AKA: California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Master Plan, Pasadena, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; representations - drawings - plans

Designers: Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, Architect (firm); Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Pasadena, CA

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Ten years after coming to head the Throop Schools in 1907, President George Ellery Hale commissioned the architect of the 1915 Panama-California International Exposition, Bertram G. Goodhue to create a 22-acre master plan for the future California Institute of Technology. Goodhue completed the plan and designed several facilities on campus, including Dabney Hall and Culbertson Auditorium.

Caltech originated as Throop University (1891-1892); the school altered its name to Throop Polytechnic Institute (1893-1912) and subsequently to Throop College of Technology (1913-1919), before formally re-naming itself the "California Institute of Technology" in 1921.

PCAD id: 8935