The Eldon Beck Collection spans the years 1968-2014 (bulk 1990-2006), and includes files created by Beck while working for
RHBA and for his own practice. The collection is organized into three series: Professional Papers, Office Records, and Project
Records. The collection documents his career including his work at RHBA, his own landscape architectural practice, and teaching
at the University of California, Berkeley. His career focused on designing landscapes for commercial and recreational spaces,
of which many are well documented in this collection.
Eldon Beck was born July 7, 1931. Beck graduated from the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Landscape Architecture
in 1953. Eldon began his professional career with Eckbo, Royston, and Williams in 1956 and was offered the position of Associate
with the new firm of Royston, Hanamoto, and Mayes in 1958 when the Eckbo firm took a new direction. In 1960, he became a partner
in the firm eventually known as Royston, Hanamoto, Beck, and Abey (RHBA).
10.87 Linear feet
1 carton, 1 over-sized document box, 27 tubes
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the
Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice
is required for use.