Apr 12, 2021
Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design to Host Annual Design Village Conference Virtually on April 17
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Design Village Conference, a spring ritual for Central Coast architectural students and their counterparts across the state, will be virtual this year.
Mar 2, 2021
Feb 1, 2021
Cal Poly Team with Landscape Architecture Faculty Member Working on Cross-Disciplinary Data Science and Analytics Effort
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty from all six colleges is working to support collaborative data-driven, cross-disciplinary research and to expand on-campus educational opportunities in the areas of data science, data analytics and data literacy.
Cal Poly Strategic Research Initiative Funding Supports First-of-its-Kind Institute to Research Holistic Solutions to Prevent Destructive Wildfires
Jan 12, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interdisciplinary group of Cal Poly faculty and staff, partnered with industry and community members, have received support from the university to officially establish a unique institute to research wildfires and risk reduction strategies, tactical and technical firefighting practices and more resilient methods of building in fire-prone areas.
Jan 12, 2021
The team of eight students edged groups from 28 universities in the U.S. and Canada to claim title and $2,000 prize
Nov 24, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty and staff members have established the Central Coast Public Humanities Collaborative to support storytelling projects that cultivate greater understanding of communities on the Central Coast, especially from those whose voices have not been heard historically.
Five Cal Poly Architectural Engineering and Architecture Seniors Earn Honors at Steel Design National Competition
Nov 12, 2020
Students were singled out among some 900 counterparts from more than 50 universities in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two teams of Cal Poly architectural engineering and architecture students earned honorable mentions in a national steel design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Aug 17, 2020
Cal Poly Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Better Understand Structural Behavior During Earthquakes
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly recently received a grant of $340,374 from the National Science Foundation to purchase equipment that will help students and faculty better understand how buildings respond during earthquakes.
The grant will fund the purchase of a unit consisting of two actuators with higher force and displacement capacities than was previously possible in Cal Poly’s laboratories, along with the hardware and software for automated control of the system.
Jul 6, 2020
'Great Grads’ Reflect on Their Achievements, Goals, Struggles, and Futures June 8, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Learn by Doing experience at Cal Poly is a recipe for graduates’ future success. With hands-on classrooms, labs and projects; supportive extracurricular opportunities; and cross-disciplinary learning aimed at enabling problem solving and innovation, Cal Poly graduates are primed to make an immediate difference in the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has marked an unprecedented end to many Cal Poly students’ time at the university in 2020. Ongoing concerns for public safety are delaying graduates’ chances to take the stage in a traditional commencement ceremony. But this year’s graduating seniors are nonetheless prepared to embrace the next phases of their lives and careers.
Jun 24, 2020
Cal Poly architecture students visiting Trahan Architects in New Orleans, ranked in 2019 in Architect Magazine as the No.1 Design Firm in the US. They are accompanied by faculty member Greg Wynn, second from left.
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Architecture students at New Orleans’ historic Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2. Cemeteries No. 1 and No. 2 have above-ground vaults constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries and are included on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
Students visiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art located in the Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans. The museum displays the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art.
On the Importance of Student Travel …
Early in the winter quarter prior to the spread of COVID-19, I was fortunate to travel with my students to "The Big Easy," New Orleans, Louisiana. While there, we studied architecture, culture, climate and an in-depth study of the significance of water management and the culture of flooding in the South. We ate po' boys, and gumbo, and every kind of fried food we could. We learned about resilience but even more about the resilience of the people of New Orleans. It was a truly amazing experience for all of us on the trip and I want to thank the Architecture Department for offering travel funds for students in need.