Francisco Torres / Santa Catalina Residence Hall


This is a preliminary planting plan for the area surrounding the private residence hall, Francisco Torres. This residence hall, at the corner of Storke Road and El Colegio, was built and maintained by private owners. Though it was heavily marketed towards incoming freshman, it was not part of the UCSB Housing department until UCSB purchased the complex in 2003 and renamed it Santa Catalina.
This planting plan shows that the complex was initially designed with 4 towers, connected by a common area, dining hall, pool, and tennis courts.


Richard B. Taylor papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.




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McGehee & Nicholson, architects; Richard B. Taylor, landscape architect, “Francisco Torres / Santa Catalina Residence Hall,” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed February 17, 2019,