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Environmental Design Archives: Using the Project Index

Project Index

What is a Project Index?

The project index is an Excel Spreadsheet that we create for each collection the EDA holds. This list is a comprehensive list of the projects we hold documentation for. Projects are organized, in these inventories, by the original client's last name or project title, and not by address.
The EDA does not organize or catalog its material according to address. This is due to several factors, some of which include: (1) often the address is simply not listed on plans (in some cases if the house was built in a new subdivision in which addresses had not yet been assigned), (2) addresses changes over time, (3) matters of the privacy of the current homeowner.

Where do I find the Project Index?

Visit the EDA on the CED website: and click on the collections link from the left-side menu or from the center of the page. 

Once you click the Collections link you will see a list of names and firms. Each name represents a collection and each name is also a hyperlink. If you click on any creator you will be taken to that information page. Each information page contains a brief biography and the scope and contents of the collection. 


To download a list of projects by this architect in an Excel spreadsheet, see the Project Index. For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index. To view the finding aid for this architect's collection, see the Finding Aid at the Online Archive of California."


If you click on the project index link will download an excel spreadsheet that lists all of the projects by that creator that the EDA holds.