Abstract

South Mountain Residence Halls:
Trinity Hall - 105
Santa Lucia Hall - 106
Muir Hall - 107
Sequoia Hall - 108
Fremont Hall - 109
Tenaya Hall - 110

Completion Date: 1959

Square Feet: 31,327 each

Architect: Office of the State Architect

Construction System: Concrete frame, masonry exterior

Construction Cost: $711,166 each

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.

 

URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/fpcp_mp/58