May 18, 1970, pages 1-59. Note: Files are large (104MB) and may take several moments to download.
Vista Grande Restaurant (Bldg 112)
Completion Date: 1970
Square Feet: 19,837
Architect: Fred Keeble & George Rhoda, Architects
Construction System: Concrete frame and exterior, steel roof
Construction Cost: $1,520,000
Architectural Style: Post-Modern, Brutalism
Cal Poly President: Robert E. Kennedy (1967-1978)
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.