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LADAC's Fall Visit

November 3-4, 2017

Join us on Friday for The Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council (LADAC) visit filled with studio reviews, group portfolio reviews, and an inspiring presentation by Steve Noll! 
Posted: 11-3-17.

Register Now for the ASLA Annual Meeting

October 20 - 23 2017

Join the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world to gain perspective and establish new connections within the profession.

Click here to register for the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in Los Angeles, California, on October 20-23, 2017. We can't wait to see all of our Alumni and Friends who attend. See you there!

Posted 10-2-17.

Heart Lecture Series

Fall 2017: October 6 - November 3

Cal Poly's College of Architecture and Environmental Design presents the 2017-18 Hearst Lecture Series. The lectures bring progressive thinkers and leaders to campus to engage students and the public in interdisciplinary topics on Fridays at 5:00 p.m. in the Business Building Rotunda (Building 3 Room 213). The lecture series is co-coordinated by faculty members Cesar Torres-Bustamente (LA), Brian Osborn (ARCH), and Emily White (ARCH), and is funded by a generous endowment from the Hearst Foundation. For more information contact the coordinators at,, and
Posted 10-2-17.

Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Department rankings in the 2018 DesignIntelligence Survey

The 2018 DesignIntelligence Survey results are out this week. Once again, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo received extraordinarily high rankings for its Bachelor Landscape Architecture program! "We have an extensive and strong five-year curriculum as well as a highly qualified faculty with diverse expertise in all aspects of the profession," says Department Chair Professor Omar Faruque, "and it is no surprise that our program is ranked so high."

According to the survey of deans, chairs and other leaders at schools with landscape architecture programs, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the #1 most admired undergraduate landscape architecture program in the nation! Here is what they are saying about our five-year BLA program: "Well-rounded program with comprehensive focus on technical skills and theory."

According to the survey of hiring professionals who identified the undergraduate schools that are best preparing students for a future in the profession, we rank # 4 overall.

Also, in eight subcategories, we are in the top five programs (among the graduate and undergraduate programs combined) of the nation.

Posted: 9-26-2017

Senior Show at the Historic Jack House

The Spring 2017 Senior Show will be at the historic Jack House on Marsh Street downtown. Come down and see these amazing people display their hard work! Check out: Jack House, San Luis Obispo

LADAC's Spring Visit This Week

The Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council will be visiting June 9 & 10. We look forward to welcoming the council back into the studios and celebrating the Senior Show!

Posted 6-6-17

Post Commencement Reception

June 17, 2017

The post commencement reception will directly follow the CAED graduation ceremony and be held in the Dexter Plaza by the University Art Gallery. 


Spring 2017 Final Reviews

We look forward to the great work our studios have put forth this quarter! Don't miss out on hearing about the projects and designs.


Spring 2017 Hearst Lecture Series

Come out and help us welcome speakers for our Spring 2017 Hearst Lecture series, taking place on Fridays at 5:00 pm in the Business Rotunda (03-213). Don't miss out!


2017 ASLA Honor and Merit Awards - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

On Saturday, March 25th , 2017, a jury of five professional landscape architects and members of ASLA met with six faculty selected nominees from the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo landscape architecture undergraduate program. The jury consisted of Eric J.H. Berg, ASLA, of Pacific Coast Land Design; Andrew Wilcox, ASLA, Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at Cal Poly Pomona; Leslee Temple, FASLA, recently retired from NUVIS; Deborah Richie-Bray, ASLA, of Richie-Bray, Inc.; and Gere Smith, FASLA, Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Spring Quarter End Reviews June 1, 2 & 3

Wednesday, June 1
2:00 to 4:00 pm, Course: LA 404 Astrid Reeves, Projects: 'New Moos for Harmony' and 'A Contemplative Garden for the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo'Location Dexter Fireplace Room (Building 34 Room 210)
Thursday, June 2
10:00 to 11:30 am, Course: LA 436 Ellen Burke, Project: Drawing LandscapeLocation: 2nd year Hallway in Dexter
2:00 to 4:00 pm, Course: LA 438 Miran Day, Project: GIS Application in Various Projects, Location: LA 2nd Year Hallway in Dexter
1:30 to 4:00 pm, Course: LA 242 David Watts, Project: Details-Sense of Place, Location: Dexter Lawn
4:00 to 7:00 pm, Course: LA 349 Christy O'Hara, Project: Planting to Community Support, Location: Berg Gallery (Building 05, Room 105)
Friday, June 3
9:00 to 11:00 am, Course: LA 204 Joe Ragsdale and Astrid Reeves, Project: AIDS Memorial Garden, Location: KTGY Gallery (Building 21, Room 105A)
​1:10 to 4:00 pm, Course: LA 204 Gary Clay, Project: Morro Bay Maritime Museum and Master plan, Location: LA 2nd Year Hallway in Dexter
1:30 to 4:30 pm, Course: LA 403-1&2 Bev Bass and David DuBois, Project: Morro Bay Estuary, Location: KTGY Gallery (Building 21, Room 105A)
5:00 to 8:00 pm, Course: LA 461 David Watts, Senior Project Show, Location: Sage Ecological Landscapes and Nursery, Address:  1188 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, CA



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