2019-2020 News & Events Archive

2020 Winter Quarter Review Schedule

March 11 - 13, 2020

Please join the Landscape Architecture Department for the twelve final reviews for Winter 2020, and come see the projects our students have been working on this quarter. Click on the image below for more information.

2019-20 DesignIntelligence Survey Ranks Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Program as the #1 Most Hired From

2019-20 Designintelligence rankings

The 2019-20 DesignIntelligence survey ranked Cal Poly's BLA program as the most hired from landscape architecture program in the nation. Also, out of twelve focus areas of landscape architecture, graduates placed first in six focus areas: construction materials and methods, engineering fundamentals, healthy built environments, practice management, sustainable built environments/adaptive design/resilient design, and transdisciplinary collaboration across A/E/C.

Additionally, both Department Head and Professor, Omar Faruque, and Associate Professor, David Watts, were ranked as this year's most admired educators. For the full story, please visit the link HERE.

Department Head, Omar Faruque, Receives 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award at Alma Mater - Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University - College of Architecture

Landscape Architecture Department Head, Omar Faruque, was honored by his alma mater, Texas A&M University, as a 2019 distinguished alumnus for his innovative design and planning, his book Graphic Communication as a Design Tool that documents his pioneering research on creative exploration for design, and his academic leadership at Cal Poly. The award is the highest honor the university bestows on former students.

Click HERE to view larger images from the event.

Congratulations, Omar!



Hearst Lecture Series

Fall 2019

The Winter 2020 Hearst Lecture Series begins Friday, January 17th. The lectures are open to the public in the Business Rotunda (03-213). We hope to see you all there!

Viola Ago
Director, MIRACLES Architecture
Wortham Fellow, Rice University School of Architecture
Friday, 1/17 @5PM

Eric Rodenbeck
Founder, CEO, and Creative Director, Stamen Design, San Francisco
Friday, 1/31 @5PM

Eric Bunge
Co-Founding Partner, nARCHITECTS, New York
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia GSAPP
Friday, 2/7 @5PM

Victor Jones
Design Principal, Fiévre + Jones, Los Angeles
Friday, 2/21 @5PM

2019 Fall Quarter Review Schedule

December 2 - 6, 2019

Please join the Landscape Architecture Department for the twelve final reviews for Fall 2019, and come see the projects our students have been working on this quarter. Click on the image below for more information.

2019 Cal Poly Honored Alumni Award

Kevin Conger, Landscape Architecture, 1988

The Honored Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon Cal Poly alumni by the University’s Alumni Association. The award was established by the Association to provide recognition for outstanding graduates and former students of Cal Poly. Mr. Kevin Conger, President and Founding Partner of CMG Landscape Architecture, a 1988 graduate of our program, has been named the 2019 Honored Alumnus of the College of Architecture & Environmental Design. The award was established more than 50 years ago to provide recognition for outstanding graduates of Cal Poly. Last time a landscape architecture graduate of our program received this award was in 1992.
For a list of past honorees from the College of Architecture & Environmental Design: click here.

2019 Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Alumni Reception

At the Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Saturday, November 16th

To our alumni and friends, please join Cal Poly’s Landscape Architecture Department Head Omar Faruque and Dean Christine Theodoropoulos of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design on Saturday, November 16th, from 6 to 9 pm in San Diego. This will be a great opportunity to catch up on current events, network with your former classmates and to forge new friendships. 

This complimentary reception is hosted in the beautiful Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center where the ASLA Conference is being held. However, you do not need to be a participant in the conference to attend this event.

RSVP by November 9th by visiting: bit.ly/la-dept-reception-2019
Room capacity is limited.

For more information, please contact Justine Gentilini at landscapearchitecture@calpoly.edu or 805-756-1319.

Hearst Lecture Series

Fall 2019

The Hearst Lecture Series for Fall 2019 starts Friday the 27th with a presentation by Julian Raxworthy, author of "Overgrown". More information about the Hearst Lecture Series can be found at: http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series

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