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Sheeran Architects records

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Identifier: MSS 15462

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Scope and Contents

The Sheeran Architects records (1980-2008; 9.4 cubic feet) include drawings and office files relating to projects by Peter L. Sheeran and members of his firm, financial records, correspondence, notes and sketches. Materials are organized by project name, and then by date. Other records included are projects dating from Sheeran’s time as principal of Cleveland Sheeran Architects, AIA (1980-1989) and as project architect for Jack L. Rinehart Architect (1977-1980).

Other members of Sheeran Architects whose work is represented in these records include John Gorman and Gregg J. Donovan.

Dates

  • 1980s-2010

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Historical Note

Sheeran Architects (1989-2010), Peter L. Sheeran, president, designed residential, commercial and public projects in the Charlottesville area, as well as projects in the Caribbean, Massachusetts and Michigan. Other members of the firm whose work is represented in these records include John Gorman, currently practicing in Charlottesville, and Gregg J. Donovan, currently practicing in New York City. John Gorman joined the firm in 1993; Gregg Donovan practiced with the firm from 2000 to 2008. The firm was dissolved when Sheeran died suddenly in March 2010. For further information, consult Sheeran’s and Gorman’s resumes within the collection, and websites: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/peter-sheeran-obituary?pid=178367717, http://www.gormanarchitects.com/, and http://www.greggjdonovan.com/portfolio/bio/.

Extent

9.4 Cubic Feet (9 cubic foot boxes, 1 document box)

250 Gigabytes

Arrangement

Records are divided into five series:

Sheeran Commercial projects records (2005-2008, 1.5 cubic feet) contain drawings and office files relating to 5 projects designed by the firm, and include financial records, correspondence, notes and sketches. Three projects in this series were designed by Peter Sheeran, one by John Gorman, and one possibly by Gregg Donovan. Materials are organized by project name, and then by date.

Sheeran Residential projects records (1992-2008, 6 cubic feet) contain drawings and office files relating to 28 projects designed by the firm. Thirteen projects in this series were designed by Peter Sheeran, twelve by Gregg Donovan, and three projects jointly by Sheeran and Donovan. Materials are organized by project name, and then by date.

Sheeran Public projects records (1992-2008, 0.9 cubic feet) contain drawings and office files relating to 4 projects designed by the firm, and include financial records, correspondence, notes and sketches. One project in this series was designed by Peter Sheeran, one by John Gorman, and two by Gregg Donovan. Materials are organized by project name, and then by date.

Sheeran Digital files contain correspondence, digital drawing files, construction schedules and financial records for the Sheeran Architects firm.

Physical Access

Access to emulated digital materials is available on-site in the Small Special Collections Barrett reading room. Requests to access born-digital materials must be made at least 2 business days in advance. Once request has been made, please confirm viewing arrangements with Small Special Collections reference desk staff https://small.library.virginia.edu/services/reference-request/.

Provenance

Donated by Donna Sheeran, 2 October 2012.
Title
Sheeran Architects records
Status
In Progress
Author
Ann Burns
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States