60th Anniversary Events
The Department of Landscape Architecture organized a year of outstanding events to celebrate 60 bravely curious years of Landscape Architecture education, leadership and change. The Department would like to thank everyone who joined us across our 2017 events - we appreciate you sharing your stories and future vision of landscape architecture.
And a big THANKS! to all those that made gifts of support to the Department's 60th Anniversary. We couldn't have done it without your generosity!
60th Anniversary Events Retrospective
Falling into Spring
Wildflowers in the Plaza
Completed and growing
IndiVISUALS: the creative sketchbooks of bravely curious students of CPPLA
January 16-27, 2017
Opening Reception, January 18, 2017 @ 6pm
A Conversation with Women from Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture: an afternoon discussing the role of women in landscape architecture as reflected in the contributions of decades of CPPLA alumnae.
Winter, Spring and Fall Lecture Series
This special 60th Anniversary series of lectures brought designers, critics, writers and other creative individuals to campus to share their experiences and knowledge with the department.
Wednesdays from 12-1 pm
Thursday Evening Workshops
From analog to digital and methods to craft the stories we tell, these workshops helped further develop the future of the profession!
Thursdays in Winter Quarter, 6-10pm
Firm Day (with the department of Architecture)
March 30, 2017
Student Accreditation Installations on Campus:
April 2-16 BSLA Accreditation Show
April 17-30 MLA Accreditation Show
Back to back installations celebrating the work of the department in support of the pursuit of renewed accreditation.
San Diego Sunset Mixer: An alumni mixer event at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. This event gathered friends, alumni and future students of south Orange County and San Diego to stroll the gardens of the JAF and watch the sun set. The program included a cocktail social with appetizers, a presentation on the legacy of the CPP Landscape Architecture Department in celebration of its 60th anniversary, and a special tribute to the late Dr. Takeo Uesugi, who designed the Japanese Friendship Garden and mentored many of the landscape architects who will be in attendance.
May 19, 2017
Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego
CPPLA 60th Anniversary BBQ: A Saturday event for the whole family. A half-day event in May with numerous short programs that celebrated the CPPLA community. The event brought alumni, family and friends back to campus for good food, fun listening and easy conversations. The incoming first-year class of 2017 organized this event.
May 27, 2017
Cal Poly Pomona Campus
ASLA Alumni Mixer: The department’s Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Board hosted a professional and alumni mixer event parallel to ASLA in Los Angeles. This event leveraged ASLA in LA as a method to send 2017 out with much more than a whisper! We celebrated our collective potential as we remembered our past and toasted our future.
October 22, 2017
The College of Environmental Design partnered with the Department of Landscape Architecture to sponsor an incredible week in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. The location of the longest running international program in the college, Castiglion Fiorentino has been home to students of landscape architecture for 25 years. This spectacular trip provided an opportunity to go slow and connect to the community and landscape that has proven to be fundamental to education of generations of landscape architecture students. The trip was an opportunity to explore Italy well off the beaten path, and for those lucky enough to have spent time at the Santa Chiara Study Center to reconnect and be inspired again. ENV hosted this truly unique and local slow travel opportunity October 7-15, 2017.
60th Special Project: Francis Dean and Modern Landscape Architecture Archives Show
The department developed a show of the work from the Francis Dean Archives. Francis’ work had been sitting quietly in the ENV Archives and has never been sorted or reviewed. This project included highlights from the archived collection, interviews of associates and other numerous works illuminating his role at CPP and at EDAW.
CPP Huntley Gallery
October 21, 2017-Jan. 11, 2018
Evening reception and lecture, November 15, 2017