Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design Announces Open House Highlights

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) will offer numerous events free to the public during the university’s annual Open House, April 7-8. Event highlights of the weekend include student work exhibits, an interactive solar-powered home and the annual Design Village competition in Poly Canyon. Tours of the college will be offered throughout the weekend.

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Event highlights include:

Friday, April 7, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Business Rotunda (No. 3), Room 213
Paul Lewis, a principal at New York City based Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) Architects, will present a lecture followed by a signing of his new release, “Manual of Section,” an analysis of the history and typology of section in architecture. Lewis is currently an associate professor and associate dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. He is also a board member of the Architectural League of New York and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His talk is part of the CAED’s Hearst Lecture Series, funded by a generous endowment from the Hearst Foundation.

Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8
— The Digital Fabrication Lab tour will showcase state-of-the-art laser cutting and 3-D digital printing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on the mezzanine of the Simpson Strong-Tie Material Demonstration Lab (No. 187).
— Cal Poly Solar team members will display the interactive, intuitive and integrated solar-powered home designed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Solar Decathlon house is located in the C-7 parking lot near California Boulevard.
— Student work exhibits will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at various locations on campus. The Robert Hifumi Odo Memorial Scholarship Display is located in the lobby gallery in Room 212 of the Architecture and Environmental Design Building (No. 5). A CAED Student Exhibit will be held in the Berg Gallery, Room 105.
— College tours will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, departing from the Architecture and Environmental Design Building (No. 5) upper staircourt.

Saturday, April 8
— The public is invited to view the entries for the annual Design Village Competition at the Poly Canyon Experimental Structures Outdoor Laboratory. Designed by teams of students from across the country, submissions must be built in 12 hours or less, use off-the-grid electricity and provide shelter to the team for the weekend. Entries are judged on craftsmanship, sustainability, design excellence, suitability to the theme “Essence,” and public response. A free shuttle service will be provided to Poly Canyon. The shuttle stop will be at the intersection of Village Drive and Truckee Road starting at 11 a.m., with continuous service every 20 minutes until 5 p.m.
— Architectural engineering student exhibits will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Engineering West (No. 21) Room 122A and 122B. City and regional planning student exhibits will also be on display, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Engineering West, Room 120B.
— The college is hosting a special Class of ’62 Alumni Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Architecture and Environmental Design Building (No. 5), Room 106. Visitors will have a chance to talk to Class of ’62 alumni about their work from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a CAED Alumni Reception celebrating the college’s 70th anniversary next door in Room 105 from 11 a.m. to noon. Both events are open to the public.

For a complete listing of CAED events, visit caed.calpoly.edu/open-house-2017.

About the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
With nearly 1,900 students, Cal Poly’s acclaimed College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) is the only program of its type in the nation with nine degree programs in five closely related departments: Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture. For more than half of a century, the CAED programs and 16,000 alumni have been a positive influence on the forces that shape the planning, design and construction worlds. 

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