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Alvina Schaan Wood Edit Profile

interior architect and designer

Alvina Schaan Wood, American interior architect and designer. Recipient Civic Concern award for fragrance garden, New York, Middle Atlantic States, 1978. Board trustees Roosevelt (New York ) chapter United Cerebral Palsy, 1949-1988, Village of Sands Point, New York, 1982-1987, New England College, Hennecker, New Hampshire, 1952-1954; member board Salvation Army, 1975-1979. Member American Association of University Women.

Background

Wood, Alvina Schaan was born on July 19, 1920 in St. Louis. Daughter of Alfred and Alma Ruth (Hubbard) Schaan.

Education

Student, Cooper Union College, 1952. Graduate, New York School Interior Design, 1956.

Career

Manager Laverne Originals Company, New York City, 1950-1955, Macy-Fowler Company, New York City, 1955-1959. Private practice interior design Sands Point, New York, since 1959.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Founded fragrance garden for the blind at Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point. Managed interior design and decoration of more than 60 churches nationwide.

Membership

Board trustees Roosevelt (New York ) chapter United Cerebral Palsy, 1949-1988, Village of Sands Point, New York, 1982-1987, New England College, Hennecker, New Hampshire, 1952-1954. Member board Salvation Army, 1975-1979. Member American Association of University Women.

Clubs: Sands Point Garden (president 1972-1976), Manhasset Bay Yacht.

Connections

Married William Wallace Wood (deceased April 1967). Children: Pamela Tate, William Wallace, Junior. Married Gloyd Marlin Wiles, July 16, 1968.

father:
Alfred Schaan

mother:
Alma Ruth (Hubbard) Schaan

spouse:
William Wallace Wood

spouse:
Gloyd Marlin Wiles

child:
Pamela Tate Wood

child:
William Wallace Wood

child:
Junior Wood