Finding Aid for the Rex Lotery papers, circa 1955-circa 2002 0000213

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Rex Lotery papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000213
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 34.0 Linear feet (21 record storage boxes, 3 flat file drawers, 1 model)
Date (inclusive): circa 1955-circa 2002
creator: Lotery, Rex, 1930-2007


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Fran Lotery, 2008.

Preferred Citation note

Rex Lotery papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Rex Lotery was born on August 19, 1930 in London. Lotery’s family immigrated to Manhattan in 1939 and later moved to Scarsdale, New York. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York in 1952. Out of school, Lotery found work as a draftsman for William Stevenson, where he worked from 1953 to 1954. From 1954 to 1955 he worked as a draftsman for the firm Barienbrock and Murry, before opening up his own firm. Lotery established his own firm in Los Angeles in 1957. In 1969 Lotery became a partner in the firm Prin, Kahn, Kappe & Lotery, Architects & Planners until 1978, when the firm’s name changed to Kappe, Lotery, Boccato Architects/Planners. From 1984 to 1992 Lotery served as president of the Urban Innovation Group at the University of California, Los Angeles. Over the course of his career Lotery’s more notable projects include: the Schacker residence, the Lottery residence no. 1 and no. 2, the Kritzer residence, the Freedman residence, the Trousdale Development Company House, Montecito Union School, Cate School, King Harbor Marine Master Plan & Office, Goodman residence, and Brent-Air Pharmacy. Rex Lotery died in 2007.

Scope and Content note

The Rex Lotery papers span 34 linear feet and date from circa 1955 to circa 2002. The collection does not document all of Lotery’s work, but contains architectural drawings and reprographic copies for the following projects: Cate School, Colin residence addition, Montecito Union School, Schott residence, Lotery residence (Santa Barbara), Lotery residence (Los Angelels), Dirado residence, Trousdale Estates, Trousedale Condominiums, Parkes residence, Lassoff residence, Meghreblian residence, Phoenix of Santa Barbara, Schacker residence, Tillman residence, Santa Ana Urban, Goodwin Condominiums, Brickman residence, and two unidentified residence. The collection also includes publications Cry California: The Journal of California Tomorrows (issues span the years 1962-1983), Architectural Record, and House and Home, among others; magazine and newspaper clippings; architectural reference books; Lotery’s awards and diplomas; slides; photographic prints organized by project; negatives; Lotery’s rolodex; contracts and billing documents organized by project; strategic plans and reports; and a rough study model of the Lotery residence in Santa Barbara.

Related Archival Materials note

Charles Moore and Urban Innovations Group drawings and model, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ray Kappe papers, 1954-2007, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accesssion no. 2008.M.36

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lotery, Rex, 1930-2007
Architectural drawings
Photographic prints
Reprographic copies