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Lars Lerup Academic and Professional papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 830
Finding aid note: Box 14 is stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center. Boxes 1-13 and 15-19 are stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

These papers consist of the academic and professional papers of Lars Lerup the former Dean of the Rice School of Architecture, 1993-2009. The main part of his papers has been divided into four phases of his career: student work, University of California, Berkeley, SCI/ARC in Switzerland, and Rice University.

Dates

  • 1960s-2010s

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Restricted folders are spread throughout the collection. They are marked in the inventory. Permission to see these files must be obtained from Lars Lerup or the Dean of the RSA.

Box 14 stored at the Woodson Research Center.

Boxes 1-13 and 15-19 stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Swedish-born Lars Lerup attended the University of California, Berkeley as an undergrad and graduated with a Master in Architecture from Harvard University in 1970.

From there, he began teaching at the University of California-Berkeley from 1970 to 1991. He still retains an emeritus position there. From 1991-1993, he taught at the SCI/ARC, Switzerland. He accepted a position at Rice University in 1993 as the Dean of the Rice School of Architecture [RSA] and the William Ward Watkin Professor. He continued in the position until 2009. He currently holds the position of the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture at Rice.

Throughout his career, Lerup's research and professional work has focused on furniture, single-family homes, and post-structuralist theory in relation to cityscapes and suburbs, more specifically Houston.

He has written the following books: "Villa Prima Facie" (1976), "Building the Unfinished: Architecture and Human Action" (1977), "Planned Assaults: The Nofamily House, Love/House, Texas Zero" (1987), "After the City" (2000), "Everything Must Move" with Albert Pope (2009), "One Million Acres and No Zoning" (2011), and "The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization" (2018). In addtion, he has written dozens of published essays.

Extent

25 Linear Feet (14 carton boxes 5 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

These papers consist of the academic and professional papers of Lars Lerup the former Dean of the Rice School of Architecture, 1993-2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Woodson Research Center in June of 2018.
Title
Guide to the Lars Lerup Academic and Professional papers, 1965-2016
Status
Completed
Author
Norie Guthrie and Dara Flinn
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA