Berkeley Environmental Design Archives


The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) is a non-profit research facility within the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley committed to raising awareness of the architectural, landscape, and design heritage of Northern California and beyond, through collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary records of the built and designed environment.

The work of many San Francisco Bay region’s historically significant architects, landscape architects, planners, and designers are represented in collections of more than 200 individuals and firms. These collections contain drawings, plans, specifications, photographs, audio-tapes, personal papers, business records, furniture, art, models, and artifacts.

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Featured Fun

For San Francisco History Days 2020, the EDA team has created a powerpoint┬áthat introduces you to the staff, the collection, and how to access and use their online resources. You won’t want to miss this curated offering of drawings from Lawrence Halprin, Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck; photographs of the Saxton Temple, Jr. House in Orinda, California; selections from the Vernon DeMars Collection; and so much more.