Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

James Rossant papers, 1950s-1990s

Series VI: Architectural Drawings

Series VI contains 577 large-format original and reprographic architectural drawings, organized alphabetically by project name.

Tube 1: Roll 1 Academic: Wilmington 2000 Study (Wilmington, DE) 1996-1997

5 drawing sheets (perspectives, including downtown skyline with rooftop light sculptures)

Tube 1: Roll 2 Baltimore CBD North (Baltimore, MD) ca. 1969

1 drawing sheet (perspective showing multi-level "Wet Park")

Tube 1: Roll 3 Bhutan National Conference Center and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Thimphu, Bhutan) ca. 1986

24 drawing sheets (plans, sections, elevations, site section, site plan, interior and exterior perspectives, construction details)

Tube 1: Roll 4 Bhutan National Conference Center and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Thimphu, Bhutan) ca. 1986

18 drawing sheets (plans [some with markup], elevation, section-elevation, aerial and courtyard perspectives, diagrammatic plans, topographic maps)

Tube 2: Roll 1 Bhutan National Conference Center and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Thimphu, Bhutan) ca. 1986

77 drawing sheets, largely but not exclusively sketches/overlays (plans, sections, elevations, axonometrics, details, perspectives, marginalia including female nudes, etc.)

Tube 2: Roll 2 Bunkit children's furniture for the Hollaender Manufacturing Co. 1976

4 drawing sheets (plan, elevation, detail and axonometric views of furniture system)

Tube 2: Roll 3 Central Park Stables, Arena and Police Station Competition (New York, NY) 1966

4 drawing sheets (exterior perspectives)

Tube 2: Roll 4 Cities in the Sky 1978

6 drawing sheets (axonometrics of imaginary cities, some with additional cartooned elements)

Tube 3: Roll 1 Eagle Chase (Woodbury, NY) 1986

2 drawing sheets (plans)

Tube 3: Roll 2 East Lake Wales master plan, including Nalcrest and Fedhaven village centers (East Lake Wales, FL) ca. 1961-1963

7 drawing sheets (perspective nad plan of proposed use for "pyramid" of [excavated?] fill, perspectives of town centers and housing, elevation and plan of church or community center)

Tube 3: Roll 3 Ellis Island Restoration and World Conference Center (New York, NY) 1988-1989

47 drawing sheets (existing and proposed plans, various buildings, partial plan and elevation of waterfront housing and marina [possibly from a different project])

Tube 3: Roll 4 Ellis Island Restoration and World Conference Center (New York, NY) 1988-1989

3 drawing sheets (sections and elevations)

Tube 4: Roll 1 Ellis Island Restoration and World Conference Center (New York, NY) 1988-1989

17 drawing sheets (site plans, floor plans, elevations, section, aerial and waterfront perspectives)

Tube 4: Roll 2 G Street Pedestrian Concourse, Downtown Washington Feasibility Survey (Washington, D.C.) / [Other Creator: Wallace, McHarg, Roberts & Todd]

1 drawing sheet (interior perspective of concourse / mall)

Tube 4: Roll 3 Germantown New Town, "Germontown" (Germantown, MD) ca. 1966

4 drawing sheets (overall aerial view, perspectives showing plaza and terraces), annotated "for Life magazine"

Tube 5: Roll 1 International Urban Development Competition (Regina, Canada) 1974

3 drawing sheets (context plan with descriptive text, interior perspective of concourse inside 'Ultrastructure,' partial aerial perspective of 'Ultrastructure' including elevated geodesic dome / Sky Park, plan, section through 'Ultrastructure' and surrounding context)

Tube 5: Roll 2 International Urban Development Competition (Regina, Canada) 1974

4 drawing sheets (isometric and plan views of 'Ultrastructure' in context; explanatory sections; texts on land use, implementation, and environmental performance [largely illegible], diagrams of implementation sequence, vignettes of historical precedents [typical North American urban and small-town streets, bazaars of Isfahan, Grand Central Terminal], site context plans)

Tube 5: Roll 3 Jericho Jewish Center (Jericho, NY) 1983, undated

10 drawing sheets (exterior rendering, elevations, plans, interior perspective, interior elevations, sections)

Tube 6: Roll 1 Judd Residence (George Judd House) (Waccabuc, NY) 1960

4 drawing sheets (site plan with sketches, plans, elevations, section, construction details)

Tube 6: Roll 2 Judd Residence (George Judd House) (Waccabuc, NY) 1960

4 drawing sheets (site plan, plans, elevations, sections, construction details)

Tube 6: Roll 3 Just Bulbs Store / Superior Lamp Company Offices (New York, NY) ca. 1979-1982

7 drawing sheets (plans, sections, interior elevations, construction details)

Tube 6: Roll 4 Just Bulbs Store / Superior Lamp Company Offices (New York, NY) ca. 1979-1982

10 drawing sheets (plans, exterior elevations, construction details)

Tube 6: Roll 5 Live-Work Center for the Ford Foundation (Calcutta) 1961

1 drawing sheet (perspective view of courtyard plaza)

Tube 7: Roll 1 Lower Manhattan / Battery Park City (New York, NY) 1965

2 drawing sheets (aerial view of 'Wall Street East' development, including East River waterfront with proposed housing and marina)

Tube 7: Roll 2 Lower Manhattan / Battery Park City (New York, NY) 1969

2 drawing sheets (interior perspectives of Westside Mall concourse with monorail/people-mover)

Tube 7: Roll 3 Mason Pavilion / Francis and Patricia Mason House Addition (Rye, NY) 1990

7 drawing sheets (site plan, construction notes, plans, interior and exterior elevations, construction details)

Tube 7: Roll 4 Monument East / Oldtown Urban Renewal (Baltimore, MD) ca. 1965

1 drawing sheet (perspective of townhosue units with tower)

Tube 8: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1978-1979

7 drawing sheets dated 1978-1979 (no months given) (aerial perspectives, perspective of 'Processional Way' with inverted-pyramid structure, perspectives of plaza spaces)

Tube 8: Roll 2 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1979

16 drawing sheets dated 1979 (June-August) (plans and one section of various 'Controls'; plans of growth strategy, terraces, spatial sequence, and major circulation; isometrics of terraces)

Tube 9: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1979

18 drawing sheets dated 1979 (October-November) (isometric; various plans including site plan, land use, surveys and open space, survey, landscape, various utilities and infrastructure, hierarchy of ministries)

Tube 9: Roll 2 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1980

6 drawing sheets dated 1980 (no months given) (aerial perspectives; perspective of Iseni Park; 'Overall Master Plan: 1980 Revision')

Tube 10: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1980

15 drawing sheets dated 1980 (March) (plans including site plans, Iseni Park, landscape, paving, railway; diagrams of 'Controls: People's Square'; perspectives of 'Tropical Garden,' Ujamaa Square, other 'vignettes' and isometrics)

Tube 10: Roll 2 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1980

13 drawing sheets dated 1980 (June-December) (plans including site plan, general plan of context, Unguja Boulevard, Phase 1 building locations, open space; diagrams of 'Controls': energy and minerals, land/housing/urban development; isometric)

Tube 11: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1981

16 drawing sheets dated 1981 (February-March) (plans including grading, storm drainage, Diplomatic Area, People's Square complex, National Sports Complex, major pedestrian ways, close-up plan of Terrace 1; 'Controls' diagrams of International Hotel and Foreign Affairs; road sections)

Tube 12: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) 1981

16 drawing sheets dated 1981 (April-June) and 1982 (April) (plans of land use and landscape; 'Controls' diagrams of hotels, High Court, Bank of Tanzania, Typical Parastatal building, Finance building, Building Plot Plan of Commercial Link Area; diagrammatic plan of international hotel)

Tube 13: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) undated

19 drawing sheets (no dates) (oversize aerial perspectives; isometrics and axonometrics of terraces; 'vignettes' including axonometrics and perspectives of plaza spaces; interior perspective of Hotel Galleria; perspectives and plans of sculptural gateway or portal)

Tube 13: Roll 2 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) undated

12 drawing sheets (no dates) (overall site plans, one with sketches and highlighting; plans of road network, busway, and land use; park plan with color underlay; timeline charts of staged development)

Tube 14: Roll 1 National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania) undated

13 drawing sheets (no dates) (isometrics of gridded prismatic volumes; close-up plans of various spaces; 'Controls' diagram of Prime Minister's Office; east-west site sections; section baseline drawings)

Tube 14: Roll 2 Office Building for the Redevelopment Land Agency Competition (Washington, D.C.) ca. 1960s-1970s

16 drawing sheets (site plan, floor plans, sections, elevations)

Tube 14: Roll 3 Outdoor Lamp Designs for the Lightolier Company undated

2 drawing sheets (plan, elevation and detail views of several lamp types)

Tube 14: Roll 4 Poughkeepsie Downtown Renewal (Poughkeepsie, NY) ca. 1969

1 oversize drawing sheet (printed elevation of waterfront with terraced buildings and geodesic climate domes)

Tube 15: Roll 1 Reston, VA: Hunter's Wood Village Center 1964-1965

4 drawing sheets (perspectives, site plan, topographic context plan)

Tube 15: Roll 2 Reston, VA: Lake Anne Village ca. 1965

1 drawing sheet (elevation of townhouse units on lakefront)

Tube 15: Roll 3 Reston, VA: Lake Anne Village 1964-1965

3 drawing sheets (elevation of Heron House, perspective of Chimney Road townhouses, perspective of village center [fragile - screentone overlays are loose and peeling])

Tube 16: Roll 1 Roosevelt Island / Welfare Island Housing for the Urban Development Corporation (New York, NY) ca. 1970

1 drawing sheet (perspective)

Tube 16: Roll 2 Roosevelt Island / Welfare Island Housing for the Urban Development Corporation (New York, NY) ca. 1970

15 drawing sheets (site plans, floor plans, unit plans, apartment distribution diagram, partial axonometric showing elevation details, section-elevation)

Tube 17: Roll 1 Rossant House (Austerlitz, NY) 1999

4 drawing sheets (plans, elevations, sections)

Tube 17: Roll 2 Rossant Townhouse (114 Sullivan Street) and garden pavilion / "The Tempietto" (New York, NY) ca. 1983

22 drawing sheets, largely sketches/overlalys (plans, elevations, details, other drawings)

Tube 17: Roll 3 Rossant Townhouse (114 Sullivan Street) and garden pavilion / "The Tempietto" (New York, NY) ca. 1983

18 drawing sheets (plans, elevations, sections, wall sections, planting plan)

Tube 18: Roll 1 Rossant Townhouse (114 Sullivan Street) and garden pavilion / "The Tempietto" (New York, NY) ca. 1983

14 drawing sheets, some with markup and marginalia (plans, sections, wall sections, construction details, notes, including Doric column details)

Tube 18: Roll 2 Rossant Townhouse (114 Sullivan Street) and garden pavilion / "The Tempietto" (New York, NY) ca. 1983

5 drawing sheets, some with markup/red-lining (plans, sections, elevations, construction details)

Tube 18: Roll 3 Sandyville Housing at Tamiment Resort (Tamiment, PA) ca. 1990

4 sheets (elevations, sections, plans)

Tube 18: Roll 4 Unidentified Hotel Plan Diagrams (possibly Baltimore Inner Harbor, Tower Ten, or other project) undated

6 drawing sheets (diagrammatic plans and sketches)

Tube 19: Roll 1 United States Embassy to Morocco (Rabat, Morocco) 1988-1989

1 drawing sheet (site plan)

Tube 19: Roll 2 Üsküdar American Academy Gymnasium and Cafeteria (Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey) 1990

10 drawing sheets (site plans, plans, elevations, sections, site section)

Tube 19: Roll 3 Villas Lucania, "Fusco Dwellings" (Mamaroneck, NY) ca. 1985-1987

23 drawing sheets (plans, sections, interior and exterior elevations, site plan, perspectives, construction details)

Tube 19: Roll 4 Wayside Chapel For a Lakefront Site (Student Sketch Problem, University of Florida) 1949-1950

1 drawing sheet (plan, section, rendering)