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Colori di Stagione: Watercolors by Tom di Santo

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Vina Robles Winery and Art Gallery invite you to Colori di Stagione featuring ceramic sculptures by Simona Bellini and watercolors by Tom di Santo. This event is in conjunction with Harvest Wine Weekend and 6th Annual Swiss Days at Vina Robles Winery.
Opening, October 20, 2012 from 3:00-6:00pm.

For additional information on Vina Robles, please visit Vina Robles

Posted: 10.16.12

NSE Informational Meeting

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If you are interested in studying at another university in the United States or Canada, you are invited to attend the NSE Informational Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 between 4:10-5:00pm in Building 38, Room 226 (Math & Sciences Bldg.)

Cal Poly's Parent and Family Weekend

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As part of Cal Poly's Parent and Family Weekend, the Architecture Department is organizing a series of events on Friday, October, 12, 2012. An exhibition/reception will take place on Friday between 5-7pm showcasing freshmens' design work along other year's students' work. The Evelyn and Harold hay Media Research Center (MRC) and the CAED workshop will be open for tours.

For additional information about Cal Poly's event, visit Parents and Family Weekend.

Posted: 10.10.12

Thesis Show

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Thesis students will be presenting their work today, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in the Berg Gallery between 1:30-4:00pm. Please join them to share your thoughts on their progress.

Posted: 10.01.12

News from NCARB

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Dear Colleagues:

For the second time this year, NCARB is taking steps to provide our customers with some financial relief in this challenging economic climate. We need your help in getting the word out to the profession about this savings opportunity.

From October 1 through November 30, we are reopening our “Welcome Back to NCARB” offer of reduced fees for reactivating lapsed architect or intern Records. The features of this offer are:

For architects: We are waiving all past renewal fees for architects who reactivate a lapsed Record or Certificate. Depending on how long the customer’s Record/Certificate has lapsed, this could equate to significant savings.

Architects who let their Records or Certificates go inactive while an architect will have all past renewal fees waived upon reactivation. The cost to reactivate is only $475.

Architects who let their Records go inactive while still an intern will have all past renewal fees waived upon reactivation, plus they will get certified for FREE as long as they qualify for NCARB certification. The cost to reactivate is only $475.

For interns: We are waiving all past renewal fees for interns who reactivate a lapsed Record. The cost to reactivate is just $75, and going forward, if their Record remains active through licensure, they will get NCARB-certified for FREE and will get half-price renewals of their Certificate for three years.

More than 1,000 architects took advantage of a similar offer earlier this year and reactivated their Records/Certificates. For full details about the fall fee relief offer, please visit: www.ncarb.org.

We know that now more than ever, architects need mobility to stay competitive. The NCARB Certificate is a powerful credential and tool that can help them grow their businesses and their careers. For these same reasons, certification is also a smart next step for interns after licensure.

We’ve created a special web page, accessible from the link mentioned above, where you can get resources—such as sample news blurbs, sample Tweets, and graphics—to help spread the word.

Thanks in advance for your support of this effort, and thanks as always for all that you do to serve our profession.

Michael J. Armstrong
Chief Executive Officer
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Posted: 09.18.12

Cal Poly Named Tops In the West for 20th Year by US News

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For the 20th straight year, Cal Poly has been rated the best public-master’s university in the West in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Cal Poly ranked sixth in the magazine’s overall list of the West’s best universities, including both public and private institutions that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.”

U.S. News ranks colleges that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, in a separate category. “Being named Best in the West for 20 straight years is a terrific acknowledgment of Cal Poly’s sustained excellence over a long period of time,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “The credit belongs to our faculty and staff for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our students’ success, and it underscores the power of our Learn by Doing philosophy.”

Posted: 08.28.12

Cal Poly Alum Alfonso Dominguez' "Popuphood" project recognized

"Despite amenities like a farmers’ market and historic buildings, Oakland’s old business district was lacking in vibrant street life. Architect and local business owner Alfonso Dominguez and artist Sarah Filley co-founded nonprofit popuphood as a small-business incubator to revitalize the neighborhood and spark long-term economic development. Working with a landlord who agreed to provide space in vacant storefronts, Filley and Dominguez recruited five complementary businesses with the promise of six months of free rent and marketing support. The project launched before last Christmas and has so far been a success, generating buzz as a new destination unique for its hyper- local approach to retail. Three of the original retailers have signed long-term leases, and the neighborhood seems on the rise." (SpontaneousInterventions.org)

This project has been profiled nationally on APR/NPR Marketplace and is now part of the 2012 Architecture Biennale di Venezia, opening August 29. For more information go to Popuphood.

Posted: 08.15.12


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