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 230 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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Soule & Murphy: bird's eye view of campus

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In 1950, Santa Barbara architecture firm Soule and Murphy developed a master plan for the campus. Initially, the college was to be a small…

Master Plan - Scheme "A" Revised

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This early plan from Charles Luckman Associates shows a greater density of buildings in the central campus core, with multiple buildings surrounding…

Master Plan- Progressive Development, Stage 1, 1952

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This is a copy of an image which shows the layout of Marine Air Base Santa Barbara buildings (in yellow), with the addition of the first two…

Location Map of the New Santa Barbara Campus

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This early map shows the existing county roads and the roads on the former Marine Air Base. Hand-drawn arrows indicate traffic flow from Goleta and…

Long Range Development Plan- 1968

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In this 1968 version of the long range development plan, the campus footprint expanded to include the Storke Campus area along El Colegio and Los…

Thomas Mann House: exterior

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This photograph of the front of the house with trees and landscaping was altered (possibly by Davidson himself) to add vines and leaves to the…

George Washington Smith: Douglas house (Montecito, Calif.)

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The Malcolm Douglas house on Sycamore Canyon Road in Montecito was completed in 1929, and is also known as Los Suenos ("The Dreams"). Douglas, a New…