Architecture & Environmental Design (bldg 005)

Completion Date: 1974

Square Feet: 67,585

Architect: Burde, Shaw & Associates

General Contractor: E.A. Hathaway

Construction System: Concrete frame, concrete and transite exterior

Construction Cost: $4,765,860

Architectural Style: Post-Modern, Brutalism

Cal Poly President: Robert E. Kennedy (1967-1979)

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/9