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The College's Neel Resource Center (NRC) is located in the Architecture Building 05, Room 101. For directions, please see the Campus Map (flashmap).
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Vickie Aubourg, DirectorCalifornia Polytechnic State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Building 05, Room 101
One Grand AvenueSan Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0282Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (805) 756-2165
The Paul & Verla Neel Resource Center (NRC) collects, maintains, and provides access to architecture and environmental design-related resources. The NRC's Collections include books, periodicals, slide and digital images, working drawings, and material samples. These various resources strengthen the College of Architecture & Environmental Design's educational mission of offering textual, visual, and digital resources on architecture design, practice, and history; building technology; urban planning; and landscape architecture CAED's faculty and students.
The NRC was founded in 1967, principally as a book and slide library. Since then, it has expanded to include collections of building plans, educational DVDs, and 24,000 digital images. Most recently, during the 2007-08 academic year, the NRC was substantially renovated and augmented to include a Materials Sample Collection.
The NRC provides a comfortable environment for study, research and browsing. Our staff can help students and faculty navigate library databases, refine search terms, and suggest new search strategies. The individual assistance offered by the NRC staff aims to provide students with skilled information research techniques and formal analysis for the practice of architecture and the environmental design-related fields.
The NRC is generously supported by the continual donations from Paul and Verla Neel Fund.
Large format Printers/Plotters
1 Canon IPF 755 36" plotter
2 Canon IPF 765 36" plotters
2 Canon IPF 815 42" plotters
Large format Scanner:
1 Vidar SD 4430 42" scanner
All Plotting will be done by NRC Staff or Lab Monitors!!
Purchase a plotter punch card at the University Cashier (Building 01) or online
IMPORTANT: The original cashier receipt or a printout of an email receipt must be taken to the Architecture Department in 05-212a to be exchanged for the plotter punch card. An image on your phone or other device will not be accepted.
Before you can print your poster or document at the Neel Resources Center (NRC) - Building 05, Room 101 - you must complete the following:
36X20 Line Work
42X20 Line Work
36X24 Line Work
42X24 Line Work
36X36 Line Work
42X36 Line Work
36X42 Line Work
42X42 Line Work
36X48 Line Work
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36X60 Line Work
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36X60 Tonal Work
42X60 Tonal Work
36X72 Line Work
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The Neel Resource Center's Book, Periodical, and Image collections are specialized collections intended to complement or supplement the collections of Kennedy Library. These collections support the particular needs of CAED's students and faculty by providing architecture and environmental design resources for both general and specific research purposes.
Neel NRC Book Database
(Library Name= MRC Books, no password required)
Major focal areas of the Neel Book Collection include:
Books: One week
Periodicals: One week
DVD's: Three days
Material Samples: one week
References: NRC use only
The NRC has amassed a large Materials Collection of building materials, approximately 7,000 samples that offer students hands-on experience with actual samples of innovative and sustainable materials used in the built environment.
Materials are central to all disciplines focused on the Architecture-Engineering-Construction industry. A Materials Library was created at Cal Poly as a learning resource for all students in the CAED intended to prepare them to enter a fast-paced world with a well-developed knowledge base and value set regarding resource use.
The Neel NRC’s Digital Image Database (NRC-DID) some 24,000 images. is a joint and on-going project created and augmented with the cooperation of faculty, students and the NRC staff. The CAED faculty, students, and alumni donate their travel slides to the NRC-DID collection. The NRC staff supplement these donated travel images with scanned images from books in the public domain.
Major subject areas of the NRC-DID include:
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