This collection is organized into four series and documents Hirshen's architectural career from 1965 until 2004. Series I:
Personal Papers comprises of Hirshen's biographical information, including his curriculum vitae and oral history. Series II:
Professional Papers consists of case study writings Hirshen collaborated on or wrote, clippings and photographs from HTA (Hirshen/Trumbo
& Associates), and records regarding the exhibit Toward an Architecture of Conscience. Series III: Faculty papers contains a few documents on studio classes Hirshen taught at the University of British Columbia.
Series IV: Project Records is composed of drawings, photographs and slides documenting projects including elderly housing
and health centers, to migrant farm labor camps in the Central Valley of California. The Sanford L. Hirshen Collection consists
of the exhibit materials—boards, photographs, and files—for the 2003 exhibition Toward an Architecture of Conscience: The work of Sandy Hirshen, partners, employees, and professional colleagues exhibited at the University of British Columbia SOA Downtown Gallery in Vancouver. Some of the materials exhibited includes
Hirshen's work on low-cost migrant farm labor camps, social housing for the elderly, and community schools.
Sanford Hirshen (1935 – 2013) was born in New York City and attended the New York High School of Music & Art where his high
school classmates and lifelong friends included architect Sim Van der Ryn and photographer Joshua Freiwald. After graduating
high school, he enrolled at Columbia University School of Architecture receiving a bachelor of Architecture in 1959.
1.5 Cubic Feet:
1 carton, 1 legal size document box
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