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, Kem Weber, Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, Edward Killingsworth, 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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Hunt & Chambers: Chapoton house (Los Angeles, Calif.)


Myron Hunt designed this large house for Martha Chapoton, widow of a prominent Detroit doctor, in the gated community of Fremont Place.

Hunt & Chambers: Canoga Park High School (Canoga Park, Calif.)


These renderings for the Cafeteria and Boys Physical Education building at Canoga Park High School were designs by Chambers and Hibbard, the…

Hunt & Chambers: California Junior Republic (Chino Hills, Calif.)


The buildings for the California Junior Republic, an all-boys school for troubled youth, were designed by Myron Hunt in 1911, with additional…

Hunt & Chambers: California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, Calif.)


Throop Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1891 and changed its name to California Polytechnic Institute in 1920. Throop Hall was damaged in a 1971…

Hunt & Chambers: Buick Garage (Los Angeles, Calif.)


This Buick garage and possibly dealership, is an example of the Art Deco style from the 1920s.

Hunt & Chambers: Hotel Belmar (Mazatlan, Mex.)


This hotel for Lewis Bradbury was one of many hotels designed by Myron Hunt. This one is located in the resort town of Mazatlan, Mexico.

Hunt & Chambers: Boyleston apartments (Evanston, Ill.)


Myron Hunt attended Northwestern University in Evanston, then studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, traveled in Europe for a few…