The Environmental Design Archives is committed to raising awareness of the significant architectural and landscape heritage of Northern California and beyond through collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the built environment of the region and landscaped environment of the world.
The work of most of the San Francisco Bay Region's historically significant architects and landscape architects are represented in the collections of more than 200 architects and firms. These collections contain drawings, plans, specifications, photographs, audio-tapes, personal papers, business records, furniture, art, models, and artifacts.
The Environmental Design Archives provides primary source material for scholarly research, teaching support, preservation, and public service, and actively encourages and promotes the use of its collections.
The EDA is a self-supporting research facility and invaluable resource for scholarship, education, and preservation. Financial support is critical to the survival and success of the Archives. Although located on the University of California Berkeley Campus, our operating budget is secured through grants, fees, and donations. It is because of gifts like yours that we can provide and share this outstanding resource of design materials with the College of Environmental Design, the UC Berkeley campus, the design community, and scholars around the world.