University of California, San Diego

2017 Historic Resources Management Plan

The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) is a public research university located in La Jolla, a small city adjacent to San Diego, California. The university occupies 2,141 acres adjacent to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which was founded in 1903, UC San Diego is the seventh oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 22,700 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students.


PLANNING: Campus/Land Use Planning
Neu Campus Planning and Architectural Resources Group (ARG) prepared the Historic Resources Management Plan (HRMP) for the University of California, San Diego in 2016-17. The overarching goal of the document was to provide a baseline understanding of historic resources at UC San Diego’s La Jolla campus, and a policy framework for their future management and treatment. This effort is part of the UC San Diego'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 an intensive‐level 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 thus considered to be “historical resources” for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).