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Landplus West Landscape Architectural Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: DADA-017

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of landscape plans and development plans prepared by Landplus West, land planners and landscape architects, ca. 1976-1983. Many project types are represented, including housing complexes, health-care facilities, offices, factories, parks, hospitals, school and university facilities, streetscape improvements, a golf course, a post office, and a prairie restoration. The projects are located in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Connecticut, Ecuador, and South America.

Dates

  • 1976 - 1983

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The firm began doing business in 1976 under the name Landplus, landscape architects, with Stan Geda as principal. Soon the name was changed to Landplus West (LPW)--the “west” in the title reflecting LPW’s affiliation with another landscape architecture firm, TMR Associates, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Initially based in Muncie, LPW moved to Yorktown, Indiana, in 1978. Partners in the business at this time, in addition to Geda, were Jim Anderson, Tom Stearns, John Russell, and John Kissida. Deane Rundell, German Cruz, Joe Cascio (a Ball State University alumnus), and Bill Probst (civil engineer) became partners in LPW. Rundell later served as managing principal. Several Ball State landscape architecture students worked at LPW. The firm closed in September 1983, with Geda moving the practice to Tampa, Florida.

Extent

4 Cubic Feet (Flat file drawer)

Arrangement

The Landplus West Landscape Architectural Records are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The Landplus West Landscape Architectural Records were received by Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Stan Geda in 1984.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Sources

Materials in the collection David L. Ferguson

Processing Information

Collection processing completed. Finding aid created 2003/8/21 by Andrew R. Seager; revised 2011/5/3 by Carol Street.

Creator

Title
Landscape West Landscape Architectural Records
Status
Completed
Author
Created by Andrew R. Seager; revised 2011/5/3.
Date
Created 2003/8/21; revised 2011/5/3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archive of the Built Environment, A Division of University Libraries Repository

Contact:
Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA
765-285-8441
765-285-3726 (Fax)