Arts Building


A watercolor rendering of the Arts Building, from an aerial birds-eye perspective. This shows the Spanish Colonial Revival influence on the design, with a focus on the red tile roof, courtyards, and patio spaces. Additionally, wind screens made of the patterned block walls provide wind protection (due to the lack of trees on campus at the time), and create outdoor rooms for classes and relaxing.


University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Building records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.


circa 1959


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Pereira & Luckman, executive architects, “Arts Building,” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed February 17, 2019,