Welcome to the Environmental Design Archives

* The Environmental Design Archives will be closed from February 1st through mid-March due to staffing shortages. If you need research or reference help please email designarchives@berkeley.edu with any requests. If your request is urgent please list that in the subject line. Thank you for your patience at this time. 


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.

The Environmental Design Archives provides access to primary source material for scholarly research, teaching support, curatorial use, preservation, and public service, and actively encourages and promotes the use of its collections

The EDA is a self-supporting research facility. Gifts like yours ensure 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.