The next Tenured Faculty Meeting will be announced at a later date.
The next General Faculty Meeting will be announced at a later date.
The next Curriculum Meeting will be announced at a later date.
November 29-December 3 - Crit Week
December 3 - Last Day of Classes
December 3 - CAED Holiday Party
December 6-10 - Finals Week
December 11 - Mid-Year Commencement
December 12-January 2 - Academic Holiday
December 23, 24 - Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed
December 30, 31 - New Years Day Holiday - Campus Closed
Remember that you can find the Studio Review Form on the Administration page of Architecture web site. Crits and reviews submitted via the Studio Review Form will be posted as soon as they are received. Please contact Shane McKeague at 6-1316 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Be sure to check the Studio Reviews section of the News & Events page of the Architecture web site often, for any reviews your colleagues have scheduled.
Please be sure to submit your Fall 2010 syllabi to Shane McKeague, if you have not already.
Please continue submitting items for Faculty News 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.
Beginning the Fall 2010 quarter, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design will require that students who use the CAED Support Shop contribute money for consumables being used in the Shop.
The Shop Card will cost $25 per quarter and be available at the Campus Bookstore. Please be sure to go to the Shopcard Requirements web page to familiarize yourself with the details.
Poly Reps, Cal Poly's University Ambassadors, are gearing up for another recruitment period for the new Poly Reps, and they want to make sure they have good representation from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design in the applicant pool. To this end, please see the Poly Reps memo (.pdf) to CAED faculty asking you to identify qualified students.
The State Faculty Support Grant program supports research, scholarship and creative activities that help faculty remain current in their disciplines and contribute new knowledge. The intent of the program is strengthening California socially, culturally and economically. The deadline for faculty to submit proposals for awards of mini-grants and assigned time for the 2011-12 year is Jan. 21, 2011. For guidelines and an application form, visit the Research and Graduate Programs web site or call the RGP office at ext. 6-1508.
The CAED Holiday Celebration 2010 will be held in the Berg Gallery on Friday, December 3 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Come join your colleagues to celebrate the holiday season!
Be sure to check the Studio Reviews page of the Architecture web site to find out when and where your colleagues are holding crits and reviews.
Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library recently acquired the architectural archive of architect Mark Mills – a California mid-century modernist. The archive will be housed in the library’s Special Collections Department. It includes more than 900 hand-drawn architectural tracings as well as Morley Baer photographs, correspondence from Ansel Adams and scrapbooks of Mill’s designs. The gift was acquired in collaboration with the Architecture Department. According to the Mills family, he had no connection to Cal Poly other than his admiration for the university’s architecture department and the talent of Cal Poly students. It was out of respect for the program that he provided the collection to the university. The Mark Mills press release on the Cal Poly web site provides more details.
Students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to nominate Cal Poly faculty for the Distinguished Scholarship Awards. These awards recognize the scholarship and creative activity of both junior and senior faculty across all disciplines at Cal Poly. Nominations are due Dec. 6. Visit the Distinguished Scholarship Award web site for more information. For more information go to the Distinguished Scholarship Award web page
Andrew van Leusen and Kevin Eckert, Build LLC, Friday, November 29, 2010, 4:00pm,
Business Rotunda (03-213)
Kevin Eckert is the founding partner of Build LLC and emphasizes the implementation of innovative and cost-effective building solutions. He has degrees in Structural Engineering and a Masters of Architecture. Andrew van Leeuwen develops effective design strategies and generates architectural packages, and is director of marketing and is responsible for the successful Buildblog. Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Washington State along with a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.
Build relies on their diverse professional and construction backgrounds to provide a balanced and thoughtful approach to each client’s projects. Together with their trusted network of professional, trade and supplier resources, they bring the expertise and hands-on experience in architecture, design, structural engineering, construction trades, site superintending, and project management necessary to make every project they take on a success.
For additional information, visit vanLeusen and Eckert's web page.
This year's Hearst Lecture Series Director is Prof. Mark Cabrinha. The free public lectures are made possible through a grant from the Hearst Foundation. For more information about the series, contact Shane McKeague by email in the Architecture Department or phone 805.756.1316.
You may have the next Gensler Diversity Scholarship winner in your class. This year Gensler will consider top students of not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs for academic scholarships and paid summer internships in a Gensler regional office. To be considered by the scholarship jury, up to two students may be formally nominated by an academic institution. Go the the 2001 Gensler Diversity Scholarship flyer or the Gensler web site for more information.
The American Institute of Architecture Students would like to bring to your
attention four student design competitions that you can incorporate into
your studio curriculum. They are great opportunities for your students to
show off their design talents and have a chance to win substantial prize
money. Students may also earn IDP credit if they register with a faculty
advisor. There is no entry or submission fee required to participate in our
competitions for AIAS members, however, there is a $10.00 submission fee for
non-members. Students may work individually or in a team (up to 4 members).
AIAS/MBIEF Design Competition - New Orleans Casino
Registration Deadline: January 7, 2011; Submission Deadline: January 21, 2011
Sponsored by the Modular Building Institute Educational Foundation and administered by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), this program challenges students to learn about modular building techniques and systems through the design of a contemporary, sustainable New Orleans hotel
and casino. The competition is designed for design students of all ages. Total prize money is $4,000, including $2,000 for the first place winning design. For more information go to the New Orleans Casino Student Design Competition web site.
AIAS/S.A.G.E. Design Competition: Rebuilding Home
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2011; Submission Deadline: Mary 5, 2011
Sponsored by S.A.G.E. and administered by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), the program challenges students to learn about skilled nursing home design, specifically the challenges of breaking from the model of staff-centric operating philosophies to resident-directed care. Total prize money is $6,300, including $2,500 for the first place winning design. For more information go to the Rebuilding Home Student Design Competition web site.
AIAS/Vinyl Design Competition "Pan Am Awards Pavilion"
Registration Deadline: January 21, 2011; Submission Deadline: Mary 14, 2011
Co-sponsored by The Vinyl Institute and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and administered by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), this program challenges students to learn about building materials, specifically vinyl building products and systems in the design of an Awards Pavilion for the 2015 Pan Am Games. Total prize money is $7,225, including $2,500 for the first place winning design. For more information go to the 2015 Pan Am Games Awards Pavilion Student Design Competition web site.
AIAS/AARP Design Competition: Livable Communities- Phase II: Building
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2011; Submission Deadline: April 13, 2011
Sponsored by AARP and administered by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), this competition requires students to learn about mixed-use, affordable, and accessible housing. Using this knowledge, students should utilize their choice of Phase-I winning master plans to develop architectural plans for one or more of the housing areas (or typologies). Total prize money is $14,200, including $6,000 for the first place winning design. For more information and deadlines go to the Livable Communities Student Design Competition web site.
Application deadline: December 3, 2010
The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. For application forms and guidelines go to the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (.pdf) announcement. Questions can be directed to (217)333-1660.
California State University, Fresno, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, 2011
Faculty are encouraged to notify their students about The California State University Student Research Competition. The Competition, initiated in 1985, features research achievements of undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni from all academic disciplines. Approximately 200 students from the 22 CSU campuses submit written papers and make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and universities in California. Cash prizes are awarded. For more information go to the CSU Student Research Competition web page and the Competition memo (.pdf).
University of California, Los Angeles, December 4-5, 2010
This conference aims to critically engage contemporary spatial, social,
ideological, and political transformations in a transitional world. In a
process-oriented world of movement, the global north and global south now
simultaneously converge and diverge in a dialectic that shapes and
transforms cities, suburbs , and rural areas. This conference addresses the
nature and mapping of these forces and the dynamics that propel these
changes. The conference also examines and defines the myriad of different
spaces that make up our contemporary world, including urban, edgeurban, de-urban, micro-urban, greenfield, and off-the-grid. For more information and deadlines for call for papers to go the Spaces & Flows web site.
December 4-11, 2010, New Orleans, LA; Request for Proposals being accepted
DesCours is a free, public, week-long architecture and art event now in its fourth year, held the second week of December in New Orleans. DesCours invites any architect, designer, or artist engaged in contemporary work that focuses on new technologies and materials to apply. The 2007 through 2009 presentations of DesCours gave AIA New Orleans the opportunity to exhibit the works of nearly 100 architects, designers and musicians.You are invited to submit a Request for Proposal. Go to the DesCours web site for more information.
December 10-11, 2010, University of Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
The Ubiquitous Learning Conference investigates the uses of technologies in
learning, including devices with sophisticated computing and networking
capacities that are now pervasively part of our everyday lives, including
laptops, mobile phones, games, digital music players, personal digital
assistants and cameras. The conference explores the possibilities of new
forms of learning using these devices not only in the classroom, but in a
wider range of places and times than was conventionally the case for
education. Go to the Ubiquitous Learning Conference web site for more information.
University of Waikato New Zealand, January 5-7, 2011
This conference aims to develop a holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability. The conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. You are particularly like to invited to respond to the conference call-for-papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social Sustainability. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the Journal. Go to the Sustainability Conference web site for deadlines and more information
April 29-30, 2011; call for papers deadline extended to January 17, 2011
The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. are pleased to announce BESS 2011, a two-day, peer-reviewed technical symposium to explore the state-of-the-art in professional and academic approaches and experiences related to integrating design and building practices for sustainable building enclosures. Architects, engineers, contractors, industry members, and related professionals are invited to submit papers for presentation and publication in the symposium proceedings. For more information go to the BESS 2011 web site.
Submissions due between Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and Friday, February 11, 2011
The NCARB Prize supports combined practice and education projects at the university level. Submissions must represent unique efforts to integrate education and practice initiatives while allowing students to earn academic credit. Architecture schools with programs that are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and architecture schools with programs that are candidates for NAAB accreditation are invited to submit projects. Projects must involve a non-faculty architect practitioner, be offered as part of the architecture curriculum for academic credit, and have commenced no earlier than the fall 2008 academic term and be completed or in progress no later than the fall 2010 academic term. For more information Go to the NCARB Prize Program web site.
Hong Kong Institute of Education, January 14-16, 22011
The Forum examines the role and future of the University in a changing world. It is ambitious in its intellectual and practical, agenda-setting scope, and broad in its themes. The World Universities Forum is held annually in different locations around the world. One of the paradoxical characteristics of our time is that some of the most creative thinking comes from business, politicians and other community leaders rather than academe. The World Universities Forum has been created in the belief that there is an urgent need for academe to connect more directly and boldly with the large questions of our time. For more information go to the World Universities Forum 2011 web page.
University of Rome, Italy, February 2-4, 2011
Next year's Design Principles & Practices conference will be held in Rome, Italy. The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of "design", as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. Go to the Design Principles & Practices Conference web page for more information.
Manuscript deadline: February 28, 2011 NEW
The Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University is please to announce a call for paper for Volume 7 of Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning. An Annual Peer-reviewed journal, Nakahara is an attempt to create a forum for exchange of academic experiences and research on Asian environmental design. More information on Nakhara Vol.7 can be found at the Nakahara web site.
May 9-11, 2011, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany
The International Conference on the Arts in Society and the International Journal of the Arts in Society provide a scholarly platform for discussions of the arts and art practices, enabling an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers is December 21, 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference web site after this date. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the The Arts in Society web site.