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Construction Management Students' Senior Project Enhances University’s Rodeo Program.

Jun 12, 2020

Cal Poly construction management students Ryan Fiorio and Timothy Smith have designed a Rodeo Observation Deck for the Cal Poly Rodeo Program as a senior project through the Construction Management (CM) Department. Partnering with the rodeo program and Coach Ben Londo, the deck Tim and Ryan built will provide a platform to mount cameras that automatically track a rider in motion, for later analysis. This will help team members elevate their riding skills, and was a fantastic way for these students to put into action Learn by Doing here at Cal Poly!


Below is the news release announcing the completion of their senior project followed by a photo gallery that shows the original site of the project and the progress to completion. 


In the early photos, Ryan is in the yellow shirt, Tim in red and in the yellow vest lending a hand, is rodeo team member Quintin McWhorter. In the later photos, Ryan is wearing a burgundy shirt and Tim is in orange.


In the photo at the doorway, you’ll see them finishing up by drilling in the final deck screw. Thank you to their supporters and congratulations to them both on this major accomplishment!


News Release and Photo Gallery


Photos courtesy of Ryan Fiorio, Timothy Smith, and CAL POLY PHOTOGRAPHeR Joe Johnston.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two Cal Poly construction management students are putting the finishing touches on their senior project, a rodeo observation deck designed to record the practice runs of student riders.

Beverly Bass portrait

Beverly Bass Appointed as Department Head for Cal Poly’s Landscape Architecture Department

May 21, 2020

Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Beverly Bass as department head of the Landscape Architecture Department, beginning July 1, 2020.

Architectural Engineering Students Place Second Nationally in EERI Seismic Design Competition!

Architectural Engineering Students Place Second Nationally in EERI Seismic Design Competition!

May 11, 2020

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering EERI Seismic Design Team Wins Second Place


SAN LUIS OBISPO – A team of Cal Poly architectural engineering (ARCE) students placed second in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Competition (SDC) in early March in San Diego.

Project Management Team

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.


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.

 Cal Poly Students Assemble at Timber Competition

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.  

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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