Keith Wiley

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Position Lecturer
Phone 805.756.5204
Office 21-125
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Areas of Expertise

Beginning Design


Keith Wiley has been with the Architecture Department at Cal Poly since 2001, during which he has taught over 20 different courses within the curriculum, including first, second, and third year design, as well as digital applications and shop courses.

Keith received his Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MArch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Subsequent to his studies at SCI-Arc, he worked in the offices of Frank Gehry in Los Angeles as well as Moshe Safdie in Boston.

His research interests include the role of making in design pedagogy and the rhetoric of spatial representation systems.


Educational Credentials:

M Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
BS Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 
Certificate, Ecole D’Art Americaine, Fontainebleau, France.  Summer 1991.  (Architecture and fine arts program). 

Teaching Experience:

Lecturer, Architecture Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

Professional Experience:

Design Staff, Studio G Design. Santa Barbara, California.
Design Staff, Moshe Safdie and Associates. Boston, Massachusetts   
Design Staff, Frank O. Gehry and Associates. Los Angeles, California. 
Design Staff, Franklin D. Israel Design Associates. Los Angeles 


Selected Publications and Recent Research:

  • Wiley, Keith 2015 "Surface Scratches: Drawing as a Material Investigation of the Wall." To be presented at The National Conference of the Beginning Design Student. San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Wiley, Keith and Michael Lucas, Brent Freeby, Brian Kelly, JoAnne Moore, Bryan Ridley co-authors. 2012 "Power[Tools]: paraSITE's progress." Proceedings of The National Conference of the Beginning Design Student. Lincoln, Nebraska.


Updated 04.08.16


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