December 12, 1977, pages 1-50. Note: Files are large (85MB) and may take several moments to download.
Faculty Offices North (Bldg 047)
Completion Date: 1980
Square Feet: 38,960
Architect: Honnold, Reibsamen & Rex
General Contractor: Don Greene
Construction System: Concrete frame and exterior
Construction Cost: $2,937,000
Architectural Style: Post-Modern, Brutalism
Cal Poly President: Warren J. Baker (1979-Present)
Although the word Brutalism comes from the French word for rough concrete (beton brut), a sense of brutality is also suggested by this style. Brutalist structures are heavy and unrefined with coarsely molded surfaces, usually exposed concrete. Their highly sculptural shapes tend to be crude and blocky, often colliding with one another.