Charles Moore Archive

The Charles Moore Foundation has partnered with Artstor to digitize and make available approximately 50,000 images depicting works of architecture designed by Charles W. Moore (1925 – 1993) through his many partnerships and collaborations. The foundation will digitize its collection of slides and other images, which document Moore's career as an architect and educator. A prolific architect with an international following, Moore completed hundreds of commissions and established architecture firms in California, Connecticut, and Texas. Moore was also a prolific writer, authoring a dozen books and a full body of essays and articles, in addition to having many monographs devoted to his work. Among scores of houses, churches, museums, educational buildings, and public places, his most notable projects include: the Sea Ranch Condominium (with MLTW, 1962–65); the Faculty Club at the University of California, Santa Barbara (with Moore and Trumbull/MLTW, 1966–68); Kresge College at the University of California, Santa Cruz (with Moore and Trumbull/MLTW, 1972–74); and the Piazza d'Italia in New Orleans (with Urban Innovations Group, 1978). Charles Moore is the only architect to be honored with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion recognizing distinction in education, the AIA 25 Year Award for Sea Ranch Condominium, and two separate AIA Firm of the Year Awards.

Over the course of 35 years, Moore held academic posts at the University of California, Berkeley (where he served as Chairman), Yale University (where he served as Chairman and Dean), the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. After moving to Texas in 1984, Moore held the O'Neil Ford Centennial Chair at UT Austin's School of Architecture and partnered with Arthur Andersson to establish Moore/Andersson Architects. The firm operated out of Moore's last home and studio in Austin's Tarrytown neighborhood. The Moore/Andersson compound, an architectural work of international significance in its own right, is now home to the Charles Moore Foundation. The foundation's mission is to preserve Moore's architectural legacy (both the physical structure of the compound, as well its associated collections) and initiate educational programs and publication projects. Moore's personal library is housed at the Charles Moore Foundation and is part of the Architecture and Planning Library at the University of Texas at Austin. The foundation also collaborates with UT Austin's Alexander Architectural Archive to preserve Moore's archive of photographic materials, slides, drawings, and models.