The L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers (Ms2004-004)

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Title

The L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers (Ms2004-004)

Description

L. Jane Hastings was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington in 1952 and became licensed as an architect in the State of Washington in 1953 (she was the eighth woman to do so). After working for a time in a firm, Hastings started her own practice in 1959. She formed the Hastings Group in 1974, eventually employing eight architects.

The Hastings Group carried out work on more than 500 residential projects primarily in the Seattle and surrounding areas. Other projects of the Hastings Group include: small commercial and university facilities remodeling, Sea-Tac Airport renovations, I-90 bridge approach, and historic restoration of an Indian Tribal building.

Hastings' other professional activities include serving as a lecturer in Design Studios in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Washington, and as an instructor in the Architectural Drafting Program at Seattle Community College for 10 years. She was also active in various professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA). She served as the president of the Seattle chapter of AIA in 1975, became a Fellow of AIA in 1980, and served as first woman chancellor of the College of Fellows in 1992.

During the course of her career, Hastings was the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her design work (including the AIA "Home of the Month" Annual Award in 1968), as well as for her other civic and professional activities. Her work was continually featured in the "Home of the Month" and Pictorial Sections of The Seattle Times, as well as in House Beautiful and House & Garden. Hastings retired from full-time practice in the late 1990s.

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Hastings (and, to certain extent, by the other architects of the Hastings Group) in the course of her design and other professional activities. This material primarily comprises drawings, presentation boards, photographs, and printed material, as well as other material, including certificates and plaques. The drawings, presentation boards, and photographs relate to various design projects undertaken by Hastings during the time period from 1959 to 1973 and by the Hastings Group from 1974 to 1998. The printed material includes copies of newspaper and magazine articles that document various completed projects and International Union of Women Architects(UIFA) meeting papers and programs from 1969-1998. Other material includes diploma, license, and awards that document Hastings' professional achievements and honors.

Creator

Hastings, L. Jane

Date

1951/1998

Language

English

Identifier

Ms2004-004

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers, Ms2004-004 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Items in the The L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers (Ms2004-004) Collection

Photograph, View of a remodeled Capitol Hill Townhouse (Ms2004-004)
A black and white photograph of a remodeled Capitol Hill townhouse. Smaller "before" photo appears on the corner of the document.

Photograph, View of an unidentified residence set in a field of vegetation (Ms2004-004)
A black and white photograph of a residence from a distance set in a relatively open field.

Section Drawing, unidentified residence (Ms2004-004)
A section-perspective line drawing of a two-storey, single family residence.

Diploma, Jane Hasting's Diploma in architecture (Ms2004-004)
Jane Hasting's Diploma in architecture from the University of Washington.

Architectural License, Jane Hastings, State of Washington (Ms2004-004)
Jane Hasting's architectural license to practice architecture in the state of Washington.

Photograph, unidentified single-family residence exterior (Ms2004-004)
Photo-Negative of the exterior of a residence designed by Jane Hastings.

Photograph, interior of unidentified single-family residence (Ms2004-004)
Photo-Negative of the interior of a residence designed by Jane Hastings.

Photograph, exterior bridge entrance of unidentified single-family residence (Ms2004-004)
Photo-Negative of bridge entrance of a residence designed by Jane Hastings.

Photograph, balcony of unidentified single-family residence (Ms2004-004)
Photo-Negative of the exterior of a residence designed by Jane Hastings.