Doina Marilena Ciocãnea was born (March 13, 1951) IN Bucharest where she graduated from high school in 1970. She enrolled in the Institute of Architecture receiving her diploma in 1976. She worked for ten years (1976-87) in the Institute for Design and Construction of agricultural and food production industries. She designed storage facilities for vegetable and fruits, factories for canning them, wineries, slaughterhouses for chickens and rabbits, flour mills and bakeries, built in towns and villages around the country. Thereafter, she became principle architect of "Carpati" firm (1987-90) in Bucharest for the construction of the Romanian "House of the Republic," lately renamed the "People's house" where the Parliament shares this enormous building with an International conference center, museums, etc. Dona Ciocãnea designed also administrative buildings and worker's housing for many provincial towns.
As state design organizations closed down during the 1990's Doina Ciocãnea became the chief architect of the company "PREDA" (1992-94) and then of the firm "MACONZ International" Ltd. Designing mostly private residences. After obtaining a diploma and license in Urban Design and Planning from the Institute of Architecture (1994) she established her private practice (1996). She continued her studies on environmental techniques at "Unesco-Cousteau" University in Bucharest and received a fellowship in 1996 to specialize in policy and ecology in Madrid, Spain. Doina Ciocãnea is presently involved in planning and ecological studies for the town council of Bucharest, as demonstrated by her "Study of Ecological Urban Design for the lake's shores of the river Colentina in Bucharest" of 1966-98.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Doina Marilena Ciocãnea Architectural Papers consists of a resume, photographs and photocopies of drawings of portions of her work.
The material in the collection was donated in summer 1999 by Doina Marilena Ciocãnea by way of Milka Bliznakov to the International Archive of Women in Architecture housed in the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries of Virginia Tech.
NOTE TO RESEARCHERS
Most of the material is in the Romanian language.
Processed by: Federica Goffi, Architectural Intern, and Gerrianne Schaad, Curator of Manuscripts, March 2000