California Mid-Century Modern: Educational Buildings (page 3)

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Cal State University East Bay
Hayward, CA

Music Building

Cal State University East Bay was established in 1957. The school moved to this location in 1961. Most of the buildings were built by the early 1970s. For more, see this website.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA

Leo F. Cain Library

La Corte Hall University Theatre
The Leo F. Cain Library was designed by A. Quincy Jones and built in 1971.

La Corte Hall, originally the Humanities & Fine Arts Building, was designed by Casey K. Jenkins. It was built around 1975.

The University Theatre was designed by Daniel Dworsky and built in 1973.

For more about these buildings, see this website.

California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
These California Lutheran University buildings were designed by Jefferson A. Elmendorf and completed in 1962. The "Centrum" is a group of seven buildings, each with poured concrete barrel roofs. They originally housed a cafeteria, a motel, stores, a library, a bank, a barber shop, a dentist's office, and a real estate office. In the mid-1980s, the buildings were converted into offices and classrooms. The round building (top left) which was originally a gift shop now houses the Centrum Cafe. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Thompson Gymnasium
Lawndale, CA
The Thompson Gymnasium is located at Leuzinger High School. It appears to have been built in the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Beckman Auditorium
Pasadena, CA
Beckman Auditorium is located on the campus of Caltech, the California Institute of Technology. The building was designed by Edward Durell Stone and built in 1964. It is used for lectures as well as theatre and dance performances. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Ambassador College
Fine Arts and Science Halls [gone]
Pasadena, CA

Ambassador College
Hall of Administration
Pasadena, CA

Ambassador College
Pasadena, CA
Ambassador College
Dining Hall
Pasadena, CA
Ambassador College's Fine Arts and Science Halls and the Dining Hall were built in 1966. The Hall of Administration was built in 1967. The Ambassador Auditorium was built in 1974. The college officially closed in 1997. In 2004, the college property was purchased by Maranatha High School and the Harvest Rock Church. These photos are from 2012. In 2013, the Fine Arts and Science Halls were demolished for condo development. The Hall of Adminstration will also be demolished. I believe the Auditorium and the Dining Hall will be spared. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA
These buildings at the College of the Desert were designed by John Carl Warneke and completed in 1962. For more, see this website. [map]