Ossipoff and Snyder Architects Collection
- Majority of material found within 1936-1999 ( 1940-1997)
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150.5 Linear Feet : (44) document boxes of specification files (78) record boxes of folded drawings [approximately 1400 folders] (6) shelves of rolled or loose drawings (1) shelf graphic/visual material (3) scale models (45) display panels mounted on masonite
If there was any doubt about the influence of his time in Japan on his architectural style, he states in Artists of Hawaii, volume II: "The Japanese simplicity, economy, strength of design, and preference for natural materials...has helped to shape my aesthetic development in an subconscious way...Nature and architecture become inseperable." Use of wood and stone plus the relationship between his buildings and the environment inspired the term Tropical Modernism to describe his unique style.
He was President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hawaii Chapter in 1942 and 1965. An active and dedicated member of the community, he served on government commissions, non-profit boards and professional organizations. In the 1955 nomination documentation for Ossipoff to join the AIA College of Fellows several peers noted his integrity, professionalism, and commitment to his clients.
The firm's plans range from homes to large projects, including the IBM Building, expansion of the Honolulu International Airport, the Pacific Club, Outrigger Canoe Club, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Punahou School’s Thurston Chapel, Queen’s Medical Center, Waikiki Aquarium renovations, and Wailea Development Company.
Architect Sidney Snyder practiced with Ossipoff over the last 30 years of the firm. In 2010, he donated the firm's project files, specifications, and award display panels.
- Ossipoff & Snyder Architects Collection
- Malia Van Heukelem
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