College of Environmental Design

Design the Future

The College of Environmental Design (ENV) at Cal Poly Pomona offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning; undergraduate degrees in art history and visual communication design; and a minor and graduate degree in Regenerative Studies. It also manages operations of two permanent University Art Galleries, the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and the Don B. Huntley Gallery.

ENV uses the rich creative economy and cultural capital of Southern California – and its geographical advantage as a global gateway for trade and ideas – to prepare students for successful careers. We educate and train future designers to be problem-solvers who are socially conscious and environmentally aware, concerned with craft and justice, and technically and technologically sophisticated. 

What is Environmental Design?

Environmental design studies the relationships we have with the built and natural environments, and the ways human interactions affect the surrounding environment. We encounter expressions of environmental design in our daily lives: the buildings in which we dwell; the green spaces we enjoy; the cities and roads we traverse; and forms of visual design that translate and deliver complex ideas.

ENV Business Hours

The College of Environmental Design is following Cal Poly Pomona's roadmap for  phased campus reopening . See the Virtual Directory to find primary contacts and modified business hours for ENV departments, services and facilities for Fall 2021. 
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Future Students

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Current Students

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Faculty & Expertise

President's Scholars

2021-22 President's Scholars

Kristen Alyssa Ayap
James H. Jones President's Scholar

Elise Levesque
Rinehart Family President's Scholar

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Undergraduate Advising

Find the Advisor Directory and connect with the ENV Student Success Advising Center for group advising sessions and one-on-one appointments.

CPP/ARC Lecture Series

View the Fall 2021 Program of the Department of Architecture's public lecture series program featuring some of the nation's most impactful practitioners.