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Finding aid for the Paul Lawrence Soderburg papers 0000333
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  • Accruals note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Paul Lawrence Soderburg papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000333
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1/4 document box, 99 drawings in 11 flat file folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1988
    Location note: 1 box (1/4 document box) / ADC regular 12 FF folders / ADC Misc.
    creator: Soderburg, Paul Lawrence, 1922-2017

    Accruals note

    ADD 1: received June 23, 2015 9 photographic prints, 1 printed ephemera, 4 newspaper clippings.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Paul Lawrence Soderburg was born in Los Angeles, February 5 , 1922. He died in Trinidad, California on December 8, 2017. In 1959 Soderburg worked as Associate Architect with John deKoven Hill -- the architect, follower of Frank Lloyd Wright and editorial director of House Beautiful magazine -- on the House Beautiful 1960 Pace Setter House.
    Later he worked with architect Dominic Wvladarczk who invited Soderburg to work with him in Santa Barbara in the late 1950s. Together they designed a number of apartment complexes in the city. When they parted, Soderburg opened his own office in Montecito in 1960 and began working on his first solo project, the Dellar house. Soderburg received his California architecture license in 1959. The bulk of his practice in the Santa Barbara area, 1961-2005, was the design of residences.
    Paul Soderburg was a psychotherapist as well as an architect and was active on the clinical pyschology faculty of The Fielding Institute from 1973 to 1986, while continuing his architectural practice. His organic architectural forms reflect the influence of Wright and Soderburg's interest in the physio-psychological effects of space and enclosure.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Paul L. Soderburg.

    Preferred Citation note

    Paul Lawrence Soderburg papers. Architecture and Design Collection, Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection contains a portion of Paul Soderburg's architectural archive for works he designed while in Santa Barbara, dating from 1962 to 1988. Primarily comprising original architectural drawings, the collection also includes some photographs and a few clippings. The bulk of the collection regards houses he designed in the area, including for Katherine Tremaine, for whom Richard Neutra also designed a house in Santa Barbara. Also included are drawings and photographs for Sunflower Park, and an article about an unbuilt scheme for the freeway that runs through the city.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Architecture -- California