Drawings and Papers: 1920s–1980s
186 oversize folders, 12 rolls, 41 boxes, c. 28 ln. ft.
Born in Colorado in 1903, Paul Schweikher studied architecture at Yale University in the late 1920s and established an independent practice in Chicago in 1934. Nearly twenty years later, he became chair of the Department of Architecture at Yale and remained there until 1957, when he became head of the Department of Architecture at Carnegie-Mellon University. He left Carnegie-Mellon in 1969 to concentrate on his private practice, including work in Arizona. This modernist architect designed residential structures and commercial buildings, many in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Documentary materials within the collection include a large volume of files pertaining to Schweikher's academic positions, professional affiliations and activities, and personal matters. This part of the collection also includes some job files. The extensive oversize holdings are represented by original drawings and numerous presentation drawings and photos of Schweikher buildings.