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Mills College: Design Tour

Friday, May 18, 2018
9-10:30am
$5 Members / $10 Nonmembers
Location: 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

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1.5 CES LUs

Campus architect Karen Fiene, FAIA leads a tour of her favorite designs on the Mills College campus, including historic and ground-breaking buildings. This tour will meet at the front of Mills Hall, at the center of campus.

Mills College, founded in 1852 sits on 135 acres and has a lake and three creeks running through the property. We have about 1 million square feet in 64 buildings, the oldest dating to 1871. Julia Morgan did one of her first projects here, the iconic El Campanil bell tower from 1904. We have four other Julia Morgan buildings including the Margaret Carnegie Library, Alumnae Hall Student Union, Kapiolani Cottage and Alderwood Hall. In 2006 the college embarked on the largest facilities upgrades undertaking in half a century. This work included new student housing, the Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building addition, restoration of the Littlefield Concert Hall and construction of the Lokey Graduate School of Business designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Lisser Hall, a dramatic performing arts theater designed by Willis Polk in 1901, is being full renovated to bring the building up to seismic and ADA codes. It will be nearing completion at the end of June.