Category:John Galen Howard buildings
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The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. California Hall – California Hall is one of the original classical core Beaux-Arts-style Classical Revival buildings on the UC Berkeley campus. Construction began in 1903 under the lead of University Architect John Galen Howard after the adoption of the Phoebe Hearst master architectural plan for the Berkeley campus. The building opened in August,1905, in 1982, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated as an architectural feature of California Historic Landmark no.946. In 1991, the Landmarks Preservation Committee of the City of Berkeley designated it Berkeley City Landmark no.147 and it currently houses the University of California Berkeley Chancellors Office and the Graduate Division. California Hall was one of the first buildings to be constructed upon adoption of the Hearst architectural plan, opened in 1905, it was built with a state appropriation of $250,000 and university funds of $19,000. It originally housed the central administration and the History, Political Economy. In 1982, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, in 1990 it was seismic renovated. The buildings frame is sheathed in reinforced concrete. The exterior is granite from the nearby Raymond quarries, chosen for its hardness, the granite was then lined with brick. The roof is concrete-sheathed steel covered in Spanish mission tiles, reflecting Howards desire to create a uniquely Californian architectural style, the rooftop features skylights studded by copper finials. The original doors, window-casings and other features of the buildings interior architecture were made of solid oak. The floors were made of metal and concrete, and carpeted in cork. The entire building was wired for lighting, which was intended for use in the evenings. Light during the day was provided by windows and the skylights dotting the rooftop. The main entrance on the west side of the building opened to a lobby that had marble paneling in a wainscot fashion. The doors to the lecture room on the north end of the first floor were made of solid oak. The lecture room had tiered seating that could hold 500 people, the room was intended for the university’s large History, English and Botany classes, which were difficult to accommodate previously due to a lack of adequate indoor space on the campus. Behind the speaker’s platform was a door that allowed the speaker, to the south of the large lecture hall were classrooms and faculty offices, uniformly painted ivory in color
2. California Memorial Stadium – California Memorial Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. Commonly known as Memorial Stadium, it is the field for the University of California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference. The venue opened in 1923 and currently seats around 63,000 fans for football, the playing field runs NW-SE, at an elevation of 410 feet above sea level, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 27,2006. The stadium is located on the Hayward Fault, which passes directly under the playing field, Memorial Stadium was funded from public contributions, as a memorial to Californians who lost their lives in World War I. The chair of the committee was John Galen Howard, the universitys chief architect. This has earned it a reputation as one of the most scenic venues in college football, on February 14,1885, the first football game was played on the University of California campus between the hometown Bears and a football club from San Francisco known as the Merions. The field was located where the Valley Life Sciences Building currently stands, in subsequent years, the field was officially named West Field and was expanded to hold around 5,000 spectators. However, by 1904, Californias football team had become so popular that West Field became too small, therefore, California Field opened its doors in 1904 to replace the antiquated West Field and the boosted capacity allowed California to host important games for the first time. The new stadium was located closer to the center of campus and was able to draw unprecedented crowds for the time. California Field is also notable because it is many of Californias longstanding traditions began to take form. In 1910, the first card stunt was performed at the Big Game and after victories, California Field is also where the Golden Bears gained national prominence under head coach Andrew Latham Smith. Four of the Bears five consecutive undefeated seasons were played at California Field, because of this success, it became evident that California needed an even larger venue to host its football team, therefore, the team and its fans began pushing for a new stadium. The early 1920s saw four major collegiate venues open in the State of California, Stanford Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and California Memorial Stadium. One of the first proposals for a new stadium was on the corner of the campus where Edwards Stadium. This proposal was rejected and the regents settled on a site at the mouth of Strawberry Canyon. The location caused controversy, but the popularity of Andy Smiths Wonder Teams prevailed. WIth the funding secured, the university broke ground in January 1923 hoping to open the new stadium in time for the 1923 Big Game. Both teams were having a season in 1923 with California going undefeated up to that point
3. Hearst Greek Theatre – The Greek Theatre hosts The Berkeley Jazz Festival, pop, rock, and world music concerts, UC Berkeley graduation ceremonies, occasional addresses by noted speakers, and other events. Past speakers include President Theodore Roosevelt, William Randolph Hearst, the Hearst Greek Theater was built in 1903 on the site of a rough outdoor bowl already in use as an amphitheater since 1894 known as Ben Weeds Amphitheater. The project was championed by University of California president Benjamin Ide Wheeler and was the first University building designed by John Galen Howard and its construction was financed by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, after whom it was named. The design of the theater is based directly on the ancient Greek theater of Epidaurus and it officially opened on September 24,1903 with a student production of The Birds by Aristophanes. However, while still under construction in May 1903, the theatre hosted a ceremony with an address by President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1957, a basement backstage area was added, which was designed by Ernest Born and it includes a large plaza flanked by two stage-level constructions. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, over the years, the Greek Theatre has seen performances from hundreds of musical and theatrical artists. Charter Day ceremonies and inaugurations of University of California presidents and Berkeley chancellors have been held in the Greek Theatre, Berkeley High school also uses the Greek Theatre for their graduation ceremonies. Another Planet Entertainment became the concert promoter at the Greek in 2004. In May 2012, a seismic retrofit and expansion was completed by Overaa Construction, four new reinforced concrete columns were added and concealed in the original structure. List of contemporary amphitheatres UC Berkeley Media Relations, UC Berkeleys Greek Theatre turns 100 years old this month. UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, archived from the original on April 4,2005. CS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Cal Performances
4. Hearst Memorial Mining Building – The Beaux-Arts-style Classical Revival building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as part of California Historical Landmark #946. It was designed by John Galen Howard, with the assistance of the UC Berkeley-educated architect Julia Morgan and it was the first building on that campus designed by Howard. Construction began in 1902 as part of the Phoebe Hearst campus development plan, the building was dedicated to the memory of her husband George Hearst, who had been a successful miner. To keep the expansion distinct from the building, shot peened aluminium. The Lawson Adit - a horizontal mining tunnel - is directly to the east of the building, construction of the Hearst Memorial Mining Building began in 1902, and the building was completed in 1907, with a dedication ceremony held on August 23 of that year. The $1,065,000 construction cost was a gift of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, dedicated to the memory of her husband, Senator George Hearst. When construction began in 1903, the College of Mines, with its 247 students was the largest of its kind in the world. The college did not have a building, and due to the size of the college. University architect John Galen Howard designed the building with the assistance of the Dean of the College of Mines, Christy and UC Berkeley-educated architect Julia Morgan. Howard and Christy did not find many examples of mining colleges—the majority of the buildings they visited were originally built for other purposes, Howard feared that the scant number examples to study would make his design prone to the mistakes of an architectural form early in its evolution. Vents and chimneys were also independent of the shell, as these architectural features were expected to have shorter lifespans than the exterior structure. The roof of the building is tiled, brackets made of timber, the roof tiles are reminiscent of Spanish roofing tiles used in late California mission architecture. As the building’s centerpiece, the vestibule was made notable from the exterior by being made the highest point of the building’s facade. Howard unified the exterior facade not by the elements of symmetry and hierarchy. Sculptures of four men and four women, created by Robert Ingersoll Aitken, were placed on the corbels supporting the wooden roof brackets. According to Howard, the two sculptures on the west signified “primal elements”, and the two on the east “eternal forces”, representative of the character of mining. The female sculptures provided a presence, representing “the ideal art. The central entrance vestibule was dedicated to Senator Hearst, and was also to serve as a space for the mining museum and it was designed to recall Henri Labrouste’s Reading Room in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
5. Sather Tower – Sather Tower is a campanile on the University of California, Berkeley campus, more commonly known as The Campanile for its resemblance to the Campanile di San Marco in Venice. It is the universitys most recognizable symbol, given by Jane K. Sather in memory of her husband, banker Peder Sather, it is the third-tallest bell-and-clock-tower in the world. Its 61-bell carillon, built around a nucleus of 12 bells also given by Jane Sather, can be heard for many miles and supports an extensive program of education in campanology. Designed by John Galen Howard, founder of the Department of Architecture at the University, Sather Tower was completed in 1914, with seven principal floors and an eighth-floor observation deck, at 307 feet it is the third-tallest bell-and-clock-tower in the world. It marked a secondary axis in Howards original Beaux-Arts campus plan and has been a point of orientation in almost every campus master plan since. Sather Tower houses a concert carillon, enlarged from the original 12-bell chime installed in October 1917 to 48 bells in 1979. The original bells all bear the inscription Gift of Jane K. Sather 1914, Jane was wife of the Norwegian-born banker Peder Sather. The current bells range from small 19 pound bells to the 10,500 pound Great Bear Bell, the bells also toll the hour 7 days a week between the hours of 8 a. m. and 10 p. m. At noon on the last day of each semester, Theyre Hanging Danny Deever in the Morning is played. Following that, the carillon is silent until the end of finals, private and group lessons are offered in carillon through the Department of Music, subject to auditions and with Music majors receiving priority. Students work on one of Sather Towers two practice keyboards until they are ready to perform on the carillon itself, an elevator takes visitors 200 feet up to an observation deck with sweeping views of the campus, the surrounding hills, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate. Admission is free for UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty, two dollars for seniors, Cal Alumni Association members, and persons age 17 and under, and three dollars for everyone else. The trumpets of the California Marching Band every year play Cal spirit songs during Big Game week from the top of the tower, known as the Campanile Concert, the music can be heard throughout the campus and Berkeley, and in some cases, all the way to Oakland. Sather Tower also houses many of the Department of Integrative Biologys fossils because its cool, the surrounding promenade features a grid of pollarded London Plane trees, frequently enjoyed for the sport of slacklining. In 1958 a 67-year-old retired attorney jumped to his death, prompting a daily patrol to guard the platform, in 1961, after an undergraduate suicide, glass was installed to enclose the viewing platform. These panes were removed in 1979 due to complaints that the panes were muffling the sound of the expanded carillon, in 1981 metal bars were installed. The Berkeley Carillon is housed within Sather Tower and it originated as a twelve bell chime, cast in 1915 by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough, England. The original bells were a gift of Jane K. Sather, who gave the university the Sather Tower, Sather Gate
6. Sather Gate – Sather Gate is a prominent landmark separating Sproul Plaza from the bridge over Strawberry Creek, leading to the center of the University of California, Berkeley campus. It is California Historical Landmark No.946 and No.82004649 in the National Register of Historic Places, designed by John Galen Howard and built by Giovanni John Meneghetti in the Classical Revival Beaux-Arts style, Sather Gate was completed in 1910. They were sculpted by Professor Earl Cummins, originally, the gate served as the terminus of Telegraph Avenue, and marked the Universitys south entrance. The University later expanded south of Strawberry Creek, and the gate is now well separated from Berkeleys city streets by Sproul Plaza. Sather Gate has undergone restoration beginning in October 2008 that focused on its bronze and steel metal work, during its restoration it remained open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Restoration of Sather Gate was completed in April 2009, wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. coordinated the restoration of Sather Gate, a 2010 Design Award recipient from the California Preservation Foundation