Finding aid for the Paul Lawrence Soderburg papers 0000333

Finding aid prepared by ADC staff
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Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

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

Box 1, Folder 1

Biggam Building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) circa 1970s

Scope and Contents note

One color photograph of building detail.
Drawer 543, FlatFile 1

Buckingham House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1974

Drawer 543, FlatFile 2

Cottavoz House (Montecito, Calif.) 1962

Drawer 543, FlatFile 3

Crapo House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1975-1977

Drawer 543, FlatFile 4

Ferry House (Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1974

Box 1, Folder 2

Kellogg House (Montecito, Calif.) 1973

Scope and Contents note

One b/w photograph of interior.
Drawer 543, FlatFile 5

Klein House (Montecito, Calif.) 1987-1988

Drawer 543, FlatFile 6

Riley House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1976

Drawer 365, FlatFile Folder 7

Sunflower Park (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1972

Drawer 543, FlatFile 7

Architectural drawings 1972

Box 2, Folder 3

Photographs circa 1972

Drawer 543, FlatFile 8

Tanner House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1974

Box 1, Folder 4

Three Arches freeway plan (Santa Barbara, Calif.): newspaper article 1967

Drawer 365, FlatFile Folders 9-10

Tremaine, Mrs. Katherine W. House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1972-1973, 1977

Drawer 543, FlatFile 9-10

Architectural drawings 1972-1977

Scope and Contents note

Drawings for house and additions and alterations.
Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs and printed ephemera after 1973

Scope and Contents note

Six color photographs of model and interiors. One printed sheet advertises a tour of "3 contemporary mountain house by 3Santa Barbara architects," including the Tremaine house.

Wheelwright (Joseph Balch and Jane Hollister) House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1974, undated

Drawer 543, FlatFile 11

Architectural drawings 1974

Box 1, Folder 6

Santa Barbara News-Press clipping after 1974