Since 1994, the faculty, staff and students of the Lyle Center have remained committed to a future in which all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and sustainable environments. We believe this future is best achieved through the development of ecological, social and economic systems that regenerate, enabling communities to provide for the future as well as the present.
Located on 16 acres (6.5 ha) within the Cal Poly Pomona University campus, our vision is for the Lyle Center to be recognized for its collective impact toward a sustainable future, convening diverse groups of students, academic experts, policy makers and community members committed to catalyzing pro-environmental change.
The Lyle Center is administered by the College of Environmental Design, and offers a Master of Science in Regenerative Studies (MSRS) as well as a minor program at the undergraduate level. Faculty are drawn from departments across campus, creating a unique interdisciplinary learning environment.
Research Spotlight | Nanotechnology-based thermochromic materials
Weathering climate change with adaptive buildings
An international network was created to increase research in the area of thermochromic materials. This network should evolve into a wider multidisciplinary and multinational consortium for the development of nanotechnology-based thermochromic (nanoTC) materials. These adaptive building envelopes are a smart approach to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce the environmental impact of urban areas. The network consortium includes six partners: Instituto de Ciencias de la Construccion in Madrid, Spain, Politecnico di Torino in Italy, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, National University of Singapore, TU Graz, Graz University of Technology in Austria and the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. (Read more)
General Education (GE) Classes at the Lyle Center
General education classes are offered year-round at the Lyle Center. Skip the waitlists at other colleges and learn how sustainable design, social and physical and social sciences, engineering, and business and economics are united in our shared vision for a safe and healthy future for all.
Course Offerings for SPRING 2021
Take classes at the Lyle Center for students interested in learning about sustainability and regenerative theories on 16 acres of living laboratory.
Classes include many General Education course offerings for a learning experience off the beaten path, with the added bonus of doubling the value of up to 12 units that can be applied towards the Regenerative Studies Minor.