April 12, 1954, pages 1-114. Note: Files are large (190MB) and may take several moments to download.
Building (Bldg 052)
Completion Date: 1955
Square Feet: 109,898
Architect: Allison & Rible Architects
Construction System: Concrete, steel & wood frame, concrete exterior
Construction Cost: $7,532,000
Architectural Style: International Style
Cal Poly President: Julian A. McPhee (1933-1966)
The International style developed in Europe and the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. Dominant in Western architecture during the mid 20th century. The most common characteristics are rectilinear forms; light, plane surfaces stripped of applied ornamentation and decoration; open interior spaces and a visually weightless quality created by cantilever construction. Glass, steel and reinforced concrete are the characteristic construction materials. More widely used for commercial and institutional buildings than for residences.