Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Building (Bldg 008)

Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Shop (Bldg 008A)

Completion Date: 1954 - 1955

Square Feet (Building): 8,160

Square Feet (Shop): 49,665

Architect: Office of State Architect

Construction System (Building): Steel, masonry and wood frame, masonry exterior

Construction System (Shop): Steel frame and exterior

Construction Cost: $1,567,800

Architectural Style (Building): International Style

Architectural Style (Shop): Utilitarian

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.

The term Utilitarian refers to a general lack of detail or ornamentation, the design is purely for a specific use.



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