Brandow & Johnston open its first Newport Beach office in the early 1960s to work with Architect William Pereira on the design of the new University of California Irvine (UCI) Campus. Since then, UCI has constructed many new buildings and become one of the top Universities in the country. UCI was ranked No. 9 in the 2017 Golden Age University National Rankings by Times Higher Education, a list that recognizes colleges founded in the aftermath of World War II (between 1945-1966) during a period of rapid academic growth and investment in research. It is No. 30 in its 2018 ranking of best public universities in the United States. Since the buildings on campus had a futuristic look at the time, many Hollywood Directors took advantage of the design! See if you can spot the campus in these films: Conquest of Planet of the Apes (1972), Silent Movie (1976), Poltergeist (1982) and Ocean’s Eleven (2001).