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.
Design the Future.
The College of Environmental Design (ENV) 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.
IN MEMORIAM | Ray Kappe shaped Southern California architecture and design education
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 internationally celebrated architect and a pioneer in architectural education, his career spanned more than six decades. His influence inextricably links the origins and the successful, albeit divergent, futures of two of Los Angeles County’s five top architecture schools. Read about his legacy.
ARTS & CULTURE | The Legacy of John T. Lyle
In conjunction with the 25th anniversary celebration of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, "John T. Lyle & the Future of Regenerative Design" focuses on understanding Lyle's work as a landscape architect and a pioneer in the field of regenerative design.
Curated by his daughter, artist Cybele Lyle, the exhibition explores four major spheres of Lyle's work that each played a unique role in expanding his own vision and understanding of the role of landscape architecture as part of larger regenerative-based living. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8 at the Don B. Huntley Gallery (Bldg. 15).