The mission of the OA+D Archives, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3), is to honor the past, celebrate the present, and encourage the future of creative organic architecture and design. We do this through education, conservation of original design materials, publication, and exhibition.
Our primary means of achieving this goal is through the publication of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design and to actively advocate for the acquisition, retention, preservation and conservation of the archives of design professionals whose work is/was based upon the philosophy of organic architecture and design.
Our shared passion for furthering the education, appreciation, and preservation of archival materials associated with organic architecture and design was the impetus behind forming OAD Archives, Inc. Our combined archival collections have saved thousands of pieces related to a wide range of organic architects and designers. But it's just the beginning.
Every year, more and more materials are lost due to neglect or the lack of institutional interest for taking them on. In order to save these works, we need your help. Purchases of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design help to support the ongoing acquisition of organic architecture and design-related archival materials and their preservation.
To see a general list of the collections we've already saved and are providing stewardship for, follow this link:
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, we have the ability to pursue funding, provide tax incentives for donations, and are looking to secure a building as a central repository for the archive.
If you have any drawings, artwork, blueprints, photographs, slides, publications, ephemera, correspondence, project files, or any other materials related to organic architecture and design, please contact us for our help in securing them for future study and appreciation for generations to come. You can be secure in the knowledge that we do not sell donated materials for profit like other institutions have done. We also have contingencies in place as part of our charter to ensure that another non-profit would receive any collections should OA+D cease its activities as an organization, ensuring that archival materials are kept safe.
For more information and to talk to someone at the organization, feel free to contact us via email at:
or call Bill at: 1-859-338-3108