Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr

Campus Environment and Construction

Clark Kerr’s appointment as UC President in 1958 coincided with a decision to build three new campuses:  Irvine, San Diego and Santa Cruz. The first emphasis at UC San Diego was on science and on close collaboration between teacher and student.

The Breezeway (with figure), UC San Diego, April 1966<br /><br />

The Breezeway (with figure), UC San Diego, April 1966

In 1915, the University, recognizing the sudden rise in population and consequently the need for higher education in Southern California, opened in Los Angelesa headquarters for University Extension.  UC Los Angeles is second in size and enrollment only UC Berkeley.

Moonrise, UC Los Angeles, November 1966

Moonrise, UC Los Angeles, November 1966

UC Santa Cruz was one of the three campus built under Clark Kerr’s tenure and was intended to combine the best of a small college and the best of a great university in a magnificent natural setting.   

Trailers and Construction Debris,  UC Santa Cruz, September 1965

Trailers and Construction Debris, UC Santa Cruz, September 1965

Addition to the Health Science Building, UC Los Angeles, November 1966.

Addition to the Health Science Building, UC Los Angeles, November 1966.