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C. Robert Frapwell
- Mr. Robert Frapwell worked for Wright, Metcalf, and Parsons, Architects and is the architect in charge of the design and building of the Bakersfield College Panorama campus
- He worked on all drawings and then the construction of all of the new campus, working directly with President Ed Simenson
- The first buildings completed on the new campus were the Stadium and the Gymnasium
- By 1957, the campus included the Administration, Humanities, Childcare, Science and Campus Center
- Mr. Robert Frapwell greatly influenced the look and feel of the campus we still use today.
Dad was the Architect/ Project Manager/Construction Manager of Bakersfield College during the construction on the Panorama Drive site. He spearheaded the development of the state of the art Stadium and Planetarium working closely with Nick Pananides to bring cutting edge Astronomy viewing to the public. In addition to the above ground college campus, he was instrumental in designing the pipes that are under the buildings.
-- Jan Black