Engineering West (Bldg 021)

Completion Date: 1962

Square Feet: 117,235

Architect: Office of State Architect

Construction System: Concrete and steel frame, masonry and glass curtain wall exterior

Construction Cost: $2,928,300

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.



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