Collection Type:

1964 to 1996

Jill Watson was a partner in the Pittsburgh firm of Arthur Lubetz Associates, and a 1987 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Her career encompassed major contributions to numerous projects of Arthur Lubetz Associates and a number of independent architectural projects and collaborations with artist Judy Penzer. Watson was an adjunct professor of architecture and a master of fine arts candidate at Carnegie Mellon, and won a number of awards for her work. She coordinated the New Urban Housing Competition of 1992. Watson and Penzer died in the crash of TWA Flight 800. Wats:on? The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts, established in Jill Watson's memory, is an annual event in Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts, celebrating the integration of the arts.

Scope and Content: 

Collection includes sketches, drawings, and other records for projects including the Penzer house, 5437 Penn Avenue/"Bride of Penn Avenue" project, East End Food Co-op/"Paint the Town" project; and materials documenting Watson's teaching and schoolwork.

Select Bibliography: 

Architecture... Energy (exhibit catalog). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.