 1971-2005

Physical Description: Box 2-23, Tube 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes files, photographs, and drawings from Vignolo's projects at his own firm, as well as a few from his time at Lawrence Halprin and Associates. Ranging from single-family residential to embassies and shopping centers, Vignolo worked with many notable architecture firms including Esherick Homsey Dodge & Davis, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Marquis Associates, and Wisznia & Peterson. Projects in this series include Dallas's Belo Park; Carmel Plaza Shopping Center; Tacoma's Weyerhaeuser Headquarters' Executive Roof Garden ; the Crawford Residence in San Rafael; some exhibits at the San Francisco Zoo; Nicollett Mall in Minneapolis; the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; a couple of personal family projects; and many others. In addition to the standard project paperwork, this series also includes friendly correspondence with professional collaborators and clients such as Edward Charles Bassett and his wife in regards to their residence and in regards to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and William Orenstein from the Northridge Lakes project regarding Vignolo's departure from Halprin's office.
 

A. Files

 

** See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

** See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

** See Project Index

 

SERIES V. NORTH PARK SHOPPING CENTER, Dallas, TX 1973-2000

Physical Description: Box 24-27

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents Vignolo's most extensive project, the North Park Center, owned by Raymond D. Nasher, for whom he also performed non-commercial design work. Collaborating with a number of architecture firms such as Omniplan, HOK, as well as Lawrence Halprin & Associates, Vignolo worked on this project in phases for more than 25 years. His design for Northpark's Titche Fountain is also included in these records.
 

A. Files

 

** See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

** See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

** See Project Index