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Robert Macon architectural renderings

 Collection — Drawer: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0001

Scope and Contents

Robert Macon's renderings of RIT Henrietta campus buildings includes both original artwork and reproductions. The collection contains two watercolor paintings of building exteriors (1989). These are reproduced in color photographs as well. Two pencil drawings depict the RIT chapel interior and the quarter-mile (1982) and are also reproduced in two black and white copies. Later additions include two color pencil drawings of the campus from 1986 and 1989 as well as two color photographs of watercolors of the campus from 1987.

Dates

  • circa 1982-1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Macon (1934-2002) was a founding partner of Macon Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects LLP, an architectural firm founded in Rochester, N.Y., now CSJ Architects with offices in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. The firm designed 8 buildings on the RIT Henrietta campus: Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, the Lowenthal Memorial Building, Wallace Library addition, and the Bausch and Lomb Center.

Robert Macon is remembered as a gifted designer and leader in the architectural community, and for his civic contributions and transformative projects that spanned a thirty year career. He was a member of the Rochester City Planning Commission, Rochester Preservation Board, Monroe County Housing Council, and the National Rochester Socity of RIT. In addition he held leadership roles on the Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Downtown Development Corporation.

Extent

2.38 Linear Feet (1 Flat file drawer)

Language

English

Overview

Contains renderings of RIT Henrietta campus buildings, circa 1982-1989, created by Robert Macon of Macon Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects LLP.

Arrangement

Collection materials are arranged by size.

Physical Location

Reading room flat files, Drawer 11

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Robert Macon architectural drawings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection materials were placed on deposit in the RIT Art collection in December 2003 by David Pankow.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.
Title
Robert Macon architectural renderings
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
19 August 2011
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613