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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.

Dr. James Mwangi Appointed as Associate Dean for Program Support and Operations in College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Sep 19, 2019

Dr. James Mwangi

Dr. James Mwangi has been appointed as associate dean for program support and operations in Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). His responsibilities will include overseeing college’s technologies, facilities, operational resources and support services, and representing the CAED in the development and implementation of university initiatives. James is looking forward to collaborating across the college and university to support student success.

Cal Poly Faculty Member Wins Outstanding Education Award at International Builders Show

Jun 12, 2019

Cal Poly construction management faculty member Scott Kelting was awarded the Outstanding Education Award by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapters program.

Rachell Smith Joins California Center for Construction Education

Jun 6, 2019

Smith will build relationships between students, faculty and built environment industry



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Rachell Smith has been named program manager of the California Center for Construction Education (CCCE), an educational outreach unit in Cal Poly’s Construction Management (CM) Department. 

Architecture Students Finish Vision for Rebuilding in Paradise

Jun 3, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Small-scale models of buildings are taking shape inside faculty member Stacey White’s third-year architecture studio class, where students are wrapping up an intense, six-month project to envision how the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California, could rebuild.

Architecture Faculty Member and Alumni Named AIA Fellows

Jun 3, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly faculty member and two alumni have been named fellows by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their contributions to the architecture profession and to society. 

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Dr. Jeong Woo Appointed Department Head of the Construction Management Department

May 6, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Dr. Jeong Woo has been appointed Department Head of the Construction Management Department, effective Fall 2019. Dr. Woo will succeed Dr. Allan Hauck, who will retire in July and continue teaching part-time.

Dr. Woo holds a Master's degree in Construction Management and Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University. His undergraduate degree was earned in Architectural Engineering from Kyung Won University.

CAED Hosts Annual Design Village Competition April 26-28

Apr 24, 2019

Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design to Host Annual Design Village Competition April 26-28 in Poly Canyon

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A temporary community of unique, student-built shelters will spring up in Poly Canyon April 26-28 during Cal Poly’s Design Village competition, hosted by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

One of the college’s largest and most-anticipated events, the annual competition draws nearly 400 students from 14 schools throughout the Golden State to participate in Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy as they design, build and inhabit structures in rural Poly Canyon, located about a mile from the heart of campus. 

CAED Open House Overview

Mar 29, 2019

Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design Welcomes Prospective Students and Their Families at Open House Weekend April 12-13
Annual Celebration Will Include Numerous Tours and Other Activities; College Will Host Design Village Competition in Poly Canyon April 26-28

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) will welcome hundreds of prospective students, their families and the community to campus during Cal Poly’s Open House weekend April 12- 13. Numerous events will be open to the public including student work exhibits, various tours and the popular Poly Royal Alumni Beer and Wine Garden.

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