Author Info

Venture Architects


Agricultural Sciences (Bldg 011)

Completion Date: 1988

Square Feet: 45,523

Architect: Venture Architects

General Contractor: Bernards Brothers

Construction System: Steel frame, exterior plaster, steel and glass roof

Construction Cost: $7,400,000

Architectural Style: Post-Modern

Cal Poly President: Warren J. Baker (1979-Present)

Post-Modern architecture is a counter reaction to the strict and almost universal modernism of the mid-20th century. It reintroduces elements from historical building styles, although usually without their high level of detail. Common features include columns, pyramids, arches, obelisks, unusual or attention-getting shapes and roof lines, and combinations of stone and glass on the facade.