Faculty Offices North (Bldg 047)

Completion Date: 1980

Square Feet: 38,960

Architect: Honnold, Reibsamen & Rex

General Contractor: Don Greene

Construction System: Concrete frame and exterior

Construction Cost: $2,937,000

Architectural Style: Post-Modern, Brutalism

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

Although the word Brutalism comes from the French word for rough concrete (beton brut), a sense of brutality is also suggested by this style. Brutalist structures are heavy and unrefined with coarsely molded surfaces, usually exposed concrete. Their highly sculptural shapes tend to be crude and blocky, often colliding with one another.



URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/fpcp_mp/46