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Interdisciplinary Teams Capture Historical Win at Regional Competition

Jul 20, 2021



Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Student Teams Capture Historical Win at Regional Competition
 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students brought home 11 trophies from this year’s annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 and 7 Student Competition, breaking their historical record set just last year when they won 10 awards, including six first-place trophies.

Landscape Architecture Faculty Works on Cross-Disciplinary Data Science and Analytics Effort

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.

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.

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.
 

Cal Poly Architecture Student Team Wins National 2020 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition

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

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly architecture students won the 2020 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition, a national contest by the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Cal Poly Collaborative Seeks Pandemic Stories from Underrepresented Community Members

Nov 24, 2020


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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.

NSF Grant to Study Structural Behavior During Earthquakes

NSF Grant to Study Structural Behavior During Earthquakes

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.

Construction Management Senior Alexis Cañas Recognized as a Class of 2020 Outstanding Graduate

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.

Students Take Memorable Trip to New Orleans

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 …

By Greg Wynn, AIA (Architecture, '88), architecture faculty member
 

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.

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