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Interim Architecture Department Head appointed

aug 9, 2013

Professor Margot McDonald, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, has been named Interim Department Head of the Architecture Department.

As a Masters in Architecture graduate from the University of Oregon and a licensed architect, Prof. McDonald has emphasized teaching students about building energy performance and sustainable design for more than two decades. She has been a professor of architecture at Cal Poly since 1992, and previously served as interim head of the architecture department in 2002-03.

She was the lead coordinator for the UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference at Cal Poly in 2008, served on the CSU Chancellor’s Office Sustainability Advisory Committee for Education and Research in 2010, and is currently chairing the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee at Cal Poly. Most recently, her teaching as focused on integrated project design in an interdisciplinary studio.

McDonald succeeds outgoing Interim Department Head James Doerfler, who accepted a position as the director of architecture programs of Philadelphia University. His accomplishments include helping to lead professional studios, co-op programs, developing award-winning interdisciplinary design studios, and overseeing the department’s graduate program.


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CAED announces new Dean: Christine Theodoropoulos

aug 17, 2012

CAED Announces New Dean. The College of Architecture and Environmental Design is pleased to announce its new dean, Christine Theodoropoulos! Dean Theodoropoulos comes to Cal Poly from the University of Oregon, Eugene, where she has served as Head of the Architecture Department since 2003.

Theodoropoulos received her education from Princeton and Yale universities in civil engineering and architecture respectively. She is a licensed architect and registered civil engineer in the state of California. Dean Theodoropoulos will begin her tenure as dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental design in September. Please join us in welcoming her to the college and to Cal Poly. For the full news release, go to Cal Poly News.


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