Conclusion: Shaping UCSC
Reenvisioning the UCSC Campus
The campus has prepared four revisions of the original 1963 Long Range Development Plan, in 1971, 1978, 1988 and, most recently, in 2005. The current version, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Long-Range Development Plan 2005–2020, is supported by a complementary document, the Physical Design Framework, published in March 2010. Taken together, the two guide campus development today, maintaining the consistency and continuity of UCSC’s initial approach to planning and campus development.
The Physical Design Framework (2010) reocgnizes the "extraordinary character of this piece of land" and documents the pledge of the Regents and UCSC’s founders to respect and preserve it “as much as possible.”
The 1963 Long Range Development Plan established a planning framework that created the remarkable UC Santa Cruz campus and has guided its physical development ever since.
Indeed, all planning and architectural design during the intervening years have their roots in that document’s commitment to marrying the campus’s academic aspirations with a profound respect for the variety and splendor of its site.