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.



URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/fpcp_mp/59