University of California, San Diego

2017 Historic Resources Management Plan

The University of California, San Diego is a public research university located in La Jolla, CA. It occupies 2,141 acres adjacent to the coast of the Pacific Ocean, and was established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, founded in 1903, UCSD offers over 200 degree programs, enrolling 22,700 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students.


Campus/Land Use Planning

Neu Campus Planning and Architectural Resources Group (ARG) prepared the UCSD Historic Resources Management Plan (HRMP) in 2016-17. The overarching goal of the document was to provide a baseline understanding of historic resources at UCSD’s La Jolla campus, and a policy framework for their future management and treatment. This effort was part of the UCSD's update of its Long Range Development Plan.

The historic resources survey included the preparation of a campus-wide historic context statement, which identified broad patterns of development associated with the campus and provided an evaluative framework for identifying resources, and a survey of buildings, structures, objects, landscapes, and districts constructed through the year 1985. The survey identified places of architectural, historical, social, and cultural significance, and evaluated each resource against federal and state eligibility criteria. Forty resources on the campus were identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) and/or the California Register of Historical Resources (California Register), and are considered to be “historical resources” for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act. (CEQA).