Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Mosher and Drew, Architects (firm); Mosher, Drew, Watson and Associates, Architects (firm); Roy Morse Drew (architect); John Robert Mosher (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

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9500 Gilman Drive
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA 92093

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Overview

The architects J. Robert Mosher and Roy Drew obtained the commission for the buildings of Muir College at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), when its original architect was fired. Over the years, Mosher and Drew, and their successor firm, Mosher, Drew, Watson and Associates, designed many of the buildings on the Muir College portion of the UCSD Campus. The college stated of its collection of buildings by Mosher and Drew: "In 2007, Muir College was awarded a $99,000 Campus Heritage Grant by the prestigious Getty Foundation to draw up a historical resources assessment and preservation plan for the College’s signature ensemble of Modernist buildings. Beginning in the late 1960’s and continuing into the early 1970’s, executive architect Robert Mosher of the firm Mosher and Drew led a team of San Diego-based architects whose work at UC San Diego and beyond helped define architectural Modernism in Southern California as well as in La Jolla proper.The coordinated work of these architects resulted in a college campus of striking architectural consistency. The use throughout of board-formed concrete, block-like massing, modular design vocabulary, and the exterior expression of structure and interior spaces all reflect the ideals of mid-century Modernism. The buildings in the campus core are united further by outdoor courtyards, covered walkways, and the surrounding landscape, which was designed originally by San Diego landscape architect Joseph Yamada." (See University of California, San Diego (UCSD), "Muir College Campus," accessed 11/09/2017.)

PCAD id: 21549