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Office of Architects and Engineers Records
SAC 0060  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Preferred Citation
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Publication Rights
  • Administrative Background
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Office of Architects and Engineers Records
    Identifier/Call Number: SAC 0060
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box and 14 map case folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1988
    Abstract: The collection consists of maps, architectural drawings, blueprints, reports, photographs and administrative files relating to the development of campus infrastructure at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego.

    Preferred Citation

    Office of Architects and Engineers Records. SAC 60. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.

    Administrative Background

    The Office of Architects and Engineers (OAE) was responsible for the overall coordination of the UC San Diego campus building program. Construction projects were prioritized within the University of California's statewide building program, and then distributed to the appropriate OAE for management and completion. The UC San Diego office opened in 1957 under the direction of J. W. Tippetts, Building Program Coordinator. He was succeeded by Mac Alfred Cason, formerly the Chief Architect for Los Angeles County, in 1960. Prior to 1957, UC San Diego campus buildings and improvements were managed by OAE staff at UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles.
    Beginning in the mid-1970s with the reorganization of campus planning and building, the Office of Architects and Engineers was absorbed into Facilities Design & Construction (FDC). The FDC office became the primary service provider charged with the implementation of the Capital Improvement Program, including project programming, planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, inspections, utilities, and construction administration for all capital improvements.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, 1982-2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of maps, architectural drawings, blueprints, reports, photographs and administrative files relating to the development of campus infrastructure at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego. It includes long-range planning documents, original structure elevations, and design proposals created, produced in collaboration with, or requested by the Office of Architects and Engineers. Plans and documents drafted by non-UC architectural firms are noted in the finding aid. Several items in the collection originate from the papers of Robert Marlin, UC San Diego maintenance supervisor from 1966-1987. These include reports, photographs, and files documenting the campus infrastructure during the period 1937-1958, when the physical plant was managed primarily by the UCLA Office of Architects and Engineers.
    Arranged in two series: 1) CAMPUS MAPS & PLANNING. and 2) BUILDINGS.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Blueprints (reprographic copies)
    College buildings -- California -- San Diego -- Designs and plans
    Universities and colleges -- California -- San Diego -- Planning
    Architectural drawings (visual works)
    Campus planning -- California -- San Diego
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Buildings
    University of California, San Diego -- Buildings
    University of California, San Diego -- Planning
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Planning
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Maps
    University of California, San Diego -- Maps