UCSD by Design:
Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in the Campus Context

Beginning in the fall of 2010 and continuing throughout the university's 50th anniversary year, the history and future development of UC San Diego's built environment will be explored and celebrated in “UCSD by Design: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism in the Campus Context.” Highlights of the multi-part, collaborative project include a campus guidebook, a scholarly website, site-specific dance and theatre performances, and a year-long series of public lectures and moderated discussions at UCSD and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

The 50-year history of the built environment at UC San Diego is a story of its own time. Unlike the historically reproduced architectural styles at other prominent regional institutions, such as San Diego State University, University of San Diego or Balboa Park, the built environment at UCSD stands as a unique testament to its era. With stylistically modern and postmodern architecture, UCSD's campus, juxtaposed with the Stuart Collection's preeminent works of art animating public spaces, reflects the contemporary tastes and times in which the campus built environment was developed. This and the campus planning process that brought it about form an engaging historical narrative. Current projective planning, meanwhile, envisions an innovative integration of architecture, landscape and infrastructure to urbanize an environmentally sustainable campus. The past and future of UCSD's built environment will be given full consideration in “UCSD by Design” throughout the 2010-11 academic year.

Stay tuned for more: UCSDbyDesign.ucsd.edu will launch Sept. 1, 2010.

“UCSD by Design” is presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Campus Architect/Office of Facilities Design and Construction, the Stuart Collection, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Contributing sponsors include Academic Affairs, Business & External Affairs, Resource Management & Planning, UCSD Extension, the Helen Edison Lecture Series, UCSD-TV, the Jacobs School of Engineering, and the UCSD Media Services Center.