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Welcome friends, current and perspective students, and alumni:

The Department of Architecture is in very high demand and, because of this, it is able to admit very well-qualified students. Our undergraduate program receives over 1500 applications for 120 places, and our graduate program is also highly selective. Cal Poly Pomona architecture graduates are highly sought after by design firms and many gain admittance into highly-selective graduate programs. The popularity of Cal Poly Pomona's architecture program is based, in part, due to its reputation for excellent design instruction, for teaching the technical aspects of architecture, and for its expertise in sustainability, historic preservation, and healthcare design. The architecture department at Cal Poly Pomona is building on these strengths by improving its design, technology and fabrication facilities and by hiring highly-qualified faculty.

Last summer we revamped our design studio space (the IDC). We installed new desks and pin-up partitions (all on casters so that the space can be easily reconfigured). This change has allowed us to increase the capacity of the IDC from 250 to 350 students, which has allowed us to double the number of transfer students we accept. This summer we will be creating two new 1280sf labs: a structures/material technology/environmental controls lab and a very well-equipped digital fabrication lab.

We are also building on these strengths through our faculty. We have recently hired a number of highly qualified faculty, including Assistant Professor Marc Schulitz, a licensed architect in Germany and partner at the award winning firm of Schulitz Architekten GmbH. Prof Schulitz was in charge of numerous international sports arena projects, including the 2006 FIFA World Cup Arena in Hanover and the Lentpark ice and swim stadium in Cologne, Germany. His work has been featured in many international periodicals and books.

Our students continue to win numerous national and regional design awards and scholarships. Most recently our students swept the CASH Awards (the Coalition for Adequate School Housing), winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (a repeat of last year's sweep).

Below you can read about our upcoming events, and faculty and student accomplishments.

If you are interested in seeing the work of our graduating students our Senior Project / Thesis reviews will be held at the City Market in downtown Los Angeles ( on June 10th and 11th from 9am-5pm.


Spring Lectures:


All lectures are in building 89 (IDC) and are free to the public
April 11th 12pm Noam Saragosti - LT Shanks Travel Scholarship Presentation
April 18th 11am Neil Denari -
April 25th 12pm Mark Lee & Katrin Terstegen - Johnston Marklee
May 2nd 12pm Perry Kulper - Assoc. Prof. Taubman College
May 9th 12pm Bryony Roberts - Bryony Roberts Studio
May 16th 12m Bryan Cantley - form:uLAand


Baumgartner + Uriu: Apertures Exhibit at Sci-Arc
Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Scott Uriu's will have an opening reception for his exhibit at Sci-Arc
Baumgartner + Uriu: Apertures
04.11.14 - 05.18.14 | SCI-Arc Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 7pm

ENV Career Fair @ Cal Poly Pomona Building 89 (IDC) - May 8th
On May 8th Cal Poly Pomona will have its annual ENV Career Day. ENV Career Day 2014 is presented by the College of Environmental Design and the ENV student organizations. This event provides an opportunity to showcase your firm and meet with many of the talented students that attend our programs.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 11 am – 3:15 pm
ENV Career Fair (11am – 1 pm) @ Building 89 (IDC), Cal Poly Pomona
ENV Firm Interviews (1:15pm – 3:15pm) @ Building 89 (IDC), Cal Poly Pomona
Early Bird Registration: Sunday, 4/25
$150 for firms
$100 for NGOs



INTERIM Student Showcase
Please join us for the combined Fall and Winter INTERIM Student Design Showcase on Wednesday, April 2nd from 6-9PM in the Interim Desing Center (IDC - Building 89) The event includes live music, drinks and hors d'oeuvres and is free to the public.



Welcome to new Assistant Professor Marc Schulitz
Marc received his professional Degree in Architecture from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland in 1999 and has since then worked as an architect in Europe. He has three years studio and lecture teaching experience at the Technical University of Brunswick and has continuously served as a design critic at universities in Germany and Austria.
Marc Schulitz is a licensed architect in Germany and partner at the award winning firm of Schulitz Architekten GmbH. He was in charge of numerous international sports arena projects, including the 2006 FIFA World Cup Arena in Hanover and the Lentpark ice and swim stadium in Cologne, Germany. His work has been featured in international periodicals and books. Schulitz’s firm focuses on delivering designs that are environmentally sustainable in terms of architecture, the integration of building services, and engineering. His Lentpark design was the first ice sports facility to be part of the European Union’s Green Building Program. Mr. Schulitz´s precise knowledge of structural principles has enabled him to move beyond the role of designer and push into the realm of engineering, thus leading him to work closely with internationally renowned engineering firms.

In 2013 the Lentpark project was awarded the IOC/IAKS Award in bronze. The award is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS). It is the most important international architecture award for sports, leisure and recreational facilities.


Cal Poly Pomona’s architecture programs are among the nation’s best, according to a newly released report.

DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly report published by the Design Futures Council named CPP as one of the Top 20 architecture programs in the US. Cal Poly Pomona Undergraduate program ranked #16. Th eprogram was also named as one of the Top 5 architecture programs in the West. Cal Poly Pomona Undergraduate program ranked #5


The Postwar House in Southern California Exhibit opens in Spain
The exhibit co curated by Professors Bricker, La Roche and Pregill from CPP and Sheine from U Oregon “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California”, with additional support from the Universidad de Sevilla, the Junta de Andalucia and professor Almodovar, opened Jan 23, 2014 in Sevilla, Spain and will run until March 25 2014.

Architecture Students Play Wii in Zero-G for NASA Research project

A group of architecture students visited Ellington Field at the Johnson Space Center in Houston this November to participate in NASA's 2013 MUREP Education Flight Program. NASA selected the architecture students (Martin Saet, Garrett Sanne,Brice Colton, Andrew Cartwright, and Brianna Wiley) for their proposal to research how video games are played in space. The week-long trip to Houston included a VIP tour of the Johnson Space Center, some personal time with an astronaut and, of course, the zero-gravity flight.

More on Wii in Zero-G:

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Associate Professor and Chair, Sarah Lorenzen will be co-curating an exhibit at the Neutra VDL House entitled Competing Utopias scheduled to open in July 2014.
Competing Utopias is a design collision that should never happen. But somehow, in Los Angeles, in 2014, twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it will. This experimental exhibition is a 'mash-up' in the most provocative sense of that word. Its force comes from the clash and fusion of two design cultures that have been kept apart but have been visually connected in ways yet unexamined. This installation will present Cold War modern design from East and West in one context. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Wende Museum and the VDL House / Cal Poly Pomona funded by the Graham Foundation. Stay tuned for more details.

Professor Pablo LaRoche lecture at Sci-Arc
Professor Pablo LaRoche will give a lecture on April 15th at Sci-Arc for a quick dive into the world of Zero Net Energy buildings! Learn how leading industry experts simulate key ZNE-empowering strategies in real design applications.
Location: Southern California Institute of Architecture, 255 S Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:00pm: Social Hour
7:00pm: A Sustainable Design Process by Pablo LaRoche
7:20pm: Net Zero Case Study: Hawaii Prep Lab by Monica Cowan
7:35pm: Simulating VRF Using EnergyPlus by Bach Tsan
7:50pm: To Be Confirmed
8:05pm: Q&A With All SpeakersCost: $10 for general attendee; Free for students (with valid ".edu" email address

Professor Pablo LaRoche Earth Day lecture at the Frontier Center
Professor Pablo LaRoche will also give a Keynote lecture at the Frontier Project on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22, 2014): "Architecture in a Changing Climate" from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Frontier Project, 10435 Ashford St., Rancho Cucamonga

Associate Professor Michael Fox Lectures in Hong Kong
Associate Professor Michael Fox will give two lectures in Hong Kong on Robotic Architecture: "Catalyst Design" at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on March 27, 2014 and will give a lecture on Interactive Environments at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on April 25th.


For more Faculty news, click HERE.


2X8 | Evolve
2X8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from Architecture and Design institutions throughout California. Each of the participant academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The student's work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the award-winning work. Cal Poly Pomona will be represented by Noam Saragosti and Juan Salazar.

A+D Architecture & Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Exhibition Opening:
Friday, April 11th, 2014

Negeen Irani and Anushri Vachhaniv won a scholarship to attend the 2014 CAE Spring Conference, The Value of Design: Enhancing Education Through Architecture in Barcelona, Spain. Website:

Nicole Kamara won First Place in the Scholarship Awards from the AIAIC for excellence in academics, leadership, and design. Fall 2013, 2013 AIAIC University Scholarship Award
Scholarship from the AIAIC for excellence in academics, leadership, and

Nicole Kamara also designed the Individual project selected for final presentation at WDI as part of the Bobby Brooks Memorial Interdisciplinary Design Studio Fall 2013, Walt Disney Imagineering: Imagineer’s Choice and Bobby Brooks Award
 and was part of the winning Group Award - Walt Disney Imagineering: Bobby Brooks Award for Best Team Narrative, Collaboration, and Presentation

Cal Poly students swept the CASH (the Coalition for Adequate School Housing)Student Design Awards.

The winners are:
First Place - Kristy Yeh
Second Place - Gabby Uvidia
Third Place - Celia Bentsen

The CASH Student Awards program is open to all accredited schools of architecture in California. Students submit a K-12 school design from a design studio. CASH is comprised of the 1100 CA School District members, architects, attorneys, contractors, AHJ’s, and construction managers. The winners receive an all expense paid trip to Sacramento to accept their awards at the CASH Annual Meeting in February.

CASH Awards, Negeen/Anushri awards.

Student Blogs:
All are encouraged to read the entries (and leave comments) of our student bloggers on Archinect.
Nicole Doan:
Noam Saragosti:



For more Student news, click HERE.

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