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Pierre Rademaker

Pierre Rademaker

Media Contact: Marina Washburn, Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos

805.929.5679 / marina@danaadobe.org

August 6, 2018

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Photographic Walk Through Time: San Luis Obispo, Then & Now

A Summer Talk at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Pierre Rademaker

Mr. Rademaker will present a fascinating commentary on the visual and architectural changes which have taken place in the city of San Luis Obispo, interspersing his discussion with a series of old and modern photographs to show how the city was built out over time and the forces that shaped that change. As past president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, Pierre has an understanding of the economic and social forces that contribute to a vibrant downtown. He served for nine years as a member of the city’s Architectural Review Commission and chaired the city’s effort to produce its highly regarded “Conceptual Physical Plan for the City’s Center” in 1993 as well as its 2017 update. This led to his presentations at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Conference and Livable Oregon’s annual conference. His interest in local history is the result of his involvement in many historic restoration projects throughout the downtown.

Pierre has lived in San Luis Obispo since 1972 when he came to establish the Graphic Design program at Cal Poly after working in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Pierre Rademaker Design, located in the historic 1905 Johnson Building, was founded by Pierre in 1980. Early corporate identity and advertising work for the multi-disciplinary design firm quickly led to more extensive branding projects, including product packaging, building signage, retail interiors and print graphics for a wide variety of west coast clients. His work has received awards from Communication Arts, Print, and Graphics magazines among others and has been published worldwide. Pierre has an M.F.A. in Visual Communications from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Graphic Design from Cal State Long Beach.

About the DANA Adobe Cultural Center

The mission of the DANA Adobe Cultural Center is to engage visitors with the stories of California’s Rancho Era History, connecting them with the peoples, the land and its resources to foster environmental stewardship, and cultural understanding. For more information, please visit www.danaadobe.org (805-929-2606).

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