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Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement

Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:00am, Spanos Stadium

University event details commencement.calpoly.edu.

Schedules for the Department or College Commencement Events have not been determined. Please stay tuned for more information once it becomes available. 

Posted 11.12.15


5th Year Chumash Show

May 27-29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27 5:00-9:00pm
​Auditorium Open:
Saturday, May 28 noon-5:00PM
Sunday, May 29 10:00AM-1:00PM
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.

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 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. 

For more information or to donate to this year's show, visit www.architecture.calpoly.edu/architecture-show.

Updated 05.03.16

Spring 5th Year Final Studio Shows

Various locations and times

Date Class time location
5/20-21/16 "Channel 303" Toker Studio all day Berg Gallery 05-105
5/23/16 "The Gold Stannard" Stannard Studio 1pm-5pm Berg Gallery 05-105
5/25/16 "FINYL Records" Dayer/Williams Studio 2pm-6pm KTGY Gallery 21-105
5/25/16 "The Family Jewels" Karen Lange Studio 1pm-6pm Berg Gallery 05-105
5/26/16 "Studio DT" di Santo Studio 6:30pm-10pm 669 Higuera St, SLO (Davdson's Furniture)
5/26/16 "Sellouts" Killing Studio 6pm-10pm 762 Higuera St, SLO (upstairs)

Posted 05.20.16

Julie Eizenber

LA Metro Program Lectures:

Julie Eizenberg of Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pM at A+D Architecture and Design Museum

Julie Eizenberg, FAIA is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. A keen observer of everyday life, Julie leads investigations that reframe the way we think about conventional building typologies. Her focus on user experience, whether for individuals, underserved communities or the public at large, brings a perspective that translates seemingly mundane programs into places of ease and generosity.

Lecture is $15 individual/$7 students; A+D Members, Cal Poly Students and Alumni free w/RSVP.

For more information on the Cal Poly LA Metro program visit www.calpolylametro.com.

Posted 05.17.16

Karolin Schmidbaur

LA Metro Program Lectures:

Karolin Schmidbaur of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pM at the Helms Design Center

Karolin Schmidbaur studied Architecture at the Technical University of Munich and received her diploma in 1992. Since 1992 she has been practicing Architecture internationally with COOP HIMMELB(L)AU where she is the design and managing partner and director of the Los Angeles office. 

For more information on the Cal Poly LA Metro program visit www.calpolylametro.com.

Posted 05.17.16

Todd Gannon

LA Metro Program Lectures:

Todd Gannon of SCI-ARC

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pM at the Helms Design Center

Todd Gannon is an architect, writer, and curator based in Los Angeles. A graduate of The Ohio State University (BS Arch, M. Arch) and UCLA (Ph.D.), he taught at Ohio State, Otis College of Art and Design, and UCLA before joining the faculty at SCI-Arc in 2008, where he teaches history, theory, and design studio; coordinates the Cultural Studies curriculum, and serves as editor of academic publications.

For more information on the Cal Poly LA Metro program visit www.calpolylametro.com.

Posted 04.25.16

Christopher Benninger

Hearst Lecture Series Spring 2016:
Christopher Benninger

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016

Christopher Benninger is one of India's most highly decorated architects. Benninger's projects reveal an understanding of "place making" and his narrative presents a language between American ideals embedded in its wooded Arcadian landscapes and sacred notions enshrined within Indian courtyards, generating a unique approach to architecture and place making.  

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 04.01.16

Ted Flato

Hearst Lecture Series Spring 2016:
Ted Flato, founding partner of
Lake|Flato Architects

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016

Ted Flato is a founding partner of Lake|Flato, a firm dedicated to environmental stewardship, education, and community advocacy, based in San Antonio, Texas.  Since 1984 they have been a leader in sustainable design, producing architecture rooted in its particular place while responding meaningfully to natural and built environments. Using local materials and partnering with the best local craftsmen, they create buildings that were tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.  Sustainability is integral to his design process and has resulted in numerous high-performance, award winning projects. Ted received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Stanford University.

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 05.05.16

Hitoshi Abe

LA Metro Program Lectures:

Hitoshi Abe of Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA)

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30pm-8:30pM at the Helms Design Center

Hitoshi Abe is the founder of Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA), a leading international design practice which has realized architecture and planning projects across broad scales and typologies. This includes educational institutions, museums, housing, commercial and retail spaces, and cultural facilities.

For more information on the Cal Poly LA Metro program visit www.calpolylametro.com.

Posted 04.25.16

John Tully

Hearst Lecture Series Spring 2016:
John Tully

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016

John Tully is an architect and urban designer. He is a founder and a principal at KTGY, a full-service architectural and planning firm established in 1991. KTGY has delivered a depth and breadth of successful design solutions for: planning, urban design, and architecture including residential, mixed-use and retail projects. 

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 04.01.16

Keller Easterling

Hearst Lecture Series Spring 2016:
Keller Easterling

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016

Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale. Her most recent book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity. Another recent book, Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), considers building removal or how to put the development machine into reverse. Other books include: Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999). 

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 04.01.16

Cal Poly Career Fair

Cal Poly Start Up Career Fair

Thursday,APRIL 21, 2016
9:30am to 1:00pm in the Chumash Auditorium

Ever thought you might want to work for the next Facebook/Snapchat/Reddit/Wordpress/Google? Brimming with the next generation of startups, the Startup Career Fair is the go-to event for motivated individuals looking to earn more than just a salary and become a part of a growing enterprise where they can make a significant contribution. The Startup Career Fair is being jointly hosted by Cal Poly's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), the Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club and Cal Poly Career Services.

Posted 04.01.16

AURA Design Village 2016

AURA Design Village 2016

APRIL 15-17, 2016
Public visiting hours Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM 

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, Aura, explores the metaphysical properties of designed space. Since the essential nature of any work of architecture always transcends its material and tectonic qualities, Aura underscores this distinction by invoking the idea of an immaterial essence to architecture. Competitors are challenged to orchestrate the material and tectonic nature of their designs so that they produce a transcendent and immaterial effect – a phenomenon, atmosphere, or idea that becomes the fundamental architectural experience, and which cannot be sufficiently described through only an objective description of the design’s physical qualities. Aura is the manifestation of the spirit of your design – that which is generated by, surrounds, and ultimately becomes your project.

A volunteer meeting will be held the first Wednesday of spring quarter (March 30) at 6:00PM in the F-stop (05-109). This first meeting will be to obtain information and sign-ups. 

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 03.10.16

Cal Poly Open House 2016

Cal Poly Open House

APRIL 14-16, 2016

You're invited to Cal Poly's Open House April 14-16, 2016. This annual event showcases the Cal Poly to new students, their families, and the community in celebrating the university community and offers a glimpse to life as a Mustang.

Open House weekend begins with Club Preview Night at the world-famous Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market on Thursday, April 14 from 6-9pm as you explore the San Luis Obispo community and gain a glimpse into life at Cal Poly and on the Central Coast.

The weekend continues on April 15 for Admitted Students' Preview Day.  We kick of the day with our University Welcome where we hear from campus leaders, first-years students, and faculty about their Mustang Legacies. Continue throughout the day experiencing Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy through sessions from your academic college and interactive classrooms and experiences. In the evening, we invite you to engage with other prospective students and current Cal Poly students at Friday Nite Invite. Additionally, parents and supporters are invited to join New Student & Transition Programs for Coffee House in learning about what’s next for new students on their Cal Poly journey.

Join us in Celebration the Mustang Legacy as Open House concludes Saturday, April 16 with the Poly Royal Parade, Campus Showcase, Poly Royal Main Stage and other premier special events including Poly Royal Rodeo, Poly Royal Truck & Tractor Pull and more as the campus community comes together to celebrate.

Architecture Department Events:

Friday, April 15

  • noon-5PM - Student Work Exhibits, 05-105
  • 12:15PM-1PM - Meeting with new students, 05-staircourt

Saturday, April 16

  • 10AM-1PM - Walk-in Advising, 05-212
  • 10AM-4PM - Student Work Exhibits, 05-105
  • noon-4PM - Digital Fabrication Lab Tours, 21-131A
  • 1PM-2PM - Meeting with new students, 05-staircourt

For more details visit orientation.calpoly.edu.

Updated 04.06.16
Posted 03.23.16

Cal Poly Career Fair

Cal Poly Spring Career Fair

Wednesday and Thursday,APRIL 13 & 14, 2016
9:30am to 1:30pm in the Rec Center Gyms

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with over 100 employers seeking applicants for career, internship, and co-op positions! These companies want to hire Cal Poly students and they are ready to get to know you.

Please note: Some employers will conduct interviews at their table in the Rec Center between 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Interviews are by invitation only and participating employers will fill their interview schedules with students they meet during the 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. session.

 Students should dress in professional attire for the career fair.


Come to one of the following “Making the Most of the Career Fair” workshops to help you prepare for the career fair:

  • Tuesday, April 5 from 10:10 to 11:00 a.m. at Career Services (Bldg. 124, Room 117) or
  • Wednesday, April 6 from 6:10 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Career Services (Bldg. 124, Room 117) or
  • Monday, April 11 from 11:10 to noon at Career Services (Bldg. 124, Room 117) 

Gary Hack

Hearst Lecture Series Spring 2016:
Gary Hack

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016

Gary Hack is professor emeritus of urban design in the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.  From 1996-2008 he served as dean of the School and is a former chairman of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Before joining Penn, Gary Hack was professor of urban design at MIT and served as chair of the department of urban studies and planning. 

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 03.23.16

CollinsWoermanArchitecture Firm Information Session: CollinsWoerman

Monday, March 7, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00PM Berg Gallery, 05-105

CollinsWoerman, a Seattle-based architecture office, will be presenting past and current work as well as discussing their professional design process. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a firm specializing in commercial, healthcare, mixed-use/residential, interior design, planning, and sustainability. The information session is open to all architecture students and will include a presentation/Q&A from current CollinsWoerman employees, including two former Cal Poly Architecture students.  Food will be provided. Hope to see you there!

CollinsWoerman will also be hosting interviews on Tuesday, March 8 for students seeking summer internships or full-time positions.  Interview sign-up sheets are available in the architecture office (05-212).  For more information about CollinsWoerman, please visit: www.collinswoerman.com.

Posted 02.18.16

Suni BaldHearst Lecture Series Winter 2016:

Sunil Bald

Studio SUMO

Friday, MARch 4, 2016
5:00pm Business Rotunda 03-213

Sunil Bald is a founding member, with Yolande Daniels, of Studio SUMO, one of the most innovative young architecture and design firms in New York. Founded in 1997, SUMO “responds to contextual forces that include the physical, social, cultural, and historical conditions of site, program, and type, [while striving] for solutions that are inventive and unexpected.” 

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 01.26.15


National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

February 25-28, 2016

Cal Poly Architecture Department will be hosting NCBDS at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from February 25-27, 2016. There will be two full days of paper presentations and additional events and tours in the California Central Coast region.

The theme of this year's conference is 1:1. Design schools all over the world are increasingly emphasizing 1:1 scale constructs. Physical material studies, installation work, prototyping, design-build and furniture design are all common components of design curricula. Much of this renewed sense of engagement has been driven by digital technologies that blur the line between representation and fabrication; the differences between a model, a prototype, and a product are increasingly difficult to discern. In this mode of working, perhaps construction does not follow conception, but rather merges with it.

This conference will explore the role and value of 1:1 in contemporary design pedagogy. As an expansive theme, 1:1 can be understood as a scale of work, a process of translation, or a working relationship. A 1:1 engagement with materials can also be a 1:1 engagement with the world outside of design studio—local and global communities, industry, and other disciplines.

For more on the the history and mission of NCBDS, please visit beginningdesign.org.

Posted 12.16.15

paraSite Project 2015paraSITE Project 2016

February 22-29, 2016
Architecture Building 05

The paraSITE project, now in its 10th 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 02.18.16

Brett MilliganHearst Lecture Series Winter 2016:

Brett Milligan, Professor

University of California, Davis

Friday, FEBruary 19, 2016

Brett Milligan is assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches design studios and courses on regenerative technologies, infrastructural studies and industrial ecology. Brett is the author of Free Association Design and director of Metamorphic Landscapes. 

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 01.26.15

CAED Career Fair 2016 flyerCAED Career Fair 2016

Thursday, February 17, 2016
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!


Posted 02.01.16

Bradley CantrellHearst Lecture Series Winter 2015:

Bradley Cantrell, Professor

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Friday, FEBruary 12, 2016

Bradley Cantrell is a landscape architect and scholar whose work focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Landscape Architectural Technology and the Director of MLA Degree Program at Harvard GSD and is a TED Fellow.

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 01.26.15

Carol Mayer-ReedHearst Lecture Series Winter 2016:

Carol Mayer-Reed, FSLA

Mayer/Reed, Inc.

Friday, FEBruary 5, 2016

Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, is partner-in-charge of landscape architecture and urban design at Mayer/Reed, Inc. Mayer/Reed is a 22-person Portland-based design firm providing landscape architecture, urban design and visual communications services. The firm’s work in creating places for human activity explores the social, cultural, ecological and historic contexts that shape these environments. Mayer/Reed is recognized regionally and nationally for design excellence.

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 01.26.15

Matthew CoolidgeHearst Lecture Series Winter 2016:
Matthew Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation

Friday, January 15, 2016
00pm Business Rotunda 03-213

Matthew Coolidge is founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles. Dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived, the Center has produced exhibitions, presentations, tours, publications, online resources, and other public programs that examine, describe, and explain the built landscape of the nation since 1994.

See www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures for more details!

Posted 01.14.15

Spring Commencement

Fall Commencement

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Recreation Center Main Gymnasium

University event details at commencement.calpoly.edu.

Posted 11.12.15

4th Year Off-Campus2016-17 Architecture Off-campus
General Information Session

Monday, 2 November 2015, 6:00pm-8:00PM
KTGY Gallery 21-105a

Learn about the architecture fourth year international and domestic off campus study opportunities being offered during the 2016-17 academic year and the launch of the off campus application process. The general info session will cover the full spectrum of opportunities (in short 5-7 minute bursts). Individual in-depth program meetings will follow throughout the month of November 2015. Architecture off campus applications are DUE on Monday, January 11, 2016.

For details on the Architecture Department Off-Campus opportunities visit architecture.calpoly.edu/current/fourth-year-off

2016-17 Off-Campus Information Session Schedule:

DATE time location presentation presenter
11/2/15 6pm-8pm 21-105A Off Campus General Informational Meeting  
11/3/15 11am-noon 21-105B Washington Alexandria Architectural Center (WAAC) Program Sattler, M and Weisenthal, H
11/4/15 10am-11am  21-105B U of Canberra, Australia Exchange Program  Washington, J
11/5/15 11am-noon  05-106  Japan Program Kuhn-Choi, D
11/9/15 noon-1pm 05-106 Paris Exchange Program Giberti, B
11/10/15 6pm-8pm 05-106 Germany Program Killing, A
11/12/15 12:10-1pm 21-105a Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/13/15 12:10-1pm 21-105a Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/16/15 noon-1pm 05-106 Co-op/Professional Studio

Giberti, B and McDonald, M

11/17/15 11am-noon 21-105B LA Metro Program Phillips, S
11/18/15 12:10-1pm 21-105a Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/18/15 11am-noon 21-105B San Francisco Urban Design Internship Program Jones, T
11/18/15 noon-1pm 05-106 Mexico Program Norman, H and Williams, B
11/18/15 7pm-8:30pm outside south face of Bldg 05 Switzerland Program di Santo, T
11/19/15 11am-noon 05-106 Rome Program Schlimgen, S
11/19/15 12:10-1pm 21-105a Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/23/15 11:30am-1pm 21-105A CIEE Global Architecture + Design/Barcelona-Prague-Berlin McDonald, M and Maria Aiolova (guest)
11/23/15 6pm-8pm 21-105A CSU International Programs: Italy and Denmark Reich, J and Cabrinha, M

Updated 11.17.15
Posted 10.19.15

Karen Colonias

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2015:
Karen Colonias, Chief Executive Officer, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

Friday, November 6, 5:00pm
Business Rotunda 03-213

Karen Colonias joined Simpson Strong-Tie in 1984 as an engineer in the research and development department where she was responsible for the design and testing of new products and code development. Ms. Colonias has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Simpson Strong-Tie Manufacturing Company since January 2012. She has a BS in Engineering, an MBA and is a licensed professional engineer. 

More about Karen Colonias and the Hearst Lecture Series can be found at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures.

Updated 09.29.15

Vellum 2015

Vellum - 12th Annual Design Exhibition

Reception Friday, October 30, 6:30PM-10:00PM
​Open viewing Saturday, October 31, 11:00am - 5:00pm
669 HiGuera Street, Old Davideson's Space

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 Twelth Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition, competition to benefit the students of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The main event will take place on the 30 and 31 of October, 2015, with the artist’s reception happening from 6:30 to 10:00pm on Friday the 30 of October. The results of the judging will be announced at the reception. Davidson Furniture has generously offered the use of their Space at 669 Higuera Street in Downtown San Luis Obispo, across from the Mission, to house the main event. The event is free and open to the public.

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

Updated 10.28.15

Jeff Morosky

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2015:
Jeff Morosky, RLA, ASLA, CLARB
Managing Executive for The Landscape Architecture Studio at Walt Disney Imagineering

Friday, October 30, 5:00pm
Business Rotunda 03-213

Jeffrey Morosky is Managing Executive for The Landscape Architecture Studio at Walt Disney Imangineering. For more than 18 years, he has been leading the Landscape Architectural Studio responsible for Disney theme parks and resorts worldwide. He is currently directing the landscape architectural design and development for Disney projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Disneyland Resort.

More about Jeff Morosky and the Hearst Lecture Series can be found at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures.

Updated 09.29.15

Erla & Tryggvi

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2015:
Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir & Tryggvi Thorsteinsson

Thursday, October 29, 5:00pm
Simpson Strong Tie Mezzanine (08-123)

Minarc is an award-winning design studio recognized internationally for its modern, innovative, and sustainable design solutions. Inspired by the pure, austere beauty of their native Iceland, principals Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson were drawn to Santa Monica, California and the wide-open spaces and rich light that sustain their vision—one which blurs the line between indoors and outdoors through an abundant use of natural light, creation of exterior living spaces, and incorporation of architecturally captured views of the natural environment.

Their aesthetic is influenced by the scarcity of materials and high performance design required in their homeland. They established their company, to design modern structures and produce a panelized system that is very efficient and easy to assemble.

The system is manufactured locally eliminating waste both in fabrication and on site construction. The building process is different but “It does not change the design possibilities.”  mnmMOD houses provide no waste on site, no termites, no mold, no framing correction, no dye, or formaldehyde. Their building solution is cradle-to-cradle certified, energy efficient and has a high insulation value. Every assembly element passes evaluation for high recycle content, energy efficiency and local availability. Simplicity is a key factor, as a limited number of assembled elements are utilized, eliminating custom onsite fabrication.

The panels are made of a polystyrene foam core, framed by galvanized steel and wrapped in a waterproof membrane. There is no wood used in the construction but all steel. Panels are flat packed, shipped and assembled by as few as two workers with a screw gun.

“Flexibility in the design remains in the hands of the designers, no matter the vision or site condition. Yet, every mnmMOD dwelling benefits from quality materials and features that are essential to true sustainability.” Says Erla.

More about the Hearst Lecture Series can be found at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures.

Posted 10.26.15

Croline Bos Lecture

Caroline Bos- LA Metro lecture at LA County Museum of Art

Tuesday, October 27, 7:00pm-8:30pm
LA County Museum of Art

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Caroline Bos of UNStudio. The lecture is hosted by Cal Poly's LA Metro Program in Architecture & Urban Design in a new collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The lecture will be held from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at LACMA's Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 

Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 for Cal Poly Alumni, LACMA and AIA members; and $5 for seniors 62 and over and students with ID. 

For more information about the event and our generous sponsors, visit the Cal Poly LA Metro Program's Web page.

Posted 09.23.15

Jeff Ferber

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2015:
Jeff Ferber and Erik Justesen, RRM Design Group

Friday, October 23, 5:00pm
Business Rotunda 03-213

Jeff Ferber is a licensed landscape architect and Principal at RRM Design Group. RRM was founded in 1974 in San Luis Obispo, with offices in San Leandro, Santa Barbara, and San Juan Capistrano. Jeff is the Chairman of the Board and one of many Cal Poly Graduates in leadership positions at RRM. The firm practices Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, and Engineering throughout California. 

Erik JustesenErik Justesen is president and CEO of RRM Design Group, a multi-disciplinary design firm of 110 professionals in 4 offices throughout California. Erik is a licensed landscape architect whose focus at RRM is on urban planning for both private and public sector clients. His work takes him to such locations as Malibu, Huntington Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo where he is involved in the preparation of specific plans, streetscape plans, design guidelines, urban infill developments, and development entitlement strategies. Prior to joining RRM in 1988, Erik ran his own private practice and worked for several landscape architects and architects in Southern California.

More on the Hearst Lecture Series can be found at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures.

Updated 10.19.15

Dr. Chris Luebkeman

Hearst Lecture Series Fall 2015:
Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Arup Fellow & Global Director

Friday, October 16, 5:00pm
Business Rotunda 03-213

Dr. Chris Luebkeman will kick-off the Hearst Lecture Series on Friday, October 16 in the Business Building Rotunda (Building 3, Room 213). Dr. Leubkeman's interest in the built environment blossomed early, propelling him to pursue a multi-faceted education, beginning with engineering and culminating in a Doctorate in Architecture from ETH in Zurich, a city to which he remains deeply connected.

More about Dr. Luebkean and the Hearst Lecture Series can be found at www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lectures.

Posted 09.28.15

Abstract Show 2015

5th Year Abstract Show

Wednesday, October 14, noon - 3:30PM
KTGY Gallery 21-105a

All are welcome!

Posted 10.12.15

Invitation to Solar Decathlon 2015

You're Invited to
Solar Decathlon 2015!

October 8-11 and October 15-18, 2015
Orange County Great Park
C Street, Irvine, CA 92618

Over the past two years 15 universities from all over the world have been designing, engineering, and constructing net-zero solar-powered homes. Now, we are all in Irvine to compete through measured and juried contests. Tour all 15 homes and see what innovative solutions students from around the world have come up with! For more information about our project visit our team website at calpolysolardecathlon.org.

Posted 09.28.15

WOW 2014

WOW - Week of Welcome 2015

September 13-20, 2015

The Week of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a week-long orientation event held during September. It is a balanced combination of excitement, learning, and new experiences. New students to Cal Poly, either a first-year, transfer, national, or international student, participate in activities, events and presentations introducing them to the campus and community. WOW provides a thrilling environment for new students to meet new people, become familiar with Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo, and prepare to start their college career.

New students are placed in a group of about 10-20 other new students led by two current Cal Poly student Orientation Leaders. WOW groups participate in an array of orientation events in addition to activities both on- and off-campus planned by Orientation Leaders. Details at orientation.calpoly.edu/wow.     

Posted 07.16.15

WOW 2014

Solar Cal Poly's Bon Voyage

September 8, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Mt. Bishop Road near the Tech Park

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Join us from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Tuesday, September 8, to wish Solar Cal Poly a bon voyage.

We hope you will join us for an exclusive look at INhouse, designed and engineered to inspire its residents to take control of their personal environment. Intuitive, interactive and integrated – it is our interpretation of a net-zero, contemporary California home.

Come and meet our interdisciplinary team of students and faculty before we leave for Irvine to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015.

Enjoy refreshments at this complimentary celebration, which includes free parking after 5:00PM. in the H-1 lot. Remarks begin at 6:20PM at the on-campus construction site on Mt. Bishop Road near the Tech Park.  

Best regards,

Lisa-Marie Mueller and Alyssa Parr, student co-project managers

Solar Cal Poly
For more information, visit the Solar Cal Poly website or call 805-756-7432.

Posted 08.19.15

WOW 2014

Lydia Humphrey Work Study

Now through September 22, 2015

The CAED student employment application for Lydia Humphrey Memorial Work Study positions has been posted to the website at www.caed.calpoly.edu/content/opportunities/work-study. Students interested in Support Shop positions should apply no later than September 1st. Training for support shop positions will begin prior to the start of school year. For all other positions, the deadline is September 22nd.  Additional CAED student job opportunities will be posted to this page as they become available. Please check back throughout the summer and into Fall quarter. 

Posted 08.25.15


California Climate Action Planning Conference

August 13 & AUgust 14, 2015

Cal Poly and the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research are pleased to announce the second California Climate Action Planning Conference (CCAPC) will be held August 13 & 14, 2015 at the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo. The first California Climate Action Planning Conference was held at Cal Poly in January 2013 and was highly rated. Attendees reported that the “networking opportunities were incredible,” the “presentations were excellent,” and “it was one of the best conferences I’ve been to.” 

Much has changed in two and a half years—new 2030 emissions targets, advances in regional climate planning, updated protocols and guidance, drought, and much more. This conference focuses on in-depth issues in GHG emissions reduction and climate adaptation at the local and regional level. Our panels will feature leaders in the field to bring you the most up-to-date and advanced thinking.

Posted 08.03.15


SOAR - Summer Orientation 2015

July-August, 2015

Soar program is for all incoming students, parents and supporters. They have freshman sessions, a transfer session, and a national and international student session! During Soar, new students will receive the resources to prepare themselves to become a new member of the Mustang family and a successful Cal Poly student. Students can look forward to being introduced to numerous campus and community resources, receiving helpful academic tips to ease your transition to their new campus, and familiarizing themselves with the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community. Details at www.orientation.calpoly.edu/soar.

Posted 07.16.15

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