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

Designers: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners (firm); Charles Irving Luckman Sr. (architect); William Leonard Pereira (architect); Ralph Milton Wefel (architect)

Dates: constructed 1955

760 Westwood Plaza
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Building History

The UCLA Medical Center was renamed for President Ronald Reagan in 2000, as a result of a $150 million gift from a group of his supporters.

Building Notes

Ralph Wefel worked as Assistant Architect for the Pereira and Luckman firm on the Medical Center project;


The original medical center building sustained significant damage in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. A subsequent state law, SB1953, ruled that acute and intensive care hospital units had to be maintained in earthquake-resistant buildings. As a result, UCLA's Medical Center moved these operations to a new 8-story hospital nearby, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, designed by I.M. Pei and his son, C.C. Pei.

PCAD id: 5451