Archinect - News 2014-11-26T16:47:29-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/6553395/soriano-s-shrage-house-gifted-to-cal-poly-pomona Soriano's Shrage House gifted to Cal Poly, Pomona Orhan Ayyüce 2011-05-16T12:35:33-04:00 >2011-05-20T11:22:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a1xx5zil7we5aga.jpg" width="500" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I was so pleased to receive a special news this morning from dean <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/2137405/a-conversation-with-michael-woo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Woo</a>&nbsp;and would like to share an excerpt with the readers.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ----------</p> <p> Steve and Marion Dodge have pledged a $3 million bequest gift to Cal Poly Pomona, the College of Environmental Design which includes their home, the Schrage House designed by Raphael Soriano, one of the giants of mid-century modern architecture in Los Angeles.<br><br> Completed in the early 1950s, the Schrage House was described by David Gebhard and Robert Winter in their Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles as &ldquo;a one-story International Style design in plywood, glass, and steel.&nbsp; Soriano at his best.&rdquo;&nbsp; Located&nbsp; only a few lots south of the southern boundary of Griffith Park, the house is a stunning example of the best work of one of the leading architects of his time.&nbsp; Since becoming the owners of the house in 1987, the Dodges have painstakingly restored the house to its original condition.&nbsp; It is one of only two examples of Soriano&rsquo;s wo...</p>