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: Hunt house (Pasadena, Calif.)


The house that Myron Hunt designed for himself and his family on North Grand Avenue in Pasadena, California, bears a small resemblance to his previous…

Hunt & Chambers: Hunt house (Evanston, Ill.)


The house for Myron Hunt's family, on Wesley Avenue in Evanston, Illinois, is a vaguely Prairie-style, with some Craftsman and Bungalow influences.

Hunt & Chambers: Hueneme Bank building (Hueneme, Calif.)


This Neoclassical style building was home to the Hueneme Bank, later served as the Port Hueneme city hall, and is now the Port Hueneme Historical…

Hunt & Chambers: Hawks house (Beverly Hills, Calif.)


Howard Hawks was a director, screen writer, and producer from the 1920s until the 1950s. The house in Benedict Canyon was built with stucco and stone,…

Hunt & Chambers: Gillespie house (Montecito, Calif.)


Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey were the supervising architects for the design of the James Waldron Gillespie House, for the originating architect Bertram…

Hunt & Chambers: Garland house (Balboa, Calif.)


This large beach house was sited directly on the sand. With large balconies facing the water, the house allowed for indoor/outdoor living on the…

Hunt & Chambers: Fowler house (Chino, Calif.)


This house for Margaret Fowler was adjacent to the Boys Republic property she purchased for the organization. After her death in 1936, the…