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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Miles C. Bates house: under construction


A color slide of the house under construction. The basic form of the roofline can be clearly seen in the curved wooden composite beam above the solid…

Miles C. Bates house: roof


An image of the roof line curving down to the ground level. Walter White patented this design in 1955 for a curving roof.

Miles C. Bates house: dining room


A color slide of the dining room, with kitchen in the background. The original image was possibly taken by Walter White.

Miles C. Bates house: living room with fireplace


An image of the living room, with fireplace. The original slide image was possibly taken by Walter White.

Miles C. Bates house: presentation floor plan


A presentation drawing on board of the proposed floor plan, featuring a round pool and landscaping.

Miles C. Bates house: floor plan


A drawing of the floor plan and interior utility room elevations for the Bates house. This drawing shows the original layout of the one-bedroom, two…

Miles C. Bates house: elevations


Drawings of each of the exterior elevations for the house, showing the contact points between the walls and the roof, as well as the materials to be…