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Carnegie Mellon Research Institute (CMRI)

Carnegie Mellon Research Institute (CMRI)

Part of

People

  • Carnegie-Mellon University (client)
  • Eisenman Architects (architectural firm)
  • Eisenman Architects (creator)
  • Eisenman/Robertson Architects (architectural firm)
  • Eisenman/Robertson Architects (creator)
  • Damianos & Associates (architectural firm)
  • Damianos & Associates (creator)
  • Hanna/Olin Ltd. (landscape architectural firm)
  • Hanna/Olin Ltd. (creator)
  • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

Title

Carnegie Mellon Research Institute (CMRI)

Dates of creation

1987-1989

Level of archival description

File 72

Extent and Medium

  • approx. 1,320 drawings (4 boxes of OS1 and 12 OS2 folders)
  • more than 13 models
  • 10 rolls
  • 1.53 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents the unexecuted project for the Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Material in this file was produced between 1987 and 1989.

File contains design development drawings, photographic material, presentation drawings, record drawings, working drawings, reference drawings, models and design schematics that may have been used for presentations and possibly for publication.

Drawings include reprographic copies, ink, graphite, and coloured pencil on translucent paper works, and negatives.

Textual records include contracts, correspondence, memos, file index, zoning, schematics, 3 computer disks, 31 photographs, 1 artifact, program, costs, copies of presentation drawings, agreements, project description, estimates, preliminary plan, design criteria, meeting minutes.

The models include a presentation model in 5 pieces, 10 boxes of study models, and 2 Oxford Office Complex study models in 1 piece and in 8 pieces.

Reference Number

AP143.S4.D72

Location

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States

Language of material

Documents are in English.

General note

  • Some material in this file has been processed at a preliminary level. Consult curator for further information.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0455
    • Title: CMRI preliminary proposal, program, correspondence
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    documents include a CMRI preliminary proposal, program, correspondence (Kohn, Pederson and Fox), correspondence - to Carnegie Mellon University,memo, building project strategy, project budget, artefact, other memos, file index (folders 1-13: Project information, management, owner, construction manager, consultants, development (regulations, utilities/agencies, design, catalogue and technical information), contractor, construction, project records)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,33 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0456
    • Title: Chronological files (transmittals, meeting minutes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    documents include chronological files (transmittals, meeting minutes, letters), feasibility study, newspaper clippings, zoning, other meeting minutes, agendas, hand written notes, to do lists, contracts/standard form agreements, subcontracts, fee proposals, consultants contracts, site engineering proposal and some drawings

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,33 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0457
    • Title: Computer diskettes, 31 photographs, timeline charts, calculation sheets, correspondence
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 3

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    Documents include 3 computer diskettes, 31 photographs, timeline charts, calculation sheets, correspondence (budget, schedule), status reports, financial records, heating ventilation air conditioning, drawings, schematic specifications, elevators, drawings, curtain wall, trade catalogues, master plan (meeting minutes, correspondence, feasibility study, memos, deed, transcription of interviews, contracts), CMRI phased program summary, cost, Mellon Institute - history and operation, Design Development Laboratory Fit Out (X2), resumes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,33 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0458
    • Title: A Design Development Lab Fit Out, estimates, correspondence
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    documents include a Design Development Lab Fit Out, estimates, correspondence, transmittals, memos, timeline, land development plan, Carnegie directory, CMRI program (bound text), floor plans

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,33 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0459
    • Title: Invoices, financial records - accounts payable, expense reports
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,14 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1999:0461
    • Title: A program phase two, program summary, memos, notes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Peter Eisenman (archive creator)

    Description:

    documents include a program phase two, program summary, memos, notes, plans, elevations, bibliography, correspondences, budget

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0,07 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Peter Eisenman fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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