Friends of the Environmental Design Archives

The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) is a premier archival program dedicated to raising awareness of the significant architectural and landscape architecture heritage of Northern California.

For more than a decade, the Friends of the Environmental Design Archives has provided the EDA, a self-supporting research facility within the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, with a critical financial base. The Friend’s contributions and efforts support a growing program of exhibition, collection development, publication, education, and community involvement. The Archives has become an internationally-recognized archival program, one that requires financial resources to maintain its mission and leadership role in the world of design archives. Friends of the EDA, is an extraordinary group of committed individuals who support the Archives mandate while enjoying a variety of educational and inspiring events.

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Upcoming events for the Friends of the EDA …

Join the Environmental Design Archives the second Tuesday of each month for Gallery Talks, a series of informal lectures given by scholars and practitioners whose research has drawn extensively from EDA’s vast collections.  Topics range from affordable housing, Heath Ceramics, landscape architect Robert Royston, photography, and architectural competitions.

Prior to the lecture, the EDA would like to invite the Friends of the Archives to light refreshments from 6:30 to 7pm. It is only with contributions from Friends like you that the Archives will be able to uphold its reputation and fulfill its mission. We are grateful for your support that will both insure the success of this important institution and allow you to participate in its stimulating programs!

Our first Gallery Talk is October 10, 2017

Light refreshments 6:30 to 7pm

Gallery Talk 7 to 8pm

Matther Gordon Lasner, associate professor of urban studies and planning at Hunter College, CUNY will be giving a talk entitled, “Eichler Homes and the Reinvention of Affordable Housings in the Bay Area.”

For more information about the EDA Gallery Talks series, click here