University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

James G. Reeves records,

circa 1967-2002



Collection Summary

Creator Reeves, James G.
Title James G. Reeves records,
Dates circa 1967-2002
Abstract James G. Reeves was a landscape architect and educator. Reeves taught design and graphics at University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, California Polytechnic State University, Rice University, and Harvard Graduate School for Design. Reeves started working at Sasaki Walker and Associates (SWA Group) in Houstin in 1970 and became head designer in 1989. He is known for several large public projects: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Carpenter Plaza in Dallas, Williams Square in Fort Worth, and Pioneer Courage Park in Omaha. The collection includes drawings, project lists and files, office records, professional correspondence, clippings, brochures, notes, and postcards.
Identification JVR Accession No.: 2010004
Quantity 2.5 lin. ft. manuscipt material, 240 rolls drawings (approx. 7,200 sheets), photographs, slides, CDs, audio tapes, floppy disk
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of James G. Reeves (1941 - 2002)

James G. (Glenn) Reeves was a landscape architect and educator. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas in 1967 and his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Michigan in 1970. Reeves taught design and graphics at University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, California Polytechnic State University, Rice University, and Harvard Graduate School for Design.

Reeves started working at Sasaki Walker and Associates (SWA Group) in Houston in 1970 and became head designer in 1989. He served as project designer and community planner for projects in cities in over half of the states, as well as in Europe, east Asia, the Middle East, South America, and the Carribean. His areas of focus included urban design projects, campus master planning, site development programming, environmental analysis, and landscape architecture.

Reeves was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is known for several large public projects: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Carpenter Plaza in Dallas, and the award-winning Williams Square in Fort Worth. The National Sculpture Society posthumously awarded him the Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award for his work on Pioneer Courage Park in Omaha, Nebraska.


Scope and Content of the collection

The collection includes drawings, project lists and files, documents relating to his coworkers at SWA Group, documents about SWA Group projects, office records, professional correspondence, clippings, brochures, notes, and postcards. The collection also consists of photographs, slides, four project CDs, audio tapes, and a floppy disk.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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Index Terms

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Creator (persons):
Reeves, James G., 1941 - 2002
Creator (organizations):
SWA Group (Firm)
JVR & Associates
Subjects:
Landscape Architecture--Texas
Las Colinas (Irving, Tex.)
Plazas--United States
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Document types:
Architectural drawings

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James G. Reeves records, Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

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References to works by or about James G. Reeves

Dillon, David, "Mustangs Bound Proudly Across Prairie-Like Plaza." Architecture: The AIA Journal (1985) 74: 60-61.

Dillon, David, "Williams Square: Where Public Space Becomes Public Art." Southern Accents (1989) 12: 176B-176J.

Hohmann, Heidi. "Running Against the Wind: Williams Square [Las Colinas, Dallas, Texas] and Its Galloping Mustangs Garnered Extravagant Praise in the 1980s - How's the Place Holding Up?" Landscape Architecture (2002) 92 (1): 119-120,119.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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