|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection consists of one series: Series I: Architectural Drawings
Scope and Content
Architectural drawings for projects in the United States, largely in the Chicago area, done before 1912; in Australia (where they lived, 1912-1937), including the Federal Capitol of Australia in Canberra, 1912, and Castlecrag, a planned suburb of Sydney, undated; and India, 1936. These projects were designed by Walter Burley Griffin and most of them were rendered by Marion Mahony Griffin. The extent to which some of these projects were also designed by Mahony Griffin is not certain.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin architectural drawings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Various gifts.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
2009-06-25 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Walter Burley Griffin was an architect and landscape architect. Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1962) was an architect who worked mainly as an architectural renderer. She was the first women to graduate, in 1894, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture. Both had previously worked for Frank Lloyd Wright at his studio in Oak Park, Illinois.