The next Tenured Faculty Meeting will be announced at a later date.
The next General Faculty Meeting will held on Thursday, October 3, 2012, at 11:00am in the Faculty Conference Room (05-201A).
The next Curriculum Committee will be announced at a later date.
Monday, September 17 - Instructional Planning Day
Tuesday, September 18 - Fall Term classes begin
Monday, November 12 - Academic holiday, Veterans' Day, Campus Closed
November 21-25 - Academic holiday for academic year employees
November 22-23 - Thanksgiving holiday, Campus Closed
Friday, November 20 - Last Day of Fall Term classes.
December 3-7 - Final Examination Period
Saturday, December 8 - Mid-Year commencement
The Department has purchased a new 36" plotter which will be operational in the MRC this Fall. The Department now has the use of five plotters which should now cover printing demands.
Deadline to submit proposals: Monday October 15, 2012, 4:30pm
The Extramural Funding Initiative provides support to assist faculty in submitting competitive proposals for extramural funding. The deadline to submit proposals for awards of mini-grants, assigned time, and additional compensation for 2013 is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012. For full application and submission instructions, please visit the Research and Graduate Programs website at http://www.rgp.calpoly.edu, or go to the EFI RFP.
There are currently numerous Academic Senate Committees which require representation from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) for the 2012-2014 term. Each of the following committees needs at least one representative from our college:
Budget and Long Range Planning Committee
Distinguished Teaching Award Committee
Graduate Programs Subcommittee
Grants Review Committee
Research & Professional Development Committee
For descriptions of the responsibilities of each of these committees go to the Academic Senate Committees web page. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees through 2014, complete a Statement of Interest form.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is pleased to announce the 2012 NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education. A total of $75,000 will be available for up to three Awards. The NCARB Award supports the efforts of architecture programs to create and implement new, for-credit curricular approaches that raise awareness about issues central to practice, such as the architect's responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare. The Awards are intended to address specific areas in which the academy can bridge the gap between education and practice and better prepare students for internships and future careers as architects. Go to the NCARB Award web site for more information.
September 27-29, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
Prefabrication is said to be the oldest new idea in construction, so it is no wonder that it continues to pervade as an ideal. This ACSA Fall 2012 Conference in conjunction with the Modular Building Institute Regional Industry Meeting brings together allied professionals, academics, and builders/fabricators to present current theory and practice at all scales of designing and building off site. For more information go to the ACSA 2012 Fall Conference web site
The AIA+2030 Professional Series helps design professionals create buildings that meet the energy efficiency goals of the Architecture 2030 Challenge®. Ten, 4-hour sessions offer strategies to reach 60% reduction in fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, giving design professionals the knowledge and leverage to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings—and providing firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace. Go to the AIA+2030 postcard for more information and a schedule of classes.
Submission Deadline: September 19, 2012
This ACSA award recognizes projects that demonstrate how faculty, students, and schools work to realize design-build projects. Curricula based design-build projects can encompass a variety of endeavors, but at their core they present constructions that illustrate design learning outcomes from conception to tangible fruition. Persons in ACSA member schools who are primarily engaged in teaching may enter one or more submissions relevant to their educational activities. For more information go to the ACSA Design Build Award web page.
Submissions due: October 1, 2012
Architecture at Zero 2012 is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide. The design challenge is a zero net energy (ZNE) student housing or administrative office building design for the University of California Merced in Merced, California. As part of the Architecture at Zero 2012 challenge, entrants will also be asked to create a diagrammatic district energy plan for the Bellevue Gateway development. The buildings will be part of the Bellevue Gateway, a new mixed-use development located on the campus that will act as both the primary entrance to the University and as a bustling center of activity with sports facilities, dining, residential spaces, administration, and parking. For more details and deadlines go to Architecture at Zero.
Subscribe to Atelier Paema website by December 15, 2012
Atelier PAEMA, Urban Protected Area, has launched in Rome on May 21, 2012, at the Representative Office of the European Parliament in Italy, the international competition of ideas: “The Europe’s Become – architectural ideas, creative and artistic expressions for the conservation of the future of Europe “, with the patronage of the European Commission in Italy. This competition concludes a series of five meetings for Europe.
The competition represents the summary of these five meetings and aims to strengthen the dialogue between East and West, North and South, focusing on intercultural awareness as the other human face of globalization. It is an initiative open to those who feel actual the theme of “the Europe’s become” and that wish to promote the cultural heritage through an active experience, playing not only a role of passive witnesses of the different stages of the European path. For more information about the competition go to the Europe's Become competition brief and website.
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2012; Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013
Please make your students aware that the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association(NELMA) is sponsoring a design contest for students currently enrolled in an accredited architecture program, to design a modern sustainable structure featuring Eastern White Pine.
Feature the use of Eastern White Pine (Pinus stobus) as part of a sustainable modern structure. NELMA is looking for dialogue-inspiring, future-predicting, forward-thinking designs. Well managed forests provide a supply of beautiful, strong and infinitely renewable building materials. Help imagine a more sustainable future while featuring Eastern White Pine.
There is no fee for this competition. Entrants may submit as an individual or a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Team submissions must designate a primary contact person for communication purposes only. Go to the Sustainability Versatility Design Awards web site for more details.
Registration Deadline: September 24, 2012; Submission Deadline: October 5, 2012
The Cleveland Design Competition invites professionals, students, firms and designers to re-imagine the abandoned lower streetcar level of Cleveland’s Detroit-Superior Bridge as a dynamic public space, performance venue and pedestrian experience. At the beginning of 2012, a group of local designers and business leaders launched an initiative called “The Bridge Project” to raise public awareness about the potential of The Bridge and to engage the community for input on opening the lower level for public use. The Cleveland Design Competition has partnered with The Bridge Project to engage designers to propose compelling visions for the permanent use of The Bridge, public access into and passage through the lower level of The Bridge, and connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods. Go to the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition web site for more details.
Registration and Submission Deadline: November 15, 2012
The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.
Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $14,500 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $27,000. For further information, or to apply, visit the American Academy in Rome’s website at www.aarome.org or contact the American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60 Street, New York, NY 10022, Attn: Programs, 212-751-7200, email@example.com , or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state specific field of interest when requesting information.
Anticipated submission deadline: mid-December 2012
The competition will focus on the post-industrial development of a contaminated site in the Gowanus Canal watershed that offers the challenge of rethinking how a new community resource can become an agent for remediation within a diverse urban context. The jury will be comprised of industry professionals and experts in the areas of architecture, sustainable design, landscape design, and community development. Registration will open on July 13 2012 and resource materials will be made available starting that day. More information can be found at the Water_Works web site.
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2012; Proposals must be received by January 15, 2013
Atelier Paema welcomes professors and students to enter the International Ideas Competition titled "The Europe's Become - Architectural ideas, creative and artistic expressions for the conservation of the future of Europe". The competition objective is the design of a European landmark, a contemporary "Emblem of freedom" of the third millennium for the Future of Europe. Atelier PAEMA calls for design ideas that are architectural, creative, artistic; and simultaneously lead to a synthesis of the European values interpretations for the past, present, and future: what the European cultural heritage has represented, what it is now, what we hope it will become and how all this can be expressed in a symbol, in a function, in a place. For more information go to the International Ideas Competition flyer or the Atelier Paema web site.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, March, 27-30, 2013; Submissions due: October 8, 2012
The theme of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2013 Architectural Research Conference is visibility, in all its possible connotations. The goal of this year’s conference is to interrogate the idea of visibility from a variety of perspectives, in order to bring research itself into sharper focus. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte welcomes researchers, educators, and practitioners in architecture and affiliated design and technical professions to participate. For more information go to The Visibility of Research web site.
October 11-12, 2012, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
The Spaces and Flows Conference is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to critically examine the spatial, social, ideological, and political forces that shape and transform cities, suburbs, and rural areas. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Cities and Communities in Contemporary Times," and it is fitting that the location is Detroit, Michigan, USA - a city whose past and recent history exemplifies the complex processes that must be examined and mastered for positive transformations to occur. Proposal are welcomed from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Go to the Spaces & Flows Conference web site for more information.
Proposals due October 26, 2012
The Rotch Travelling Studio annually awards a $20,000 travel grant to enable educators in architecture schools to take students abroad for in-situ study of foreign architecture. Proposals are invited from faculty members in all National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited schools of architecture in the United States for travel anywhere in the world outside of the United States during the following calendar year. Studios are to be directed by the faculty applicant and are intended to supplement a specific design studio at the school. It is anticipated that one grant of up to $20,000 will be awarded. Proposals should specify the sum being requested. The school of architecture within which the faculty member teaches will be the recipient of the grant, and the school will be responsible for both the dispersal of the funds and the performance of the studio. The Rotch Travelling Scholarship Committee will award a check in December to one deserving studio class. For more information and deadlines go to the Rotch Travelling Studio web site.
October 18-19, 2012, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China
The call for extended abstracts has just opened - deadline: May 2, 2012
One hundred years have passed since Le Corbusier’s Voyage to the Orient. Although he didn’t venture into the Far East, his influence – and that of Modernism – is recognizable across the world. This conference looks at Modernism’s significance to architecture and urbanism from across the world. It will explore its lasting, or fading, influence on China; and China’s influence on it.
Architecture, and indeed the world, has changed massively over the last century, so this conference will explore what contemporary ideas can be drawn from different historical periods and different social circumstances.
The conference will be part of the UK Now" festival, which is one of the biggest cultural exchange evens organized by the UK government in China. It is supported by the British Council with the Architectural Review as UK media partner. For more information go to the masterplanning the future web site.
October 25-26, 2012, Vancouver, Canada
The Constructed Environment Conference will be held at the University of British Columbia Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in the forms and functions of the constructed environment. The aim of the conference is to discuss the past character and future shape of the built environment from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. For more information and an online proposal submission form go to The Constructed Environment web site.
January 13-14, 2013; Upcoming deadline for proposals: June 12, 2012
The Technology Conference is interdisciplinary in scope, and is unique in its focus on the relationships between technology, knowledge, and society. Given its role in the recent global events, the special theme for 2013 is: Organize, Challenge, Re-Imagine: New Media and Social Movements. For more information go to the Technology, Knowledge & Society web site.
Paper Deadline: January 21, 2013
The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. are pleased to announce a peer-reviewed technical symposium to explore the state of the art in professional and academic approaches and experiences related to the design and implementation of net zero buildings. Architects, engineers, building scientists, sustainability consultants, educators, contractors, product manufacturers, utility professionals, industry members, students, policy makers, and related professionals are invited to submit papers for blind peer review, presentation, and publication in the symposium proceedings. Speakers are invited to propose new solutions that enhance the ways we live, work, and play in built environments at different scales and locations. For more information on the conference and call for papers go to the BESS/SB 13 Conference web site.
January 23-25, 2013, International Conference Center Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Deadline for next round in call for papers is May 24, 2012
This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in and concern for sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. For more information go to the Sustainability conference web site.