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2x8 Virtual Exhibition designed by lecturer Garet Ammerman (Image courtesy of Garet Ammerman)

Students from 16 architecture and design programs throughout California seek to foreshadow the future of housing in 2x8: DOMUM, the annual student exhibition organized by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA). The event —...

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L-R: President Hugh La Bounty, Panos Koulermos and Marvin Malecha (Special Collections - University Library, Cal Poly Pomona)
October 10, 2020

The College of Environmental Design will celebrate the memory of memory Marvin J. Malecha – a world-renowned architect, design educator and former Dean of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona. Mr. Malecha’s leadership stewarded the futures of design programs in North Carolina...

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Susanna Davy, winner of the 2020 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship (Image courtesy of Susanna Davy)

Susanna Davy, a Bay Area-based artist and technical designer at Gensler's Oakland office, has been named the winner of the 2020 Cavin Family Traveling Fellowship.

This endowed fellowship annually awards a stipend to...

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Henry Woo and his wife Lily Y. Woo (’83, computer information systems; ’88, master’s in business administration) sponsored the Department of Architecture’s quarterly professional lecture series

Henry Woo (’77, architecture; 85, master’s in architecture), one of the most engaged alumni of the College of Environmental Design, was recently honored by U.S. Representative Gilbert Cisneros (CA-39) with the...

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Lenore Roberts ('20, architecture), Julian A. McjPhee Scholar and ENV Valedictorian

It took eight years and a decisive switch of majors for Lenore Roberts ('20, architecture) to get to this point: graduation.

Three years into the art program at Cal State Fullerton, Roberts pivoted to architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, a five-year commitment to one of the...

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Noam Saragosti ('14, architecture) succeeds Sarah Lorenzen as director of the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences

Lecturer Noam Saragosti (’14, architecture) is the new resident director of the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences – where he once greeted guests as a student docent trained by his immediate predecessor Professor Sarah Lorenzen...

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George Proctor (left) accepts the Dean's Award from Dean Marvin Malecha, 1989. (Image courtesy of George Proctor)

Professor George Proctor ('89, architecture; '89 urban and regional planning) is the chair of the Department of Architecture and a former student of the late Marvin J. Malecha. Malecha, former dean of the College of Environmental Design and former chair of the Department of Architecture,...

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Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, former dean of the College of Environmental Design (Image courtesy of Lauren Weiss Bricker)

World-renowned architect, design educator and prolific author Marvin J. Malecha, former dean of the College of Environmental Design and former president of the American Institute of Architects, died May 4 due to complications from heart transplant surgery. He was 70.


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May 9, 2020

Cal Poly Pomona Architecture's (CPP ARC) senior project presentations will take place on Saturday May 9th from 8:30am-6:30pm. Presentations will be livestreamed on youtube. If you are interested in watching the presentations and jury comments please check back here for a link to the reviews on...

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Over/Under (Image courtesy of Garet Ammerman/ THR.D studio, Inc.)

Lecturer Garet Ammerman's "Over/Under" exhibit design proposal was selected as the winning entry for AIA|LA's 2x8 Exhibit Design Competition.

Each year the event invites architecture students and faculty from...

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FIRM DAY 2020 is open to design firms, government agencies and organizations interested in CPPARC and CPPLA students
January 23, 2020

Cal Poly Pomona’s departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, their faculty, students and alumni invites firms and companies to CPP ARC/LA FIRM DAY 2020, a day-long event open to architecture, landscape architecture, multidisciplinary, government, non-profit or any...

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Bob Kain ('73, architecture) was an ardent supporter of ENV's architecture program (Image by Tom Zasadzinski)

Bob Kain, AIA, ACHA, one of the most active and visible alumni of the College of Environmental Design and a longtime supporter of the architecture program, died Dec. 10 at the age of 69.

“He was very proud of the education he received from Cal Poly Pomona,” said Jenkins Shannon, ENV...

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Architect Dion Neutra, son of architecture giant Richard J. Neutra, waged decades-long fight to preserve his father’s iconic buildings

Dion Neutra, the Los Angeles architect who waged a decades-long campaign to preserve his father’s architectural legacy, died Nov. 23. He was 93.

The second of three sons of Viennese-born architect Richard Neutra – the master architect credited, along with R.M. Schindler...

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Ray Kappe, the inaugural chair of the Department of Architecture, in a 2012 interview with AIA|LA  (Image credit: AIA|LA)

Ray Kappe, FAIA, the founding chair of the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and the founding director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), died Nov. 21. He was 92.

Kappe left an indelible mark in Southern California. An...

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"Exhibitionism" is a panel discussion related to the "Resident Alien" exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
November 22, 2019

Professor Axel Schmitzberger and Cal Poly SLO architecture professor Stephen Phillips are co-curating "Resident Alien – Austrian Architects in America," an examination of the contributions of Austrian-American architects in the United States. The exhibition is at the Austrian...

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Neutra VDL House's 2019 Artist-in-Residence Mark Cottle's "The Cost of Money" is a meditation on our transactional society
October 12, 2019

The Neutra VDL Studio and Residences hosts The Cost of Money, an installation by its 2019 Artist-in-Residence Mark Cottle.

A meditation on the steep human and environmental expense resulting from our transactional society, the installation consists of...

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Professor Lauren Bricker is named ENV interim dean (University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning)

Professor Lauren Weiss Bricker has been appointed interim dean of the College of Environmental Design following the retirement of Michael Woo. Her one-year appointment begins Aug. 19.

Bricker, a professor of architecture for 20 years, is the current director of the ENV...

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Matthew Rivera, Parady Sarun and Mariana Uy placed first in the 2019 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Competition

Cal Poly Pomona architecture student team Paraday Sarun, Mariana Uy and Matthew Rivera (all architecture ’19), won the Los Angeles Business Council 2019 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award, following their presentation to industry leaders. 

The three...

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Ryan Hung V. Nguyen's award-winning design, housEMOJI

Fourth-year architecture student Ryan Hung V. Nguyen won the Honor Award at this year's 2x8:Exchange, the annual student exhibition and scholarship fundraiser hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Nguyen's entry housEMOJI captured...

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Canyon Crystals - Best In Show and People's Choice, 2019 Design Village Competition (George Proctor)

Student teams from the Department of Architecture brought home three honors from the 2019 Design Village, a statewide competition hosted by the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo....

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