Office of Architects and Engineers Records

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2014
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
spcoll@ucsd.edu


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

 

CAMPUS MAPS & PLANNING

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CAMPUS MAPS & PLANNING: Maps, campus plans, reports and other administrative materials regarding the overall infrastructure of UC San Diego and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Materials are arranged chronologically within two subseries: A) SIO Campus and B) UC San Diego Campus.
 

SIO Campus

Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Topographical Map Showing Vicinity of Scripps Institute for Biological Research 1912 September

General

Herbert B. Foster, Engineer, University of California, Berkeley.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Proposed Boulevard Showing Right of Way Through Property 1912 September

General

Shows boundaries of Pueblo Lots 1312, 1297, 1298 and 1299. Herbert B. Foster, Engineer, University of California, Berkeley.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Biological Institute, University of California 1926 February

General

Plot plan and photographs showing La Jolla Shores properties. Evans-Lee Subdividers Corporation.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Topographic Map of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography 1927

General

Engineering Department, Office of the Comptroller, UC Berkeley.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Saturation Plan 1930 December

General

Map depicting saturation of SIO campus foliage.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Campus map 1931 February

Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Campus map 1935

Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus map 1939 May

General

Van Sant Company, Los Angeles.
Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs 1942 - 1949

General

B/W photographs. Miscellaneous panoramic views of SIO campus.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Topographic Map, University of California Institute of Oceanography 1945 June

Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Preliminary Study, University of California Institute of Oceanography 1946 February

General

Site map showing proposed Aquarium and Museum Building, Scripps Building, Original Library and Ritter Hall.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Campus General Development Plan 1946 July

General

Site map showing proposed Shops, Heating Plant, Aquarium & Museum Building, Navy Buildings and Director's Residence.
Oversize SIO MC-117-01

Map of a Portion of La Jolla Shores Tract Adjoining Scripps Institution of Oceanography 1947 February

General

Herbert B. Foster, Engineer, University of California, Berkeley.
Box 1, Folder 2

Report on Anticipated Space Requirements at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography During the Next Ten to Fifteen Years 1948 February 6

General

Written by Harald Ulrik Sverdrup.
Box 1, Folder 3

Report on the Structural Condition of the Scripps Building 1949

General

Hillman & Nowell structural engineering firm.
Box 1, Folder 4

Manual of Rules and Procedures 1950 July 1

General

A manual detailing SIO logistics and protocol. Includes personnel rules, business procedures and budgets, institution practices and facilities information.
Box 1, Folder 5

Sanitary Survey of Scripps Institution of Oceanography 1950 August 18

General

Describes SIO campus water supply, sewage disposal, plumbing features, garbage and waste disposal, food establishments, housing, residential animals, rodent and insect control, lighting, grounds and pier. UCLA Sanitation-Safety Division.
Oversize SIO MC-117-02

Campus photographs 1952 - 1966

General

B/W aerial photographs showing entire SIO campus.
Box 1, Folder 6

Utilities and grounds 1953 - 1954

General

Documents and photographs pertaining to the sewage situation of 1953, illegally-parked trailers between 1953-1954, water lines revocable license from 1956 and a 1962 report of the Joint Operating Procedures for the Office of Architects and Engineers and the Buildings and Grounds department.
Box 1, Folder 7

SIO Plant Assets 1954 February

General

An itemized list of SIO assets, including real estate, buildings and structures, utilities, equipment and library collections.
Box 1, Folder 8

Survey of property boundary in Pueblo Lot 1298 1955 February 21

General

A letter to William G. Martin of UC Department of Architects and Engineers from A.K. Fogg, San Diego City Engineer detailing a survey of the "right of way" on La Jolla Shores Drive in Pueblo Lot 1298.
Box 1, Folder 9

Survey of property boundary in Mission Bay 1955 May

General

City of San Diego Engineering Department.
Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Master Plan and required space divisions 1956 August-November

General

Risley & Gould architectural firm.
Box 1, Folder 10

Master Plan 1956, 1958

General

Site plan for the SIO campus and a letter referencing existing and expected spaces and areas. Depicts existing and proposed buildings. Proposed buildings include a circulating water channel, a pool, a lecture hall and two laboratories. Risley & Gould architectural firm.
Oversize SIO MC-117-02

Master Plan 1960 February

General

Site plan for proposed layout of new buildings, including Research and Training Pool, Temporary Machine Shop and parking areas. Risley & Gould architectural firm.
Oversize SIO MC-117-02

Long Range Development Plan 1962 June

General

Site plan for a proposed layout of the SIO campus. Robert E. Alexander & Associates architectural firm.
Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Topographic map 1962 August

General

Stanley C. Rogers, La Mesa Engineering Service.
Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Basic Topographic Map 1986 November

General

UCSD Office of Architects & Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-117-02

Topographic campus maps 1988

General

Print negatives mounted on mylar.
Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Basic Topographic Map 1989 October

General

UCSD Office of Architects & Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Basic Topographic Map 1993 March

General

Office of Architects & Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-117-02

Topographic contour maps of SIO campus undated

Oversize SIO MC-117-02

La Jolla Shores Drive undated

General

A topographic map detailing a section of La Jolla Shores Drive. Scripps Estates Associates.
 

UC San Diego Campus

Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Survey of the Pueblo Lands of San Diego ca. 1920

General

George Cromwell, City Engineer. Shows geographical location of plots corresponding to future UCSD property.
Oversize SIO MC-117-03

Land Study for University Development 1957

General

University of California at La Jolla. Risley & Gould architectural firm.
Oversize SIO MC-117-03

University of California La Jolla Campus ca. 1959

General

Map designating proposed location for UC San Diego campus. Details include Pueblo Lands of San Diego, False Bay, temporary Navy structures, land plots and existing SIO campus.
Oversize SIO MC-117-03

Del Mar Quadrangle 1975

General

Detailed topographic map of San Diego County. Aerial perspective of UCSD campus and SIO. Print negative mounted on mylar. U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey.
Oversize SIO MC-117-03

Campus maps 1966 - 1976

Box 1, Folder 11

Upper and Lower Campus map 1984

 

BUILDINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) BUILDINGS: Maps, architectural drawings, blueprints, building plans, photographs and project materials detailing the construction and development of specific SIO campus buildings and grounds. Subseries A) consists of blueprints and renovation plans for the historic George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Laboratory, commonly referred to as the Old Scripps Building.
Materials are arranged chronologically within five subseries: A) Old Scripps Building (George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Laboratory), B) Original Scripps Library, C) Residences, D) Laboratories, E) Aquarium & Museum and F) Miscellaneous Structures.
 

Old Scripps Building

Oversize SIO MC-119-11

Blueprints (copies of originals) 1908

Oversize SIO MC-119-11

Rubbing of brass National Historic Landmark plaque 1983

Oversize SIO MC-119-12

Restoration blueprints 1979, 1981

Oversize SIO MC-119-13

Restoration blueprints 1982, 1983

 

Original Scripps Library

Oversize SIO MC-117-04

Proposed Museum ca. 1915

General

Original library. Two architectural sketches drawn in pen and watercolor showing front and side elevations of building. Wheeler & Halley architectural firm.
Oversize SIO MC-117-04

Library blueprints 1915 - 1916

General

Wheeler & Halley architectural firm.
Oversize SIO MC-117-04

Proposed Alterations to Library Building 1931 October

General

UC Berkeley Department of Buildings and Grounds.
Oversize SIO MC-117-04

Proposed Alterations of Present Buildings ca. 1945

General

H.B. Foster, engineer and W.P. Stephenson, architect cited.
Oversize SIO MC-117-04

Library Stacks 1946 May

General

Two building maps detailing the placement and installation of book stacks in the original SIO library.
Oversize SIO MC-117-05

Library Remodeling 1953 December

Oversize SIO MC-117-05

Proposed Library Alterations 1953 April - 1954 April

Oversize SIO MC-117-05

Architectural sketches 1961

General

Twelve sketches of the original SIO library on vellum paper. Includes floor plans and exterior elevations. M.J. Voight cited.
Oversize SIO MC-117-05

Library Alterations 1961 - 1966

General

UCSD Office of Architects & Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-117-05

Remodeling of Library Building 1963 July - 1964 November

General

Weston, Liebhardt & Weston architectural firm. Frederick Liebhardt, Consultant and Eugene Weston III, Associate cited.
Box 1, Folder 12

Demolition 1968 - 1973

General

Materials and correspondence detailing structural investigation and demolition.
 

Residences

Box 1, Folder 13

Housing, photographs 1937

General

B/W photographs. Exterior views of cottages, Community House and Director's House.
Box 1, Folder 22

Cottages - Photographs of blueprints

Oversize SIO MC-118-06

Cottages 1938 - 1939

General

Twenty architectural layout maps detailing floor plans and elevations of SIO cottages. University of California Department of Grounds and Buildings.
Oversize SIO MC-118-06

Addition to Building No. T-28 1959 January

 

Laboratories

Oversize SIO MC-118-07

North Laboratory Building (Ritter Hall) 1930-1931

General

Twenty-one blueprints. Louis J. Gill, architect.
Oversize SIO MC-118-10

Ritter Hall 1953 April

General

Architectural blueprints detailing additional wing to Ritter Hall. Includes floor plans and proposed curricular purposes for classrooms.
Oversize SIO MC-118-07

Grading Study East of Ritter Hall 1955 June

Box 1, Folder 14

Laboratory Buildings No. 2 and 3 (Sverdrup Hall, Sumner Auditorium) - Elevations and photographs of artists' renderings 1958

Oversize SIO MC-118-07

Marine Biology Instruction & Research Building (Hubbs Hall) 1969 June 23

General

Includes one plan depicting the entire SIO campus and thirteen plans detailing construction phases of the building. Liebhardt/Weston/Forester architectural firm. Mac Alfred Cason, Campus Architect and A. Quincy Jones, Consulting Architect cited.
Box 1, Folder 15

Marine Biology Instruction & Research Building (Hubbs Hall) 1973 November

General

Liebhardt/Weston/Forester architectural firm.
 

Aquarium & Museum

Box 1, Folder 16

Proposed Changes Museum Building 1945

General

Notes recording cost and details for museum renovations.
Oversize SIO MC-118-08

Aquarium & Museum Building 1945 November

General

Depicts main floor, mezzanine, longitudinal section and plot plan. Frank L. Hope, Architect.
Oversize SIO MC-118-08

Aquarium & Museum 1949 October

General

Depicts second floor plan, door details and construction schedule. Frank L. Hope, Architect.
Oversize SIO MC-118-08

Experimental Aquarium 1955 May

General

Includes plot plan, sectional plan and two exterior elevations. Frank L. Hope & Associates architectural firm.
 

Miscellaneous Structures

Oversize SIO MC-119-14

Water tank and salt water system 1910

General

Irving J. Gill, Architect
Box 1, Folder 17

Approval for original pier 1914 July 22

General

A letter from the War Department granting approval for the construction of a pier at the Scripps Institute for Biological Research.
Box 1, Folder 18

Repairs of Pier, Scripps Institution for Biological Research 1925 July

General

Herbert B. Foster.
Box 1, Folder 19

Flow Tank Data 1955 January 28

General

Includes mechanical details and statistics.
Oversize SIO MC-118-09

Flow Tank Plan 1955 January 28

General

Blueprint depicting transformer, switchgear room and steel grating. UCLA Office of Architects and Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-118-09

Refrigeration Boxes for Core Storage 1956 April

General

UCLA Office of Architects and Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-118-09

Aqua Lung Training and Research Facility 1959 October

General

One artistic rendition and two blueprints. Aetron of Aerojet-General Corporation.
Oversize SIO MC-118-09

SIO Ship Operating Facilities Site 1964 September 22

General

Topographic map. Notes and boundary data revised October 29, 1964. Freeland, Evenson and Christensen architectural firm.
Box 1, Folder 20

Sea Water Conversion Tower 1964 - 1965

General

Includes correspondence, field data, reports and requisition forms. UCSD Office of Architects and Engineers.
Box 1, Folder 21

Salt water utilities 1964 - 1968

General

Maintenance and improvements to the SIO salt water system. UCSD Office of Architects and Engineers.
Oversize SIO MC-118-09

Inshore Oceanographic Research Facility ca. 1968

General

One poster board illustration.