5th Year Architecture Show


For the past 12 years, Cal Poly fifth-year architecture students have come together to showcase their senior design projects at an annual exhibition in the Chumash Auditorium.  Each year’s exhibition is planned, organized, and curated by the fifth year student body, under the direction of the Fifth-Year Architecture Student Committee, in order to highlight the unique character of that class, and to showcase the exceptional thesis design projects of the fifth year architecture students.  The 13th annual exhibition, titled UNLICENSED, will provide the opportunity for the fifth-year class to display their architectural talent and innovativeness to their peers, community, family members, prospective employers and supporters of Cal Poly’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design. 

UNLICENSED, which will be held in the University’s Chumash Auditorium from Friday May 27 through Sunday May 29, will celebrate the passion that each student has for design, and is a pinnacle moment in celebrating their Cal Poly experience as architecture students.

UNLICENSED is dependent upon private funding, including support from outside organizations and individuals such as yourself. Donations received are used for materials and services necessary to assemble the show, including the cost to rent Chumash Auditorium and to provide refreshments for the show’s opening reception. 

Your gracious support will help make the 13th Annual Fifth-Year Architecture Show a success, ensuring that the students have the opportunity to showcase design work that consistently earns recognition at a national level. Donations of any amount make a difference. All supporters will be featured at the event and also on the event website and show program. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank You For Your Support,
2016 Chumash Committee


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Chumash Auditorium, Julian A. McPhee University Union
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Auditorium Open: Saturday, May 28 12:00PM - 5:00PM & Sunday, May 29 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Getting There

Directions to Cal Poly will provide you with instructions on how to arrive by car, as well as using other common methods of transportation. Feel free to familiarize yourself with the location of the University Union on the Cal Poly campus map before your visit.

Online Contributions

Click here to contribute to the 2016 Architecture Thesis Showcase

Contributions By Check

Mail to:

Fifth Year Architecture Show
c/o Doug Jackson
Cal Poly University
1 Grand Avenue, 05-212a
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Please make checks payable to the Cal Poly Architecture Department. Please write Fifth-Year Architecture Show in the memo. 

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