Talk:Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

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Please do not delete this article. I just began working on it, so I have not included the firm's works or awards yet. Gwathmey Siegel & Associates is a major american architecture firm. To show "significant coverage" from "reliable sources" (in satisfaction of guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable), here are some links to articles about the firm in major U.S. publications: NY Times (2008), Architectural Record (2008) (pdf 5.06 mb), New York Sun (2008), Gwathmey & Siegel book on Amazon (2004),and NY Times (1989)

Also, there are numerous Wikipedia articles discussing the firm's major projects, e.g., Henry Art Gallery, East Campus (Columbia University), Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Yale Art and Architecture Building, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Crocker Art Museum, just to name a few. If you examine some of the firms on the List of architecture firms, you will see several listed Wikipedia articles on firms with fewer projects and awards. (E.g., Claude and Starck, Miller Hull and Cooper Carry, just to name a few.) Those firms have not been marked for "speedy deletion." In sum, the lengthy paper trail from third-party, reliable sources, as well as extensive coverage in extant Wikipedia artices militates against deletion of the Gwathmey Siegel & Associates article. Walshga (talk) 17:47, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I will withdraw the nomination. Until you are ready to do more extensive work on the article, please include in it a brief assertion of notability. That will avoid this kind of knee-jerk reaction. Thanks ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:16, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Ningauble - your speedy deletion marking forced me to do some valuable research! By "assertion of notability", do you mean a discussion like the one I wrote above? Take care, Walshga (talk) 18:40, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
To buy time for developing the article, you can just say "major projects include..." and toss some references in at the bottom for now. (In the article, don't address the reader in second person.) Don't use Wikipedia itself as a source or compare other articles in argument. As you develop the article be very careful to avoid the appearance of advertizing or promotion, or someone will delete it. This is hard to do if you are an interested party, so please read and think carefully about the conflict of interest guideline. Happy Editing! ~ Ningauble (talk) 21:25, 29 August 2008 (UTC)