AKA: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Broad Arts Center, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

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

Designers: Meier, Richard and Partners Architects, LLP (firm); Pereira, William L. and Associates Planning and Architecture (firm); Richard Meier (architect); Michael Palladino (architect); William Leonard Pereira (architect)

Dates: constructed 1965

240 Charles E. Young Drive North
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Building History

The Los Angeles architectural firm of Austin, Field and Fry, Architects of Los Angeles, CA, presented a plan for an Humanities Building at UCLA that shared much in common with the realized Dickson Hall, designed in 1965 by William L. Pereira and Associates. At the this time, Pereira's firm was beginning work on the Central Library (later named Geisel Library) at the University of California, San Diego; Pereira had a very close relationship with the Regents of the University of California in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s;


The UCLA Arts Building was renovated and seismically upgraded by Richard Meier and Partners, 2002-2004 and reopened as the Broad Art Center.

PCAD id: 444