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Guide to the Michael Kalil papers

Collection Overview

Kellen Design Archives
Creator - Creator
Kalil, Michael
Michael Kalil papers, 1966-2004 (bulk 1966-1991)
114 linear ft: 30 boxes, 7 oversize boxes, approximately 350 flat drawings and sketches.
Unprocessed 1A16-20
Michael Kalil (1943-1991) was an interior architect, philosopher, educator and artist, known for his innovative work with new materials and for humanizing digital technologies. From 1981 to 1991, he was the principal of Kalil Designs/Kalil Studio, a firm that specialized in high profile commercial, prototype and theoretical, and residential design commissions. Kalil also was an adjunct faculty member at the Parsons School of Design, and taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The collection includes Kalil's personal and professional papers, including original artwork, sketchbooks, journals, photographs, project records, architectural drawings, photoprints and sketches, design prototypes, and posthumous materials.

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Biographical note

Michael Thomas Kalil (1943-1991) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and raised in Rochester, New York. Between 1962 and 1965, he studied theology at St. Basil’s Seminary in Methuen, Massachusetts while studying painting and sculpture at the nearby St. Anselm College. In 1965, Kalil left seminary, moved to New York City, and entered Pratt Institute to study design and architecture. In 1968, Kalil left Pratt prior to obtaining a degree, and instead found design-related employment with several of America’s leading designers and firms, including Ward Bennett (who became a life-long mentor and friend), Walter Dorwin Teague and Associates, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. During this time, Kalil also traveled the U.S., South America and Mexico, and developed an aesthetic sense informed by pre-Columbian and non-Western architecture, classically derived principles of form, and modernist design. In 1972, Kalil immersed himself in the arts of stone carving, metalwork and weaving during a nine-week residency at Skowhegan.

During the 1970s, Kalil supported himself as a decorative arts object designer and by taking on interior architectural design commissions (including remodeling apartments in the building he lived in). He also launched his career as a design educator. In 1973, he was hired as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, and he also taught at the New York School of Interior Design. In 1979, along with Giuseppe Zambonini, Kalil founded the Open Atelier of Architecture in the downtown warehouse district of Tribeca. The Open Atelier was an innovative, non-accredited design school that presented an array of courses in the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of the design process. By 1981, Kalil had formally established his own interior architecture firm, Kalil Designs (re-named Kalil Studio in the mid-1980s). As principal and self-styled "space engineer," Kalil rapidly gained international recognition for his innovative work with mechanical and digital technologies and new materials, and for his rigorous application of harmonic proportions and "sacred geometry" to the interior spaces he designed. Among Kalil's clientele were Tiffany & Company, The Museum of Modern Art Strata Oil & Gas, Armstrong World Industries, Dunbar Furniture Company, and Synchronal Corporation. He also won numerous high-end residential commissions. Notable Kalil Studio colleagues, collaborators and associates include Peter Barna, Jean Gardner, Karyn Issa Ginsberg, Martin Spegiel, Nader Ardalan and Ton Alberts.

Many of the core design concepts that Kalil applied to his realized work were derived from a series of ongoing prototype and theoretical investigations (Elysian Fields I, II and III). These commissioned or independent projects were supported by grants, or by his commercial and residential projects. Prototype designs include an award-winning prototype of an automated office space for Armstrong World Industries, and a Space Station habitation module prototype (HM1) for NASA (1983-1986).

In the early 1980s, Kalil contacted NASA in an effort to research lightweight metals and robotic technologies applicable to his ideas regarding kinetic and modular interior spaces. NASA took an immediate interest in Kalil’s work and invited him and Martin Spiegel, a friend and colleague, to sit in at monthly Human Factors planning meetings in Washington D.C. This led to an invitation by Brian Kramer, NASA’s Director of Human Factors, for Kalil to give a presentation to NASA about his prototype work for Armstrong. Soon thereafter, Kalil Studio was invited to participate in a two-phase grant cycle directed by NASA engineer Marc Cohen to explore design solutions and produce a scale model prototype of living quarters aboard the International Space Station. During this project, Kalil, in close collaboration with design educator, artist and author, Jean Gardner, developed the notion of "quantum architecture"-- an integrative, "New Age", and postmodern theory-inflected thesis that addressed the physical, philosophical, and aesthetic implications of outer space exploration and its impact on the future of both zero-gravity and also terrestrial housing design.

In 1990, Kalil was invited by Jan McCarther, the Chair of the Department of Housing and Interior Design at UNCG, to lead an intensive two-week Honors Studio, in which selected students were given the opportunity to gain real-world experience by designing furniture prototypes for Brayton International and the Steelcase Partnership. This project continued into the spring of 1991. In addition to completing this project and despite the fact that Kalil was terminally ill, he also maintained a busy studio schedule until within only a couple of months of his death later that year.

1943 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts.
1958-1962 Attends Benjamin Franklin High School, Rochester, New York.
1962-1965 Attends St. Basil's Seminary, Methuen, Massachusetts.
1965 Moves to New York City.
Enrolls at Pratt Institute.
1965-1966 Employed as a store display designer at Lord & Taylor.
1966-1967 Employed by Walter Dorwin Teague and Associates.
1967-1968 Employed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Leaves Pratt Institute prior to obtaining a degree.
1970-1971 Travels through the United States, Mexico, South America and Europe.
1970-1971 Submits Mylar-laminated and brass chain face mask to the exhbition, "Face Coverings," at Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City.
1971 Granted nine-week artist's residency at Skowhegan.
1972 Self-employed as jewelry and decorative arts object maker.
Granted teaching appointment at Parsons School of Design.
1976-1978 Seeks grant funding for development of ideas concerning movable floor spaces.
1978 Teaches architectural history at the New York School of Interior Design.
1979-1981 Co-founds Open Atelier School with Italian architect and teacher, Guiseppe Zambonini.
1981-1991 Establishes interior design firm, Kalil Designs.
1984-1986 Kalil Designs enters two-phase contract cycle with NASA, Ames Research Center, to design and create prototype for space habitation module (HM1).
1990-1991 Teaches Honors Studio at University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
1991 Dies of complications relating to AIDS.
1994 Honored posthumously by Pratt Institute for outstanding alumni achievement.
2001 The Michael Kalil Foundation is established.
The Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design is established at Parsons School of Design.
The exhibition, "Michael Kalil Retrospective: Designs for the 21st Century" is held at Parsons.


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Scope and Content of Collection

The Michael Kalil papers consist of textual records, visual materials and artifacts from Kalil's life as an artist, designer, theorist, teacher, and principal of his commercial interior architecture studio. The majority of this collection represents the scope of Kalil’s professional activities between the years 1966 and 1991, and includes press clippings, administrative and project records, and hundreds of drawings, photoprints and sketches (axonometric, perspective, plans, elevations, sections, and details) generated during the course of commercial, prototype and theoretical and residential commissions undertaken by Kalil Designs/Kalil Studio. Kalil’s prototype of an automated office space for Armstrong Industries (1981-1983), and his prototype for Space Station Habitation Module (HM1) are particularly well represented. The collection also includes posthumous materials.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized in 5 series. Arranged alphabetically within each series.

  1. Personal papers, 1966-1991
  2. Professional papers, 1968-1990
  3. Office records, 1982-1990
  4. Project records, 1980-1991
  5. Posthumous materials, 1991-2004

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Administrative Information

Collection guide written by Jen Larson.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives September 30, 2011

66 5th Ave./
lobby level/
New York, NY, 10011

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the Kellen Design Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jean Gardner, Karyn Issa Ginsberg and Martin Spiegel, 2010.

Processing Information note

Many of Kalil's project files were orignially housed in black, plastic, three-ring binders. These materials were rehoused during processing, but within project files it is still readily apparent which materials derive from the binders.

During the course of processing, two VHS tapes were digitized. See Kellen Design Archives archivist for access.


External Support

The processing of this collection was supported by the Michael Kalil Foundation.

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Related Materials

During the course of processing this collection the project archivist conducted a group and individual oral history interview with Jean Gardner, Karyn Issa Ginsberg, and Martin Speigel. (See Kellen Design Archives archivist for access.)

The scale model of the Space Habitation Module that Kalil Studio created for NASA's Ames Research Center can be found at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). MoMA also has twenty-five design development studies for the "Osmotic Membrane," and "Community Chamber," integral parts of the NASA module design, and one artist's file for Kalil.

Additionally, since January 2011, project archivist Jen Larson has produced a blog about Kalil's life and career: http://kellenmichaelkalil.wordpress.com/


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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Ames Research Center.
  • Armstrong World Industries.
  • NASA.
  • Parsons School of Design.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


  • Administrative records.
  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Correspondence.
  • Ephemera.
  • Magazines (periodicals).
  • Manuscripts.
  • Measured drawings.
  • Photographs.
  • Project files.
  • Reports.
  • Research notes.
  • Sketches.
  • Transcripts.
  • Videotapes.


  • Interior designers.
  • Professors.
  • Sculptors.
  • Theorists.

Personal Name(s)

  • Barna, Peter
  • Cohen, Marc M.
  • Gardner, Jean, (Jean M.)
  • Ginsberg, Karyn Issa
  • Kramer, Brian
  • Russell, Beverly


  • Aerospace engineering.
  • Architecture.
  • Decorative arts.
  • Furniture designers.
  • Industrial design -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Interior architecture.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Personal papers, 1966-1991 

This series consists of textual records and visual materials relating to Kalil's student years and lifelong artistic practice.

Title Box Folder
Correspondence, 1973-1987  1 1
Datebooks, 1974-1991  1 2-5
Face Accessory, 1971  24

Kalil created a laminated Mylar and brass face mask as part of a design assignment while attending Pratt. This piece was included in an exhibition, "Face Coverings," presented by the American Craft Council at the Musuem of Contemporary Crafts (September 30-January 3, 1971).

High school 25th anniversary reunion booklet, 1987  1 6
Title Box
Paintings, (1-4), 1970-1971 

Paintings 1 through 3 constitute a triptych; the other painting is a standalone work.

Photographs, 1979-1989  1 7
Realia, circa 1970-1991  27

Includes a linen tapestry with gold metalic thread (unknown if woven by Kalil), and a sampling of Kalil's artmaking and craft materials.

Title Box Folder
Sketchbooks and journals, 1970-1979  1 8-9
2 1-4
3 1-5
4 1
Title Box Folder
Sketches, poetry and notes, 1967-1983  4 2-6
OSx-1 1
OSx-1 2
Slides, 1966-1987 
Kalil's apartment, 1971  4 7
Sculptures by Kalil, 1972-1987  5 1
Skowhegan, 1971  5 2
Travel, 1983-1984  5 3
Title Box Folder
Soundless Sound installation,1988  MC A 1 2

Sketches for the “Art of Sound” exhibition presented by RAMSA Interior Sound System by the Matsushita Communication Industrial Company (Panasonic), at Gallery 91, October 5-14, 1988.


Student artwork, circa 1966-1970  MC A 1 3
Student work, 1966-1971  5 4
Suntracker, circa 1970-1978  MC A 1 4

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Series II. Professional papers, 1968-1991 

This series consists of documents pertaining to Kalil's professional career and design activities that either pre-date the establishment of Kalil Designs, or were independent of his professional responsibilities as the principal of Kalil Designs/Kalil Studio.

Title Box Folder
Awards, 1980, 1989  5 5
Correspondence, 1968-1991  5 6-7

Notable correspondents include Diana Vreeland (1968), Buckminster Fuller (1979), and Beverly Russell (multiple dates).

Title Box Folder
Early portfolio, 1966-1971 

Includes oversize photoprints from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Walter Dorwin Teague Associates.

5 8
MC A 5 3
Title Box Folder
Education, juries, lectures and panels, 1984-1990  6 1-7
7 1-3
Exhibitions, 1972-1989  7 4
Fundamental Furnishings, 1976-circa 1986  7 5

Includes partnership contract drafts for "Fundamental Furnishings," a high-end furniture design business concept (unrealized) that may have been conceived by Alan Morton, who was a former client of Kalil (1973; 1984).

Grants, 1976-1977  7 6
Notes and manuscripts, 1976-1989  7 7-9

Includes a typewritten and illustrated document, "Quantum Architecture," by Jean Gardner and Michael Kalil.

Open Atelier brochures, 1978-1979  7 10
Research files, 1966-1991  8 1-2
Résumés, 1972-1990  8 3
Title Box
Rolodex (1-2), 1981-1991 

Contains contact information for colleagues, vendors, fabricators, furniture dealers and trade companies with whom Kalil may have worked or associated during the course of his professional design practice.

Slides, 1980-1989  8 4-8

35-mm reference and teaching images.

Store display and fashion industry, 1966  8 9
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1980-1990 
Correspondence  8 10
Faculty retreat  8 11
Honors Studio: Notes and drafts of annual reports  8 12
Honors Studio: Slides of student work for catalog  8 13
Title Box Folder
Honors Studio: Steelcase-Brayton International Project, 1990  8 14
9 1
Mission statements  9 2
Notes  9 3
Photographs, slides and transparencies  9 4
Promotional materials: School of Human Environmental Sciences  9 5
Research materials  9 6
Seminar literature and notes  9 7
Slide lecture notes  9 8
Syllabi and workshop proposal  9 9
VHS tape 01: interviews  9 10

This VHS tape (digital access file: VHS-tape 01_interviews.mov) consists of footage of Kalil conducting the Honors Studio class as well as two separate interviews with Kalil. One of the interviews includes Alex Forsyth, a British furniture designer. Kalil discusses his teaching methodology and the current state of design education. Total running time: 1:15:59

VHS tape 02: Brayton International/ UNGC Honor Studio, 1990  9 10

This VHS tape (digital access file: VHS_tape-02_Kalil_promo.mov) consists of a looped, promotional video created in conjunction with the 1990 Honors Studio class. Appears to have been edited from exerpts derived from VHS tape 01. Total Running time: 12:12.

Title Box Folder
Work by Kalil students, 1973  10 1
Writings by others, 1973-1989  10 2-3

Includes Peter Barna's Pratt Institute Masters thesis (1973) that investigates the physical and psychological properties of light.

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Series III. Office records, 1982-1990 

Consists of administrative documents relating to the day-to-day office operations of Kalil Designs/Kalil Studio.

Title Box Folder
Administration  10 4
Correspondence  10 5-6
Exhibitions and grants  10 7-8
Limited partnership guidelines (M. Speigel)  11 1
Notecard sample  11 2
Press: Magazine  11 3-9
Press: Newspaper  11 10
Press: Photographs  11 11

Includes prints and contact sheets from photographer John Naar for Naars's book, Living in One Room (New York: Random House, 1976), Kalil with Beverly Russell and Guiseppe Zambonini, and a portrait of Kalil by Ken Skalski.

Product development  12 1-6
Public relations  12 7
Title Section
Publications  Shelf 2-B-6

Commerical publications that feature Kalil's work and/or discuss aspects of Kalil's oeuvre.

Title Box Folder
Résumés of principals; press packet draft  12 8
Retail catalogs  12 9-10

Features bookmarks designed by Kail.

Sample office forms  12 11

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Series IV. Project records, 1980-1991 

This series consists of material associated with specific Kalil Designs/Kalil Studio projects undertaken from 1981 to 1991. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, materials packages, drawings, photoprints, photographs and transparencies.

Of note in the Commercial records are files and visual materials for Kalil's first high profile corporate commission, Strata Oil and Gas (1981), consisting of an office space, signage and custom furniture for CEO Thomas Thorton.

The Prototype and Theoretical records includes project files and visual materials for Elysian Fields I:(Earth House), II (Space Habitation Module) and III (Community Chamber). These projects explored the integration of kinetic and digital technologies, ergonomics and proportional geometric arrangements of interior spaces.

The Residential Subseries includes substantial documentation for extended commissions for the Kramer, Katsky and Smolev residences.


Commercial, 1980-1990 
Title Box Folder
Art Awareness, 1988-1990 
Title Box Folder
Drawings, photoprints, sketches, ephemera  13 2
MC A 5 2
OSxxx-1 1
Lexington House Historic Structures Report  13 3
Photographs, slides, transparencies  13 4
Project files  13 5
Title Box Folder
Chase Manhattan Bank (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), 1968  OSxxx-1 1
Title Box Folder
Domore showroom, 1987-1989 

Kalil Studio redesign of furniture showrooms in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Includes a photoprint by New York Architects, with Kalil Studio tissue overlays.

13 6
Hive B 16
Hive C 1
MC A 5 1
OSx-1 3
Mailman Brothers, 1990  OSxxx-1 1
Title Box Folder
Schaengold International Landscape, circa 1987  OSx-1 3
OSxxx-1 2
Strata Oil and Gas, 1980-1981 
Drawings, sketches, photoprints  MC A 2 1-2
Materials package  13 7
Slides, transparencies  13 8
Synchronal Corporation, 1987 

CEO Ira Smolev was also a residential client of Kalil.

Correspondence  22 8
Title Box Folder
Drawings, photoprints, sketches  13 9
MC A 2 2
OSx-1 3
OSxxx-1 2
Project files  22 8
Title Box Folder
Walter Dorwin Teague and Associates, Inc. (undentified project), circa 1967  OSxxx-1 2

Two perspective drawings, signed by Kalil.

Prototype and theoretical, 1973-1989 
Title Box Folder
Bilgore apartment competition, 1977 

Proposed apartment renovation, submitted by Kalil to a design competition devised by Beverly Russell, the editor of Interiors magazine.

14 1
Hive C 2
MC A 2 3
OSxxx-1 1
Design objects and furniture, circa 1973-1986 
Title Box Folder
Bookmarks and letter opener 

Includes prototypes and final versions of brass and plated bookmarks that Kalil designed for retail sale at Tiffany's and Company, DaPolo Dunbar and/or MoMA.

14 2
OSx-1 5
Munari silverware  OSxxx-1 4
Title Box Folder
Rug for Threeing 

Sketches are likely associated with the V'Soske "Rug for Threeing" designs that Kail worked on with Jean Gardner and Paul Ryan in 1990-1991.

14 3
OSx-1 5
OSxxx-1 4
Title Box Folder
Salad bowl  MC A 2 4
OSxxx-1 4
Photographs, slides and transparencies  14 4
Title Box Folder
Diverse Neutral Atria: Photomechanicals, circa 1986-1988  18 4
Title Box Folder
Elysian Fields I: Earth House--Notes,1982-1990  14 5
14 6
Elysian Fields I: Earth House--Project files, 1982-1990  14 6
Elysian Fields II: Armstrong room, 1983-1984 

Kalil Studio prototype of an automated space as part of the "Twelfth Interiors Initiatve Project" sponsored by Armstrong World Industries.


Title Box Folder
Drawings, photoprints, sketches 

Includes drawings by Peter Barna, who was lighting designer for the Elysian Fields II (Armstrong Room) project.

14 7
MC A 2 3-4
OSxxx-1 3
Tube 1 1
Photographs, slides and transparencies  14 8
Project files  14 9
Title Box Folder
Elysian Fields III: Community Chamber--Project files, 1979-1989 

The Community Chamber was an integral facet of the NASA Space Habitation Module. In 1988 Kalil built a full-size model of this environment for display in an exhibtion, "The New Urban Landscape," held at the World Financial Center in New York City. Includes slides and transparencies of this installation.

14 10-11
15 1-2
Furniture partnerships, 1983-1988  15 2
International City, 1988-1989  15 3-4
Mondo Materials, 1989  15 5
NASA: Ames Research Center, 1983-1988 

Documentation encompasses initial contacts with NASA's Collaborative Development Group (CDG), through the two- phase contract cycles with Ames Research Center. Included here are notes, correspondence and project reports, as well as outreach in pursuit of additional funding to continue NASA-inspired work on space habitation environments.


Aerospace and Space Studies Institute  15 6

Contains materials that were generated by Martin Spiegel, and that have been integrated into this collection.

Aerospace research materials  15 7

From Martin Spiegel's records.

Drawings, photoprints, sketches  OSxxx-1 5
Martin Spiegel notes  16 1

Originally labeled by Spiegel, "Elysian Fields" / Air, Earth, Fire, Water," consists of Spiegel's notes on Kalil Design Studio's working relationship with NASA and interest in participating in a space habitation module design study.

Notes and sketches  16 2
Photographs, slides, transparencies  16 3-9
Title Box Folder
Project files  17 1-8
18 1-2
Project files: Phase III  18 3
Residential, 1972-1991 

This series represents Kalil's commissions for the private homes of clients.

Title Box Slot
Unidentified projects: Drawings, sketches, photoprints, undated 

Client and project are not listed, and are indeterminate based on the visual content of these materials.

Hive B 15
MC A 1 1
OSx-1 9
Unidentified projects: Photographs, slides, transparencies, 1975-1980s  22 3

The 8 1/2 x 10 inch black and white photographs are credited to either Stan Reis or John Naar, and were probably taken between the years 1975-1980. The 4 x 5-inch photographs appear to be snapshots taken at an unidentified job site, probably from the mid-late 1980s.

1 East 67th Street penthouse  MC A 2 5

These photoprints are identified by address, but no client name is listed.

201 East 90th Street (triplex penthouse), 1976-1983  OSxxx-1 6

There is no client name listed on these materials.

Title Box Folder
307 East 76th Street renovation, 1976-1983 

Includes materials associated with Kalil's collaboration with landlord John Pacci, Jr. to renovate apartments for the building Kalil lived in, and where his studio was located.

MC A 2 5-6
OSxxx-1 7
Tube 1 2
Title Box Folder
Condominium rehabilitation, 1985 

Includes sets of photoprints by the contractors, Elkin Sabota Architects and Dean Marchetto, Architect. The Marchetto photoprints have Kalil tissue overlays. Kalil may have been a consultant on this project.

MC A 5 4
OSx-1 4
OSxxx-1 8
Title Box Folder
Decome, 1979  MC A 3 1
OSxxx-1 3
Title Box Folder
Esanu, 1983  MC A 3 2
OSxxx-1 4
Friedman bedroom, 1980  MC A 3 2
Title Box Folder
Giles bedroom, 1984  MC A 3 2
OSxxx-1 4
Ginsberg, 1981-1983 

Karyn Issa Ginsberg was Kalil's studio assistant between the years 1981 and 1986. She collaborated with Kalil on this renovation of her personal residence in Connecticut.

Photographs by Adrienne DePolo  OSx-1 6
Project file  18 6

Includes printed scans from Polaroids returned to client.

Katsky: Central Park West, 1981-1986 
Correspondence  18 7
Title Box Slot
Drawings, photoprints, sketches  Hive C 3
MC A 3 3
OSxxx-1 5
Tube 1 3
Materials book  18 8
Title Box Folder
Project files  18 9-10
19 1-5
Title Box Folder
Miller, circa 1985-1987  OSxxx-2 4
Kramer, 1981-1991 
Title Box Slot
Drawings, sketches, photoprints  Hive C 4-6
MC A 3 3-6
OSx-1 7-9
OSx-2 1-6
OSxxx-1 6
OSxxx-2 3
Tube 2 1-4
Photographs, slides and transparencies  19 6
Title Box Folder
Project files  19 7-10
20 1-10
21 1-10
Title Box Folder
Morton, 1972-1987  21 10
Title Box Folder
Drawings, photoprints 

Includes photoprints of the Morton residence by Frank B. Hollenbeck, Architect and other properties. Annotations likely by Kalil or a Kalil Studio associate.

MC A 5 5
MC A 5 6
OSxxx-2 1-2
Photographs, slides, transparencies  22 1
Project file  22 2
Title Box Folder
Saidenberg: Drawings, photoprints, sketches, 1989-1990  22 7
Hive C 7
MC A 4 1-3
OSx-3 1
OSxxx-2 5
Saidenberg: Project files, 1989-1990  22 5-6
Shudha table, 1980-1987  MC A 3 4
Smolev penthouse, 1983-1991 
Correspondence  22 8
Title Box Folder
Drawings, photoprints, sketches  22 9
Hive C 8-9
MC A 4 4-8
OSx-3 2-6
Tube 1 4
Title Box Folder
Project files 

Contains project files and correspondence from the Smolev penthouse renovation and Synchronal Corporation. Smolev was both a residential and commerical client of Kalil Studio.

22 10-12
23 1-4

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Series V. Posthumous materials, 1991-2004 
Title Box Folder
Correspondence  23 5
Kalil website (CD-R)  23 6

TXT., SWF, and HTML files that comprised a website created in 2004 for the Michael Kalil Foundation.

Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design  23 7
Michael Kalil Foundation  23 8
Obituary and memorial ceremony  23 9
Thomas Garvey inventory  23 11

Thomas Garvey, a former Kalil Studio assistant, conducted a formal inventory of Kalil's belongings in 2001. This folder contains his original typewritten documents.

Retrospective exhibition, 2001 
Compact discs (CD-R; DVD-R) 

Contains master tiff files of digitized images of Kalil Studio projects. Selected image rom these discs were printed and mounted on foam core for the 2001 Kalil Retrospective exhibition.

Title Box Folder
Project file  23 10
Title Box
Visual materials 

Consists of foam core panels of reproduced photographs, original drawings and explanatory text for the Armstrong "Smart Pavillion", the NASA Space Station Habitation Module (HM1), "Evolution of Quantum Architecture" and "Rug for Threeing."


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Title Hive Slot
Unprocessed materials (found post-processing--nd to be integrated)  A 16-20
MC F 5 a bunch (tk)

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