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Rochlin (Davida) papers
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Description
Davida Rochlin is a second-generation Los Angeles architect born in October 1951. Rochlin received her Bachelor of Arts and Master's in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973 and 1976, respectively. Rochlin gained notoriety early on in her career with research begun under the mentorship of American architect Joseph Esherick for her master's thesis on the American porch. This research on the porch has shaped Rochlin's work throughout her career, which focuses on sustainable design, ranges from residential architecture to medical and educational buildings, and encompasses exhibitions and research. The collection contains student work and records produced by Rochlin while enrolled as an architecture student in the School of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley and early career works, including apprenticeships for various architectural firms and freelance jobs. Also included are materials relating to Rochlin's professional work about the American porch, such as research, preparation for the 1983-84 exhibition The Front Porch at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), published magazine articles, book proposals, and exhibition materials from Rochlin's 2010 exhibition The New American Porch shown at the LA Archive Gallery. Materials created by Davida Rochlin Architecture (DRAIA), Rochlin's architecture firm, include drawings, architectural plans, research, photographs, correspondence, and other office records.
Background
Davida Rochlin is a second-generation Los Angeles architect. She was born in October 1951 to writer and historian Harriet Rochlin and architect-turned-performer and writer Fred Rochlin. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley (cum laude) in 1973. She went on to earn a master's degree in Architecture, also from UC Berkeley, in 1976. Rochlin gained notoriety early on in her career with research begun while working on her master's thesis on the American porch, under the mentorship of American architect Joseph Esherick. This research on the porch has shaped Rochlin's work throughout her career.
Extent
42 Linear Feet (26 boxes, 6 flat boxes, 4 telescope boxes, 1 shoebox, and 12 map folders)
Restrictions
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