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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-044

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Administration and Museum Support Services

Architectural Records, 1971-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Administration and Museum Support Services
Title: Architectural Records
Dates: 1971-1989
Quantity: 3.73 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (46 oversize folders)
Collection: Accession 97-044
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Between 1986 and 1989 the Hirshhorn Museum considered building an addition. Many schemes were considered, all prepared by The Architects Collaborative (TAC) of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The most fully developed scheme is the 7th Street Addition. Other design schemes are: Wraparound Scheme A, Wraparound Scheme C, Bookends Scheme, Bar Scheme, Pavilion Scheme, and others. There are also records of meetings among TAC, the Hirshhorn, the National Capitol Parks and Planning Commission, and the Fine Arts Commission. Also included are Plaza designs by James Van Sweden, Landscape Architect; miscellaneous Plaza drawings; and an original HMSG drawing from 1971.

Descriptive Entry

Between 1986 and 1989 the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) considered building an addition. Many schemes were considered, all prepared by The Architects Collaborative (TAC) of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The most fully developed scheme is the 7th Street Addition. Other design schemes are: Wraparound Scheme A, Wraparound Scheme C, Bookends Scheme, Bar Scheme, Pavilion Scheme, and others. There are also records of meetings among TAC, the Hirshhorn, the National Capitol Parks and Planning Commission, and the Fine Arts Commission. Also included are Plaza designs by James Van Sweden, Landscape Architect; miscellaneous Plaza drawings; and an original HMSG drawing from 1971.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-044, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Administration and Museum Support Services, Architectural Records

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Container List

Box 1

Concepts for HMSG, November 16, 1987

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Photographs of HMSG, interior and exterior

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TAC Office/Room Numbers

Box 1 of 1

Museums/Additions/Clippings

Box 1 of 1

TAC/ Staff, March 18, 1988

Box 1 of 1

TAC Meeting, March 9, 1988

Box 1 of 1

January 4, 1988 HMSG/Office of Design and Construction (ODC)

Box 1 of 1

TAC - December 15, 1987

Box 1 of 1

TAC/ Budget

Box 1 of 1

May 1, 1987 - Landscape/Building

Box 1 of 1

TAC Building Height Meeting, March 30, 1987

Box 1 of 1

TAC Meeting, March 16, 1987

Box 1 of 1

TAC: January 1987 Meetings, Notes, etc.

Box 1 of 1

TAC December 12, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC December 2, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC November 17, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC October 6, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC September 19, 1986

Box 1 of 1

August 5, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC - July 11, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC Week of June 16, 1986

Box 1 of 1

TAC - First Meetings with Staff

Box 1 of 1

Statistics/Storage

Box 1 of 1

TAC Correspondence/Staff

Box 1 of 1

TAC Meetings Notes

Box 1 of 1

NCPC (National Capital Planning Commission) and FAC (Fine Arts Commission), July 26, 28, 1988

Box 1 of 1

TAC/ NCPC, June 14, 15, 1988

Box 1 of 1

FAC Meeting - May 19, 1988

Box 1 of 1

NCPC Meeting - May 16, 1988

Box 1 of 1

NCPC/FAC, May 1988

Box 1 of 1

NCPC, January 29, 1988

Box 1 of 1

Fine Arts, November 19, 1987

Box 1 of 1

NCPC, November 3, 1987

Box 1 of 1

TAC Contract

Box 1 of 1

TAC - Commissions, September 15, 1987

Box 1 of 1

TAC Renderings

Box 1 of 1

TAC Background Information

Box 1 of 1

TAC - Scope of Work

Box 1 of 1

TAC Questionnaires

Box 1 of 1

Space Use Master Plan Report, Draft, February 20, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Space Use Master Plan Report, Executive Summary, Draft, March 9, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Space Use Master Plan Report, Draft, January 30, 1987

Box 1 of 1

TAC Executive Summary

Box 1 of 1

Color slides of design plans, July 26, 1988

Box 1 of 1

Photos of design plans and model

Box 1 of 1

Space Use Master Plan, Final Status Report, March 15, 1989

Box 1 of 1

TAC - Executive Summary Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Space Use Master Plan, edited version

Box 1 of 1

Space Use Master Plan, Executive Summary, Draft, May 15, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Concept Design Preliminary Comparison of Three Schematic Designs, November 17, 1986

Box 1 of 1

Architectural Drawings for the Possible Schemes

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Series 1: Sub series 1: TAC, November 17, 1986, C Scheme, Major Intervention [7th Street Addition]

Folder 1

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1.1.1 - View From Jefferson Drive
1.1.2 - Ground Level

Folder 2

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1.1.3 - Plaza Level
1.1.4 - Second Floor Plan

Folder 3

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1.1.5 - Third Floor Plan and Section A-A
1.1.6 - Fourth Floor and Section B-B

Sub series 2: TAC, December 2, 1986, 7th Street Addition (in progress)

Folder 4

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1.2.1 - Sketches (2) from Jefferson Drive
1.2.2 - Sketches (2) - from Independence Ave (1) and Jefferson (1)

Folder 5

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1.2.3 - Ground Level Plan - C
1.2.4 - Plaza Level - C

Folder 6

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1.2.5 - Second Floor - C
1.2.6 - Third Floor - C

Folder 7

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1.2.7 - Fourth Floor - C
1.2.8 - Plaza Level

Folder 8

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1.2.9 - Second Floor Plan
1.2.10 - Third Floor Plan
1.2.11 - Fourth Floor Plan

Sub series 3: TAC, December 15, 1986, 7th Street Addition (in progress)

Folder 9

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1.3.1 - Sketches (4) of 7th Street Addition and 7th Ave. Elevation, Mall Elevation
1.3.2 - Sketches (4) of Addition and 7th Ave, and Mall elevations

Folder 10

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1.3.3 - Ground Level - Art, Public, Staff Circulation
1.3.4 - Plaza Level - Art, Public, Staff Circulation

Folder 11

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1.3.5 - Mezzanine Level - Art, Public, Staff Circulation
1.3.6 - Second Floor - Art, Public, Staff Circulation

Folder 12

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1.3.7 - Third floor - Art, Public, Staff Circulation
1.3.8 - Fourth Floor - Art, Public, Staff Circulation

Sub series 4: TAC, January 27, 1987, 7th Street Addition (in progress)

Folder 13

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1.4.1 - Ground Level Plan
1.4.2 - Plaza Level

Folder 14

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1.4.3 - Mezzanine Level
1.4.4 - Second Floor
1.4.5 - Third Floor Plan

Folder 15

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1.4.6 - Fourth Floor Plan

Sub series 5: TAC, August 1987 "The Addition" Final Version, 7th Street Addition

Folder 15

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1.5.1 - Framed Sketch of HMSG with addition, copyright 1987 F.C.
1.5.2 - Location Map of HMSG (1)

Folder 16

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1.5.3 - Site Plan (2)
1.5.4 - Lower Level Plan (4)

Folder 17

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1.5.5 - Plaza Level Plan (5)
1.5.6 - Mezzanine Floor Plan (6)
1.5.7 - Second Floor Plan (7)

Folder 18

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1.5.8 - Third Floor Plan (8)
1.5.9 - Fourth Floor Plan (9)

Folder 19

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1.5.10 - North Elevation and East Elevation (10)
1.5.11 - South Elevation and West Elevation (11)

Folder 20

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1.5.12 - Section A-A, Section B-B (12)
1.5.13 - View of Museum from Southwest and View of Museum from Northeast (13)

Series 2: TAC, November 17, 1986, A, Intervention [with Ground Level]

Folder 21

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2.1 - View from Jefferson Drive
2.2 - Ground Level
2.3 - Plaza Level

Folder 22

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2.4 - Second Floor and Section
2.5 - Third and Fourth Floors

Series 3: TAC, November 17, 1986, B, Minor Intervention [Raised Corners of Plaza]

Folder 23

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3.1 - View from Jefferson Ave.
3.2 - Ground Level

Folder 24

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3.3 - Plaza Level Floor Plan
3.4 - Second Floor and Section

Folder 25

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3.5 - Third and Fourth Floors Plan

Series 4: TAC Wraparound Scheme A:

Folder 25

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4.1 - Lower level, Plaza, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor and Section, November 19, 1987

Folder 26

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4.2 - Site Plan and 5 sketches of views, November 19, 1987
4.3 - Lower level (2), March 9, 1988

Folder 27

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4.4 - Plaza Level and Mezzanine (3), March 9, 1988
4.5 - Second Floor (4), March 9, 1988

Folder 28

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4.6 - Third Floor (5), March 9, 1988
4.7 - Fourth Floor (6), March 9, 1988

Folder 29

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4.8 - Section (8), March 9, 1988
4.9 - Elevation and Sections - North Mall Elevation, South Independence Ave., Elevation, Section at 8th St. Cross axis (9), March 9, 1988

Folder 30

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4.10 - Sketches - Wraparound (10), March 9, 1988

Folder 31

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4.11 - Program elements: Lobby/Gift Shop, Auditorium, Cafe, Offices, Mech. equipment (wraparound), March 9, 1988
4.12 - Circulation: Plaza entry, Lobby entry, escalators, galleries, loading dock and parking (wraparound), March 9, 1988
4.13 - Wraparound Scheme: View from Mall looking West, View from Independence Avenue looking east, lower level, Plaza level, Second level, section, June 14, 1988

Folder 32

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4.14 - Wraparound (A): North Mall elevation, South Independence Ave. Elevation, Section at 8th Street cross axis, July 26, 1988

Folder 33

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4.15 - Wraparound (A): Pictures of Model - View from Independence Ave. looking west, view from Mall looking east, July 26, 1988
4.16 - Wraparound (A) Plaza level, Third Floor, Lower level, Second Floor, July 26, 1988

Folder 34

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4.17 - Sketches Wraparound (A) View from Independence looking East; View from Mall looking west, July 26, 1988

Series 5: TAC Wraparound Scheme C (December 15, 1987 - July 26, 1988):

Folder 34

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5.1 - Wraparound Scheme (C) - sketches (2), Plaza level, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fifth floor, December 15, 1987

Folder 35

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5.2 - Wraparound Scheme (C): View from Mall looking West, View from Independence Avenue looking east, lower level, Plaza level, Second level, section, June 14, 1988
5.3 -Wraparound (C): Pictures of Model - View from Independence Ave looking west, view from Mall looking east, July 26, 1988
5.4 - Sketches: Wraparound (C) View from Independence looking East; View from Mall looking west, July 26, 1988

Series 6: TAC Bookends Scheme (March 9, 1988 - July 26, 1988):

Folder 36

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6.1 - Raised Bookends Scheme (G), View from Independence Ave looking East, View from Mall looking west, Lower Level, Plaza level, Second flood, Section, March 9, 1988
6.2 - Bookends Scheme (D): View from Mall looking West, View from Independence Avenue looking east, lower level, Plaza level, Second level, section, June 14, 1988

Folder 37

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6.3 - Bookends (B): North Mall elevation, South Independence Ave. Elevation, Section at 8th Street cross axis, July 26, 1988

Folder 38

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6.4 - Bookends (B): Pictures of Model - View from Independence Ave looking west, view from Mall looking east, July 26, 1988
6.5 - Bookends (B) - Plaza, Lower level, Third Floor, Second Floor, July 26, 1988

Folder 39

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6.6 - Sketches Bookends (B) View from Independence looking East; View from Mall looking west, July 26, 1988

Series 7: TAC Miscellaneous Schemes (November 16, 1987 - June 14, 1988):

Folder 39

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7.1 - Scheme D - Lower level, Plaza, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor and Section (November 16, 1987)
7.2 - Scheme B - Lower level, Plaza, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor and Section (November 16, 1987)

Folder 40

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7.3 - Bar Scheme - sketches (2), Plaza level, Third Floor, Fourth Floor, Fifth Floor, December 15, 1987
7.4 - Pancake Scheme - sketches (2), Lower level, Plaza, Second Floor, Fourth Floor, December 15, 1987

Folder 41

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7.5 - Pavilion Scheme - sketches (2), Plaza, Second Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor, December 15, 1987
7.6- Terraced Plaza Scheme (G): View from Mall looking West, View from Independence Avenue looking east, lower level, Plaza level, Second level, section, June 14, 1988
7.7 - Pavilion Scheme (E): View from Mall looking West, View from Independence Avenue looking east, lower level, Plaza level, Second level, section, June 14, 1988
7.8 - Existing Conditions (A): View from Mall looking West, View from Independence Avenue looking east, lower level, Plaza level, Second level, section, June 14, 1988

Folder 42

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7.9 - Design Alternatives (not dated)

Series 8: Jim van Sweden Landscape design of Plaza; Oehme, van Sweden and Associates, Landscape Architects, Washington, D.C.

Folder 42

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8.1 - Context (1)

Folder 43

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8.2 - Site Analysis - existing and proposed (2)
8.3 - Site Analysis - existing and proposed (3)
8.4 - Conceptual Plan (4)

Folder 44

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8.5 - Illustrative Plan (5)
8.6 - Sections East-West and North-South (6)
8.7 - Garden Views: Mall Entrance; Grove and Sculpture Display; Cafe and Arbor (7)

Series 9: Miscellaneous Plaza Drawings 1980's

Folder 45

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9.1, 2, 3- Three (3) Sketches of Plaza level by Paul D. Speiregen, October, 1984
9.4 - Drawings with what plants are where in Sculpture Garden and around Hirshhorn Museum
9.5 - Sketch of Restaurant at Plaza Level by Walker Group, Inc., N.Y., N.Y.

Series 10: HMSG, 1971

Folder 46

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10.1 - Original Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Drawings, June 1971