College of San Mateo
- 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, California
- Current Name:
- College of San Mateo
- Current Use:
- Junior College
- Current Condition:
- Some buildings good; some fair; others to be demolished and replaced
- Not Listed
The College Heights campus originally consisted of 27 buildings, all thoroughly modern in their design. Buildings were constructed using a combination of concrete, glass, and steel – the majority logically grouped together and connected by covered walkways. The campus’ visual centerpiece was, and continues to be, its library. Located in the middle of the campus, the library stands alone, distinguished by its pierced masonry screens. A large rectangular reflecting pool is positioned between the library and Fine Arts Center.
Also note the logical organization of campus buildings, award-winning landscape design, and numerous public spaces.
Class Act: College of San Mateo - A History. Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett. Custom & Limited Editions. 1996.
"The Humanist Architecture of John Carl Warnecke," Allan Temko. Architectural Forum, December 1960, Vol. 113, pp. 96-105.
Library, postcard, photographer unknown, publisher: Bob Wyer Photo Cards, Delhi, New York
Original Student Center building (since demolished and replaced), postcard, photographer unknown, publisher: Bob Wyer Photo Cards, Delhi, New York
Amphitheatre of Fine Arts Center, postcard, photograph by Christopher of San Mateo