The next Tenured Faculty Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28, 11:10am-12:00pm in 05-201A (Faculty Conference Room).
The next General Faculty Meeting will be on Thursday, April 23, 11:10am-12:00pm in 05-201A (Faculty Conference Room).
The next Curriculum Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, April 21, in 05-201A, 11:00am-1:00pm, in 05-201A (Faculty Conference Room).
REMINDER: For those placing meetings on the "Arch Meetings" calendar, please include the location in the subject/title of the meeting, and add the location to the "attendees" so that the meeting will also appear on the room schedule. See Kathi if you need assistance.
April 17-18 - Open House
April 20 - Census date
May 25 - Academic Holiday - Memorial Day - Campus Closed
You are invited to visit the Cal Poly Architecture in Japan blog to keep up with Don Choi and his students while they are in Japan on the Japan Extended Field Trip.
The family of the late Brent Dickens, who passed away last year, is terminating the lease of the Rose House, effective May 1, 2009. The college was fortunate since 2006 to have benefited from the facility for retreats, guests speakers and hosting events.
Architecture's 45th Anniversary San Francisco Alumni Social
Friday, May 1, 2009, 5:30-7:30pm
In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Architecture Department, BAR Architects and the Architecture Department are sponsoring the Alumni reception during the 2009 San Francisco AIA Convention. The Alumni Reception is being held at BAR Architecture, 543 Howard Street, San Francisco. The reception is free to all faculty, $20 for guests. To RSVP go to the Alumni Reception Attendance Notification Form.
The Zimbra Calendar will be implemented during the weekend of April 18-19. Information regarding the implementation, tutorials, user guides, training schedules, and FAQs can be found at the Zimbra Calendar Information web page. Email service will not be affected. For more information, contact Ellen Stier at 756-5525 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the most recent Student Digest go to the 03-31-09 Digest web page of the Architecture web site. We encourage you to let your students know about this valuable resource and to check it out yourself!
Please continue submitting items for Toot Your Own Horn to Henri and Kathi. Include dates and complete titles of awards, papers, conferences, etc., relative to the announcement, and send to Henri an electronic copy of any papers published. Please also continue forwarding information on achievements by alumni and students.
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 4:00-6:00pm, Kennedy Library, Room 2002
The Faculty Socials are an excellent opportunity to connect with your colleagues in other departments and colleges. The next Faculty Social on April 23 will be hosted by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Ballots due Friday, April 17 at 12:00pm
The Robert Hifumi Odo Competition Exhibit is now on display in the CAED lobby. The projects in this exhibit represent the best work for our third- and fourth-year students, and you are encouraged to give their work the attention it deserves. Ballots have been placed in faculty mailboxes. Please vote for the best project and return your ballot to Alissa in the Architecture department office. You may also submit your votes by email to email@example.com.
April 6 through April 24, 2009, Fishbowl (21-105B)
An exhibition curated by Professor David Leary, Architect, at College of DuPage, Chicago, presents student work focused on architectural precedent. Student teams created precise graphic interpretations that were transformed into highly crafted bass wood models.
Geoffrey Payne - Wednesday, April 22, 4pm, Berg Gallery (05-105)
Geoffrey K. Payne, an architect and planner from the UK with over thirty years of international experience, will be presenting the first Spring Quarter Hearst Lecture. Please go to the Hearst Lecture Series web page of the Architecture Department web site for more information about Geoffrey Payne and future Hearst Lecture Series presenters.
David Leatherbarrow - Friday, April 24, 4:00pm, Business Rotunda (03-213)
Symposium "Research Practice" - Friday, May 8, 1:00-6:00pm, Business Rotunda (03-213)
Rafi Segal - Friday May 15, 4:00pm, Business Rotunda (03-213)
Guy Nordenson - Wednesday, May 27, 4:00pm, Berg Gallery (05-105)
Since faculty members contribute significantly to student success through academic advising efforts, Cal Poly recognizes this important work by awarding the Annual Faculty Advising Award. The recipient is given $1,200, is recognized by President Baker at Fall Conference Convocation, and has her/his name displayed on a perpetual plaque in Kennedy Library.
The deadline for submitting nominations and letter(s) of support is 4:00pm, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Nominations should be submitted to Helen Bailey, Chair, Academic Advising Council Subcommittee, Faculty Advisor of the Year. Electronic submissions, only, please, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award web page for more information.
ACSA is soliciting feedback regarding the NAAB Final Draft of the 2009 Conditions for Accreditation. A PowerPoint presentation is posted on their web site, along with extensive information regarding the two-year process to update the Conditions. A preliminary response from ACSA to NAAB will be sent on April 15, but you can comment until that date. Otherwise you may send feedback directly to NAAB until June 1.
The ACSA is also collecting feedback on their publications such as JAE, ACSA News, etc. To Comment you may take a brief publications survey.
Go to ACSA's NAAB Accreditation Review Conference web page to see any of the above links.
Register by May 15, 2009; Submission due July 31, 2009
We are in an urban age. Most of us today live in cities. Is there a place or a neighborhood in your city that needs a good fix? Do you know of an unplanned settlement, a displaced community, economic uncertainty that has driven away business, environmental degradation that has reduced quality of life, an area enduring the aftermath of natural calamity, a derelict urban site? Have a plan that could turn things around? Submissions are sough that solves these common urban problems. The top four submissions will be invited to present at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in November 2009. For more information please go to the Urban SOS web site.
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2009; Entry Deadline: May 8, 2009
Urban Revision is reaching out to all major universities in the U.S. to ask for help in getting the word out about their latest competition Re:Vision DALLAS. The goal of the competition is to find a winning design for the first sustainable city block in the U.S., which will be located in Dallas, Texas. This is not a proposed project. The land has been purchased and the supporting organizations are in place. All that is needed now is a winning design to get the development started. Architecture, Engineering and Design Students/Professors are encouraged to enter Re:Vision DALLAS.
Please go to the Competitions page of the Urban Revision web site for more information.
Deadline: May 18, 2009
It’s time to enter into the 2009 Design-Build Awards Competition. Submit your successful design-build project(s) for the 2009 National Design-Build Project Competition or nominate an individual who has demonstrated dedication to integrated project delivery for a Distinguished Leadership Award or the prestigious Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. Completed entries and entry fee payments must arrive to the DBIA National office no later than May 18, 2009. For more information go to Design-Build Institute of America's National Design-Build Project Awards web page.
June 22-26, 2009, Portland, Oregon
The Summer Sustainability Series is NOT a conference. It offers two unique five day professional programs, for the summer of 2009, in Sustainability in the Urban Built Environment or Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. The programs provide direct engagement with experts and examples, with immediate solutions for city leaders, planners, businesses and educators to address today's most pressing sustainability challenges. They are based on the ground-breaking work of Oregon's businesses, universities, non-for-profits and policy makers. Each of these fast-paced five-day mobile symposiums is limited to just 20 professionals, plus 15 top graduate students. For more information to go the Summer Sustainability Series web page.