Plans for the Future: UCSB Long Range Building Plans, 1944-1990

Wednesday, May 27

As UCSB grew from a small liberal arts college into a large Research One University, the plans for the campus buildings grew accordingly. This exhibition showcases some of the long-range plans for the campus which are housed in the Architecture and Design Collection at UCSB’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum. 

The exhibition features eight plans, from World War II to 1990, which showcase both the subtle changes in size and scope of campus buildings, and large-scale plans that were designed but never implemented. For example, the campus master plan from local architects Soule & Murphy highlights a classically inspired, traditional liberal arts campus, while the later plans of Charles Luckman Associates brings in designs for linear, modern, and high-rise buildings. The University’s complicated relationship with Isla Vista is also present in the design and vision of the plans.


Plans for the Future is organized by UCSB's AD&AMuseum, and curated by Julia Larson, Reference Archivist, Architecture and Design Collection.  It is a companion to Campus by the Sea, a UCSB Library exhibition opening October 2019 in Special Research Collections (Third Floor Mountain Side).

This exhibit is on display daily in the Art & Architecture Collection beginning Tuesday, Oct 27, 2019 through June 2020


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