The Walter Thomas Brooks collection is comprised of one box of materials primarily consisting of project records created by
Brooks and presented in an unbound catalog spanning his career. The majority of these projects are private residences in California,
although designs for community centers, civic centers, and museum submittals are also included.
Walter Thomas Brooks (April 7, 1927, Lake Forest, Illinois) was a student at Lake Forest College, Illinois, University of Illinois, and the University
of California. He apprenticed with various architectural firms between 1950-1960, including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Mario
Corbett, Anshen & Allen, and Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons. He became a registered architect in the State of California in 1956.
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Brooks’ private practice has included projects in California, Florida, and Hawaii.
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the