Architectural projects

Architectural projects

Part of


  • Gene Summers (creator)
  • Gene Summers (archive creator)


Architectural projects

Dates of creation

1957 - 1985

Level of archival description

Sub-series 1

Extent and Medium

  • 2274 drawings including 1505 reprographic copies
  • 6 maps
  • 1436 photographic materials
  • 0.20 l.m. of textual records
  • 1 book
  • 24 artefacts
  • 4 models
  • 1 audiocassette

Scope and Content

Sub-series documents Gene Summers’ architectural work from 1957 to 1985. It includes material from Summers’ collaborations with the office of Mies van der Rohe in the late 1950s, as well as records from Ridgway Development Ltd., the architectural and development firm that he founded with Phyllis Lambert in 1973. The Ridgway Ltd. projects that are best represented in this sub-series include: the Cañada Business Center in Lake Forest, Orange County, California (1975-1978), the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel restoration project (1976-1984), an unrealized desert resort project in La Quinta, California (circa 1980), and the Newporter Resort Hotel in Newport California (1983-1985).

Projects in this sub-series are mostly documented through drawings, including reprographic copies, and photographs.

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Materials in this sub-series have been arranged by architectural project.


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