This collection contains standard and oversized photographs and renderings of the buildings, layout, and surrounding area
of University of California, Irvine. Included are a chalk drawing and a watercolor painting of the Centrum and an ink drawing
of the Fine Arts village, neither of which were built. Also included is an aerial painting of UCI, centered on Alrich Park,
featuring the six schools built around Ring Road. The photographs include aerial views of campus and the surrounding area,
shots of individual buildings, and images depicting students and campus life. A considerable number of photographs feature
the UCI Medical School. One folder of photographs depict Frank Gehry's Engineering and Computer Science building before its
demolition and replacement.
Some of the photos in this collection were donated by Robert Virscik, who was a construction supervisor for several of the
early buildings at UCI. The photographs of the original Computer Science and Engineering Building were donated by the Assistant
Dean Ron Hubbard shortly before the building was due to be demolished and replaced. This building was designed by Frank Gehry,
a world-renown architect known for structures such as the Walt Disney Concern Hall. The rest of the collection was accrued
from other unidentified, undated sources.
2.3 Linear Feet
(2 boxes, 3 folders)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records
and their heirs, unless transferred to the University of California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine
who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do
not hold the copyright.
The collection is open for research.