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Apr 6, 2020

Join the CAED Career Community and Connect with Cal Poly Alumni Professionals!

Hello CAED Community!


With spring quarter underway, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design is looking for new ways to connect students with alumni and industry leaders. We are pleased to offer an opportunity for students of all majors in our college to join the CAED Career Community mentorship platform.


By participating in this online mentorship community, you can connect with other students and mentors, receive career-related advice, learn about innovative approaches for online collaboration, and access a series of inspiring conversations with creative leaders who are game changers in shaping the built environment. Join now and get ready to build your support network of alumni, faculty, and industry partners!


We are also looking for student and alumni volunteers to conduct “CAED Chats,” which are 5-10 minute video interviews. These inspiring conversations will be posted on the CAED Community group discussion board. This is an opportunity for students to engage one-on-one with industry leaders, ask the questions you might be wondering as an emerging professional, and maybe add key connections to that LinkedIn profile!


If you are a student or alumni who is interested in this chance to conduct a "CAED Chat" video interview, please email CAED student assistant and mentorship coordinator Emily Hamren at


Join now by clicking on the link below and get ready to launch into a productive spring quarter!


We look forward to seeing you in our online community!


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CM Brings Home 10 Awards from ASC Region 6 & 7

Mar 6, 2020

Cal Poly's construction management teams earned more than twice as many awards as other teams in the competition as seen in graph. We congratulate all of the CM teams that competed and contributed to such a successful outcome for the program.  And we thank their faculty and industry advisers for their guidance and support. Read the full story below this photo gallery that features the six first-place teams.

16 Cal Poly Students Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol

Feb 27, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sixteen Cal Poly students will be recognized for their awards and other accomplishments by state lawmakers on the floors of the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento on Monday, March 2.


Cal Poly Architecture Professor Thomas Fowler and architecture students Emma Entress and John Kim Jr. review conceptual work in a third-year design studio.

ARCH and LA Programs Earn High Rankings in 2019-20 DesignIntelligence Survey

Dec 12, 2019

Cal Poly Architecture Professor Thomas Fowler and architecture students Emma Entress and John Kim Jr. review conceptual work in a third-year design studio.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s landscape architecture and architecture programs have been ranked No. 1 in a national survey of the country’s top-ranked architecture and design schools.

The university’s landscape architecture program is the No. 1 most hired-from program among all accredited undergraduate and graduate schools with more than 35 graduates, according to the 2019-20 DesignIntelligence rankings. Cal Poly’s undergraduate architecture program continues to be ranked the No. 1 most hired-from school among public universities in the U.S. that average more than 100 architecture graduates each year.

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ARCE and CM Students Win National Timber Strong Competition

Dec 12, 2019

News for Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Students Win National Timber Strong Competition

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Six Cal Poly architectural engineering (ARCE) and construction management students won the inaugural iteration of the national Timber Strong Competition. It was held in Anaheim on November 12 as part of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) annual conference.  

CAED Students Present Designs for SLO Wine History Pavilion

CAED Students Present Designs for SLO Wine History Pavilion

Dec 10, 2019

Wine History Project and Cal Poly Select Pavilion Structure to be Built in 2020 
Project Design Proposal Phase Supported by Grant from LPA
Cal Poly professors and the Wine History Project staff have selected a pavilion design to be built in the spring quarter of 2020 and placed at Saucelito Canyon tasting room in the Edna Valley.  
Lena Vogler

Winners Announced for Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition

Nov 22, 2019

The competition attracted more than 200 student furniture entries, including tables, chairs, light fixtures, and other furniture design solutions

Lena Vogler
SAN LUIS OBISPO — An architecture senior from Pacific Palisades won the top prize at the 16th annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition in The Creamery in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Lena Vogler received the Space Architects’ Milano Grand Prize, for her entry, Rollplay, an adjustable loveseat. She will get an all-expenses paid trip to Milan, Italy, in April for the Salone International del Mobile — the world’s largest trade fair that annually showcases the latest in furniture and design from countries around the globe.

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CM Senior Nick Vollucci's Project Enables All Children to Play

Nov 21, 2019

                                                     Nick Vollucci

By Hailey Marie Bohmaker

CAED Student Assistant and 2nd Year Sociology Major

A Cal Poly construction management student had a hands-on role in developing the first fully inclusive playground on the Central Coast. A grand opening was held in April for Atascadero’s Joy Playground, which was designed with features that all children can enjoy.

Senior Nick Vollucci was one of two students selected to work on Joy Playground as part of his senior project. Cal Poly alumnus Harrison Tucker, who graduated in spring 2019, was also chosen for the project.


Cal Poly Architecture Students Take First Place, Honorable Mentions in National Steel Design Competition

Nov 7, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly architecture students took first place and two honorable mentions in a national steel design competition with projects for an extensive transit center in Los Angeles, a new neighborhood center in Detroit, and a transportation system for the future.

Lindsey Cook, an architecture senior from Branden, Florida, works on her Vellum entry

Cal Poly Architecture Students Compete at 16th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition

Oct 30, 2019

 a “conversation” settee, made of wood frame and sheet metal (and comfortable upholstered foam pads), that will allow two people to sit in silence next to each other. It is one of scores of unique designs students are rushing to finish. They must complete entries by 5 p.m. on Thursday. The two-day Vellum show will open on Friday with a reception at The Creamery in downtown San Luis Obispo and a public display on Saturday. 
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 200 Cal Poly architecture students will compete for a trip to Milan, Italy, at the 16th annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition on Nov. 1-2 in downtown San Luis Obispo.


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