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Carnegie Mellon's University Center Competition was held to select plans for the redevelopment of the east side of the university's campus. At the core of the competition program was the University Center, a multi-purpose building conceived to serve as a central gathering place; to be comprised of meeting rooms, student activity offices, food service facilities, and recreational facilities including a gym and swimming pool. In addition, the program required the inclusion of dormitory space, parking facilities, an athletic field and a performing arts center. With such a broad mandate, the winning competition entry has evolved into a master plan for a large portion of the campus.

The team of Dennis, Clark & Associates/TAMS of Boston submitted the winning entry. Others participants were: Damianos & Associates / Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham; Jung/Brannen Associates, Inc.; Koetter, Kim & Associates; Machado & Silvetti Associates; and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New York).

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Collection consists of entry boards and other materials for each entrant; slides, videotapes and other records of the competition event of May 6-9, 1987; and papers documenting the competition program and process.

Select Bibliography: 

Lewis, David. "Designing the Carnegie Mellon Campus." Carnegie Magazine 59:1 (January/February 1988): 12-19.

"Kudos for the Campus Plan." Plan 42 (Winter 1995).