Re: CONVENTION CENTER IN BERKELEY

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From: [email protected] (John McDonald)
Subject: Re: CONVENTION CENTER IN BERKELEY
Date: 8 Apr 1994 17:04:11 GMT

David Pan ([email protected]) wrote:
: do not have to worry about the construction cost or the local
: regulations. All I have to do is to present a design that looks
: esthetically satisfactory.

In Berkeley, you might want to consider the architectural heritage
of the area. Look at designs by Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck
(The Christian Science Church across the street from People's Park),
as well as the on-campus designs by John Galen-Howard. Unless, of
course, you want to take the ultra-modern approach, considering the
Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco (before the latest spate
of building there) or that in San Diego, looking very nautical and
heavy with concrete... Definitely hide the parking lot. In
Berkeley, you might make a good presentation for that particular
city's planning sense by lowering the emphasis on the cars...

John
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