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Pierre Koenig papers and drawings, 1925-2007

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Title: Pierre Koenig papers and drawings
Dates: 1925-2007
Number: 2006.M.30
Creator/Collector: Koenig, Pierre
Extent: 239.6 Linear Feet (165 boxes, 275 flatfile folders, 6 rolls)
Abstract: The archive of Los Angeles architect Pierre Koenig, consisting of drawings, photographs, documents, writings and client correspondence, and three models. The archive is an important resource for the study of Southern California Modernism, as well as for the study of pre-fabrication in housing in the United States.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Ann Harrison

Biographical/Historical Note

Pierre Koenig was born in San Francisco on October 17, 1925. Even as a boy, Koenig displayed a nascent interest in architecture and Modernism. In 1939, the family moved to San Gabriel, a Los Angeles suburb, and here, among a new group of friends who also wanted to be architects, Koenig's earlier interest crystallized. Yet World War II loomed, and at age 17 Koenig enlisted in the United States Army Advanced Special Training Program, which offered a compressed 4-year college degree in 2 years. However, in 1943 the program was abruptly ended and after only one semester of study at the University of Utah, School of Engineering, Koenig was sent to basic training. From 1943-1946, Koenig served on the front lines in France and Germany as a flash ranging observer, spotting enemy fire and calculating their position, with the 292nd Field Artillery Observation Battalion.

After the war, Koenig returned to Los Angeles and applied to the University of Southern California (USC), School of Architecture. Due the influx of returning GIs, there was a two-year waiting list for admission, and Koenig spent this time studying at Pasadena City College until he was finally admitted to USC in 1948. At this time, USC was the leading architectural school in California, and a hotbed of new ideas brought about by the aftermath of the war: ideas about how architecture should respond to social issues, such as the population boom in Los Angeles and the need for low-cost housing, and ideas about how to apply the new materials and industrialized techniques of the wartime economy, such as mass-production and pre-fabrication, to peacetime. Although Koenig struggled somewhat within the strictures of a traditional academic framework, he certainly absorbed the new ideas surrounding him, and they would continue to guide him throughout his career.

After receiving his B.Arch in 1952, Koenig worked both independently and for a number of other architectural practices. In fact, Koenig had begun designing and building houses while still a student. When a USC studio instructor rejected his design for a steel house, questioning the applicability of steel to residential architecture, Koenig decided to prove him wrong. His response, Koenig House No. 1, designed and built by Koenig in 1950, was constructed at a cost lower than a traditional wood frame structure and earned him the American Institute of Architects' "House and Home" Award of Merit. After graduation, Koenig would design and build three more steel houses in rapid succession. During this period he also worked for other practices, both to supplement his income and for the professional experience required before taking the California licensing exam. In 1950, the same year he built his first house, Koenig worked as a draftsman for Raphael Soriano, who shared his interest in steel, doing the presentation renderings for Soriano's unnumbered Case Study House. Koenig subsequently worked for brief periods for Candreva and Jarrett, Edward Fickett, Kistner, Wright and Wright, and finally in 1956 for Jones and Emmons, on the Eichler X-100 steel model. Also in this period, Koenig began a short-lived furniture business, designing and building modern case goods.

1957 was a watershed year for Pierre Koenig. He was licensed; he received his first invitation to participate in an international exhibition, the São Paulo Biennial; and Arts and Architecture magazine published his designs for a "Low-cost Production House" exemplifying his goal to produce "off-the-shelf" houses as efficiently as automobiles. Most importantly though John Entenza invited him to participate in Art and Architecture's Case Study House Program.

Case Study House # 21, immediately followed by Case Study House # 22, defined Koenig's style and brought him great attention. With their steel construction, open-planning, and emphasis on the unity of nature and architecture, these two steel houses exemplified the California aesthetic as being different from East Coast Modernism. Despite their conceptual similarities, the two houses were quite different from one another. Case Study House # 22, which quickly came to be seen as the perfect manifestation of modernity in Los Angeles and of life in post-war America in general, was a unique custom house, an exercise in overcoming the engineering issues of a near vertical site. Case Study House #21, on the other hand, was meant to be a prototype for affordable, mass-producible housing, an embodiment of Koenig's belief in architecture as a social study.

After this early recognition, Koenig went on to have a long and prolific career as an architect, designing and building over forty-three steel and glass houses, including award-winning structures, such as Schwartz House and Koenig House No. 2, as well as many residential additions and renovations and commercial buildings. Throughout his long years of architectural practice Koenig never relinquished the principles that led him to design and build his first house. He retained a sense of mission, never losing his commitment to the social agenda of Modernism. He truly believed that he could make people's lives better through architecture.

In addition to his architectural practice, Koenig was passionate about teaching. In 1964, Koenig officially joined the faculty of the USC School of Architecture as an assistant professor, having worked as an instructor there since 1961. He gained tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 1970 and then to Full Professor in 1997. Along with his teaching load, Koenig filled a variety of administrative roles during his many years at USC including serving as Assistant Director of the Institute of Building Research, and Director and Founder of both the Natural Forces Laboratory and the undergraduate Building Science Program.

Koenig's work has had a tremendous impact on contemporary architects worldwide. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1971 and named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2000. His work has received numerous awards and has been celebrated in over one thousand journal and periodical articles and more than seventy books. Exhibits in cities around the world have featured his architecture. In 1989, a landmark exhibition, Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses, held at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, included a full-scale walk-through model of Case Study House #22. Pierre Koenig remained active in both his architectural practice and his teaching until shortly before his death in April 2004.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Pierre Koenig papers and drawings contain the archive of this Los Angeles architect best-known for his work in steel and participation in the Case Study House Program. Consisting of drawings, photographs and slides, documents, client correspondence, and three models, the archive provides in-depth information about Koenig's 50-year career. The archive is an important resource for the study of Southern California Modernism, as well as for the study of pre-fabrication in housing in the United States.

The Pierre Koenig archive documents an extremely important chapter in post-war American domestic architecture: the development of post-and-beam structures that could be constructed for a reasonable price. Before the war, European architects, such as Walter Gropius, Konrad Wachsmann, and J.J.P. Oud, had sought to mass-produce housing from standardized, pre-fabricated components. Koenig's work can be seen to a certain extent as a continuation of this quest. Following the Second World War, many well-known architects, such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Buckminster Fuller, Raphael Soriano, and Jean Prouvé, addressed the enormous need for good, but inexpensive housing. Yet Koenig's work differed significantly from theirs. This is largely due to how deeply his work is rooted in the architecture of Southern California. Koenig formed his style by melding the aesthetics of Charles and Henry Greene's and Rudolf Schindler's Asian-inspired, wood-frame residences, which incorporated indoor and outdoor living through modular planning; the pre-fabricated modular components advanced in Frank Lloyd Wright's textile concrete block homes built in the early 1920s and Richard J. Neutra's unprecedented domestic use of steel frame construction in the Lovell Health House of 1929. It is also due to his commitment to steel as a material. Koenig stands out from his contemporaries for his use of steel not only for the structural skeletons of his houses, but for their walls and roofs as well. John Entenza's Arts and Architecture magazine brought the idea of steel residential construction to the mainstream through the Case Study House Program of 1945 to 1963, which promoted modern, indoor-outdoor California living through innovative steel-frame design and construction. Although, Koenig was one of the youngest architects included in the Case Study House Program, the editors of Arts and Architecture considered Koenig's Case Study House #21 (the Bailey Residence, 1959) the program's quintessential example of an affordable, modest-sized, single-family home.

Records and drawings relating to Pierre Koenig's architectural projects form Series I, the core of the archive. With over 2,000 original and reproduction drawings, the archive is very complete. More than eighty executed and unexecuted building projects, including all of Koenig's major houses, such as Case Study Houses #21 and #22, the Johnson House in Carmel Valley, CA (1962), the Iwata House in Monterey Park, CA (1963), the Gantert House in Los Angeles (1983), and the Schwartz House in Santa Monica (1996), are represented in the archive. A particularly interesting project is the Chemehuevi Indian Reservation Planning Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Koenig and his USC students designed pre-fabricated steel homes for the reservation located near Havasu Lake in San Bernardino County, California, but the project was never built.

The two subsequent series record other aspects of Koenig's professional life. Series II is comprised of Koenig's teaching materials and documentation of his administrative role at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture. Koenig took his teaching seriously. He was very conscious of the fact that he was training the next generation of architects and proud of the fact that he had supervised over 100 student research projects investigating the interaction of structures and the natural environment. Series III is comprised of all the other materials, aside from the individual project files, relating to Koenig's role as an architect, such as his office files and reference files. Koenig was active in interpreting and publicizing his work, and he also maintained documentation of others citing his work in a variety of media from clippings to exhibitions to videos.

Series IV is comprised of Pierre Koenig's personal papers. His college class projects trace Koenig's emerging development as an architect and the extensive documentation of his early military service helps place his personal development. The memorials marking Koenig's death in 2004 are documented in the final series of the archive.

Arrangement

Arranged in five series: .
Series I. Project records, 1950-2004;
Series II. Faculty papers, 1961-2004;
Series III.Other professional papers, 1945-2007;
Series IV. Personal papers, 1925-2004;
Series V. In memoriam, 2004


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of unreformatted computer files. Contact the repository for information regarding access to the architectural models.

All videos have been reformatted, except for a few that were damaged or contained duplicate content. Digitized versions are available online. Connect to digitized video recordings. Access to video recordings is available on-site only.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Architect-designed houses -- California
Architects -- California -- Los Angeles
Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern
Modern movement (Architecture) -- California

Subjects - Places

Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings -- 20th century
Architectural drawings -- United States -- 20th century
Architectural models
CD-ROMs
Floppy disks
Gelatin silver prints -- United States -- 20th century
Photographic prints -- California -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Video recordings

Contributors

Koenig, Pierre

Related Material

One book and several issues of a periodical were separated to the library.

Digitized Material

Some videotapes have been digitized. Access is available on site only: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2006m30av


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pierre Koenig papers and drawings, 1925-2007, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2006.M.30.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2006m30

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2006.

Processing History

Sheila Prospero rehoused the collection upon receipt in 2006. Alan Tomlinson processed the collection in 2008-2009. Ann Harrison did further processing and created the series arrangement and initial finding aid in 2010. After the initial acquisition, subsequent additions of material in 2008, 2013 and 2015 were incorporated into the collection and the finding aid was revised accordingly.


Container List

Series I. Project records, 1950-2007 173.8 Linear Feet (78 boxes, 268 flatfile folders, 5 rolls)
Materials relating to Pierre Koenig's individual buildings and projects comprise this series. These materials fall into four broad categories: general documentation, architectural drawings, photographic documentation, and press coverage and promotional materials. The general documentation varies, but may include correspondence, notes and calculations, small original drawings, schematics, receipts and invoices, permit applications, copies of deed and title records, sub-contractor information and the occassional press clipping. The architectural drawings include plans, elevations, sections, details, and perspective drawings, both originals and reproductions. The reproductions of drawings are in a variety of formats including diazotypes, photostats, electrostatic prints and photographic prints. The photographic documentation ranges from construction photographs to recent photographs recording the current state of a structure. Press coverage and promotional materials include magazine and newspaper articles, advertisements and promotional brochures featuring Koenig's work, real estate listings, and publicity brochures for awards.
The dates presented below are project dates taken from Koenig's records, but the documentation for each project may include earlier and later materials. The documentation of some projects includes articles published long after the completion of the project, and even after Koenig's death, attesting to the continuing legacy of his work.
Arrangement
The projects are arranged in chronological order, with undated projects and unidentified material at the end of the series.
Koenig House No. 1 (1950)
box folder
1 1 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
1** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
1 2 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 1 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
21 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
80 1 Color photograph, slides, black-and-white negatives
Press coverage and promotional materials
box folder
125 1-5 General
box folder
151* 1 Oversize newspaper clippings
Lamel House (1953)
Drawings
flatfile
2** Full-scale drawings
box folder
61* 1-2 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
1 3 Small drawing of roof framing plan
box folder
96 2 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
21 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
80 2 Color photographs, slides, transparency
Press coverage and promotional materials
box folder
122 1-7 General
box folder
151* 2 Oversize newspaper clippings
Squire House (1954)
See also 1987 South Addition and 2000 Schier Restoration and Addition.
box folder
1 4 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
3**-4** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
62* 1 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 3 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
21 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
80 3 Slides, black-and-white negatives
box folder
121 6 Press coverage and promotional materials
Scott House (1955)
box folder
1 5 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
5**-6** Full-scale drawings and presentation boards
box folder
1 6 Reduced-scale reproductions
One perspective drawing is hand-colored.
box folder
96 4 Negatives for reproductions
box folder
80 4 Slides of drawings
box folder
121 7 Press coverage and promotional materials
Burwash House (1957)
See also 1965 Whitehead Addition.
box folder
1 7 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
7**-8** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
1 8 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 5 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
21 4 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
61* 2A Oversize black-and-white photograph
box folder
80 5 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, black and white negatives
box folder
127 1 Press coverage and promotional materials
flatfile
9** Danzig remodel (1957)
Full-scale drawings.
Radio Station KYOR (1958)
box folder
1 9 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
10**-12** Full-scale drawings, reproductions and presentation board
box folder
1 10 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 6 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
21 5 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
80 6 Slides, black-and-white negatives
box folder
127 2 Press coverage and promotional materials
Venice projects (1957-1959)
box folder
1A 14 Documentation
box folder
151* 5 Oversize newspaper clipping
Bailey House, Case Study House # 21 (1958-1959)
See also 1998 Cracchiolo Restoration and 2001 LaFetra Maintenance.
box folder
1 12-13A Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
17**-19** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
61* 3-4 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
1 14 Detail drawings of steel plan and various sections
1 14A Photographs of drawings
box folder
96 8 Negatives for reproductions
flatfile
249** Oversize line negatives
Photography
box folder
22 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
81 1 Color photographs, slides, transparencies
box
123-125 Press coverage and promotional materials
Stahl House, Case Study House # 22 (1960)
box folder
1A 1-3 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
20**-22**, 22D** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Original drawings mounted for exhibitions
flatfile
22A**-22C** MOCA At the End of the Century exhibition
Four drawings removed from museum frames.
box
63* Other mounted drawings
box folder
61* 5-6 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
1A 4 Photographs of drawings
box folder
96 9 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
22 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
82 1 Color photographs, slides, transparencies
box
118* Model
box folder
1A 5 Ephemera
Press coverage and promotional materials
box
130-133 General
box folder
151* 9 Oversize newspaper clippings
Metcalf House (1960)
box folder
1 11 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
13** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
62* 2-3 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
1 11A Detail reproductions
1 11B Photographs of drawings
box folder
96 7 Negatives for reproductions
Photography of model
box folder
21 6 Black-and-white photographs of model
box folder
80 7 Slides of drawings and model
box folder
127 3 Press coverage and promotional materials
flatfile
14** Dowden House (1960)
Full-scale drawings and reproductions.
Seidel House (1960)
box folder
1A 6-8 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
23**-24** Full-scale sketches, drawings and reproductions
box box
62* 5-6 Reduced-scale reproductions
flatfile
24A**-24B** Drawings for residential and commercial projects for Seidel Investment Co./Venice Development Co.
Photography
Includes Rollé additions.
box folder
23 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
62* 6A Oversize black-and-white photographs
box
82-83 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, black-and-white negatives
box folder
126 1-6 Press coverage and promotional materials
flatfile
25** Whittlesey House (1960)
Full-scale drawings.
Philbrick Addition (1960)
box folder
1A 9 Documentation
flatfile
25** Full-scale drawing
Seidel Beach House (1961)
box folder
1A 12 Documentation
Also includes reduced-scale reproductions of the plan.
flatfile
29**-30** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Photography
box folder
23 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
84 2 Slides
box folder
127 4 Press coverage and promotional materials
flatfile
25** Plaut Vacation House (1961)
Full-scale drawing and reproduction.
flatfile
31** Stover Apartments (1961)
Full-scale drawings.
St. Jean Prefab Tract (1961-1962)
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
32** Miscellaneous drawings, including preliminary sketches and studies
flatfile
33** Set of drawings numbered from 1 to 8
flatfile
34** Set of blueprints numbered from 1 to 4, and 6 to 13; blueprint marked E 1
flatfile
35** Miscellaneous diazotypes
box folder
2 1 Small-scale drawings and sketches
box folder
84 4 Slides
box folder
127 5 Press coverage and promotional materials
Dzur Guest House (1962)
flatfile
15**-16** Full-scale sketches, drawings and reproductions
box folder
62* 4 Reduced-scale reproductions
Johnson House (1962)
See also 1989 Riebe Addition.
Drawings
flatfile
37** Full-scale drawing and reproductions
box folder
2 2 Reduced-scale reproductions
Photography
Includes Riebe addition.
box folder
23 5 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
84 5 Black-and-white polaroids, color transparencies
box folder
85 1 Color photographs, color slides
box folder
128 6 Press coverage and promotional materials
Papernow Remodel (1962)
box folder
2 8 Documentation
flatfile
41** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Bethlehem Steel Company Pavilion (1962)
box folder
2 4-6 Documentation
Includes images used in exhibition and accompanying text.
Drawings
flatfile
39** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
2 7 Small-scale sketches and drawings, and reproductions
Photography
box folder
25 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
86 2 Color photographs, slides, negatives
box folder
127 8 Press coverage and promotional materials
Iwata House (1963)
box folder
2 9 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
42**-43** Preliminary studies, drawings and annotated reproductions
flatfile
44** Miscellaneous diazotype copies, some annotated.
flatfile
45** Presentation board with perspective drawing
flatfile
46** Plans and perspective drawings
box folder
2 10 Reduced-scale reproductions
flatfile
46A** Reproductions of perspective drawings
box folder
96 11 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
25 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
86 3 Color photographs, slides, transparency
box folder
127 6 Press coverage and promotional materials
Mosque (1963)
box folder
2 11 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
47** Presentation boards
box folder
61* 8 Sketch and reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
86 4 Slides of drawings
box folder
96 12 Negatives for reproductions
box folder
127 7 Press coverage and promotional materials
Oberman House (1963)
box folder
2 3 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
38** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
61* 7 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 10 Negatives for reproductions
flatfile
249** Oversize line negatives
Photography
box folder
24 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
86 1 Color photographs, slides, negatives
Press coverage and promotional materials
box folder
128 1-4 General
box folder
151* 3 Oversize newspaper clipping
flatfile
40** De Winter House (1963)
Full-scale drawings and reproduction.
Beagles House (1963)
Drawings
flatfile
48** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
62* 7 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 13 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
25 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
87 1 Slides, negatives
box folder
151* 4 Oversize newspaper clipping
Willheim House (1963)
box folder
1A 13 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
36** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
1A 14 Reduced-scale reproductions
Photography
box folder
23 4 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
84 3 Color photographs, slides, negatives
box folder
129 8 Publicity and press coverage
Beidleman House, schemes 1 and 2 (1960-1963)
box folder
1A 5 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
26**-28** Full-scale sketches, drawings and reproductions
box folder
1A 11 Small drawing and reduced-scale reproductions
Oversize drawings
roll
1** Plan of roof decking steel support and details of roof deck and glass frames
roll
2** Plans of stairway
Photographs of model
box folder
23 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
84 1 Slides
flatfile
49** Herrington House (1963)
Full-scale drawings.
flatfile
50** Franklyn Cabana (1964)
Full-scale drawings.
flatfile
51** Whitehead Addition to Burwash House (1965)
Full-scale drawings.
flatfile
52** Alteration to Sarkisian Building (1965)
Full-scale reproductions of drawings.
Henbest House (1963-1965)
flatfile
65**-67** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
2 17 Details
Electronic Enclosures Incorporated Factory and Showroom (1966)
box folder
2 12 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
53**-55** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
2 13 Reduced scale reproductions
box folder
96 14 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
25 4 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
87 2 Slides, negatives
flatfile
57**-58** Bosley House (1968)
Full-scale preliminary studies and drawings.
flatfile
56** Koenig House Addition (1968)
Full-scale drawings and reproductions.
flatfile
59** Colwes House (1968)
Full-scale drawings.
Rozet House (1969)
flatfile
60** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
2 14 Details
Franklyn Medical Building (1970)
box folder
2 21 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
72** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
61* 9 Small drawing and reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
87 4 Slides of drawings
box folder
96 16 Negatives for reproductions
flatfile
222** Cypress TV Station (1971)
Full-scale drawings and reproductions.
flatfile
68** Korzeniowski House and Apartment (1971)
Full-scale drawings.
flatfile
69** Scharff House Retaining Wall (1971)
Full-scale drawings.
flatfile
70** Heller House (1972)
Full-scale sketches, drawings and reproductions.
West House (1972)
box folder
2 15 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
61**-63** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Flatfile 61** includes a sun analysis chart.
flatfile
64** Presentation boards
box folder
2 16 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 15 Negatives for reproductions
box folder
87 3 Color photographs and slides
box folder
129 7 Press coverage and promotional materials
Dye House (1972)
box folder
2 18 Documentation
flatfile
71** Full-scale drawings
Whittemore House (1973)
box folder
2 20 Documentation
flatfile
73**-75** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Includes diazotype copies, originally labeled, Approved Plan and Heating.
flatfile
76** Nemo Remodel (1975)
Full-scale drawing.
box folder
2 21 Koenig House Addition (1975)
flatfile
76** Peterson Remodel (1976)
Full-scale drawing.
76** Grebe Addition (1976)
Full-scale drawings and reproductions. Also includes undated drawing for Grebe Auto Service building.
Franklyn Dinner Club (1976)
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
101**-102** Sketches, drawings and reproductions
flatfile
103**-104** Presentation boards
box folder
5 2 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 18 Negatives for reproductions
box folder
89 2 Color photographs, slides
Chemehuevi Housing Project (1972-1980)
Documentation
box
3-4 General
box folder
67* 4 Oversize
box folder
151* 7-8 Oversize newspaper clippings
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
77**-79B** Site plans
flatfile
80** Township maps and plans
Housing units
flatfile
81** Preliminary studies
flatfile
82**-85** Set of drawings
flatfile
86**-88** Reproductions of drawings
flatfile
89**-90** Trailer park facilities
Includes hand-colored perspective drawing.
flatfile
91** Tribal Council House/Community Facility
Includes some 3rd Year material.
flatfile
92** Shade structures
flatfile
93**-95** USC 3rd Year Projects
flatfile
96**-96A** Miscellaneous drawings and reproductions
box
64*-66* Presentation boards
box folder
67* 1-3 Small sketches and drawings and reduced-scale reproductions
Folder 2 includes hand-colored perspective drawing of Council House.
box
68* Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
25A 1-6 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
67* 5 Oversize photographs of map
box folder
88 1 Color photographs, slides, negatives
Publication materials
box
69*-70* Paste-ups for pamphlet/report(?), "The Chemehuevi Future"
box
71* Metal printing plates for Chemehuevi Project materials
box folder
67* 6-8 Miscellaneous paste-ups
box item
111 V1 A Gathering in the Desert: a Film for the Chemehuevi
A Gathering in the Desert: A Film for the Chemehuevi (digital version available on-site only)

Burton Pole House (1978-1979)
Drawings
flatfile
97**-99** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
5 1 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 17 Negatives for reproductions
roll
3** Site plan
Photography
box folder
26 1 Black and white photographs
box folder
89 1 Color photographs, slides
flatfile
100** Holland House (1979)
Full-scale drawing.
Bayer House (1980-1983)
box
5-6 Documentation
Also includes copies of deeds, agreements, etc. relating to original property, as well as geotechnical reports, financial and legal documents.
Drawings
flatfile
105** Parcel maps
flatfile
106**-108** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Includes diazotype prints of miscellaneous drawings of original house on the site, not by Koenig.
Gantert House (1982-1983)
See also 2003 Rose Remodel.
box folder
6 6-8 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
109**-110** Drawings
flatfile
111**-113** Annotated reproductions
flatfile
114**-115** Reproductions
flatfile
116**-117** Steel plans
flatfile
118**-119A** Presentation drawings and reproductions
box folder
6 9 Small drawings and reproductions
box folder
96 19 Negatives for reproductions
flatfile
249** Oversize line negatives
Photography
box folder
26 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
89 3 Color photographs, slides, negatives
box
119* Model, 13 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches; wood and metal
box folder
128 8 Press coverage and promotional materials
1st Rollé Addition to Seidel House (1983)
box folder
7 1-6 Documentation
Includes engineering reports and small drawings
Drawings
flatfile
120** Full-scale drawings
flatfile
121**-122** Reproductions, some annotated
flatfile
123** Diazotype copies of erection drawings, and of sheets of definitions and designations
box folder
128 5 Press coverage and promotional materials
Stuermer House (1984)
box folder
7 7-11 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
124** Perspective drawings, one hand-colored
flatfile
125** -126** Sketches and drawings
flatfile
127**-130** Reproductions
box folder
62* 8 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
89 4 Slides
Koenig House No. 2 (1985)
See also Series IV. Personal papers Box 58 for receipts relating to the furnishing and maintenance of Koenig House No. 2.
box
8-9 Documentation
Includes some small drawings.
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
131**-132** Set of finished drawings, with one sheet of sketches and calculations
flatfile
133**-134** Set of annotated diazotype reproductions, labeled "Office Work Set"
flatfile
135** Partial set of reproductions
flatfile
136** Electrical system drawings and reproductions
flatfile
137** Perspective drawings, 1 on board
flatfile
137A* Plan on board
box folder
9 6 Small drawings and reproductions
box folder
96 20 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
box folder
26 3 Black-and-white photography
box folder
62* 10 Oversize black-and-white photograph
box
90-91 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives
Press coverage and promotional materials
box folder
134 1-4 General
box folder
151* 10 Oversize newspaper clippings
flatfile
138** Wayne Addition (1985)
Full-scale drawing.
Klawans Addition (1986)
box folder
9 7 Documentation
flatfile
139** Preliminary studies, drawings and reproductions
Lawrence House Addition (1986)
box folder
9 8 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
140**-141** Set of drawings and reproductions for original house by architectural firm of Robert Kennard, 1964
flatfile
142**-143** Full-scale drawings and reproductions for addition
box folder
96 20A Negatives for reproductions
box folder
9 9 Van der Linde Addition (1986)
South Addition to Squire House (1987)
flatfile
144**-145** Drawings and reproductions
flatfile
146** Set of diazotypes for alterations and additions to 5323 Palm Drive for Dan Rancourt (Not by Koenig?)
roll
4** Set of diazotypes of plans and elevations of an addition by Pugh Petersen Associates
Mosher Remodel (1988)
box folder
10 1 Documentation
flatfile
147** Full-scale plans and drawings
Riebe Addition to Johnson House (1989)
box folder
10 2-11 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
148** Set of original drawings for Johnson House, 1962, one sheet marked "Riebe"
flatfile
149** Preliminary sketches and studies
flatfile
150** Set of finished drawings
flatfile
151**-152** Reproductions, some annotated
box folder
10 12 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
92 1 Color photographs
Includes accompanying correspondence.
Press coverage and promotional materials
box folder
128 7 General
box folder
151* 6 Oversize newspaper clippings
box folder
10 11 Weitzel Housing (1992)
2nd Rollé Addition to Seidel House (1994)
box folder
11 1-14 Documentation
Includes some small drawings.
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
153** Preliminary studies
flatfile
154** Set of 10 numbered drawings
flatfile
155**-157** Reproductions, some annotated
Schwartz House (1994-1996)
box
12-15 Documentation
Includes some small drawings.
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
158**-159** Sketches and preliminary studies
flatfile
160**-161** Sets of drawings, one complete and one partial, numbered 1-14, P1, L and site survey
flatfile
162**-163** Set of reproductions, labeled "Architect's Office Copy"
flatfile
164**-166** Sets of annotated reproductions, two complete and one partial, numbered 1-11, S1-S5
flatfile
167**-169** Incomplete sets of reproductions, some annotated
flatfile
170** Drawing and reproductions of sheet 2X, labeled "Alternate"
flatfile
171** Drawing and reproductions of sheet 10, spiral staircase
flatfile
172**-174** Drawings and reproductions of sheets S1-S5, some annotated
flatfile
175**-179** Erection reproductions, some annotated
Set in FF175** includes landscape plan; set in FF179** labeled "Shop Drawings."
flatfile
180** Landscaping plan and geologic study reproductions
flatfile
181**-184** Miscellaneous reproductions
flatfile
185** Presentation boards
box folder
62* 9 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 21 Negatives for reproductions
Photography
Includes 1996 Addition.
box folder
27 1 Black-and-white photographs
box
92-93 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives
box
120* Model
box folder
129 1-5 Press coverage and promotional materials
Addition to Schwartz House (1996)
box folder
15 11 Documentation
Includes some small drawings.
flatfile
186**-187** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
Laguna Project (1998)
box folder
16 1 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
188** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
16 2 Reduced scale reproductions
box folder
96 22 Negatives for reproductions
box folder
94 1 Slides and transparencies of drawings
box folder
129 6 Press coverage and promotional materials
Cracchiolo Restoration of Case Study House # 21(1998)
box folder
16 3-6A Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
189** Full-scale drawings and reproductions
box folder
16 7 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
94 2 Color photographs
box folder
125 4-9 Press coverage and promotional materials
Sands Apartment Remodel (1998)
box folder
16 7A Documentation
box folder
94 2A Color photographs of original apartment
box folder
16 8-9 Levy House (1999)
16 9A Nadir House (1999)
16 10 Steinberger House (1999)
16 11 Scharlin/Klosowicz Apartment Remodel (1999)
Also in Flatfile 189A**.
16 11 Documentation
flatfile
189A** Copies of plans by 1100 Architect
box folder
16 12 Colin House (2000)
16 13 Schier Restoration and Addition to Squire House (2000)
16 14 Parr House (2000)
box folder
17 1 Frost/Hunt House (2000)
Ressner Modular Addition (2001)
box folder
17 1A-6 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
190**-191** Sets of drawings and annotated reproductions for addition over garage.
flatfile
192**-193** Set of drawings and reproductions for addition on house.
flatfile
194** Set of annotated reproductions, labeled "Office Copy"
box folder
17 7 Small drawings and reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
94 3 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives
box folder
18 11 Christian House (2001)
18 11A LaFetra Maintenance of Case Study House # 21 (2001)
Koppany Pool House (2002)
box folder
18 1-9 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
195**-196** Blueprints for existing house on site, by James H. Garrott
flatfile
197**-198** Sets of drawings and reproductions, numbered from 1 to 9
flatfile
199**-200** Sets of structural drawings by consulting engineers Ficcadenti and Waggoner
flatfile
201** Reproductions of "Waterproofing Plan" and other miscellaneous plans
box folder
18 10 Small sketches and reduced-scale reproductions
box item
115 Disc18 Digital files
Koppany Pool House (2002) reference files (digital version available on-site only)

1 computer disc (CD-ROM) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Disc18 contains 28 files including DXF, pict, Microsoft Word 97-2003, and miniCAD format types. DXF files were converted to pdf for access using Brava! Desktop DX-P. The software used to create the original DXF files is unknown. Microsoft Word 97-2003 files were converted to pdf using Microsoft office 2013. Macintosh PICT Image, version 2 files were converted to jpeg format using Irfan View.
LaFetra House (2003-2004)
box folder
18 12 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale print-outs and reproductions
flatfile
202** Set of diazotypes of plans of existing house on site
flatfile
203** As-built survey of existing house on site, with Koenig's notes on dimensions; aerial photographs of location
flatfile
204** Preliminary plans, 2001-2002
flatfile
205**-208** Topographical survey of site and various sets of plans, 2003, many sheets annotated
flatfile
209** Preliminary versions of some of plans for submission to City of Malibu Planning Department
flatfile
210** Complete set of plans submitted to City of Malibu Planning Department, September 2003
flatfile
211** Plans dated March 2004, labeled "Revised for Comparison"
box folder
18 13 Reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
94 4 Photography
Tarassoly and Mehran House (2003-2004)
box folder
19 1-9 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings, print-outs
flatfile
212** Set of drawings numbered from 1 to 11, 2001
flatfile
213** Set of drawings 1 - 11, with overlay sketch on sheet 5, 2002; landscaping plans.
flatfile
214**-217** Preliminary sketches; miscellaneous plans
flatfile
218** Miscellaneous plans, dated 2002, marked "Revise for Final Submission"
flatfile
219** Multiple diazotype copies of sheets 7 and 8
flatfile
220** Geologic and geotechnical maps and sections
box folder
19 10-15 Small drawings and reduced-scale reproductions
Photography of model
box folder
19 16 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 1 Slides
Rose Remodel of Gantert House (2003-2004)
box folder
20 1-2 Documentation
flatfile
221** Full-scale plans and drawings
box folder
95 2 Color photographs
Drawings for undated projects, undated
flatfile
221A** Branch Library
Presentation board.
flatfile
223** Fujioka Rental Units
Full-scale drawing.
223** Gray Addition
Full-scale drawings.
flatfile
224** Manuel's Campo Turístico
Full-scale drawings and reproduction.
flatfile
225** Markel's Auto Upholstery Shop Addition
Preliminary studies and full-scale drawings.
flatfile
225A** Paola Oldsmobile Showroom
Hand-colored presentation drawing.
Piano Factory
flatfile
225B** Presentation boards
box folder
96 24 Negatives for reproduction
flatfile
226** Stern Addition
Full-scale drawing and reproduction.
Unidentified projects, undated
box folder
20 3-6 Documentation
Drawings
Full-scale drawings and reproductions
flatfile
227**-230** Sketches and preliminary studies
flatfile
231**-233** Plans, sections, and elevations
flatfile
234**-234A** Site plans
flatfile
235**-237** Perspective drawings
flatfile
238** Steel frame diagram, on board
flatfile
239** Miscellaneous designs
Includes drawings for furnace installation, fireplace, audio speaker components.
box folder
20 6 Small drawings and reduced-scale reproductions
box folder
96 23 Negatives for reproductions
roll
5** Oversize site plan
box folder
95 5 Photography
flatfile
239A** Site panorama montage, undated
box
20A Architectural detail drawings, 1958-2003, undated
Reproductions of detail drawings for various projects, as well as a small number of original drawings.
Miscellaneous drawings, 1963-1995, undated
flatfile
240** Drawing and reproductions of technical components of Beem Bed, undated
flatfile
241** Annotated diazotype copies of plans and section for a medical clinic in Hollywood, by Oscar Niemeyer, 1963
flatfile
242** Drawing for a doctor's office in Escondido, as well as diazotypes of plans and elevations by John Kammerman, undated
flatfile
243** Diazotypes of garden designs for Randall Koenig House, by Holden Johnson Architects, 1987
flatfile
244** Copies of plans for skylight, by John Buell, 1994
flatfile
245** Copies of plans for Carlone House, Laguna Niguel, by Dennis Cherry and Assoc., 1995
flatfile
246* Drawing and reproduction of camera lens angles, undated
flatfile
247** Miscellaneous project drawings, not by Koenig
Various photographic images, 1995-2001, undated
box folder
95 3 Slide compilation, undated
Numbered set of slides documenting selected Koenig structures.
flatfile
248** Oversize photographs, undated
box folder
95 4 Negatives, undated
Photo compilation CDs, 1995-2001, undated
box folder
20 7 Papers, 1997
box item
114 D1-D7 Disks, 1995-2001, undated
box
115-116 Various data disks, undated
Series II. Faculty papers, 1961-2004 8 Linear Feet (18 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
A variety of materials relating to both teaching and administration from Koenig's long tenure at the University of Southern California comprise this series. Course materials including syllabi, handouts, notes, student projects and teaching images form the major portion of the series.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
Course materials, 1977-2004, undated
Arch 205: Building Science I, 1983-2001, undated
box folder
28 1 Course outlines and various materials, 1983-1998, undated
Historic building analysis project, 1985-2001, undated
box folder
29 1-23 Documentation and student assignments, 1985-2001, undated
box
97-98 Slides, undated
box folder
96 25 Negatives, undated
box folder
28 2 Arch 211: Building Materials and Processes, 1994-1998, undated
Arch 305: Building Science II, 1982-1990, undated
box folder
28 3 Handouts, projects
box folder
99 1-4 Slides
99 5 Arch 405: Building Science III, 1989-1990
box folder
28 4 Arch 411: Advanced Materials and Processes of Building Construction, 1997-1998
Arch 418: Designing with Natural Forces, 1992-1994, undated
box folder
28 5 Handouts, projects and black-and-white photographs
box folder
99 6 Color photographs, slides, negatives
Arch 499/404: History of Modern Architecture in Southern California, 1997-2004
box folder
28 6-10 Course outlines and various materials, 1997-2004
Modern Architecture in Southern California image CD, 2000
box item
114 D8-D14 Disks
box folder
28 11 Disk and jewel case labeling materials
box folder
30 1 Arch 499: Graphic Communication, 1977
30 2 Colleagues' syllabi, some with Koenig listed as a guest lecturer, 1982-2000
30 2A Case Study House lectures, 1989-1997
Teaching images, undated
box
100-103 Lecture slide carousels
Contents of 21 pre-loaded carousel trays for lectures on various topics, also includes occasional notes.
box
104-105 Miscellaneous teaching slides
box folder
105 12-15 Photographs
box folder
30 3 Grant and funding materials, 1972-1998
30 4 Staff position application letter, circa 1961
30 4A Sabbatical applications, 1978-1996
30 5-5B Review forms, 1964-2003
Administrative materials, 1967-2004, undated
box folder
30 6 General faculty, 1993-2001
School of Architecture, 1967-2004, undated
box folder
135 1-8 Brochures and ephemera, 1978-2004
box folder
72* 3 Course offering posters, 1994-1999
box folder
30 7 Faculty retreats, 1998-1999
Architectural Guild, 1986-2004, undated
For event honoring Koenig in 1998 see below, Box 31, folder 1A.
box folder
136 2 Brochures and calendars, 1998-2001
box folder
30 8 Dinners, 1986-2004
box folder
136 1 Great Houses program, 1987-1988
box folder
29 24 Membership plaque, undated
box folder
136 3-4 Building Sciences Program, 1989-2001, undated
box folder
30 9 Miscellaneous, 1967-2002
Promotions, honors and awards, 1964-1999
box folder
31 1 General, 1964-1999
39th Architectural Guild Dinner, 1998
box folder
31 1A Papers
box item
111 V6 Video
Video of Architectural Guild dinner (digital version available on-site only): 1998

box folder
29 25 Plaque
box folder
31 2-3 Research projects, 1961-1992, undated
Materials relating to various projects including an under-sea community, an outline for textbook, and sociological studies with Walter Bailey.
31 4-5 Reference files, undated
31 6-7 Ephemera, 1992-2004, undated
flatfile
250** Chart of Coordination of Educational Information, undated
Miscellaneous, 1962-2002, undated
box folder
31A 1-5 Papers, 1961-2002, undated
box folder
72* 1-2 Oversize, 1972, undated
box folder
31A 6 Sealed materials, 1995-2002, undated
Materials sealed until 2062 because they contain student evaluations and social security numbers.
Series III. Other professional papers, 1945-2007 48.8 Linear Feet (54 boxes, 5 flatfile folders, 1 roll)
The series is composed of materials relating to a broad range of Koenig's professional activities. Included here are documentation of his career, his office records and reference files, as well as documentation of his collaborations and service to the profession. Of particular interest is the dossier assembled by Koenig documenting citations of his work.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
Career documentation, 1950-2002, undated
box folder
32 1-6A Curriculum vitae materials, 1953-2002
Includes complete copies and production materials for 1995 "Illustrated Chronolog," extensive CVs for 1999 and 2002, a condensed CV for 2002, as well as numerous pieces of CVs and brief biographical statements.
box folder
34 9 Continuing education, 1997-2002
34 1-8 Service to the profession, 1977-2002
Also includes committee work and donations of drawings and other materials.
Employment with other practices, 1950-2002, undated
Includes materials related to Koenig's employment with Soriano, Candreva and Jarrett, and Jones and Emmons, as well as correspondence relating to a position with Neutra. Also includes material relating to furniture design business.
box folder
34 10-11 Papers
box folder
106 6 Slides
Awards and honors, 1957-2002
box
33-33A General, 1957-2002
Includes competition submissions, correspondence, awards received and press coverage.
box folder
154* 1-3 Oversize award certificates, 2000-2001
box
155*-156* Medals, 1971-2000
box
150A Maybeck Award, 1996
box folder
106 1-5 Photographs of awards ceremonies, 1996-2001
Office files, 1957-2004, undated
box
36 Client files, undated
Index cards arranged alphabetically; also includes cards with various professional and personal notes.
box folder
37 1 Rolodex file, undated
37 2 Business card file, undated
box
38-41 Notebooks/journals, 1958-2004
Spiral bound notebooks with daily entries relating to various aspects of Koenig's professional as well as personal life. The notebooks include phone logs, appointments, task lists, notes, calculations, and occasional sketches.
box folder
41 5 Address book, undated
41 6 Calendars, 1969-1981
box folder
32 9 Business cards, undated
32 7-8 Certifications, professional memberships, licences, 1957-2004
box folder
35 12 Project and drawing lists, undated
box folder
42 1-2 Associates and employment inquiries, 1965-1966, 1991-2003
42 3 Contractors and consultants, 1992-1999, undated
box folder
43 1-6 Forms, 1957-2000, undated
Blank standard business forms, such as contracts and various city permits.
box folder
42 4 Furnishings purchased for clients, 1960-2000
42 5 Miscellaneous financial documents, 1964-1985, undated
Includes statements from subcontractors to Koenig and Koenig billing statements to clients, some for small jobs otherwise undocumented; unsuccessful project bids and incomplete contracts.
box
117 Miscellaneous computer applications disks, undated
Reference files, 1945-2003, undated
box folder
73* 1 Architecture and design, 1989-2003
73* 2-7 Biographical, 1992-2002, undated
Biographical data from various sources on architects, landscape architects, designers, artists and clients, as well as composers, musicians and others.
box folder
44 5 Computers and software, 1980-1998
44 1-4 Cost estimates, 1960-1992, undated
Pamphlets and printed price lists from vendors, notes, industry publications.
flatfile
251** Drafting aids, 1949-1963
box
45-46 Engineering, 1945-2000, undated
Primarily technical and trade publications and vendors, but also small number of engineering documents relating to specific houses, including Beidleman, Dye, Whittemore, Stahl, Schwartz, and Metcalf.
box folder
46 4-5 Landscaping, 1960-2000, undated
flatfile
252** Maps of California/Geological Survey quadrangles, undated
roll
6** Geological map of Malibu Beach, undated
box folder
47 1-3 Vendor catalogs, 1968-1995, undated
Various, 1963-1996, undated
box folder
47 4-5 Articles and mailings, 1963-1995, undated
box folder
74* 1 Newspaper clippings, 1980-1996
box folder
35 1-11 Correspondence, 1953-2003, undated
Koenig usually interfiled his correspondence with the project/topic to which it pertained, but this small portion remained separate. This material, filed chronologically, includes large numbers of e-mail printouts and casual contacts/fan mail.
box folder
48 1-3 Writings, 1956-1998, undated
Manuscript and typescript drafts, as well as published articles. Many drafts are short and incomplete, and appear to be talks or lectures. Texts from some lectures are included in the lecture files below.
48 4-5 Website, 1997-2002
Documentation relating to Koenig's creation of a website for his work.
Exhibitions, conference participation and lectures, 1959-2007, undated
Also includes house tours.
Blueprints for Modern Living exhibition (1989-1990) at MOCA, 1985-1991, undated
box folder
139 1-10 Correspondence, documentation, ephemera, press coverage, 1985-1991
box folder
153* 1-3 Oversize clippings, 1989-1990
box folder
107 1 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives, undated
flatfile
254** Posters, 1989
box item
111 V8 Video: The Case Study House Program 1945-1966, 1989
Tape not playable. Not able to reformat.
box
49A T-shirt, 1989
Other exhibitions, conferences and lectures, 1959-2007
box
147-150 Correspondence, notes, ephemera, 1959-2002
box folder
153* 4 Oversize clippings, 2000-2007
flatfile
253** Lecture and conference posters, 1985-2000, undated
box
48A Name plaque for Pacific Rim Architectural Conference, 1959
Videos of lectures, 1990
box item
111 V4 SF MOMA
Pierre Koenig lecture at SF MOMA (digital version available on-site only): 1990

111 V5 Cal Poly Pomona
Pierre Koenig lecture at Cal Poly Pomona (digital version available on-site only): 1990

box folder
106 7 Photographs of Form Zero lecture, 1999
106 8 House tour photographs, undated
Unidentified exhibition materials, 1963-2004, undated
box folder
49 1 Label text, undated
box
75*-77* Photographs mounted on foamcore, undated
flatfile
255** Labels, undated
box folder
78* 1 Posters, undated
Dossier of works citing Koenig, 1959-2004, undated
In addition to the materials documenting individual projects found in Series I, Koenig collected broader citations of his work in a variety of media. These references to his work range from focused monographs to a mere namecheck in an article on broader issues of architecture or modernism. Documentation of location usage of Koenig's houses is also included here.
Publications, 1957-2003
Books, 1972-2003
box folder
49 12 Drawings by American Architects, 1972
49 2 Modern Steel House, Neil Jackson, 1995-1996
Pierre Koenig, James Steele, 1994-2002
box folder
140 1-7 Correspondence, documentation, reviews, sales catalogs, 1994-2002
box folder
107 2 Photographs of LACMA book signing, 2001
Case Study Houses, Elizabeth Smith and Peter Goessel, 2001-2003
box folder
49 10 Correspondence
box folder
142 2-3 Reviews, press coverage, ephemera
box folder
49 11 Proposal to Architectural History Foundation, 1993
Articles, 1957-2003
box
145-146 General, 1957-2004
Case Study program, 1978-2003
box
141-142 General, 1981-2003
box folder
152* 1 Oversize, 1978-2002
Architecture of Los Angeles and southern California, 1966-2003
Includes material related to Iconic LA by Gloria Koenig.
box
143-144 General, 1977-2003
box folder
152* 2 Oversize, 1966-2002
Modernism, 1990-2003
box folder
142 4-5 General, 1995-2003
box folder
152* 4 Oversize, 1990-2003
Materials and technology, 1958-2003
box folder
146 3-5 General, 1958-2003
box folder
152* 5 Oversize, 1959-2000
Preservation, 1989-2000, undated
box folder
142 6 General, undated
box folder
152* 6 Oversize, 1989-2000
Documentation of location usage, 1997-2004, undated
Also includes broader articles on architecture in films.
box folder
48 6-8 Papers, 1997-2003
box folder
152* 7 Oversize clippings, 1999-2004
box item
111 V7 Video of Columbo episode, undated
Video of Columbo episode (digital version available on-site only): undated

box folder
49 3 Print-outs from websites, 1999-2003
Video and film, 1993-2003
BBC Television: Wall to Wall episode, 1993-1994, undated
box folder
49 4 Papers, 1993-1994
box item
112 V9-V11 Videos, undated
Wall to Wall (digital version available on-site only): 1993-1994

V9 and V10 are duplicates and contain Episode 6: "Forging Ahead". V11 contains Episode 1: "Back to Earth".
4 Friends: How Designers Think they Work, 1995
box folder
49 5 Papers
box item
112 V12 Video
4 Friends: How Designers Think they Work (digital version available on-site only): 1995

112 V13-V14, V16 "Modernism" on HGTV, 1999
"Modernism" on HGTV (digital version available on-site only): 1999

V13 and V14 are duplicates. V16 contains the same content, plus the content from V15.
Mid Century Mania episode of House Beautiful on A & E, 1999
box folder
49 6 Papers
box item
112 V15-V16 Video
Mid Century Mania episode of House Beautiful on A & E (digital version available on-site only): 1999

V15 and V16 are duplicates.
Los Angeles - Sunshine or Noir?, 2000
box folder
49 7 Papers
box item
113 V17 Video
Los Angeles - Sunshine or Noir? (digital version available on-site only): 2000

box folder
49 8 The House that I Built on HGTV, 2000
49 9 Proposed documentary by Michael LaFetra, 2003
Collaborations and colleagues, 1980-2003
Materials relating to Koenig's collaborations with Entenza and Shulman, as well as extensive documentation of Shulman's work.
box folder
34 13 Collaboration with John Entenza, 1961-1984
Collaboration with Julius Shulman, 1960-2001, undated
box folder
34 12 Correspondence and papers, 1991-1999, undated
Documentation of Shulman's career
box
137-138 Press coverage, exhibition ephemera, 1962-2003
box folder
74* 2-4 Oversize materials, 1960-2003
box folder
106 9 Photographs, 1960, 1998, undated
Includes the Stahls and Hendrick van Keppel dressing Case Study House #22 for the photo shoot.
box item
111 V2-V3 Videos, 2001, undated
111 V2 Shulman on Life and Times, undated
Shulman on Life and Times (digital version available on-site only): undated

Video includes two episodes of Life and Times.
111 V3 Topshots: Photographie der Spitzenklasse, 2001
box folder
34 12A Papers
box item
111 V3 Video
Topshots: Photographie der Spitzenklasse (digital version available on-site only): 2001

Articles relating to colleagues, 1980-2003
Articles relating to various architects, developers, designers and critics, including Eames, Eichler, Ellwood, Hensman, Jones, Lautner, McCoy, Soriano, Straub, and Wachsmann.
box folder
49 13-23 General, 1981-2003
box folder
153* 5 Oversize, 1980-2003
box folder
47A 1-5 Notes, 1953-1988, undated
Folder 5 includes notes on cabinetry design.
Miscellaneous, 1961-2002, undated
box folder
42 6-8 Papers, 1961-2002, undated
box folder
78* 2 Oversize material, 1980-1994
box folder
107 3 Photographs, undated
box
49A Printer's blocks, undated
box item
113 V18 Curious Pictures/filmtecknarna sample video, 2002
Curious Pictures/filmtecknarna sample video (digital version available on-site only): 2002

Series IV. Personal papers, 1925-2004 7.1 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Five main groups of material comprise Pierre Koenig's personal papers. These include papers relating to his education, his military service in World War II, his hobbies and interests, family photographs, and finally his general personal papers. The material covers the breadth of Koenig's life ranging from college class projects, to the video Koenig produced about his WWII service, to his fishing license, to household receipts.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
Education, 1943-2003, undated
box folder
51 1 Alhambra City High School yearbook, 1943
College class projects, 1947-1951, undated
box folder
51 2-9 Papers and binders, 1947-1951, undated
box folder
79* 1-2 Oversize drawings, 1948-1949, undated
box
52-53 Class notes, 1947-1957, undated
Includes later commercial engineering syllabus and notes.
Pasadena City College alumni event, 2000
box folder
53 3 Announcement
box folder
79* 3 Poster
University of Southern California, 1952-1992, undated
box folder
79* 3A Diploma, 1952
box folder
53 4 Alumni events, 1964-1992, undated
53 5 Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, 1948-2003, undated
Military service, 1944-2003, undated
box folder
54 1 Combat diary, 1944-1945
54 2 Discharge papers, 1946
292 at War, 1997-1999, undated
box item
113 V19-V22 Video, 1997
292 at War (digital version available on-site only): 1997

Items V19-V22 are duplicates. V20 has been reformatted.
box folder
54 3 General documentation, circa 1997
box folder
108 1 Slides and negatives, undated
box folder
54 4-7 Responses, 1997-1999
54 8 Mailing labels, 1997
box folder
55 1-5 Battalion reunions, 1995-1999
55 6-7 Newsletter and battalion insignia, 1995-1996
box folder
78* 3 Map of Germany showing route of the 292nd, undated
box folder
55 8-9 Miscellaneous, 1963-2003
Hobbies and interests, 1942-2003, undated
Music, 1983-2002, undated
Chamber Music in Historic Sites/Da Camera Society, 1991-1995
box folder
56 1 Papers, 1991-1995
box folder
108 2 Photographs, 1992
box folder
56 2-8 Various, 1983-2002, undated
Primarily catalogs and receipts.
Scuba diving, 1958-2003
box folder
57 1-3 Papers
box folder
108 3 Color photographs
Railroads and model trains, 1973-1999, undated
box folder
57 4 Papers and receipts, 1973-1999
box folder
108 4 Color photograph, slides, 1990-1993, undated
Planes, 1942-1983
box folder
57 5 Honorary flight captain certificate, 1974
flatfile
256** Drawings of planes, 1942-1943
box folder
108 5 Slides of Northrup air show, 1983
Cars, 1977-2002
box folder
57 6 Papers, 1993-2002
box folder
79* 5 Porsche poster, 1977
Tortoises and turtles, 1982-1997, undated
box folder
57 7 Papers, 1997, undated
box folder
108 6 Color photographs, slides, 1982-1993, undated
108 7 Running, 1982-1992, undated
Family photographs, circa 1942-2004, undated
Includes early family photographs and portraits, pets, travel, later family photographs and portraits.
box
59 Black-and-white photographs
box
109 Color photographs, slides, negatives
General personal papers, 1925-2003, undated
box folder
57 8 Documents, 1925-2000
Includes passports, driver's licenses, birth certificate, vaccination records, insurance documents, membership cards.
box
58 Receipts, 1977-2003
Includes receipts relating to the furnishing and maintenance of Koenig House No. 2.
Miscellaneous material, 1948-1998, undated
box folder
57 9-11 Papers, 1948-1998, undated
box folder
79* 4 Drawings, undated
79* 6 Clippings, 1969-1994, undated
79* 7 Poster, undated
Series V. In memoriam, 2004 1.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
This series is comprised of material collected by Pierre Koenig's widow, Gloria, documenting the memorials marking Koenig's death.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
box folder
60 1-2 Obituaries, 2004
60 4 Certificates and letters of condolence, 2004
Memorials, 2004
box folder
60 3 Papers
box folder
110 1-6 Photographs
box item
114 D14-D15 Photo CDs