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.
Number of Containers: 18 oversize folders and 5 tubes
(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.
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).
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.
Landscape architecture -- Designs and plans
Landscape architectural drawing
Landscape architecture -- Washington (State)
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Design
This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
The Berger Partnership
Landscape Architectural Drawings, 1971-1977
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
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.
The items in this collection are in English.