California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design is proud to present the 10th anniversary of the annual fifth year architecture thesis show, this year titled The Final Cut. The show is an exhibition and celebration of year-long thesis projects completed by graduating architecture students as the culmination of their undergraduate studies. The Architecture Department invites you to join us in this celebration.
The reception, show, and overall organization of this event has been spearheaded by the Chumash Show Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and conducted under the mentorship of Prof. Barry Williams.
When: Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 3:00pm
Location: Chumash Auditorium, Julian. McPheee University Union at Cal Poly
Auditorium Open: Saturday, May 26, 3pm & Sunday, May 27, 10am-5pm
For additional information: go to architectureshow.calpoly.edu.
The winter quarter closed with First Year Architecture and Architectural Engineering students completing the team-based paraSITE project .
The project challenges students to create full-scale designs in assigned locations in Building 05, using their ability to discern flows, spaces, materiality, and campus community uses, and celebrating the subtlety of shadows, wind, and time, as well as marking place within the scales of the structure, or providing place for pause or repose and awareness of one’s surroundings.
The project aims to teach First Year students the value of teamwork, achieving more than any single student could as an individual. It also tasks them with managing talent and time within a complex assignment.
A "Meet the Firms" event, especially for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning students, is scheduled for April 4, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm. The event in the PAC Lobby is a unique recruiting event that gives employers the chance to interact directly with hundreds of highly sought-after students in these majors.
It’s a great opportunity for students to meet face-to-face and connect with key recruiting contacts. Participating employers will be seeking applicants for internships and career positions. Visit MustangJOBS to view the most up-to-date list of participating employers and job descriptions. Let the employers know of your interest and submit resumes in advance by choosing the RSVP feature.
Margarida Yin's third year studio presented their designs for a new, fire station, police sub station and community center for the City of Lompoc at their mid-term review/workshop held in the Dick DeWees Community Center in Lompoc. Their designs concepts for an interdependent fire/police station that would also be a community meeting place received positive feedback. Lompoc Fire Chief Kurt Latipow thoroughly checked out each of the proposals and was impressed with the designs. A report on the visit can be found in on Lompoc Record web site. The visit was also featured on KCOY.
The Architecture College Based Fees Committee (CBF) and Alpha Rho Chi are hosting a portfoio review for students, to be held in the KTGY Gallery, 5:00-7:00pm, Monday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 27. Students are encouraged to bring their portfolios, resumes and cover letters to share with professors and design professionals for feedback and further advice.
Margarida Yin's 3rd Year student, Nick Schwaller, received second place in the AIAS/Kawneer Enlightening Libraries Student Design Competition. This competition challenged students to investigate and design a public library utilizing Kawneer's building products. Nick's project focused on the library as a "community living room...(to) connect people with media and with each other, through a combination of public open spaces, outdoor areas, and quiet reading niches with a view". Go to Enlightening Los Osos (.pdf) for images of the project.
The Cal Poly Architecture Department was featured in an extensive article on the ArchDaily web site. Go to AD College Guide: CAED at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to read the entire article.
Karen Lange's studio 400 will be presenting ZIP - a book show installation - in the Berg Gallery on Tuesday, January 22, and Wednesday, January 23, from 11:00am-5:00pm. Go to Archinect for an explanation and a video of the project.
The Cal Poly Architecture Department was featured in an extensive article on the ArchDaily web site. Go to AD College Guide: CAED at Cal Poly S
The Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design will be holding lectures, discussions, and events throughout the
winter/spring quarter for its students, alumni, faculty and the
general public in Los Angeles. This year's Event Series is sponsored by HMC Architects and Morphosis Architects and our public lectures will be held at the A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum in West Hollywood.
Highlights from this year's event series include a public talk between internationally acclaimed architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio and UCLA Ph.D. Program Director Sylvia Lavin, a lecture by Princeton School of Architecture Ph.D. Graduate Studies Director Beatriz Colomina on the work of Eero Saarinen, a panel discussion on paradigms of contemporary form with Dora Epstein Jones (SCI-Arc), Stephen Phillips (Cal Poly), Michael Osman (UCLA) and Ingeborg Rocker (Harvard), and a student Charette at South Gate High School in Los Angeles with HMC Architects, among many other terrific lectures, discussions, and events. Go to the L.A. Metro poster for a list of events.
The Cal Poly L.A. Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design was founded and is directed by Cal Poly Associate Professor Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD. Please contact The L.A. Metro Program for more information at email@example.com or visit them on the L.A. Metro Program website.
Professor Jim Doerfler AIA, CSI, has been named Interim Department Head of the Architecture Department. Professor Doerfler has taught at Cal Poly since 2005 and is a leader in developing award winning interdisciplinary design studios and using software to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration at Cal Poly. “I am greatly honored to be chosen to lead at one of the finest architecture departments in the country” he said. “Being part of the faculty here has given me great insight into how special our program is. I look forward to guiding the program with our excellent faculty to advance our strengths as we prepare students to be architects in the 21st century.”
Professor Doerfler succeeds outgoing Department Head, Henri de Hahn, who has accepted the position of Provost at New School of Architecture + Design in San Diego. De Hahn has lead the department since 2006. His leadership accomplishments include the development of the architecture core curriculum, advancing the interdisciplinary approach to design, and expanding off-campus programs. We wish him all the best as he moves on to a new institution.
For more information, see the Cal Poly press release.
The Faculty of our freshmen year students are pleased to invite you to visit the 260+ first-year architecture (ARCH) and architectural engineering students (ARCE) work on Monday, November 19th, 2012 in the CAED Berg Gallery. Their design work for Hartford Pier at Avila Beach will be on display from 9am am to 4 pm.
The Architecture Department is pleased to announce that the Cal Poly Architecture Program is ranked again in the top six architecture schools nationwide by the DesignIntelligence survey, positioning itself fifth after Cornell University, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Rice University and Syracuse University.
In additional to their national ranking, Cal Poly was ranked:
DesignIntelligence survey ranks public and private degree programs nationally. Cal Poly’s Architecture program has made the nation’s Top 20 list since 2003 with a ranking of sixth or better. The full report can be ordered at the America's Best Architecture & Design Schools, 2013 Edition web site.
The CAED and ARCH Department regret to inform that due to Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Northeast, Allan and Ellen Wexler will be unable to give the Hearst Lecture, nor be present for the 9th Annual Vellum Jury. We are working with them to reschedule their lecture in the near future.
We are pleased that Mark Jensen, Principal of Jensen Architects, has graciously accepted to lecture this Friday, November 2nd, 2012, and participate in the 9th Annual Vellum Jury that same evening..
For additional information about Mark Jensen, please go to Hearst Lecture Series.
Vellum Design Build and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Exhibition. The exhibition of furniture designed and constructed by CAED students will be on display at 883 Marsh Street (next to Post Office), San Luis Obispo, CA
Gallery exhibition, judging and reception: Friday, November 2, 2012, 5:30-10:00pm
Exhibition continues: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00am-6:00pm
For additional information, please visit Vellum 2012
We are pleased to announce that the following students are this year's recipients of the 2011-12 Leanding Edge Student Design Competition: Re:Generation
Student: Derek McFarland, Second Prize. Mentor: Prof. M. Yin
Student: Natalie Abbot, First Prize. Mentor: Prof H. Weisenthal
Students: Lilly Wellington, Xavier Diaz, and Nicklaus Schwaller, Merit Citation for Technical Analysis and Resolution. Mentors: Profs. T. Peters and K. Macdonald
Students : Stefan Schwarz, Natalie Riccomini, Patricia Hansen, and Nicholas Stockler, Second Place Tie with Mt. San Antonio College. Mentors: Profs. T. Peters and K. Macdonald.
For additional information, go to Leading Edge Competition (comments are to be soon uploaded)
Vina Robles Winery and Art Gallery invite you to Colori di Stagione featuring ceramic sculptures by Simona Bellini and watercolors by Tom di Santo. This event is in conjunction with Harvest Wine Weekend and 6th Annual Swiss Days at Vina Robles Winery.
Opening, October 20th, 2012 from 3:00-6:00pm.
If you are interested in studying at another university in the United States or Canada, you are invited to attend the NSE Informational Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 between 4:10-5:00pm in Building 38, Room 226 (Math & Sciences Bldg.)
To view flyer, go to NSE Informational Meeting
As part of Cal Poly's Parent and Family Weekend, the Architecture Department is organizing a series of events on Friday, October, 12th, 2012. An exhibition/reception will take place on Friday between 5-7pm showcasing freshmens' design work along other year's students' work. The Evelyn and Harold hay Media Research Center (MRC) and the CAED workshop will be open for tours.
As information about the 2013 event becomes available, you can find it at 2013 Parents and Family Weekend.
Thesis students will be presenting their work today, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in the Berg Gallery between 1:30-4:00pm. Please join them to share your thoughts on their progress.
Please go to Alumni News to read the message of Michael J. Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards regarding NCARB fees.
For the 20th straight year, Cal Poly has been rated the best public-master’s university in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Cal Poly ranked sixth in the magazine’s overall list of the West’s best universities, including both public and private institutions that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.”
U.S. News ranks colleges that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, in a separate category. “Being named Best in the West for 20 straight years is a terrific acknowledgment of Cal Poly’s sustained excellence over a long period of time,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “The credit belongs to our faculty and staff for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our students’ success, and it underscores the power of our Learn by Doing philosophy.”
For additional information, go to U.S. News 2012 Ranking
"Despite amenities like a farmers’ market and historic buildings, Oakland’s old business district was lacking in vibrant street life. Architect and local business owner Alfonso Dominguez and artist Sarah Filley co-founded nonprofit popuphood as a small-business incubator to revitalize the neighborhood and spark long-term economic development. Working with a landlord who agreed to provide space in vacant storefronts, Filley and Dominguez recruited five complementary businesses with the promise of six months of free rent and marketing support. The project launched before last Christmas and has so far been a success, generating buzz as a new destination unique for its hyper- local approach to retail. Three of the original retailers have signed long-term leases, and the neighborhood seems on the rise." (SpontaneousInterventions.org)
A series of new student final review portfolios are available for viewing on the Second Year Gallery page. Professors: Clare Olsen and Jeff Ponit.z