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

Designers: Huntsman-Trout, Edward, Landscape Architect (firm); Kaufmann, Gordon B., Architect (firm); Edward Huntsman-Trout (landscape architect); Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926

Heiress Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932) endowed a women's college to be part of the Claremont Colleges in 1926. She engaged architect Gordon B. Kaufmann and landscape architect Edward Huntsman-Trout to design the new school. The two English-born designers produced a compact, courtyard plan set on a rectangular parcel of land. As reported in the Los Angeles Times of 09/07/1928, two dormitories, each costing $225,000, had been completed in 1927 and 1928. Other buildings projected at this time included: a chapel, social hall with swimming pool, tennis courts and bowling green, administration and recitation building (design by Hunt and Burns, estimated cost $250,000) and a library. (See "Scripps College Structural Group Designed, Los Angeles Times, 09/07/1928, p. A16.)

PCAD id: 19075