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In 1964 UCI's first two buildings, the Interim Office Building and the Faculty Research Facility, were constructed on the North Campus at Jamboree and Campus Drive.
The first 8 permanent buildings were completed on the main campus in 1965, designed by famed architect William Pereira in the California "Brutalist" style. Subsequent buildings constructed during the remainder of the 1960s and into the 1970s conformed to Pereira's futuristic vision.
The 1980s and 1990s saw a shift in architectural style to the postmodern. UCI attracted nationally and internationally celebrated architects, each of whom contributed a unique vision. The goal was to make UCI's architecture as distinctive as its academic programs.
Some notable architects and their buildings:
|Gehry, Frank O.
||ICS/ Research Engineering Facility||1986|
|Rockwell Engineering Center||1990|
|Lin, Maya||Arts Plaza||2005|
|Martin, Albert C.||Humanities Instructional Building||1997|
|Pereira, William||Original campus buildings, Arts Complex, and Irvine Hall||1965-1985|
|Stern, James AM||Studio Four||1990|
|Stirling, James||Ayala Science Library||1994|
|Venturi, Robert||Merage School of Business II SB2||1990|
University Archives Vertical Files collection. AS-163, Box 3 (Folder 27-28). Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Accessed Nov. 5, 2017.