The Architecture and Design Collection at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara is one of the largest architectural archives in North America. More than 250 collections and archives make up the ADC, a portrait of design in the region through the work of well-known  figures such as Irving Gill, John Byers, Roland Coate, Sr., George Washington Smith, Myron Hunt and Harold Chambers, Robert Stacy-Judd, R. M. Schindler, Lutah Maria Riggs, Thornton Abell, Gregory Ain, Julius R. Davidson, Palmer Sabin, Kem Weber, Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, Edward Killingsworth, Rex Lotery, Maynard Lyndon, A. E. Morris, and Barton Myers, among others.

The exhibits, collections, and items featured on this website are a small sampling of the materials archived at the ADC. Please visit the Online Archive of California for a full list of our collections' finding aids.

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Barton Myers: Griffin's Restaurant (Toronto, Canada)


Myers designed an open and airy restaurant within the structure of an old warehouse building in downtown Toronto.

Barton Myers: Yorkville Library (Toronto, Canada)


The Yorkville Branch Library in Toronto was originally designed in 1907 by architect Robert McCallum, the city architect, as part of a Carnegie…

Barton Myers: Indian Paintbrush offices (Santa Monica, Calif.)


The Indian Paintbrush production company building is an example of adaptive re-use of a previously under-utilized brick building into modern office…

Barton Myers: Dundas-Sherbourne (Toronto, Canada)


The Dundas-Shelbourne project was an infill housing scheme undertaken by the City of Toronto's Non-Profit Housing Corporation. Instead of tearing down…

Barton Myers: Ghent Square (Norfolk, Vir.)

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Ghent Square was a project for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Myers designed townhomes for the northeast quadrant of the square--…

Barton Myers: Bekins house (Montecito, Calif.)


For the Bekins house in the Toro Canyon area of Montecito, Myers utilized the same type of steel construction he used in his own nearby house. Myers…

Barton Myers: Earl Bales Outdoor Theatre (Toronto, Ontario)


This 1500-seat theater is modeled on Greek and Roman theaters. It overlooks a ravine, which provides a natural backdrop to the stage performances.