Lectures

FRAC Dunkerque, Dunkirk, France, 2013 (Image by Philippe Ruault)
April 17, 2020

Anne Lacaton, Jean-Philippe Vassal

Established in Paris in 1987 by Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, Lacaton & Vassal has designed commercial, educational, cultural, and residential buildings. A connecting thread across their work is the desire to find the essential in each situation and to create a modest language...

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Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, Texas, 2017 (Image by Nash Baker)
February 28, 2020

Michael Maltzan, FAIA

Founded in 1995, Michael Maltzan Architecture is an architecture and urban design practice committed to the creation of progressive, transformative experiences that chart new trajectories for architecture, urbanism, and the public realm. Led by Michael Maltzan, the Los Angeles-based practice is...

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THE NEXT PORT OF CALL, 15th Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy, 2016 (Courtesy of BairBalliet)
February 21, 2020

Kristy Balliet, Kelly Bair

BairBalliet is a joint design venture co-founded by Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet and is invested in architectural research in the form of both speculative and built projects. BairBalliet's work has been exhibited internationally in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and in various locations...

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A housing Urbanism made of waste (Courtesy of Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia)
February 10, 2020

Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman

Cruz & Forman are principals in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, a research-based political and architectural practice in San Diego, investigating issues of informal urbanization, civic infrastructure and public culture, with a special emphasis on Latin American cities. Blurring...

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En Pointe, Exhibition, SCI-Arc Gallery (Image by Joshua White)
November 15, 2019

Heather Roberge

Heather Roberge is the founder and principal of design practice MURMUR, established in 2008 in Los Angeles, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where she currently serves as Chair.

MURMUR is committed to the production of stimulating...

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Quinta Monroy Housing, Iquique, Chile, 2004 (Image by Tadeuz Jalocha)
October 28, 2019

Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2016. Born in Santiago, Chile, he graduated from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 1992 and established Alejandro Aravena Architects in 1994. Since 2001, he has been leading ELEMENTAL, a “Do Tank” focusing on projects of public...

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Haus Gables, Atlanta, Georgia (Image by NAARO)
October 4, 2019

Jennifer Bonner

Jennifer Bonner founded MALL, a creative practice for art and architecture, in 2009. MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops. Or Miniature Angles & Little Lines. Or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability—an acronym with built-in flexibility. Jennifer is Associate Professor of...

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Broadway Housing, Santa Monica, California, 2012 (Image by Iwan Baan)
September 20, 2019

Kevin Daly, FAIA

Kevin Daly Architects was established in 1990 and is an award-winning architectural practice with a focus on craft, construction systems, and material research. The firm’s portfolio includes environmentally and socially responsive educational, residential, and institutional projects, ranging in...

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Studio House in Seattle, Washington designed by Tom Kundig
April 12, 2019

Tom Kundig

The 2018-19 Bernard Zimmerman Lecture Series concludes with Tom Kundig, owner and principal of Olson Kundig Architects. Kundig earned national attention in 1998 after completing Studio House, a residential-photographer's studio in Seattle. He is one of five co-owners of the Seattle-based full-...

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Proyecto Pastoral Courtyard Redesign in Boyle Heights, LA Mas
March 15, 2019

Elizabeth Timme, Helen Leung

LA Mas co-executive directors Elizabeth Timme and Helen Leung use their non-profit urban design organization to advocate for lower-income and underserved communities through policy and architecture.

They carry out projects in communities undergoing economic, social and demographic...

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Step Up on 5th, a special needs housing development for individuals with mental illness, Brooks + Scarpa
March 8, 2019

Lawrence Scarpa

Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA,  a pioneer in the field of sustainable design, is the featured speaker in a lecture sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society. Named 2004's "Emerging Voice" in architecture by the Architectural League of New York, he is the co-founder...

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DESTE Fashion Collection Exhibition (Miami, Florida), EC3
March 1, 2019

Edwin Chan

Edwin Chan, founder of Los Angeles-based EC3, served as a design partner for more than 25 years at Frank Gehry & Associates (later Gehry Partners) on many of the practice's prominent cultural and institutional projects. His portfolio of work spans master planning, furniture design,...

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Harvard Art Museums, wHY
February 22, 2019

Kulapat Yantrasast

Renowned for his architectural flair for designing contemporary art galleries and museums, Kulapat Yantrasast worked closely with legendary architect Tadao Ando (CPP ARC's 2012 Neutra Award medalist) on international projects such as the Armani/Teatro in Milan and the Fondation Francois Pinault...

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Melbourne School of Design, NADAAA (Image by Peter Bennett)
February 15, 2019

Nader Tehrani

Nader Tehrani, CPPARC's inaugural Paul Helmle Fellow, is the dean of the Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union. He is the co-founder and design principal of of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to advancing design...

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World-renowned architect Frank Gehry at the 2018 Neutra Award ceremony at the J. Paul Getty Center
February 5, 2019

Frank Gehry

In his six-decade career Frank Gehry revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics and techniques, recasting its relationship with cities as one of the modern era’s early advocates of design’s inherent social responsibility.

The Department of Architecture honored Gehry on Feb. 5 with the...

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Collage by Kleon Tran
November 16, 2018

The L.T. Shanks Travel Scholarship is a scholarship for architecture students from Cal Poly Pomona that supports travel and research, based on a previously submitted proposal. This year’s recipients are Franco Mellone and Kleon Tran, who will present their travel and research in a public...

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Photo by Franco Mellone
November 9, 2018

The L.T. Shanks Travel Scholarship is a scholarship for architecture students from Cal Poly Pomona that supports travel and research, based on a previously submitted proposal. This year’s recipients are Franco Mellone and Kleon Tran, who present their travel and research in...

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XTEN Architecture: House Noir, Los Angeles, California
October 19, 2018

Monika Haefelfinger

Founded in 2000 by Monika Haefelfinger and the late Austin Kelly (1966-2015), XTEN Architecture is an award-winning international architecture firm based in Los Angeles, California, and Sissach, Switzerland. The firm specializes in custom residential, cultural, and commercial projects and is...

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Escher GuneWardena Architecture: House with Five Corners
October 12, 2018

Frank Escher, Ravi GuneWardena

Escher GuneWardena Architecture was founded by Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena in Los Angeles in 1996. The extraordinary range of their work– small, conceptually rigorous projects; ecologically and socially innovative urban design proposals; and work in the fields of contemporary art and...

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CPP ARC Winter 2018 Alumni Lecture Series
January 12, 2018

Horst Noppenberger

Each quarter the Department of Architecture hosts a weekly professional lecture series, held every Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the Interim Design (Building 89). This winter, the department welcomes a special lineup of professional speakers from its very own alumni ranks.

The first lecture...

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