The Collection consists of four series: Professional Papers, Project Records, Projects for Client Robert M. Huff, and Additional
Donations. The bulk of the collection is comprised almost entirely of project records created during Kawamoto's professional
career. The files contain drawings and some documentation. There are also photographs for a small number of projects.
Casey A. Kawamoto was born in Selma, California in 1919. He attended Monterey High School and received an A.A. degree from
Hartnell College. Following graduation he worked for the California Division of Forestry for a year (1940-41) before serving
in the Army during World War II having attended the military intelligence school. After the war, he worked briefly at the
firm Holabird & Root before using the G.I. Bill to earn his B.A. in landscape architecture from the University of California
at Berkeley. While completing his final year of the program at Berkeley he worked for faculty member Geraldine K. Scott in
the firm of Imlay and Scott. Upon graduation in 1949 he was employed by noted landscape architect Thomas D. Church until he
opened his own practice in 1960. While in Church's office he drew the illustrations for the book, Gardens Are for People and
worked closely with architects Germano Milono and George Rockrise. One of his significant project was designing the landscape
for the Guide Dogs for the Blind office in San Rafael, CA. He closed his practice in 1998.
17 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 half-box
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the
Collection is open for research.