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Dr. La Roche’s Sustainable Systems class is awarded 1st prize by the EDUCATE Program


The 2012 Department of Architecture scholarship is now available. Click here for the Application Form and here for the Scholarship list.


California Polytechnic University, Pomona Department of Architecture Presents:

Professor Gary McGavin's new book, Earthquake Protection of Building Equipment and Systems: Bridging the Implementation Gap is now on sale. Get your copy here.


The Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona presents Ed Mazria and his lecture “On the Brink” Friday April 6, 10 AM, University Theater.

The 2012 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence will be presented to Tadao Ando on March 28.

Schedule of Events
4:30-5:30pm: Book Signing and Reception
6pm: Lecture
7:30pm: Reception and Award Presentation (Invited Guests Only)

The lecture is free and open to the public. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP HERE for guaranteed seating by March 15. Registration for those who have RSVP’d will start at 4:30PM; seats will also be available on March 28th on a limited basis. The lecture and reception have been made possible by the Henry Woo Lecture Series Fund


Students of Historic Preservation Studio Attempt to Save Wyvernwood Garden Apartments

Students of Professor Luis Hoyos’s Arc 401-405 Historic Preservation Studio held their Fall 2011 Final Review at the Lou Costello Community Center that included a jury comprised of the Los Angeles Conservancy, District 14 Councilman Jose Huizar’s office, and members of the local community. Read More


Pablo La Roche's New Book Introduces a Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design Process to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Buildings


Students Design Affordable Housing for Haitian Earthquake Victims


Associate Professor Luis Hoyos in Washington D.C for the American Latino Heritage Forum

Associate Professor Luis Hoyos and other Latino community leaders and scholars were welcomed by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar on October 12, 2011 in Washington D.C for the White House American Latino Heritage Forum. Invited by the National Park Services (NPS), Professor Hoyos and other historic preservationists will participate on an 18-month initiative to help identify sites and buildings that are significant to the Latino Heritage. Read more


In Memory: Rob Yamnitz
Rob Yamnitz, a Master of Architecture student who entered the graduate program in Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture in September 2007, passed away in his sleep at his mother’s home in Idaho Falls, Idaho on September 10, 2011. Rob was scheduled to receive his M.Arch. degree in January 2011, but was unable to complete his degree due to his health. Read more


Cal Poly wins APA California Award: Urban Strategies in Historic Beijing

The China Program research-design project: Urban Strategies in Historic Beijing, has been awarded the Planning Achievement Academic Award of Merit from the American Planning Association California Chapter. In this program, we have an average of 10 architecture students participate every year in collaboration with other students and faculty from our college.


First of Student Designed Houses Completed in Haiti

Left: Haitian building crew in front of nearly complete house. Right: Prototype on the CPP Campus


Carbon Neutral Design Studio at Cal Poly Pomona Engages Students and Architects to Work Together to Rebuild Homes Destroyed by 2007 Wildfires with support of NCARB Gant

The two student designed winning projects being constructed: Left: MOD5 house. Right: P+Dzn

Architect Thom Mayne Receives the 2011 Richard Neutra Award

The College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture presented the 2011 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence to: Pritzker Prize winning Architect Thom Mayne, Founder and Design Director at Morphosis Architects

Department of Architecture cited as notable in Sustainable Design
The December 2009 issue of Architect featured a guide to architecture schools.  Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture was one of three U.S. architecture schools noted as excelling in Sustainable Design.

Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium
The California Polytechnic State University Pomona and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) are hosting a technical symposium entitled "High Performance Building Enclosures-Practical Sustainability." The symposium will provide a forum for industry professionals, academic leaders, and students to discuss the state-of-the-art in sustainable building enclosure design.  Its focus will be the practical applications of implementing sustainability for the built environment, while considering the design and cultural and aesthetic context of building enclosures.

We invite the submission of papers that demonstrate practical experience with sustainable enclosure design, construction, and operations. The Symposium will be held on the Cal Poly Pomona campus on April 30-May 1, 2010. For more information, or to submit a paper (by February 15, 2010), please visit

NCPE membership
The Historic Preservation Program in the Department of Architecture was accepted for membership in the National Council For Preservation Education (NCPE) in October, 2009; NCPE sets the standards for academic preservation program nationwide.

New book by Michael Fox
Assistant Professor Michael Fox authored "Interactive Architecture" with Miles Kemp which was released by Princeton Architectural Press in September, 2009. The book is the most comprehensive written on the subject and extends well beyond a survey of projects to introduce, explain and illustrate the scope of interactive architecture.

Assistant Professor Axel Schmitzberger was selected to be Exhibition Chair for the ACADIA 2010 (Association of Computer Aided Design) conference, to be held in October at the Cooper Union, New York.



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