Cage 716
The Berger Partnership
Landscape Architectural Drawings, 1971-1984

Acquisition and Processing Information

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries by the Berger Partnership PS in 2007 (MS 2007-2). Cheryl Gunselman processed the collection in 2008.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 18 oversize folders and 5 tubes

Organizational History

(Note: this information was provided by the Berger Partnership, PS)

Thomas L. Berger, a 1968 graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at Washington State University, founded The Berger Partnership PS in 1971. The original name of the firm was Thomas L. Berger, Landscape Architect Site Planner, and it consisted of two employees. In 1980, as the number of employees grew and the depth of project types expanded, the organizational structure changed from a sole-proprietor to a corporation, and it was renamed Thomas L. Berger Associates PS, Landscape Architecture Site Planning. A decade later, with four partners and more than 25 employees, the name was again revised to The Berger Partnership PS, to reflect the collaborative efforts of the new leadership and staff.

As of 2008, the firm employed 30 professional, technical and administrative personnel and provided a full spectrum of landscape architectural and site planning services for public and private clients. In addition to the many residential clients served, some of the firm's most notable commercial projects include the award-winning Weight Watchers Headquarters and REI Flagship Store in Seattle; Washington State Department of Ecology in Lacey; and IslandWood, a School in the Woods on Bainbridge Island, the first Gold LEEDŽ rated project in Washington State.

Collection Description

This collection includes landscape designs, site plans, and other drawings for residential and commercial projects in western Washington State. These works were chosen by Thomas L. Berger and Steven P. Shea to be included in the collection, based on their judgment of historic or professional significance.

For some projects, the drawings include both paper and digital formats (.pdf files, stored on compact disc).

Collection Arrangement

The drawings are arranged sequentially using the Berger Partnership's project numbers. For many projects there are multiple drawings, which have been grouped together. For items in digital format, all files are stored on one compact disc.

Subject Headings

Landscape architecture -- Designs and plans
Landscape architectural drawing
Landscape architecture -- Washington (State)
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Design

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
The Berger Partnership
Landscape Architectural Drawings, 1971-1977
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Location Note

All of the drawings are located in Oversize (map case and tube storage). A folder containing a compact disc with digital files of related drawings retained by the Berger Partnership, along with processing information, is shelved as Cage 716.

Languages

The items in this collection are in English.

Container List:

Container Project Number Project Name
Folder 1 71-02 Arst Residence, 1971-1972.
  71-03 McCullough Residence, 1971.
  71-05 Baillargeon Residence, 1973-1974.
  71-07 Bode Residence, 1972-1979.
Folder 2 71-08 Dickinson Residence, undated.
  71-09 Moffat Residence, 1971.
  71-10 Long Lake View, 1971.
  71-12 Berger's Garden Center; 1972, undated.
  71-13 Children's Home Society of Washington, 1972-1975.
  71-14 United Mutual Savings Bank, 1972.
  71-15 Eliason Residence, 1972.
Folder 3 72-18 Taggares Residence; 1972, undated.
  72-23 Bathum Residence, 1972-1975.
  72-26 Wasson Wasson Prater; 1972, undated.
  72-27 Shields Residence, 1972.
  72-29 Weight Watchers of Greater Washington State, 1973-1975.
  72-31 Phinney Ridge Play Area; 1972-1973, undated.
  72-36 Twin Gables Restaurant, undated.
Folder 4 73-43 People's National Bank; 1973, undated.
  73-50 Martin Residence, 1973.
  73-58 Blume Residence, 1973-1974.
  73-59 Gregores Residence, 1974.
  73-62 Karnes Residence, 1974.
Tube 1 73-70 Sulphur Springs; 1974, undated.
  73-72 Caiazza Residence; 1974-1975, undated.
  73-73 Hinrichs Residence, 1974.
  73-81 Lengal Residence, 1973.
  73-87 Rencliff Apartments, 1974.
  73-89 Nicholson Residence, 1974.
Tube 2 74-94 Norton Building; 1974-1983, undated.
  74-96 Henderson Residence; 1975, undated.
  74-99 North Kitsap Learning Center, undated.
  74-114 Coryell-Martin Residence, 1975.
  74-133 Smyth Residence, undated.
  74-136 Eastman Residence, 1975.
  74-139a Pacific First Federal, Tacoma; 1976, undated.
  75-149 Faas Residence; 1975, undated.
Folder 5 75-152 O'Dea High School, undated.
  75-154 Reintree Development, 1975.
  75-157 Bobroff-Olmsted Residence, 1975.
  75-167 Southcenter South Building 255, 1975.
  75-174 Meyer Residence, 1976.
  75-183 Sun Day Cove; 1975, undated.
  75-184 Draheim Residence; 1975, undated.
  75-189 City Light--Viewlands Hoffman, 1977.
  75-196 Novak Residence; 1975, undated.
Tube 3 75-208 Seattle City Water Department; 1976-1978, undated.
  75-214 Lovely Property, 1976-1980.
Folder 6 76-231 Brown Residence, 1976.
  76-232 Almquist Residence; 1976, 1981, undated.
  76-245 Eckman Residence, 1977-1985.
  76-246 People's National Bank, West Seattle, 1976.
Folder 7 76-250 People's National Bank, Aurora Midway, 1976.
  76-253 Bryant Neighborhood Park; 1977, undated.
Folder 8 76-255 View Ridge Reservoir; 1977, undated.
  76-261 Patterson Lake Resort; 1977, undated.
  76-263 Tahoma Neighborhood Parks 1 and 2; 1976-1979, undated.
Folder 9 77-286 South Residence, undated.
  77-289 Henry Residence, 1977.
  77-297 Jones Residence, 1977-1978.
  77-298 Solar House, 1977.
  77-301 Logan Residence, 1978.
  77-303 Anderson Residence, 1977.
  77-304 Donohue Residence; 1978, 1986.
Folder 10 77-307 Meridian Playground, 1979-1981.
Folder 11 77-308 Haley Residence, 1977-1978.
  77-309 Newland and Everett Corridor, 1977-1978.
  77-310 Lakewood Shopping Center, 1978.
  77-311 Jacob's Landing, 1977-1978.
Folder 12 78-314 Berger/Lind Residence; 1985-1986, undated.
  78-316 Ravenna and Eckstein Schools, 1978-1979.
  78-320 Bellevue Community College--Landerholm Circle, 1978.
  78-322 Pierce College, Steilacoom Campus; 1978-1979, undated.
  78-326 Armstrong Residence, 1978-1979.
Folder 13 78-331 Nordstrom Northgate, 1978.
  78-332 Nordstrom Alderwood Mall, 1978.
  78-344 McMullin, Brooke, Knapp, Alexander; 1978.
  78-347 Leffingwell Residence, 1979.
  78-356 Stein Residence, 1979.
  78-361 Pacifica Park, 1980.
Folder 14 78-365 Barber Residence, 1978.
  78-387 Smith Townhouse; 1978-1979, undated.
  78-388 Underwood Residence; 1978-1979, undated.
  78-389 Weight Watchers III, 1980-1981.
Tube 4 78-390 Schourup Residence, 1979-1981.
  78-394 United Mutual Savings Bank; 1979, undated.
  78-398 Alaskan Way Seawall, undated.
Folder 15 79-400 Midkiff Residence, 1979-1980.
  79-405 Holy Rosary Parish, Edmonds; 1979-1982, undated.
Tube 5 79-407 Suyama Residence, 1979.
  79-412 Alpac Corporation; 1979, undated.
  79-416 Xerox Building, 1979.
  79-419 International Children's Park; 1979, undated.
  79-427 Rogers Residence, 1979.
  79-430 Pierson Residence, 1982.
Folder 16 79-433 Seattle University Intramural Field; 1979-1980, undated.
Folder 17 79-451 Baab Residence, 1980.
  79-458 Sellen Construction, 1979.
  79-459 Madison Hotel, 1981-1983.
Folder 18 79-462 Sun Day Cove; 1975-1984, undated.
  79-463 Sanai Clinic, 1979.
  79-468 Matsen Residence, 1979.
Box 1   Compact disc with digital files (.pdf format) of related drawings retained by Berger Partnership, 2007.
    Processing file.