Roberta A. Wightman landscape architecture drawings, circa 1938-1994 PDF
- Wightman, Roberta A
- Roberta A. Wightman landscape architecture drawings
- circa 1938-1994 (inclusive)19331999
circa 1959-1980 (bulk)19551985
- 3 cubic feet (29 rolls and 2 folders)
- Collection Number
- Drawings by Seattle landscape architect, including drawings for Northwest Hospital in Seattle
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Landscape architect Roberta Wightman (b. 1912) moved to Seattle in 1944 to work with Edwin Grohs at University of Washington Arboretum. Prior to moving west, she worked as a landscape architect in Springfield, Illinois (1938-1944). Wightman was born and raised in Chicago by physician parents. She took courses at Oberlin College in Ohio, Middlebury College in Vermont, and Cambridge University in England; she received a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1938.
Wightman worked for Edwin Grohs and Associates in Seattle from 1945-1948 before starting her own landscape architecture business. Among her projects, Wightman was the landscape consultant for Northwest Hospital in Seattle for over 30 years, and designed the landscaping for the original construction in 1959-1960 and a later expansion in 1980.
Roberta Wightman retired in 2000.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Landscape architecture drawings and architectural drawings related to Wightman's landscaping projects, mostly from her work in Seattle and the surrounding area, but also including early work done in Springfield, Illinois.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Seattle and vicinityReturn to Top
289 drawings (7 rolls)
226 drawings (9 rolls)
Apartments and commercial buildings
38 drawings (2 rolls)
Hospitals, medical buildings, schools and churches
47 drawings (2 rolls)
Includes 27 architect's drawings (not by Roberta Wightman) for Hearthstone Medical Center
St. Barnabas Church on Bainbridge Island
21 drawings plus correspondence
Skunk Bay Lighthouse
7 drawings (1 roll)
2 drawings (1 roll)
3 drawings (1 roll)
Sons of Norway
2 drawings (1 roll)
Proposed Civic Arts Center
1 drawings (1 roll)
46 drawings (1 roll)
|Map drawer 297||
Drawings and photographs
Oversize folder contains six drawings of Forest Park on mount, with six photos mounted at top over caption "Views of roadside before planting"; 13 photographs mounted with captions featuring projects of Wightman's, mostly in Springfield. Illinois; and aerial photograph of an unidentified site; and a matted drawing of an unidentified location titled "Design for Outdoor Living."
Springfield, Illinois projectsReturn to Top
30 drawings (3 rolls)
Student work, circa 1937Return to Top
Container(s): Tube 30
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Landscape architecture drawings