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UCSC’s Early Days: The Creation of an Uncommon Campus
With more than 50 years of hindsight, Campus Architect Emeritus Frank Zwart (Cowell ’71) and founding faculty member Bill Domhoff will discuss the ideas and the decisions that created UC Santa Cruz. Frank will present the visionary goals of an ambitious planning effort leading up to our arrival at Cowell College in September 1967, and Bill will describe those aspirations from the perspective of a young professor.

Apr 24, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Frank Zwart, (Cowell ’71)
Campus Architect Emeritus @UC Sanat Cruz
Frank Zwart, FAIA, arrived at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1967, when the campus was a mere two years old and the students were “walking across planks where pipe trenches were still open,” graduating in mathematics in 1971. Two years later, Zwart boarded a train east to study architecture at Princeton University, receiving his Master in Architecture degree in 1976. Zwart then worked with architectural firms in Princeton, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Aptos, California, Philadelphia, and Carmel before returning to UC Santa Cruz in 1985 as a staff architect and project manager. Zwart became Campus Architect in 1988 and directed UCSC’s Office of Physical Planning & Construction (PP&C) until his retirement in April 2010. His long and distinguished career at UCSC spanned the tenures of seven chancellors. Frank was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010.
G. William (Bill) Domhoff
Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in Psychology and Sociology @UC Santa Cruz
G. William Domhoff, who goes by "Bill," is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in Psychology and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He says he was born into an apolitical middle-American family in what he and his friends thought of as the Midwest (Ohio). He graduated from Rocky River High School, near Cleveland, in 1954, received his B.A. at Duke in 1958, his M.A. at Kent State in 1959, and his Ph.D. at the University of Miami in 1962. After three years as an assistant professor at Cal State LA, he has been at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1965. He retired on July 1, 1994, on a Golden Handshake, and finally stopped teaching during the 2018-2019 academic year. For those who may remember him in terms pf power structure research, visit his Web site at http://whorulesamerica.net/. For those who took his dreams class, visit dreamresearch.net. Check him out on YouTube for power or dreams, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA1kWUji8B