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Environmental Design Archives

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The Environmental Design Archives holds nearly 200 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment.


  • Access to the Environmental Design Archives is by appointment only.
  • The Research Room is open Monday-Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  • The collection is open to all members of the University of California community, as well as scholars, architects, landscape architects, preservationists, and the general public.

These records span a century, 1890-2010, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, and artifacts. Though the archives' primary focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, designers and projects from throughout California, the United States, and the world are found in the collections.

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