The College of Architecture and Environmental Design offers students a broad range of extra- curricular activities that provide a social network between students, a career network with industry and alumni, and volunteer opportunities to become better acquainted with peers, faculty, staff and the local community. To enhance the success of your educational experience we have listed the clubs so you may contact them for more information.
NOTE: Club contacts are usually updated during Fall Quarter.
Clubs are listed alphabetically by university, college and then department.
2012-2013 Associated Students Inc. (ASI)
ASI is a student run, student funded corporation that oversees various aspects of student life, and endeavors to create the ultimate college experience for every Cal Poly student. ASI also functions as a student government with elected officials and representatives. There are two faces to ASI, corporate and student, each dealing with unique concerns and having different responsibilities. ASI is the way to get involved in the campus on a professional level as a student, and is also the route through which students should voice their concerns.
|Tracy Watson||Student Government Contactemail@example.com||805-756-1292|
|Dominic Gonzales||CAED Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org||ARCE|
|Rachel Kramer||CAED Representativeemail@example.com||CRP|
2012-2013 Empower Poly Coalition
The Empower Poly Coalition is a group of enthusiastic students and member clubs who work to foster a sustainable environment on our campus. Living sustainably implies that our generation leave the next with an equal amount of resources. Empower Poly Coalition stands for human rights, environmental justice and healthy living.
|Tessa Salzman||Real Food Campaign Co-Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeremy Black||Divest Campaign Co-Manageremail@example.com|
|Sydney Ross||EPC Board Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cameron Dunn||EPC Board Memberemail@example.com|
Empower Poly web site
2012-2013 Future of Real Estate (FRE)
The Future of Real Estate, is a university-wide, multi-disciplinary organization that offers students a venue to learn from experts in the real estate arena. Through guest speakers, field trips, and real-life experience, students gain knowledge that they apply to coursework, professions, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, FRE provides premier employment and internship opportunities to members in the field of real estate.
|Jonathan Graisel||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spencer Mills||Director of Eventsemail@example.com|
|Courtney Jacobson||Student Council Rep.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carlos Krinsky||Dir. of Finance & Membershipemail@example.com|
|Farhaan Serang||Director of Publicityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Future of Real Estate web site TBD.
2012-2013 CAED Ambassadors Program
The CAED Ambassadors, founded in 2002, is an organization working to open the lines of communication between students, faculty, the industry, and any and all other individuals interested in the college. The Ambassadors aid in CAED-sponsored events and serve as consultants for the CAED student body. Our goal is to encourage interdisciplinary activities and to build a reputation of being a reliable resource for the college. We are available to assist with college events such as meetings, conferences and college tours. New members are invited to call for details, to provide a letter of reference and attend an orientation.Applications available here (.pdf).
|Conrad (Dennis) Johnson||Presidentemail@example.com|
|Rachel Kramer||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Darya (Andrew) Oreizi||Events Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Kimber Gutierrez||Membership Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|An Vo||Public Relations Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Matthew Parker||Tours Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Meetings: KTGY Gallery Conference Room, 21-105B, bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 11 am.
2012-2013 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Design Build Institute of America Student Chapter is a professional organization of students from all disciplines (CAED, College of Engineering, College of Business) that deal with designing & building the environment we live in. This group of unique students believe or are interested in integrating their knowledge and skills through a collaborative process with the other disciplines while in education and further developing their interdisciplinary relationships into the professional world.
|Frank Lozano||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Jeremy Tong||Outreach Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Dr. Barbara Jackson
2012-2013 Design Village
A group of students from all disciplines in the CAED organize a competition in Poly Canyon during Open House weekend in April each year. Community college students from around the state design and build as part of the competition.
|Anna Love||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
Design Village web site
Meetings: Building 05-106, Thursdays at 11 am.
2012-2013 Emerging Green Professionals (EGP)
USGBC Emerging Professionals are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement. The program is geared toward individuals out of school and under 30, but does not exclude anyone who may be interested. USGBC Emerging Professionals seek to engage all those who are interested in learning about and advocating for sustainable building practices. So who are Emerging Professionals? Certainly many are young architects and engineers, but they also include young lawyers, education and healthcare professionals, sustainability consultants, and anyone else interested in the future of green building.
|Kirsten Burrows||Director of Eventsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rob Dowling||Director of Publicityemail@example.com|
EGP web site TBD.
Scott Kelting, Advisor
2012-2013 Latinos for Academic Design Advancement
Latinos for Academic Design Advancement (LADA) is a network designed to ease the transition into the CAED lifestyle, provide support, guidance, and networking opportunities among the CAED students, and to exchange knowledge among the different class levels and various disciplines. Membership is open to all CAED and Cal Poly students. If you are interested in attending meetings, site visits and workshops with LADA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Juan Robledo||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Douglas Leyva||Outreach Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
LADA web site
Meetings: Dexter Buidling 34-167, bi-weekly on Mondays at 6 pm. Officer meetings on alternate Monday.
2012-2013 Student Council
Student Council membership is comprised of student representatives from student clubs and students in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. The Council meets weekly to promote interaction and coordination among the clubs and organizations, to exchange ideas, mutual interests and activities. The Council also presents ideas, opinions, and concerns to the administration, the faculty of the College, ASI, and university. If you are interested in becoming involved or have questions regarding Student Council, please email email@example.com.
|Patricia Hansen||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hannah Pauling||Public Relations Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Hao Phung||Events Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vacant||Student Council Representative|
Meetings: Dexter Building 34-210, Fireplace Room, bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 6 pm. Officer meetings on alternate Tuesday.
K. Richard Zweifel
Architectural Engineering Clubs
2012-2013 Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
The function of SEAOC is to provide students with exposure to the world of structural engineering in California through guest speakers, field trips, a day-long job seminar called Structural Forum, membership in a professional organization, and contact to employers. SEAOC is the only structural engineering based club in the CAED. SEAOC also offers a Big/Little Sibling program.
|Ethan Meier||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Lauren Litwiler||Structural Forumfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ricky Stewart||Outreach Coordinaoremail@example.com|
|Filipe Alfaro||New Member Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Burkhartsmeyer||AEI Chairemail@example.com|
|Beth Schlacks||CAED Council Rep.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Cal Poly SEAOC Chapter Web Page
Meetings: A-lab Engineering West, Building 21, Thursdays at 11 am.
2012-2013 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (ARCE & CENG)
SWE is a professional organization that provides both a social network between students and a career network with industries. Such programs like Evening with Industry and Show an Engineer assist Cal Poly students in connecting with other engineers to find a co-op, internship or full-time job suitable for them. SWE also has many volunteer opportunities, including tutoring in many ages and environmental clean up. SWE is open to all majors and sexes.
|Laura Ashley Harris||Presidentemail@example.com|
|Cait Rahm||V.P. Community Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lindsay Kammeier||V.P. Corporate Relationsemail@example.com|
|Angela Asgekar||V.P. Member Relationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Danielle Cowgill||V.P. Public Relationsemail@example.com|
WEP web site
Meetings: Bonderson 104, bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 6 pm.
2012-2013 Alpha Rho Chi
Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is a National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the allied arts since 1914. The APX promotes the profession of architecture by encouraging students to excel and to be strong leaders and designers in the profession.
|Garrett Runck||Architect, Professional Dir.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Angela Mueller||Associate Architectemail@example.com|
Alpha Rho Chi web site
Tom di Santo
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
The AIAS is the country's largest organization for students of architecture, providing the best programs, information and resources available. The AIAS is the student affiliate of the AIA and your link to professionals in the fields of architecture and environmental design. The mission of AIAS is to promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize architecture students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.
|Nicholas Stockler||Team Captainfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelsy Westendorf||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Alex Alvarez||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Snyder||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Leticia de Brito||Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kyle Landau||Social Media Coord.||email@example.com|
|Farid Shahid||Social Events Coord.|
AIAS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIAS Local web site
Meetings: Bi-weekly on Mondays at 6 pm. Please contact Zach Bache for details.
2012-2013 Construction Specifications Institute Student Club (CSI) or CSI Student Club
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a professional organization comprised of a cross section of architects, contractors, engineers, specifiers,material suppliers, and more. There are 146 chapters and more than 15,000 members.
CSI uses the diversity of its members to exchange knowledge and to help advance the process of creating and sustaining the build environment. The formats created by CSI are used as the standard for organizing and communicating information in the construction industry.
The Cal Poly chapter of CSI was started in 1970 by a group of architecture students under the guidance of architect and professor, Jack Lewis. Lewis was a former CSI President and started the organization to allow Cal Poly students access to the diverse wealth of knowledge offered by CSI.
The Neel Resources Center (NRC), now located in the architecture building, was started by the Cal Poly CSI chapter in 1970. Run by students and Fresno Chapter volunteers, the "CSI Library" was used to help students find plans, specifications, product information, and material samples for design projects and writing specifications.
At Cal Poly, we bring in product representatives and speakers to discuss new technology and issues concerning the construction industry. Cal Poly CSI also provides tours of buildings on campus as well as of local firms. There are plenty of networking and traveling opportunities as well - we're always fundraising to send our members to the West Region Conferences and the annual CSI Convention. This upcoming year, we will be hosting quarterly field trips for our members to places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Monterey Bay. Cal Poly CSI will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year so stay tuned for celebratory events throughout the year and a bigger than ever Construction Sciences Forum in the spring quarter.
|Kyle Kithas||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Matthew Catrow||Event Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Our meetings are on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Construction Innovations Center 186-C200.
City & Regional Planning Clubs
2012-2013 Associated Students in Planning (ASP)
The Associated Students in Planning (ASP) is a group that works to provide city and regional planning students with professional and social activities allowing them to become better acquainted with their peers and professors. ASP serves as the main liaison between students and faculty members. We are also charged with representing student interests within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Along with representing all the students within our department, our main goal is to provide a network of support for our members and to bring students from all levels together to increase the success of their educational experience.
|Shelby Messner||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Kyle Bell||ASP Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Meetings: Buidling 21-120B on Thursdays at 11 am.
Construction Management Clubs
2012-2013 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
The National Associate Builders and Contractors Student Competition is a construction management competition showcasing four students per team. The competition consists of 3 different rounds allowing competitors to give a team submission and a verbal presentation. The given project is aimed to exhibit distinctive characteristics and issues to challenge each team. The uniqueness in this competition is that it encourages competitors to consults with industry and trade professional and truly gives each team firsthand experience in the construction industry.
|Sarah Jimenez||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
ABC web site
2012-2013 Associated Students of Construction Management (ASCM) (AGC)
The ASCM offers students the opportunity to learn and be involved in the construction management profession, to network and develop relationships with potential employers, and meet fellow students. The student chapter upholds the ideals and standards of two sponsoring organizations - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) - and share the same principles of skill, integrity, honor, and responsibility.
|David Sharkey||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
2012-2013 Building Informational Modeling (BIM)
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. BIM consists of various computer programs that can be applied to building design, construction, and management. Building Information Modeling is the future of the construction industry. The Cal Poly BIM Club would like to offer BIM advocates a place to hone their skills in preparation for the industry and develop a network of relationships with other interested students.
|Russell Jones||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
2012-2013 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
CMAA is North America's only organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional Construction and Program Management. The mission of CMAA is to promote and enhance leadership, professionalism, and excellence in managing the development and construction of projects and programs. CMAA is leading the growth and acceptance of construction management as a professional discipline that can add significant value to the entire construction process, from conception to ongoing operation. Membership in CMAA includes owners, engineers, architects, contractors, educators, students...everyone with a stake in the construction industry's success.
2012-2013 Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) is a vibrant, growing association of approximately 2,300 mechanical, plumbing, and service contractors. Members enjoy MCAA's outstanding education programs, an expanding catalog of resources to help them manage and grow their businesses, periodicals and a web site to keep them informed and connected, and business services to save them money. MCAA's student chapter program gives students the opportunity to learn about the industry by attending regular meetings with their MCAA local affiliate sponsors, taking field trips to a variety of job sites and facilities, working together on volunteer projects, participating in fundraising events, and more.
|Marcos Sanchez||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris Haemmerling||V.P. Eventsemail@example.com|
MCAA web site
2011-2012 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
Student chapters are intended to introduce young members to the world of electrical contracting by exposing students to industry-related educational programs and helping arrange internships with local NECA-member contractors and field trips to NECA contractor's office and work sites. There are 21 student chapters nationwide.
|Jason Cotterell||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
NECA web site
2011-2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter
Any student interested in home building, real estate, land development, housing issues, building materials, etc., may join NAHB.
|Kevin Niu||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
Scott Kelting, Advisor
2011-2012 Sigma Lambda Chi
The purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to recognize outstanding students in construction. Objectives include the rendering of service to the field of construction, the development of good relations among academia, industry, and the public, and the recognition of outstanding professionals in construction and allied fields.
Email Sigma Lambda Chi
Landscape Architecture Clubs
2012-2013 Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (SCASLA)
The ASLA student chapter is a student organization that is affiliated with the American Society of Landscape Architects. Our mission is to promote education, community involvement, student activities, a sense of spirit and pride, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. ASLA involvement is quite extensive -- from community clean-ups, Habitats for Humanity, Open House activities, garden show exhibits, national professional and student conference participation, interdisciplinary activities, and inviting guest speakers to share their knowledge.
|Kalyn Crosier||Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Parker||Public Relationsemail@example.com|
|Andy Nowak||Committee Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Meetings: Dexter Buidling 34-252 on Wednesdays at 5 pm.
Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society (SLA)
This National Honor Society for Landscape Architecture students invites for membership those students with a 3.2 gpa and higher. The activities of the Cal Poly SLO Theta Chapter are geared toward academic and professional development, such as inviting outside professionals to come in for reviews of projects or lectures. Overall, Chapter members try to encourage students to perform well and inspire them toward the professional world of landscape architecture.
Lisa M. Frost
Joana M. Smolen
Joseph Ragsdale email@example.com