Historic Old Administration Building, Fresno City College

The Historic Old Administration Building, a National Landmark originally built in 1916, was the first permanent structure of the Fresno State College campus and is now the iconic center of the Fresno City College campus. The unreinforced masonry building had not been in use since 1975. In 2002, a local bond was passed to rehabilitate and adapt the 110,000 sf building into an education facility with classroom and lab space for 2,000 students; a 660-seat performance and teaching auditorium; music and dance rehearsal spaces; Department of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts offices, Campus Administration office, Faculty offices; and shared community spaces.

Awards and Publications:

SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation 2015; National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Honor Award, 2014; AIA California Council Merit Award for Architecture 2014; AIA San Francisco Chapter Merit Award, Historic Preservation, 2012; AIA, East Bay Chapter Merit Award, 2011; California Preservation Foundation Design Award for Rehabilitation, 2012; California Community College Facility Coalition Award of Excellence, 2011; Educational Environments, 2009

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