How Aldrich Park might have been April 19, 2010Posted by ucisca in Early UCI Campus.
Tags: Aldrich Park, Campus Park, Centrum, William Pereira
Early proposals for the design of the Campus Park (later called Aldrich Park) included an almost 300 foot tall central bell tower which would have been called “Centrum,” as well as several connected lakes. Centrum would have been the tallest built structure in Orange County and visible for miles. These aspects of the design were not completed. 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.