Alexander, Dorothy Baxter

Dorothy Alexander was educated at the McGill University Architectural School in Montreal. She worked for several firms including Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons Architects before starting her own firm in 1961. The collection consists primarily of drawings, sketches, and building specifications for buildings designed by the architect Dorothy Alexander. Projects include remodeling work for the Arriflex … Read more Alexander, Dorothy Baxter

Wilson, Zelma Gussin

Ojai City Hall   Zelma Wilson was born in New York City in 1918. Her mother and father were Jewish emigrants from Lithuania and Belarus. She moved to California in 1924 and grew up in Santa Paula, CA. She attended UCLA, UC Berkeley and USC, graduating with a Bachelor in Architecture in 1947 from USC. … Read more Wilson, Zelma Gussin

Vernon, Shirley Jane

Early life and education Architect and educator Shirley Jane Vernon began to realize her dreams when she was only in grade school, at the Bala Junior High School where she participated in the model-airplane club.  Although she originally desired to become an aeronautical engineer, she switched to designing buildings.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree from … Read more Vernon, Shirley Jane

Harkness, Sarah Pillsbury

Early life and education Born in July 8, 1914 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Sarah P. Harkness is renowned for her sustainable designs in architecture and in the New England area. Career in Architecture Designer for Dan Cooper in New York (1941-43); Designer for Travelling Exhibitions for the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1943-44). Major … Read more Harkness, Sarah Pillsbury

Neski, Barbara

Early Life and Education B. A. 1949 Bennington College ; MArch1952 Harvard Graduate School of Design;Worked for Jose luis Sert, Marcel Breuer; owned practice with Husband JulianHad 2 children (now 2 grandchildren)Taught Architectural Design at Ciity College and Pratt InstitutePractice included above mentioned houses, but also: The Foundation Center; Non-Traditional Employment for Women; Offices for … Read more Neski, Barbara