This current Student Digest as well as past ones are posted on the Architecture web site under Resources on the Current Students home page: http://www.arch.calpoly.edu/current/index.html
- CTBUH International Student Tall Building Design Competition
Deadline: June 22, 2012
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual International Student Tall Building Design Competition to be held in conjunction with the CTBUH 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012. The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. As noted by the 2011 Competition Jury Chair, William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox, “There has been a major transition in the sense of the value of the tall building and what it can contribute to the urban realm, and society in general. This transition moves the tall building away from just an instrument of financial exploitation and toward a development highly concerned with its impact on the city, the environment, and the urban habitat.” For more information and application please go tot he CTBUH International Design Competition web site.
- Win $5,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. for the AIA convention
What does the future of live/work space look like? Boral Bricks is posing the question and if they like your answer, it could mean $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the AIA convention in Washington D.C. that will be held May 17-19, 2012. To commence on January 2, the Live.Work.Learn contest asks architecture students to submit unique design plans for a live/work studio space using commercial brick—at least 70 percent of the exterior cladding must be brick.
This design competition is open to all architectural students, who will design plans for a Washington D.C. live/work unit that that demonstrates the creative use of bricks. The winner of Live.Work.Learn will receive $5,000 and two semifinalists will receive $2,500. Winning entries will be on display at the national AIA convention in Washington D.C. It gets even better! Boral Bricks will fly the first place winner to Washington D.C. for an all expense-paid trip to personally accept the check.
Please visit www.boralbricks.com and click on the Live.Work.Learn link for more details and all necessary items.
- The Land Art Generator Initiative
Deadline: July 1, 2012
In partnership with New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation, the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition is being held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill) in New York City. The competition is free and open to everyone. We encourage designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, university students, urban planners, scientists and anyone to enter who believes that the world can be powered beautifully and sustainability. First Place: $15,000 (USD) - Second Place: $4,000 (USD). For more information please go to the Land Art Generator web site.
- 2012 International Student Design Competition
On behalf of the Student Design Competition Committee, we are pleased to announce the 2012 International Student Store Design Competition. With the help of our Platinum Supporter, Stylmark and Mega Wall, we will be awarding a total of $10,000.00 USD to the winners.
We hope the chosen category, High- End Accessories Retailer, will be of interest to you. The struggles of the recession have depressed consumer confidence and affect retailers across the board. In order to maintain growth, US retailers have been creative in looking for new channels to increase total selling square footage by developing small formats, outlet concepts, innovative partnerships and entering new markets Our goal is to award creative thinking, to help your professors teach you a real-world holistic design process, and to introduce students to the exciting and dynamic career of retail design. If you are interested in learning more about retail design, you are welcome to visit a local chapter event/meeting. If there�s no chapter near you, consider setting up your own student chapter on campus. We look forward to receiving your entries next spring. For more information, deadlines and forms go to Retail Design Institute website
- Linel Design Award - First Prize $5,000
Deadline: June 5, 2012
Registered architects and architectural students are invited to pursue the first annual Linel Design Award – which will provide cash awards to the winning entries in each division. The sponsor, LINEL, designs, engineers and manufactures monumental skylight, panel systems, and ornamental metal products in a modern production facility. Their architectural products, which are featured nationally, are typically aluminum frame, panel, and glass assemblies that rely heavily on their proven engineering and manufacturing expertise. The judges will be seeking the next innovative generation of architectural thinking; part of which is the utilization of high tensile strength metals and expanses of glass to create stunning, yet sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Designs submitted may be a new building or a refinement of an existing structure. Registered architect’s submittals must be for an actual client. For application and more information please go to the Linel Design Award web site.
Job Fairs/Career Services/Job Postings
Cal Poly will offer career/ job fairs throughout the year
- Career Services Winter 2012 Workshops & Events
Please see the new 2012 career services flier of calendar of events and workshops
- Updated - Career Services Calendar
Interested in Resume Clinic, Interview Skills Workshops, Sign-ups for On-Campus Interviews? It's never to late to start preparing for your future. For upcoming events provided by Career Services please visit their web site.
- Updated - Scheduling Recruiting & Posting Jobs
If you would like to schedule a recruiting visit through the Construction Management Department, please contact our Program Coordinator, Tana Anastasia, at the 756-6381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high level of recruitment of CM majors, it is advisable that you contact the department as soon as possible to ensure a slot(s). Typical recruitment begins with an evening Information Session, followed by interviews the following day. For more information please visit the CM Department web site.
Scholarships & Opportunities
- CACP Scholarship - Deadline June 1, 2012
Students majoring in architecture, engineering, or construction related fields are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship available through Chinese American Construction Professionals. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA to qualify. Go to the CACP Scholarship flyer and application or to the CACP web site for more information.
- New - Private Architecture Scholarship
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- NEW - ASIAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOUNDATION OVERVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – 2012 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT APPLICATION
Deadline: May 30th
The Asian American Architects and Engineers Foundation (Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities and scholarships for students pursuing a career in architecture, engineering or construction. The Foundation was created in 2004 as a branch of the Asian American Architects / Engineers Association of Southern California (www.aaaesc.org) to better support efforts to seek additional means of fundraising for our scholarships, and to better serve our students.
The Asian American Architects/Engineers Association is committed to the empowerment of design professionals in personal growth, professional excellence, business development, and leadership in our communities. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide encouragement and financial incentive for the students to excel in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction. For more information and application go to the Asian American Architects and Engineer web site.
- 2012 Graham Erskine Memorial Scholarship
On behalf of the AIA Northern Nevada Scholarship, I am forwarding you copies of the information and application for the Graham Erskine Scholarship that is awarded annually by our Chapter to students from Northern Nevada who are enrolled in NAAB accredited architecture programs. Last year two $1500 scholarships were awarded.
Though we are not specifically aware of any of your students who might be eligible for this scholarship, we would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this information to any students from Northern Nevada who may be enrolled in your program. Erskine Memorial Application - Erskine Memorial Information Page
- Summer Internship DeNova Homes (Bay Area)
Internship Position to be filled: Assistant Project Manager
Internship Description: The role of the Assistant Project Manager is to aid the Forward Planning Department with tasks necessary to usher proposed and active projects efficiently through the land development and construction process. Projects include apartments, single family home tracts and commercial developments.
Tasks include preparation financial projections, market research, management of design consultants in the fields of architecture and engineering, CEQA document preparation, land use regulation research, entitlement and permit processing. The Assistant Project Manager will coordinate project tasks with the Accounting, Marketing and Construction Departments
As Assistant Project Manager, one will have the opportunity to experience the entire development spectrum including land acquisition, permitting, construction, and home sales. The Assistant Project Manager will work in office and in the field to coordinate projects throughout the Bay Area
DeNova Home’s Team Members Must:
* Be interested in Residential Development
* Have a high level of integrity o Have ambition and drive to succeed
* Be dedicated with great common sense
* Be respectful of co-workers
* Be goal oriented to meet company objectives
* Enjoy work and find work interesting
If Interested, please contact Trent Sanson at (925) 382-0245 or email@example.com
- Last Chance - Job Announcement: Project Assistant
Application Deadline: April 20th
Under the supervision of Associate Director of Housing Development, the Project Assistant is responsible for directly assisting housing development staff on several affordable housing projects that are in pre-development, under construction, or in the close-out process. The position requires a responsible individual able to take initiative and
work independently, who pays careful attention to detail, has strong problem-solving skills, verbal and written communication skills, and is highly organized. He or she must have a positive attitude about performing varied tasks and be able to thrive in a casual yet professional and fast-paced, team environment. This is a temporary, full-time (32-40 hours per week), non-exempt position. A three (3) month commitment is required. For more information please see the attached flier.
Submit resume and cover letter by April 20, 2012 to Human Resources, 215 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 415-771-0813. Reference “Project Assistant” in subject line.
- SOM Internship - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is pleased to announce our 2012 New York Summer Internship Program which will run from Thursday, May 31st, 2012 until Thursday, August 23, 2012.
We encourage students from Architecture and Interior Design disciplines to apply online at www.som.com/nyinternship. Engineering students may also apply at www.som.com/careers for a Structural Engineering Internship. Participation in these internships is limited to current students returning to study in the fall.
Applications must be made online. As part of the application, each applicant must attach 2 PDF files only. Each should be under 5MB to upload successfully.
Cover letter and Resume should be in the first PDF
Five to eight pages of work samples (letter sized pages) should be in the second PDF
Application submission deadline is March 26th at 9am eastern time. Applications by postal mail or email will not be accepted.
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- Hearst Lecture
Tridib Benerjee, James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning Director, Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, USC, and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Urban Planning; Associate Dean of the School of Public Affairs Urban Planning, UCLA.
Friday, April 20th, 2012, at 4:00pm
Business Rotunda (03-213)
Guest speakers are leading practitioners/academics who will reflect on how the field of Urban Design has evolved and the issues that their discipline must currently address in the North American context.
Dr. Tridib Banerjee, Ph.D., James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning Director, Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, USC, has focused his research, teaching, and writing on the design and planning of the built environment and the related human and social consequences. In particular, he is interested in the political economy of urban development, and the effects of globalization in the transformation of urban form and urbanism from a comparative international perspective. His current research includes implementation of smart growth policies, converting brown fields to affordable housing, designing for residential density and walkable communities, and transit oriented development.
Dr. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Urban Planning Professor at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Professor Loukaitou-Sideris' research focuses on the public environment of the city, its physical representation, aesthetics, social meaning and impact on the urban resident. Her work seeks to integrate social and physical issues in urban planning and architecture. An underlying theme of her work is its "user focus"; that is, she seeks to analyze and understand the built environment from the perspective of those who live and work there.
- NEW - Mock Trial
Cal Poly's Mock Trial program allows students to argue a fictitious legal case in front of real judges. This is an ideal way for students interested in law to get some Learn by Doing experience and discover whether a career in law is really for them. Over the past few years students from every college at Cal Poly have participated in Mock Trial. During the 2012-2013 academic year, students will be able to participate in Mock Trial for credit by taking POLS 295 in Fall 2012, or as an extracurricular activity.
For more information go to the Mock Trial flyer.
- This Week - Portfolio Workshop
Alpha Rho Chi, a national co-ed fraternity for students of architecture and the allied arts, is hosting a portfolio and resume review on Saturday, April 21st from 10am-2pm in the Berg Gallery! Come in business casual clothes to see a professor and have them critique your work! Some professors may be available for mock interviews as well. If you have any questions, please email Angela Mueller at email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
Alpha Rho Chi
Academic Internships New! Interns can now earn up to 930 IDP hours through academic internships beginning on 5 April 2012. Hours count toward core credit and can be applied to any experience area except leadership and service under experience settings A and O. This opportunity recognizes the valuable experience interns can earn while still in school.
Learn more at www.ncarb.org/idp2.
- IDP Reimbursement fee
The Architecture Department is happy to co-sponsor seventy-five (75) students for the IDP registration fee in the amount of $50.00 each for this academic year 2011-12. This sponsorship is on a first come first- serve basis! Deadline to apply for your reimbursement is: Friday, April 14th, 2012. For more information to apply for reimbursement fee go to the IDP Program Page
- NEW - Attention 2013 Graduates
Submission of Graduation Evaluation: Spring 2013 Graduation
Students who will be graduating Spring 2013 are required to have completed a Graduation Evaluation. You must submit your request FOUR quarters (include summer) in advance of your completion term. The information regarding this process can be found on the Office of Academic Records web site. Please be sure to read complete instructions. Office of Academic Records link to form and instructions: http://www.ess.calpoly.edu/_records/forms/Grad_Eval.pdf
- Updated - Department Head's Digital Image Collection
Henri has set up a gallery of pictures organized thematically and topically for the students' perusal. Collection will be updated weekly. Current themes: Awnings, Balustrades, Brackets, Brise Soleil, Bus Shelters, Capitols, Circulation, Columns, Corners, Entrances, Facades, Food, Details, Information Panels, Structures, Telephone Booths, Tree Treatment, and Windows.
To view the web page go to: http://gallery.me.com/henridehahn