Bridges Academy: Alcalá Park by Design

Bridges Academy: Alcalá Park by Design

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




In 1942, Bishop Charles Francis Buddy commissioned Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill, of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, to help build a Catholic university on a mesa in Linda Vista Heights. In 1946, Mother Hill and other members of her Society decided that the design should be an adaptation of Spanish Renaissance architecture, and she later stated that “Spanish Renaissance has been in style in California for 200 years and will be in style for 200 more.” The maintenance and preservation of such a style requires close attention, knowledge of period art and furnishings, and sometimes, a firm hand in the handling of myriad requests that could encroach upon “the look.” Mary Whelan, Executive Director of University Design, will share some USD history, her challenges of maintaining USD’s Spanish Renaissance design and flavor, and a glimpse of the future of buildings on the campus.

For ages 55 and up.

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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