Donna Robertson has served as the dean of Tulane University's School of Architecture and the Dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture. Robertson has also taught at numerous universities including Barnard College and Harvard University.
Robertson's Architectural firm, Robertson McAnulty Architects, has completed projects in New York City, New Orleans, Chicago, renovated and restored the Loring House, a Richard Neutra house in Los Angeles.
Robertson received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture in 1978, and an undergraduate degree in English from Stanford University.
In 1984, she became head designer for another underground shopping center at the beginning of a new tramway connecting the city center with several large housing neighborhoods at the periphery ("Mladost," "Durvenitsa," and "Iztok"). This terminal was located underground close to the beginning of the large park in Sofia. The design included commercial spaces and entertainment covering 12,000 sq. meters (120,000 sq. ft). In 1985 when all the interior details were ready and construction began, the project was stopped for lack of funds.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection consists of two of Donna V. Robertson's ink and pencil drawings, and a plan as well as an exterior elevation of the Bessie Smith Memorial Dance Hall.
Donna V. Robertson by way of Susana Torre donated the material in the collection in 2000. This collection is part of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) housed in the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries of Virginia Tech.
Folder 1: 1980 Ink and pencil drawings; plan and elevation drawings of the Bessie Smith Memorial Dance Hall