CPPLA 2017 Final Reviews Schedule

Friends of Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture!

The students and faculty of Cal Poly Pomona, College of Environmental Design invite you to our CPPLA 2017 final reviews. Our final review process is intended to advance the dialog of landscape and underscore its importance within our region context with global application. Please feel free to pass this invitation along; bring others from your office, bring your students, bring anyone you think finds Landscape truly interesting.

In calendar order:

LA 303L
Date: June 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: College of ENV, Building 7
Project: Revealing the Anza Trail in Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Faculty: Glenn T. Matsui gtmatsui@cpp.edu


LA 303L
Date: June 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Covina City Hall
Project: Urban Connections in Covina
Faculty: Phil Pregill pnpregill@cpp.edu

LA 103L: Final Review
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am -12:00 noon
Location: ENV Atrium and Gallery
Salon Style; moving in and amongst the students and projects freely- a less traumatic initiation into the process of reviews
Faculty: Andrew Wilcox aowilcox@cpp.edu
Phil Pregill pnpregill@cpp.edu
James Becerra jebecerra@cpp.edu

Swimming in Process

In this project, studio participants were tasked with designing a landscape in which a body of water (pool) is situated (specifically placed) and conditioned (specifically prepared) to meet a series of programmatic (prescribed uses/functions/performance) needs. In the simplest terms, the project is to prepare a site/ground, incorporate a controlled body of water/pool, and adjust the designed relationships between the two elements to reveal a series of physical experiences and perceptual events. This project is designed not as a singular use but as a landscape poised for multiple forms of human and natural occupancy. This is less a pool as it is a device of multiple utility that attempts to move towards multiple interpretations beyond the singular understanding of ‘swimming’ or ‘observation’. In this final project, students will present fundamental landscape design relationships as informed by a prescribed process and design program in relationship to the physical and perceptual qualities of water. This project is site-less but set in a desert context; it is not in any particular place, but informed by landscape experiences of the desert field trip, especially the experience of water in an arid landscape.

LA 606 Studio: Collective Efforts - Pooling Water and Local Resources to Build Resilient Communities
Date: June 7, 2017 
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: RMC Headquarter 100 Old San Gabriel Canyon Rd, Azusa, CA 91702
Third-Year Graduate Students

Collective Efforts is a partnership between the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture 606 Studio, the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), and the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) that builds on the momentum to revitalize the Los Angeles River. Rather than a traditional large-scale master plan, it presents an alternative approach to regeneration that concentrates on local interventions that address the river¹s potential for improving public landscape and the quality of life for river-adjacent communities. Focusing on the Gateway Cities region of southern Los Angeles County, Collective Efforts utilized grass roots participatory design methods to guide community development.
Faculty: Lee-Anne S Milburn lsmilburn@cpp.edu
Weimin Li wli@cpp.edu
Steve Cancian canciansteve@gmail.com


LA 604/L: Environmental Analysis Studio
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 7-217
Second-Year Graduate Students

The Environmental analysis studio emphasizes reformulating a multi-use planning/design project in urban, suburban or rural areas in Southern California and beyond that were previously approved or pending for approval. The student teams are to independently examine the project¹s compliance to regulations and sustainable design and social justice principles, investigate the environmental and social impacts of such a project via both qualitative and quantitative analyses, identify opportunities and constraints that were not well-captured before, and lastly develop a sustainable landscape design alternative to the original proposal with respect to the original stated goals and objectives of the project.
Faculty: Weimin Li wli@cpp.edu
Lee-Anne S Milburn lsmilburn@cpp.edu