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Philip Johnson Architectural Plans and Drawings

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Washington, D.C.

 

Repository: Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Washington, D.C.

Call Number: Philip Johnson Associates – Architects Drawings

Location: Archives 058, B2 and B3

Name of Creator(s): Philip Johnson and Various Office Staff

Title: Philip Johnson Architectural Plans and Drawings

Inclusive Date: ca. 1959–1963

Language(s): English

Quantity: 125 drawings

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: These plans and drawings came to Dumbarton Oaks at an unknown date.

 

Processing Information: The Philip Johnson Architectural Plans and Drawings were inventoried by James N. Carder in 2002.

 

Terms of Use and Access: These plans and drawings can be used for research and publication purposes.

 

Physical Access: An appointment is required for access to these plans and drawings. For appointment and queries contact James N. Carder, Archivist, carderj@doaks.org.

 

Preferred Citation: Philip Johnson Architectural Plans and Drawings, Dumbarton Oaks Archives. Courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.

 

Historical Note

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906–January 25, 2005) was an American architect. He graduated from Harvard University in 1930 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He returned to Harvard in 1940 and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1943 from the Graduate School of Design. In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where he later served as a Trustee, and in 1978 was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and, in 1979, the first Pritzker Architecture Prize, which he received at Dumbarton Oaks. The Blisses commissioned Philip Johnson to design the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre-Columbian Art pavilion in 1958. The building was completed in 1963.

Scope and Content

The Philip Johnson architectural plans and drawings comprise material and copies of this material for the Pre-Columbian Collection pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks undertaken between 1959 and 1963.

 

Extent

125 drawings.

 

Collection Inventory and Description

Ca. 1959-1963 Design and Construction Drawings and Plans for the Pre-Columbian Collection Pavilion (“The Museum Wing”) by Philip Johnson Associates, New York, N.Y.

Philip Johnson Associates, Architects

Lev Zetlin, Structural Engineer

Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Mechanical Engineers

375 Park Ave.

New York, N.Y.

 

Corning, Moore, Elmore & Fischer, Registered Architects

1302 18th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

 

George A. Fuller Company

Munsay Building

1329 E Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

 

Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc.

Baltimore, Md.

 

Raymond Concrete Pile Company

140 Cedar Street

New York, N.Y.

 

Vermont Marble Company

3707 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, Pa.

 

Plymouth Electric Construction Company

Washington, D.C.

 

Renna Brothers, Inc.

46-54 Chestnut Street

So. Norwalk, Ct.

 

Peterson Company

Rockville, Md.

 

  • Unlabeled plan conception, [pen/ink], no date;
  • Dumbarton Oaks, [bl], 8/1959 (2 copies);
  • Site & General Floor Plan, [bl], 9/1959;
  • Lower Floor Plan, [bl], 9/1959;
  • Elevation, [bl], 9/1959;
  • Dumbarton Oaks, [bl], 3/4/1960;
  • Basement Plan, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • Plot Plan—Ground Floor, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • Ceiling Plan—Ground Floor, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • Roof Plan, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • East Elevation, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • North Elevation, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • West Elevation, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • Section, [bl], 5/2/1960;
  • SK-1/Preliminary, Dumbarton Oaks, [bl], 7/1/1960;
  • SK-2/Preliminary, Stair Details, [bl], 7/1/1960;
  • Elevation & Details of Display Case, [bl], 8/8/1960;
  • 1 Site and Roof Plan, [bl], 2/10/1961;
  • 2 Foundation Plan, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 3 Cellar Plan, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 4 First Floor Plan, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 5 Cellar Reflected Ceiling Plan, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 6 Reflected First Floor Ceiling, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 7 Lighting Fixture Schedule and Details, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 8 Elevations, East & South, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 9 Elevations, North & West, [bl] no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 10 Section A-A and Section B-B, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 11 Section C-C and Section D-D. [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • 12 Finish Schedule and Details, [bl], no date, has inscription: Preliminary for Estimate Only 7/1/1960;
  • SK-51 Sub-Cellar Plan, [bl], 2/8/1961;
  • 1 Site Plan, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 2 Sub-Cellar Plan, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 3 Cellar Plan, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 4 First Floor Plan, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 5 Cellar Reflected Ceiling Plan, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 6 Reflected Ceiling Plan of First Floor, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 7 Section A.A & Section B.B, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 8 Section C.C & Section D.D, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 9 East & South Elevations, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 10 West & North Elevations, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 11 Finish Schedule, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 12 Detail Section B-B, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 13 Door Schedule, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 14 Cellar Windows & Pivot Window in Gallery No. 1, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 15 First Floor Windows, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 16 Library Detail, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 17 Spiral Stair & Clock Detail, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 18 Toilet Details, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • 19 Exterior Stair & Pool, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • Details Pertaining to Teak Flooring, [bl], 10/3/1961;
  • [drawing of teak flooring], [pencil], undated;
  • 1 Site Plan, [bl (2 copies)], 5/19/1961 and 6/5/1961;
  • 1 Site Plan, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961, 10/19/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962
  • 1 Site Plan, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961, 10/19/1961, 12/13/1961, 1/24/1962 and 1/30/1962;
  • 2 Sub-Cellar Plan, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 3 Cellar Plan, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961, 10/17/1961 and 12/13/1961;
  • 4 First Floor Plan, [bl], 5/19/1961, 8/1/1961, 12/13/1961, 1/124/1962, 2/28/1962 and 11/14/1962;
  • 5 Cellar Reflected Ceiling Plan, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 7 Section A.A & Section B.B, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961, 10/23/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 8 Section C.C & Section D.D, [bl], 5/19/1961, 10/23/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 9 East & South Elevations, [bl], 5/19/1961, 10/25/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 12 Detail Section B-B, [bl], 11/15/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 13 Door Schedule, [bl], 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 14 Cellar Windows & Pivot Window in Gallery No. 1, [bl], 5/19/1961, 8/1/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 15 First Floor Windows, [bl], 5/19/1961, 8/1/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 16 Foyer Details, [bl (2 copies)], 11/3/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 17 Toilet Details, [bl], 5/19/1961, 12/13/1961 and 1/24/1962;
  • 18 Library Details, [bl], 10/8/1962;
  • 18 Library Details, [bl], 11/12/1962;
  • E-2 Sub Cellar Plan Lighting, [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • E-2 Sub Cellar Plan Lighting, [bl], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962 and 10/2/1962;
  • E-3 Sub-Cellar Plan Power, [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • E-3 Sub-Cellar Plan Power, [bl], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962, 3/5/1962 and 10/2/1962;
  • E-4 Cellar Floor Lighting, [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • E-5 Cellar Floor Plan—Misc., [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • E-6 First Floor Plan Lighting, [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • E-7 First Floor Plan—Misc., [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • E-7 First Floor Plan—Misc., [bl], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962, 2/1/1962 and 3/14/1962;
  • E-8 Riser Diagrams, [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • HE-1 Utility Site Plans, [bl], 6/5/1961 and 11/20/1961;
  • HE-1 Utility Site Plans, [bl], 6/5/1961, 11/17/1962, 3/5/1962 and 10/2/1962;
  • S-1 Borings, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961;
  • S-2 Foundation Plan, Exterior Walls & Details, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961 and 6/5/1961;
  • S-3 Cellar Floor Framing Plan, Interior Walls & Details, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961 and 6/5/1961;
  • S-4 First Floor Framing Plan, Sect. & Det. Exterior Stair, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961 and 6/5/1961;
  • S-4 First Floor Framing Plan, Sect. & Det. Exterior Stair, [bl], 5/19/1961, 6/5/1961,10/21/1961, 11/7/1961, 11/21/1961 and 12/11/1961;
  • S-5 Roof Framing Plan & Sections, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961 and 6/5/1961;
  • S-6 New Link & Details, Cooling Tower, [bp and bl], 5/19/1961 and 6/5/1961;
  • HVAC-1 Sub-Cellar—Upper and Lower Level, [bp], 6/5/1961 and 9/11/1961;
  • HVAC-1 Sub-Cellar—Upper and Lower Level, [bl w/ pencil], 6/5/1961;
  • HVAC-1 Sub-Cellar—Upper and Lower Level, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962, 2/1/1962, 3/5/1962 and 1/10/1963;
  • HVAC-2 Cellar Plan and Sections, [bp], 6/5/1961 and 9/11/1961;
  • HVAC-2 Cellar Plan and Sections, [bl w/ pencil], 6/5/1961;
  • HVAC-2 Cellar Plan and Sections, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962, 1/26/1962, 2/5/1962 and 1/10/1963;
  • HVAC-3 First Floor Plan and Part Plan, [bp], 6/5/1961;
  • HVAC-3 First Floor Plan and Part Plan, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962, 1/26/1962 and 3/5/1962;
  • HVAC-4 Schedules, [bp], 6/5/1961 and 9/11/1961;
  • HVAC-4 Schedules, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962, 2/1/1962 and 3/5/1962;
  • HVAC-5 Details, [bp], 6/5/1961;
  • HVAC-5 Details, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 9/11/1961, 1/17/1962 and 2/5/1962;
  • P-1 Site Plan, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 11/30/1961, 1/17/1962 and 3/5/1962;
  • P-2 Sub-Cellar Plan, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 11/30/1961 and 1/17/1962;
  • P-3 Cellar Plan, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 11/30/1961 and 1/17/1962;
  • P-4 First Floor Plan, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 11/30/1961 and 1/17/1962;
  • P-5 Riser Diagrams, [mylar], 6/5/1961, 11/30/1961 and 1/17/1962;
  • SK-71 Cooling Tower, Elevation & Plan, [bl], 1/30/1962; attached is Cooling Tower, [bl], 1/31/1962;
  • SK-72 Cooling Tower, [bl], 2/9/1962;
  • SSK-72 Cooling Tower, [bl], 2/9/1962;
  • SM C-2 Ductwork—Cellar Floor, [bl], 2/20/1962 (?);
  • SM C-6 Ductwork—Cellar Floor, [bl], 2/20/1962;
  • Oak Tree Supports, [bl], 5/25/1962;
  • 5553 plans and sections, [bl], 11/6/1961 and 1/11/1962;
  • 5554 elevations, [bl], 11/6/1961 and 1/11/1962;
  • 5555 Plan (West) , [bl], 11/6/1961 and 1/11/1962;
  • 5556 Plan (South) , [bl], 11/6/1961 and 1/11/1962;
  • 5557 Plan (East) , [bl], 11/6/1961 and 1/11/1962;
  • RD-HE1 Utility Site Plans, [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E2 Sub Cellar Plan, Lighting, [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E3 Sub-Cellar Plan, Power, [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E4 Cellar Floor Lighting, [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E5 Cellar Floor Plan—Misc., [mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E6 First Floor Plan Lighting, [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E7 First Floor Plan—Misc., [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • RD-E8 Riser Diagrams, [bl and mylar], 2/18/1963;
  • 19 Acatan Access Doors, [bl], 9/18/1963

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