Rudolf M. Schindler Architectural Drawings and Photographs Online

Material Description

Mark Schindler donated the papers of his father, Rudolf M. Schindler (1887-1953) to the Architecture and Design Collection of UC Santa Barbara's Art Museum in 1969. Schindler's archive includes circa 4,100 architectural drawings (sketches, technical drawings, and renderings) for 485 projects, including designs for furniture, and ten original drawings by Schindler for Frank Lloyd Wright projects. Circa 1500 photographs (and negatives) taken by Schindler, Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Julius Shulman, and others, document Schindler's designs, including some for which there are no extant drawings, such as student projects from Vienna. The drawings and photographs fully illuminate the development of one of modernism's most important and unique protagonists.

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University of California, Santa Barbara, Art Design & Architecture Museum


Dr. E. Bruce Robertson
University of California, Santa Barbara; Art Design & Architecture Museum

Ms. Jocelyn
Curator, Architecture and Design Collection


Date Range

1909 - 1953

Geographic Scope

The bulk of the drawings and photographs document buildings in Southern California, but the archive includes work, built and un-built, for Northern California, Illinois, New York, New Mexico, Connecticut, Vienna (mostly student work), Japan, and Switzerland.


  • 4100 Architectural Drawings