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THE FA RM S CH OOL PRO JEC T

BAC KG RO UND The Far m S chool Projec t is a collaborative preser vation effor t for the adaptive reuse of histor ic I r vine R anch homes located on the UC I r vine campus. M y role in the projec t was to prepare a nomination for inclusion in the National R egister of H istor ic Places as well as prepare a site plan for the relocation of the struc tures to a new site.

Anteater Recreation Center

Palos Verdes University Housing C

B

Bonita Camp ARC Fields

G OA L

A

The goal of the projec t was to prepare a site plan for the relocation and preser vation of the histor ic I r vine R anch struc tures.

BUILDING A

Shade Tree Nursery

OBJECTIVES

Anteater Recreational Center Ser

vice

i a r n f o l i C a

The Far m S chool is cur rent severely overlooked by the campus communit y due to the inconvenient encroachment of major universit y facilities. I n order to ensure the future vitalit y and longevit y of the Far m S chool struc tures, the plans for struc ture relocation and adaptive reuse aim to reinstitute the significance of the histor ic struc tures.

Roa d

BUILDING B Building C

e A v

Yurt Barn

University Housing

Building B

Building A

ShadeTree Nursery Project

B onita Camp, 1916

BUILDING C

Irvine Ranch Bonita Camp

626 California Ave Irvine, CA 92697


CO N C E P TS The new site location should be sensitive to the nature and histor y of the ranch homes. The selec ted site rests on a greenfield on the fr inge of the universit y campus that has been designated for residential-mixed use for universit y students and staff. The following features have been identified as essential charac ter istics for the proposed site:

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Amphitheater

pr imar y cour t yard communit y garden outdoor amphitheater outdoor k iosk display

K iosk display

Communit y garden

Cour t yard

Farm School  

Proposal to relocate and restore historic gems of UC Irvine's ranch history

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