Announcing! Living Lightly on the Land: A Virtual Sea Ranch Design Collection

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 13, 2017
 
Berkeley, CA - The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), in collaboration with the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), have been awarded an $82,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Under the Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects grant program, the EDA and UPenn will digitize approximately 650 images from collections that highlight the design development of The Sea Ranch, a breakthrough example of environmentally sensitive design that continues to grow in influence and relevance to architects and the public at large.
Lawrence Halprin Collection, Eco Score, Architectural Archives (UPenn)
The 12-month project, Living Lightly on the Land: A Virtual Sea Ranch Design Collection (commencing September 1, 2017) will result in an interactive virtual collection documenting the unique and prescient design and development of The Sea Ranch, through the inclusion of digitized material including: drawings, photographs, essential documents, and ephemera, from the holdings of the EDA collections of Joseph Esherick (EHDD), MLTW, Marquis & Stoller, Dmitri Vedensky, and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon; and drawings, notebooks, moving images, photographs, and project files from the Lawrence Halprin Collection at UPenn. Using Omeka as a platform, this virtual collection portal will be designed to encourage users to interact with the development of The Sea Ranch through the rich and diverse holdings of the EDA and UPenn topographically, chronologically, by designer, and thematically creating a robust research experience.
Donlyn Lyndon Collection, Lyndon Wingwall house, EDA
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