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University of Central Florida Building Renderings Collection

Identifier: UA27E

Scope and Contents

Series I: Original Work, 1966-1968 contains original watercolor and colored pencil work. Many of the items in this series are the original works to the prints in Series II.

Series II: Printed Work, circa 1966 consists of high quality prints of original watercolor work that shows potential buildings for the new university.


  • Created: 1966-1968



The collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished records are protected by copyright. Permission to publish quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Before a building can be constructed, a plan must be made. Thus, architectural renderings are made of a potential building to give its audience a chance to see what the finished product would look like. In the current era of 3D animation and computer graphics, the University of Central Florida Building Renderings Collection highlights the period of the two dimensional freehand artist who, with watercolors and canvas, brings life to the barely born Florida Technological University.

The man responsible for the architecture being built on FTU's campus was Forrest M. Kelley, the Florida Board of Regents architect. With the help of Associated University Architects, Kelley gathered renderings, building plans, and material inventories from around the country to prepare for the construction of FTU. Of the architects and artists who assisted Kelley, only a few have work featured in this collection. Those artists and architects include M. McTammany Del.; Jim Squires, Inc.; Associated University Architects; Murphy, Hunton, and Shivers, presently called HuntonBrady; Richard Lewis; and the Worthington Associates, based in Kansas.

HuntonBrady has continued working for the university, recently as the architects responsible for the Nicholson School of Communications Building. M. McTammany did several renderings for this university as contracted by Jim Squires, Inc., however only a few of the renderings were signed by the artists. It should not be assumed that M. McTammany was the artist for the remainder of the unsigned Jim Squires, Inc. work. More recent buildings, such as Health and Public Affairs feature the work of the architectural firm Schenkel Shultz. The artist A. Ottich, who created the watercolor of The Burnett House, is also featured.


1 Box (3.0 Linear Feet)

Language of Materials



The University of Central Florida Building Renderings Collection is comprised of both original and printed artwork that was created to give its audience a glimpse of what a potential building on the campus of Florida Technological University would look like before it was constructed. While all of the buildings featured in this collection were eventually constructed, some features of the buildings are different than what the renderings depict. The majority of the artwork was created in 1966, before major construction on the campus was started; however, there are a few pieces that date through to 1968.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in two series.

Method of Acquisition

The materials were transferred to the University Archives in 2002 by the University of Central Florida Physical Plant.

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2002_01; Additions: CFU2002_02*; *Transfer numbers that are indicated with an asterisk are add-ons and the material from these collections might still be in unprocessed. The CFU numbers were added from the Accession and Transfer Records in October 2010.

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about this collection may be found in the University Photograph Collection, University of Central Florida Office of the President: Charles N. Millican Papers, and the University of Central Florida Office of the President Records. Additionally, Kenneth Sheinkopf's Accent on the Individual: The First Twelve Years of Florida Technological University can be found in the book catalog as well as the Digital Collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by April Karlene Anderson in 2006. Gum-like substances as well as tape and any other abrasive material has been removed where it can. Archival paper has been placed between each work so as to further protect the object.The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resulting in edition 2. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 3, by Mary Rubin in 2015.

University of Central Florida Building Renderings Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576