Calvin Straub - Design and the Arts Library Collections

1920-1998
Drawings: 1952-1983
38 oversize folders, 3 oversize panel stacks, 4 boxes, 10 ln. ft.

Prior to joining the ASU faculty in 1961, Calvin Straub maintained a successful practice in California and taught at the University of Southern California. In the Los Angeles area alone, he designed nearly fifty homes during his career. Straub's philosophy that architecture is rooted in place, culture, and climate is evident in his work. For more than twenty-five years at ASU, Straub taught multi-culturalism in architecture. In addition to his teaching skills, his designs, which stress structure, function and simplicity of form, earned him more than thirty awards during his professional career. Calvin Straub retired from ASU in 1988.

The collection consists of oversize materials, mostly perspectives, plans, elevations, sections, and details organized by project sets arranged alphabetically by client name. For some projects, oversize specification documents are included with the drawings. The collection also includes an important series of photo panels depicting various Straub projects. Most of the photos are the work of prominent architectural phtographer Julius Shulman. The collection, which represents mostly residential projects, reflects Straub's design activities in both Arizona and California.

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