The department is very excited that it will be starting a new Los Angeles Interdisciplinary Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design for Cal Poly students. It will be a terrific program that will immerse aspiring architects in a multicultural urban setting—rich with amazing learning, practicing, and networking opportunities.
The program is designed to engage local architects, alumni, and the many institutions in Los Angeles in order to best assist our department to meet its educational ambitions. In addition to the unique curriculum that will focus on the city of Los Angeles—its architecture, history, urbanity, and culture--we look forward to reaching out to the local community to enhance our program's learning structure through visiting lecturers, digital design workshops, internships, and public alumni events. It is our goal to make this an exciting program that will introduce our students to living and working in Los Angeles, and assist them to begin their professional careers.
Financial support would be enormously helpful to enhance our curriculum and assist us to meet these educational goals. Added funding would most specifically be used to support the costs associated with workshops, lectures, public events, new equipment, travel, and possibly facility rental. The department is looking forward to making this new program a huge success for our students, alumni, and department. Sponsors can indicate the focus of their funding (lectures, workshops, etc.).
FUNDING: $5,000 per year
The Architecture Department wishes to recognize the generosity of HMC Architects Designing Futures Foundation as the sponsors of the 2010-11 LA Metro Program.
HMC Designing Futures Foundation is a non-profit scholarship foundation aimed at supporting the communities and markets in which we work. Created in 2009 to award scholarships to students pursuing careers in design, health science, and reduction, the Architecture Department is very proud to be a recipient of the foundation's generosity.