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Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC, records

Call Number: MS 1971

Scope and Contents

The Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects, LLC, records consist of drawings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials documenting a selection of the firm’s built and unbuilt projects from the 1960s to 2010. Projects include art and educational facilities, such as the Yale University Art and Architecture Building addition and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York; corporate and institutional projects like the IBM Corporation Office Building and Distribution Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the David Geffen Foundation Building in Beverly Hills, California; and residences and interior design conversions such as the de Menil Residence in East Hampton, New York and the Dunaway Apartment in New York City. The records do not include materials generated by the firm, which became Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman and Associates Architects, LLC, after Charles Gwathmey’s death in 2009.


  • 1965-2010


Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The bulk of the materials are open for research. Several residential projects, indicated as "anonymous" in Project Index, may be used by researchers but the clients not identified in any published or unpublished medium. See project index for details.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC, for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bette-Ann Gwathmey, 2010-2011.


The collection is arranged as received by the donor. To locate a specific project and its related records, please consult the project index.


432.5 Linear Feet (1000 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC, records consist of drawings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials documenting a selection of the firm's built and unbuilt projects.

Biographical / Historical

Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC, was founded by Charles Gwathmey, Yale School of Architecture, Class of 1962, and Robert Siegel in New York in 1968. The firm’s residential work, large institutional projects (such as Whig Hall at Princeton University, an addition to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the American Museum of the Moving Image), and renovations of existing buildings (including the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University) have earned numerous awards and honors, including the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Firm Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Society of Architects.

Other Finding Aids

For a list of projects and the boxes in which project materials are located, please consult the Project Index.

Processing Information

The records were arranged and described by the donor. There are a multitude of gaps in the numbering sequence that goes from 1 to 2076, however there are only 996 boxes in the collection.

Guide to the Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, LLC, Records
Under Revision
compiled by Laura Tatum and Vanessa Ruff
October 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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