Marvin J. Malecha Papers 1966-2015, undated

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Creator
Malecha, Marvin J.
Size
87.7 linear feet (64 boxes; 4 half boxes; 64 tubes; 12 oversize flat boxes; 3 flat boxes; 5 oversize boxes; 1 legal box; 2 legal half boxes; 4 artifact boxes; 13 flat folders; 5 objects; 2 negative boxes; 1 card box); 806.53 megabytes; 2154 Files
Call number
MC 00391

The Marvin J. Malecha Papers contains drawings, concept sketches, models, correspondence, speeches, articles and papers, publications, personal notes, conference notes, presentation materials, photographs, and other materials related to Malecha's career in architecture, design teaching, and research. The bulk of the collection, comprised of faculty papers and architectural drawings and sketches, highlights Malecha's career as an educator and an architect. These papers document Malecha's tenure as a faculty member and Dean of the School of Design (later the College of Design) at North Carolina State University. Additional materials cover Malecha's position as President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as his involvement with various architectural associations such as the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA). The Drawings and Models and the Project Files contained in the collection further demonstrate Malecha's career as a practicing architect. The materials range in date from 1966 to 2015.

Marvin J. Malecha (1949-2020), former dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Design and professor of architecture, has had a multi-faceted career encompassing administration, education, research, professional service, authorship, and practice as an architect. Malecha served as Dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for more than a decade before taking over the position of dean at NC State University's School (later College) of Design in 1994. Throughout his career, he was involved in a number of professional associations and organizations related to architecture and architecture education. From 1989 to 1990, he was president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was elected from 2008 to 2009 to serve as First Vice-President/President Elect of the AIA. In 2009, he was officially elected as President of the AIA. He regularly attended meetings, workshops, and conferences held by organizations such as the AIA, the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA). In December 31, 2015, Marvin Malecha retired as Dean of the College of Design to pursue the position of president and chief academic officer at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California.

Biographical/historical note

Marvin J. Malecha (1949-2020), former dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Design and professor of architecture, has had a multi-faceted career encompassing administration, education, research, professional service, authorship, and practice as an architect. Malecha served as Dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for more than a decade before taking over the position of dean at NC State University's School (later College) of Design in 1994. Throughout his career, he was involved in a number of professional associations and organizations related to architecture and architecture education. From 1989 to 1990, he was president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was elected from 2008 to 2009 to serve as First Vice-President/President Elect of the AIA. In 2009, he was officially elected as President of the AIA. He regularly attended meetings, workshops, and conferences held by organizations such as the AIA, the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA). In December 31, 2015, Marvin Malecha retired as Dean of the College of Design to pursue the position of president and chief academic officer at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California.

Malecha earned a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and a master of architecture from Harvard University. In 1980, he was recognized as the Rotch Traveling Scholar, a presigious design competition that grants the awardee the funds for six months of studying architecture while traveling. In 2003, he received the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from the American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Scope/content

The Marvin J. Malecha Papers contains drawings, concept sketches, models, correspondence, speeches, articles and papers, publications, personal notes, conference notes, presentation materials, photographs, and other materials related to Malecha's career in architecture, design teaching, and research. The bulk of the collection, comprised of faculty papers and architectural drawings and sketches, highlights Malecha's career as an educator and an architect. These papers document Malecha's tenure as a faculty member and Dean of the School of Design (later the College of Design) at North Carolina State University. Additional materials cover Malecha's position as President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as his involvement with various architectural associations such as the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA). The Drawings and Models and the Project Files contained in the collection further demonstrate Malecha's career as a practicing architect. The materials range in date from 1966 to 2015.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into eight series:

  • Project Files
  • Drawings and Models
  • Professional Papers
  • Personal Papers
  • Faculty Papers
  • Photographic Materials
  • Presentation Boards
  • Digital Media

There is cross-over in content amongst the series. A single project may be represented in the Project Files series and also have a corresponding final product in the Professional Papers series or further drawings in the Drawings and Models series. To aid in research, please view the attached sheet to find a full list of projects and locations in which they appear within the collection.

Born-digital materials are integrated into series based on content. The original order of the files has been retained

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

Access to Administrative Notebook in halfbox 25 is RESTRICTED.

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marvin J. Malecha Papers, MC 00391, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Other finding aid

This list of projects indicates which series in the collection contain materials for each project. A single project may be represented in the Project Files series and also have a corresponding final product in the Professional Papers series or further drawings in the Drawings and Models series.

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Marvin J. Malecha, 2010-2016.

Processing information

Processed by the Special Collections Research Center staff; machine-readable finding aid created by the Special Collections Research Center staff; updated in 2014 by Sarah Breen. Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 July; Jessica Serrao, 2018 April; and Erin Gallagher, 2018 April-June. Finding aid updated because of additions to the collection by Taylor Wolford and Phillip MacDonald, 2019 June-September.

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

Access to Administrative Notebook in halfbox 25 is RESTRICTED.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marvin J. Malecha Papers, MC 00391, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.