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Pereira’s Early Campus Plans November 13, 2009

Posted by ucisca in Early UCI Campus, University Archives.
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William L. Pereira, the UC Irvine architect went through several proposals for the UCI campus before a plan was finalized.  Some of the initial proposals in 1962-1963 added a bell tower in the center of Campus Park.   The tower, which was never built, was named “centrum.”  Several lakes in campus park were also part of an early campus plan.  These designs did not go through as proposed, but imagine how different the landscape would be if they had?  The University Archives has numerous photographs of  Pereira’s architectural models and campus plans.  Pereira’s project workbooks ( Collection # AS-127), which document the various phases of campus planning can also be found in the University Archives.

AS-061.  Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

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