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Pacific Coast Architecture Database

Information resource on Pacific Coast buildings and architecture professionals

Website: Pacific Coast Architecture Database

Project Synopsis

The Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD) includes a range of information on the buildings and architects of California, Oregon and Washington. Also included are professionals in other fields who have made an impact on the built environment, such as landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners, developers, and building contractors. Building records are tied to those of their creators (when known) and include historical and geographical information and images. Bibliographical information, such as magazine and book citations and web sites, has also been linked for creators and their partnerships and structures.

People Involved

  • Alan Michelson, Head, Built Environments Library
  • Directed fieldwork students from the UW iSchool
  • Doctoral candidate in Built Environments

Libraries Role

Alan Michelson served as the project manager and content expert for the project.