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Fresno Architect Bill Patnaude Remembered For Iconic Buildings

Most valley residents didn’t know the name Bill Patnaude. But it’s likely that many if not most, have experienced his work. From the shimmering stainless steel of Fresno’s City Hall to the massive concrete forms of the Fresno State Madden Library and the university's student union, his works stand out as iconic buildings on the valley landscape. His legacy is in the minds of many who knew him, as he passed away last Friday at the age of 78. Two local architects joined us on Valley Edition to talk about some of Patnaude's finest buildings, Paul Halajian, principal of Paul Halajian Architects in Fresno, and Shaunt Yemenjian who is also an architect with the firm. 

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