Ossipoff & Snyder Architects Collection

Vladimir Ossipoff (1907-1998) was Hawaii's foremost modernist architect with a career spanning more than sixty years. He opened his own firm in 1936 which changed names several times, since Ossipoff worked with many of Hawaii's most talented architects, including during the 1940s as the Associated Architects: with Allen Johnson, Philip Fisk, and Alfred Preis. In 1956, architects Gregory Goetz, Alan Rowland and Sidney Snyder joined the firm and later became partners in Ossipoff, Snyder, Rowland and Goetz. The firm worked on over 800 projects from homes to iconic Honolulu buildings, 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.

Sidney Snyder donated the firm's project files which include original design drawings and specifications for over 500 structures. The archives are available for study by appointment in the Jean Charlot Collection reading room, Monday to Friday. The display panels featured on this site showcase Ossipoff's award winning projects.
For more information, please see the guide to the Vladimir Ossipoff Architecture Papers at the University of Hawaii:  https://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/c.php?g=975178
and the Jean Charlot Collection site: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/library/research/collections/charlot-collection/

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