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.
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. The strength of our programs are consistently reflected in national rankings.
Outrage and action: A message from ENV leadership
To Our College of Environmental Design Communities:
As the leadership team of your college, we are coming together to express our shared outrage at the senseless death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd’s death reflects the endless racism that has plagued our country since its birth. We stand with the millions of protestors throughout our country and the many people in other countries who stand with us in the defense of black lives.
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ENV Brochure + Virtual Tour
Design the future at the College of Environmental Design
Thank you for joining us for PREVIEW ENV! This virtual event will help prospective and newly admitted freshmen, transfer students, and their families to discover our rich polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing philosophy.