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Commencements

2016-17 Commencement Dates

Fall Commencement December 17, 2016
Spring Commencement June 17-18, 2017

Details to follow, please check the Cal Poly Commencement page commencement.calpoly.edu for updates!

Posted 07.20.16

5th Year Chumash Show

Memorial Day WeekEnd, 2017
Details to be announced
at the Chumash Auditorium, Julian A. PcPhee University Union

The 5th Year Chumash Show celebrates the passion that each student has for design and is a pinnacle moment in celebrating their Cal Poly experience as architecture students. The event is organized and run by the fifth-year student committee, nominated by the student body, to ensure that the show embodies the unique character of our year.

Details to follow, please check back for updates!

Posted 09.20.16

Cal Poly-WAAC Alumni

Cal Poly-WAAC Anniversary Celebration

May 25-28, 2017

 

This academic year marks Cal Poly's 30th anniversary at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and the 35th year overall for the WAAC! The Architecture Department is leading a CP-WAAC anniversary celebration and we are hoping to reach all faculty, and architecture and landscape architecture alumni of the program.

The event opens Memorial Day weekend, May 25 to 28, 2017, in San Luis Obispo starting with a visit to Farmers' Market. The reunion will provide a chance for networking and reconnecting with former classmates and faculty. There will be a display by current WAAC students, we'll visit the Architecture 5th-Year Chumash Show, and there might be a reunion of the WAAC Band.

Click here to add your name to our directory for an invitation with additional information.

For more details and registration visit the WAAC reunion website!

UPDATED 2.1.17

Design Village 2017Design Village 2017

April 7-9, 2017
Poly Canyon, Cal Poly Campus

Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design invites students of all disciplines to participate in this year’s Design Village Competition. Exemplifying Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy, competitors are challenged to design, build, and inhabit temporary structures within Cal Poly’s outdoor Experimental Structures Lab, located in Poly Canyon.

This year’s theme is "Essence," details to follow!

For more details, registration forms and history, visit architecture.calpoly.edu/about/Design-Village or the Design Village site at designvillage.wix.com/designvillage.

Posted 1.19.17

Hearst Lecture Series Winter 2017

Hearst Lecture Series Winter 2017:
Piñon and Andes
RDH Building Science Inc., Oakland

Friday, March 10, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Save the date, details to follow! For more about the Hearst lecture Series visit www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Posted 12.15.16

paraSITEparaSITE Project 2017

early March, check back for dates
Architecture Building 05

The paraSITE project, now in its 11th year, occurs at the midpoint of the First Year program and offers the students the opportunity to utilize the concepts and skills that they have acquired to that point to engage in an investigation into material, context, and the human scale. Working in groups of four, students are assigned a specific location on the Architecture Building to serve as a site. Each site is carefully drawn and modeled, and the students begin to learn about the influences, both tangible and intangible, that makes their specific site unique. Sketches, watercolors, photographs, rubbings, as well as the creation of temporary instruments are employed to discover ideas about forces at work on their site such as traffic, temperature, materiality, texture, wind, light, and mood. Using this information, each group creates a paraSITE, which is temporarily attached to building while displaying a high quality of craft in joinery and materials, and serves to highlight a site-specific condition through human interactivity.

Projects will be on display throughout the Architecture Building (Building 05). To see photos of past paraSITE projects visit architecture.calpoly.edu/current/exhibitions/paraSITE.

Posted 01.19.17

Hearst Lecture Series Winter 2017Hearst Lecture Series Winter 2017:
Thomas Robinson
Lever Architecture, Portland

Friday, February 24, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Save the date, details to follow! For more about the Hearst lecture Series visit www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Posted 12.15.16

ARCHx 6.0 David DiamondARCHx Lecture 6.0:
David Diamond of SOM

THURSDAY, February 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm
In the KTGY Gallery (21-105a)

David Diamond, FAIA, Technical Associate Director in SOM's San Francisco office, will speak at the ARCHx lecture series at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, February 22. 

His lecture, titled "Light and Shadow: A Case Study on the Cathedral of Christ the Light,” will explore the process of designing this architectural landmark in Oakland, California. A Cal Poly alumnus, Diamond will also discuss his career path and work with SOM.

More about David Diamond at www.som.com/news/soms_david_diamond_elevated_to_the_aias_prestigious_college_of_fellows.

Posted 02.20.17

Hearst Lecture Series Winter 2017Hearst Lecture Series Winter 2017:
Clark Thenhaus
​Endemic/California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Friday, February 17, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Clark Thenhaus is founding director of Oakland, California based design office, Endemic. Thenhaus is a recipient of the 2015 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, a 2014 MacDowell Art Colony Fellow, and was previously the 2013-2014 Willard A. Oberdick Fellow at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning. Thenhaus is a frequent lecturer and guest critic at architectural institutions. His work has been widely exhibited, including recently at the A+D Museum, Jai & Jai Gallery, University of Calgary, AIA San Francisco.

For more about the Hearst lecture Series visit www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Updated 2.14.17

CAED Career Fair 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00PM Chumash Auditorium, BLDG 65

Don't miss this opportunity to meet face to face and connect with companies who are interested in meeting architecture engineering, architecture, city and regional planning, construction management, landscape architecture, and transportation planning students. Companies will be seeking applicants for internships and career positions!

See calpoly.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/1142/student_preview for more details!

Posted 01.06.17

5th Year Section Show

Wednesday, February 15, noon - 4:00PM
Berg Gallery (05-105)

The 5th Year Section show consists of all the 5th year studios presenting their developing thesis project with graphics or models. The Section show is designed for the 5th year students to manifest their initial research into building form and demonstrate their ideology through architectural drawing. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and see the work!

Posted 02.10.17

Geoff ManaughHearst Lecture Series Winter 2017:
Geoff Manaugh
BLDGBLOG, New York

Friday, February 10, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Geoff Manaugh launched the site BLDGBLOG (“building blog”) in 2004. He is the author of two books—the New York Times-bestselling A Burglar’s Guide to the City and The BLDGBLOG Book—as well as editor of a third, Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural InventionsA Burglar’s Guide to the City is currently being adapted for television by CBS Studios.

For more about the Hearst lecture Series visit www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Posted 12.15.16

Roel SchierbeekHearst Lecture Series Winter 2017:
Roel Schierbeek
Arup, Los Angeles

Friday, February 3, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Roel Schierbeek has a broad experience in structural design, mostly on complex, prestigious architectural projects. Throughout his career in the Netherlands, France and the United States he has worked on long span facades and roofs, foot bridges, high rise buildings, artwork, cultural and office buildings. He is currently working as a Structural Engineer at ARUP in Los Angeles.

For more about the Hearst lecture Series visit www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Posted 12.15.16

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2016:
time[scape]lab, Brian Ambroziak & Andrew McLellan, Knoxville/Charlotte

Friday, November 18, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Come see Professor Brian Ambroziak and Andrew McLellan discuss how they are seeking to expand contemporary modes of representation and perpetuate what we term the timescape

Details at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Updated 11.09.16

ARCHx Lecture 3.0:
Yu-Ngok Lo of YNL Architects in Culver City

THURSDAY, November 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm
In the Berg Gallery (05-105)

Yu-Ngok Lo, AIA, NOMA, CDT, LEED AP is the founding principal of YNL Architects, Inc. His work received many design awards and was published at various international media such as ArchDaily, Hinge Magazine and Hospitality-Interiors Magazine. He is currently serving the AIA National Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Community advisory group, AIA Diversity Council and the AIACC Committee On The Environment. Yu-Ngok is also a senior editor for the AIA YAF CONNECTION and the Editor-in-Chief of NOMA magazine and AIBD magazine. He is a recipient of the 2016 AIA National Young Architects Award, 2016 ENR 20 Under 40 and the winner of the 2015 AIACC Young Architect Award. 

Updated 11.07.16

Off Campus ScheduleArchitecture Department
Off-Campus Presentations for 2017-18

Various dates and locations

It's time to think about where you want to be next year! check out the schedule of upcoming Off-Campus Presentations and the whole process at architecture.calpoly.edu/current/fourth-year-off.

Updated 11.07.16

Vellum 13

13th Annual Vellum Furniture Competition

Reception Friday, November 4, 6:30PM-10:00PM
​Open viewing Saturday, November 5, 11:00am-6:00pm
760 Higuera Street at the Garden Street crosswalk (formerly Coverings)

Vellum Design Build, a San Luis Obispo design and build firm, is partnering with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly to host the Thirteenth Annual Vellum Furniture Competition to benefit the students of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The event is free and open to the public. Click on the image for details!

IMPORTANT: For those students planning on participating, your PRE-ENTRY APPLICATION is due MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 by 5:00PM.

For more on Vellum visit
architecture.calpoly.edu/current/exhibitions/vellum.

Updated 10.27.16

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2016:
Pedro y Juana of Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Ruess, Mexico D.F.

Friday, November 4, 4:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Pedro y JuanaPedro y Juana (Pedro&Juana) is a studio from Mexico City founded by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss that works on a variety of projects across creative professions. Some of them are: Dear Randolph (2015), a domestic interior public square for the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, The State of the Art of Architecture, composed of moving lamps, rockers, tall and not so tall tables and some wall tapestry.

Details at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series

Updated 11.02.16

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2016:
Susan Van Atta of Van Atta Associates, Santa Barbara

Friday, October 28, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Susan Van AttaLong before sustainability became a focus in the landscape architectural profession, Susan Van Atta’s work reflected a commitment to environmentally appropriate landscape design, habitat restoration, and the use of native plants. Susan approaches design with a deep understanding of environmental processes gained from a degree in Environmental Studies, an early career in California coastal planning and environmental impact assessment, and over twenty-five years as a practicing landscape architect.

Details at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Updated 10.24.16

Cal Poly Mustang Family Weekend

Architecture Dept First Year Show and Reception

Friday, October 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm
in the Berg Gallery (05-105) and the 05 Stair court

Cal Poly Architecture Department is looking forward to welcoming first year students and their families for an Exhibition of student work from our first year Architecture/Architectural Engineering design studios and a Reception to celebrate their new adventure!

At this year's exhibit in the Berg Gallery there will be opportunities to meet with our dedicated faculty and staff, interact with student leaders, and see examples of our "learn-by-doing" philosophy in action. 

Please arrive on campus early to ensure adequate time to park and walk to the event location. If you interested in participating in the University-wide event, please visit mustangfamilyweekend.calpoly.edu to register. You are welcome to attend the Architecture specific event without the weekend pass. We look forward to seeing you and your family in San Luis Obispo!

Special Hearst Lecture:

Kevin Daly of Kevin Daly Architects, Los Angeles
4:30PM in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Posted 10.05.16

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2016:
Kevin Daly of Kevin Daly Architects, Los Angeles

Friday, October 21, 4:30pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

Kevin Daly of Kevin Daly ArchitectsKevin Daly, FAIA, is the founder of Kevin Daly Architects. For over twenty years he has pursued an architecture that delves into the paradoxes of the urban condition and the consequences of intervention. Projects by Kevin Daly express his belief in an architecture that is performative on every level: environmentally, structurally, economically, and aesthetically.

Details at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Updated 10.07.16

ARCHx Lecture 2.0:
Wyatt Frantom of Gensler LA

THURSDAY, October 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
​5th year balcony (bldg 5, access through room 400)

Wyatt FrantomWyatt Frantom, AIA is an architect licensed in the state of Texas and California and serves as a Design Leader with Gensler in Los Angeles. Wyatt is a graduate in architecture of The Ohio State University and holds a Masters in Architecture from Rice University. In his nearly 15-plus years in practice, Wyatt has gained broad experience in a variety of project types and an expertise in Commercial Office Buildings - serving as Gensler’s Southwest Regional Practice Area Leader for Corporate Campuses while specializing in large and complex International projects. An award-winning designer, Wyatt and his projects have been published widely. He has been recognized most recently for his leadership in the profession as recipient of the 2014 BD+C 40-under-40 Award and the 2014 AIA National Young Architects Award.

Updated 10.11.16

5th Year Abstract Show

Wednesday, October 19, Noon to 3:30PM
the Berg Gallery (05-105)

5th Year Thesis ShowThe 5th Year abstract show will take in the Berg Gallery 05-105 from 12:00PM to 3:30PM pm on Wednesday, October 19.

The abstract show consists of all the 5th year studios presenting their thesis concepts with graphics or models. The abstract show is designed for the 5th year students to organize their initial thoughts and gather information to set up a year long process of exploration and creation. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and see the work!

Posted 10.10.16

Third Cal Poly Canyon Clean - Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, October 15, 10:00am - 4:00pm
​Cal Poly Canyon

Canyon DaysThe college invites you to Canyon Days from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, Saturday, October 15. It is an opportunity to volunteer alongside our students to clean up and make improvements to Poly Canyon as part of an effort to revitalize the area and repair damage caused by recent vandalism.

Volunteer jobs include painting, demolition, construction, landscaping and overall clean-up, in preparation for canyon tours that will be held October 22 during Mustang Family Weekend, which includes Homecoming.

Details at www.caed.calpoly.edu/canyon-clean-dayTo volunteer, contact Kevin Dong at kdong@calpoly.edu or 805-756-5371.

Posted 10.07.16

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2016:
David Freeland of Freland Buck, LA/NYC

Friday, September 30, 5:00pm
in the Business Rotunda (03-213)

David FreelandDavid Freeland is a licensed architect in the State of California and has been principal at FreelandBuck Architecture in Los Angeles. since 2010. With over 15 years of experience practicing architecture, he has worked on award winning residential, commerical, urban and institutional projects with FreelandBuck as well as Michael Maltzan Architecture, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, RES4, and AGPS. He is a frequent collaborator with developers and planners with a focus on projects in Los Angeles including his public prize winning entry for the 2006 Prop-X competition.

Details at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series.

Updated 09.28.16

AIAS ARCHx Lecture 1.0

ARCHx Lecture 1.0:
Chris Talbott of SOM

THURSDAY, September 29, 2016
6:00PM-8:00PM, BERG GALLERY (05-105)

Introducing ARCHx Lecture 1.0 hosted by AIAS Cal Poly! 

Thursday, September 29 at 6:00PM in the Berg Gallery: Chris Talbott, Cal Poly alumnus and practicing architect at SOM, will be giving the lecture on "Conjuring Innovation Through Process” based off the SOM project, Poly Dawangjing in Beijing, China. Following the presentation, he will be giving professional advice on portfolios that SOM looks for in its prospective employees.

Come take a break, get some snacks, and engage in this exciting presentation with AIAS!

Posted 09.20.16

WOW 2016

WOW - Week of Welcome 2016

September 18-25, 2016

Known simply as “WOW”, Week of Welcome is a nearly 60 year-old tradition at Cal Poly taking place in September leading up to and around your first days of class. Start off your career as a Mustang as you and your new classmates move-in, kick off the year with the Big Fall Welcome, explore the central coast, learn about your role as part of the Mustang Nation, start on your Journey to Academic Success, and make life-long connections. Mandatory for all new students, starting September 17 through September 25. Registration to new students opens late Spring 2016. Details at orientation.calpoly.edu/wow/home.     

Posted 07.20.16

SLO Days 2016

Student Life Orientation Days-
SLO Days 2016!

July-August, 2016
 

Student Life Orientation Days is Cal Poly's 2-day, overnight, summer orientation. Come meet other new students, connect with your academic major, and begin to prepare for life at Cal Poly. Sign-ups are now open and accessed through MyCalPoly on the ‘Orientations’ tab. Details at orientation.calpoly.edu/student-life-orientation-days/home.

Posted 07.20.16

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