Ossipoff & Snyder Architects Collection Renderings

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 because Ossipoff worked with many of Hawaii's most talented architects. In the 1940s he organized 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 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, and the Liljestrand House.

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. 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

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