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First Campus Landscaping in 1965 and 1966 March 13, 2013

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Coulson Tough (Left, Campus Arcjhitect) and George Uematsu (Right, Landscape Architect) inspect new plants for the campis in August 1968.

Coulson Tough (Left, Campus Architect) and Gene Uematsu (Right, Landscape Architect) inspect new plants for the campus in August 1965.

The two people primarily responsible for the early campus landscaping that has resulted in the wide variety of trees and plants that we now enjoy on campus were Coulson Tough (Campus Architect) and Gene Uematsu (Landscape Architect).  The photographs (below) of the grounds preparation and the new campus landscaping were taken in 1965 and 1966.

Aldrich Park (formerly Campus Park) being prepared for new landscaping in 1965.

Aldrich Park (formerly Campus Park) being prepared for new landscaping in 1965.

New lawns and trees just planted on campus in 1966.

New lawn and trees just planted on campus in 1966.

Gateway Study Center (left) and Langson Library (right) with new trees in 1966.

Gateway Study Center (left) and Langson Library (right) with new trees in 1966.

Early Photographs of Mesa Court in 1965 March 12, 2013

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Mesa Court was the first residence hall community at UCI, opening with the campus in the Fall 1965. It is now the largest student community on campus, housing 1,834 undergraduates in 29 residence halls.  Each hall accommodates between 54 and 71 residents in suite-style layout.  Mesa Court houses mainly first year students. [University Communications Photographs. AS-061]

Mesa Court and campus construction in 1965.

Mesa Court (left foreground) and campus construction in early 1965.

Mesa Court construction in January 1965

Mesa Court construction in January 1965.

Construction in 1965.

First phase of Mesa Court construction about to conclude, later in 1965.

Move in day in September 1965, as the campus opens.

Move in day in September 1965, as the campus opens.

Check-in on move-in day, September 1965.

Check-in on move in day, September 1965.

Move-in day, September 1965.

Move-in day, September 1965.

View of Mesa Court in the distance, from Langson Library and Gateway Study Center, before the Student Center was built.

View of Mesa Court in the distance from Langson Library roof, with Gateway Study Center (left foreground), but before the Student Center and Aldrich Hall were built.

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