Volume 3, Issue 13 | April 6-19, 2021
SoCal Pipeline Architecture Bootcamp
CPP-NOMAS participates in architecture summer camp
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Members of CPP-NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) are volunteering for a summer bootcamp introducing young people to architecture. Organized annually by the Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, it serves 200-300 every cycle.

CPP-NOMAS volunteers spent most of winter break to help plan the program, said fifth-year student and chapter president Henry Chu. The team is focused on four goals: recruiting campers; sponsorship; plan workshops and activities; and camp restocking efforts.
Interested in getting involved with the Pipeline Architecture Bootcamp? Here's how:

VOLUNTEER. Sign up here.

Join CPP-NOMAS volunteers and mentors Henry Chu, Airene Dizon, Antonio Anfiteatro, Ashly Saucedo, Cheynne Capener, Claire Ku, Corey Norman, Daniela Pomalaza, Garret Hartsuyker, Itzia Salinas, Joy Chew, Julio Rodas, Junhong Wen, Marco Zhou and Sophia Le.

  • Camp Planning Sessions - Once a month through June 2021, typically on first Saturdays. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (PST). Meetings are virtual until further notice.

  • Volunteer & Mentor Orientation - June 26 and July 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PST). Virtual until further notice.

  • Summer Camp Sessions - July 10, 17, 24. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST). Virtual until further notice.

  • Summer Camp Project Presentations - July 31, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (PST). Virtual until further notice.

SPONSORSHIP. Support the Pipeline Architecture Bootcamp. Email Henry Chu at hchu@cpp.edu.

HELP RESTOCK THE CAMP. $75,000 in equipment and supplies were lost in a December fire that destroyed the camp's storage facility. View the camp's Amazon Wishlist here.
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A virtual camp planning session with CPP-NOMAS
cal poly pomona updates
Classes and campus services are predominantly remote/virtual in the spring term.

  • CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro announced extended COVID-related leave benefits for full-time employees. Read his March 30 memorandum.

  • Study Spaces is a CPP pilot initiative that allows students to come to campus to study. Reservations start on April 5.

  • The Future of Work. The future of work and the health of our democratic society are topics of increasing importance. All Cal Poly Pomona students are invited to attend a virtual panel discussion with industry leaders on workforce trends. RSVP by April 9.

  • Fall 2021 registration is pushed back to April 19 to allow the University to increase the number of class sections with in-person components. For details, see Provost Sylvia Alva's April 2 email.

  • National Library Week 2021. Celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers. Take part in virtual activities and learn about the different units within the University Library.

  • Planning a visit to campus? Faculty, students and staff must first complete this checklist.
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env updates
Find news and updates in the College of Environmental Design's news section.

  • Buildings 1, 2, 3, 7, 13, 89 and 209 are closed and locked until further notice. Studios and classrooms should not be accessed at this time.

  • DUO 2-Step Authentication will be required for all students, faculty and staff in order to access their Bronco accounts and online services including email, MyCPP, BroncoDirect and Blackboard. Sign up by April 8.

  • The Class of 2020 and 2021 will receive their RSVP information via email. Graduating students must register to attend ENV's drive-in commencement event on May 21 at 5 p.m. (PST)

  • The 2021-22 application deadlines of three ENV graduate programs are: April 15 for the M.Arch program; April 30 for regenerative studies (MSRS); and July 1 for Interior Architecture. Apply here.

  • Faculty and staff who need to access ENV offices must first complete COVID-19 training and notify the Dean's Office and University Police before their campus visit.

  • Follow ENV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Vimeo (@cppenv). ENV Student Success Advising Center is on Instagram (@cpp_envadvising).
interdepartmental | stay in the know
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Benjamin Sperry Vetter Mountain Observatory interior
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Sand and Snow Interpretive Center Emily Bandy interior view of workshops
Left column: Vetter Mountain Observatory (Benjamin Sperry). Right column: Sand to Snow Interpretive Center (Emily Bandy)
Second-year undergraduate student Benjamin Sperry and alumna Emily Bandy ('20, master's in architecture) are the recipients of Student Honor Awards in the 2020 Pasadena-Foothill AIA Design Awards. Sperry's entry was a proposed scientist retreat/observatory/public visitor center, Vetter Mountain Observatory for Professor Kip Dickson's ARC 3011L studio in Fall 2020. Bandy's proposed design for Sand to Snow National National Monument Interpretive Center is a three-time winner — it took home a Student Honor Award and a Jury Student Honorable Mention in the 2020 Inland Empire AIA Design Awards.
Barbara Bouza ('85, architecture) will give a public lecture as the 2021 Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal Award Lecture speaker. She is the President of Walt Disney Imagineering - Business Operations, Design and Delivery.

Barbara Bouza: 2021 Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal Award Lecture
Wednesday, April 14 | 4-6 p.m. (PST) | Zoom link

Bouza joined WDI in June 2020 after 25 years at Gensler, the world's largest architecture and design firm, where she served as co-managing director and principal of its Los Angeles office. Bouza's talk is part of the department's 2021 Bernard Zimmerman Public Lecture Series and is co-hosted by the TSD Honor Society Cal Poly Pomona chapter.
Seismologist Lucy Jones portrait
The department will host a public lecture by Caltech Research Associate Lucy Jones about climate change and resilient communities. Addressed to the Southern California landscape architecture community, her talk will discuss the ways physical science, art and social science can inspire action. A seismologist with more than 30 years of public service with the U.S. Geological Survey, Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society.

Landscape Architecture and the Science of Climate Change
Inspiring Action: Dr. Lucy Jones
Friday, April 16 | 12-1 p.m. (PST) | Zoom link
Mildred Warner 2021 Margarita McCoy Lecture Program
The Department will launch the Margarita McCoy Lecture Program with a virtual lecture by Mildred Warner, Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. She is also the recipient of the 2020 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Margarita McCoy Award for the Advancement of Women in Planning.

Pushing Paradigms in Planning to Allow Attention to Gender Issues
Wednesday, April 14 | 4-6 p.m. (PST)
Register here to receive Zoom link
Flyer with heatmap image for A Study in Energy Poverty in Madrid
The Lyle Center Spring Lecture Series lecture "A Study in Energy Poverty in Madrid" has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 14. Fernando Martin-Consuegra will discuss the distribution of energy poverty — the lack of access to modern energy services — in Spain's capital (and most populous) city. An architect by training, he currently works for the Spanish National Research Council.

A Study in Energy Poverty in Madrid
Wednesday, April 14 | 12 p.m. (PST)
Email crs@cpp.edu to receive Zoom link
Harvard GSD Design Impact global leadership lecture series speaker portraits
The Center partnered with Harvard University Graduate School of Design for its global design leadership lecture series Design Impact. In the spirit of whole systems design, the series panelists are drawn from the design, business and scientific fields; former and current members of United Nations human rights initiatives, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank; indigenous rights, environmental, climate and design justice activists. View recordings and the agenda in the Design Impact Archive.
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img | stories in pictures
Michelangelo Barbic portrait
RISING STAR | Michelangelo Barbic ('21, visual communication design) is the recipient of the 2021 Graphis Platinum Award, the world's highest recognition for design, advertising, photography and video/film. Barbic was among 20 recipients of the platinum honor awarded to students whose professors drove them to create highly professional works. View his award-winning entry here.

The animation was an assignment for lecturer Justin Abadilla's ('11, graphic design) Fall 2020 class. The original project prompt was to demonstrate the 12 principles of animation proposed by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in an animated video. Barbic indicated each numbered principle with an accompanying animation.

Why robots? "I wanted to make something that was sci-fi inspired and friendly," he said. "A lot of the work I do is inspired by science fiction and industrial design, these are the kind of the things I'm into. The choice to make the design of the robots seem quirky and fun was from me wanting to have this video to serve as educational material, so ages were kept in mind."

Abadilla, Barbic's Graphis Award nominator, predicts a bright future: "Michelangelo's savviness for our profession's most technical applications paired with a unique approach to problem-solving with a 3D mindset is a rare and formidable combination. With an acute artistic vision working in tandem with the experience and knowledge of what it takes to fully realize those concepts, I have no doubt that Michelangelo is on a trajectory to become one of visual communication's rising stars."
opportunities | your professional development
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NOW HIRING | Transportation Planner Student Assistants - Caltrans

Caltrans District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties) seeks undergraduate and graduate students for two paid part-time student assistant positions. Both will work under the close supervision of the Office of Chief of Regional Planning, Complete Streets and Climate Change.

Pay ranges from $15-$27.53. Qualified candidates must be capable of using a diverse array of research techniques and methodologies, have experience with Microsoft Office Suite and database management, and knowledge of GIS. Read the full posting here.
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NOW HIRING | Junior Designer, Technical Designer, Urban Designer - Gensler

Gensler seeks designers for the following offices:

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NOW HIRING | Entry-Level Designer - Einwiller Kuehl, Inc.

Oakland-based Einwiller Kuehl, Inc. seeks a new team member who will be enthusiastic about working in all phases of a project, from conceptual design through construction administration.

Qualified candidates must be proficient in AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite, and have knowledge of Sketchup, Lumion, REVIT and/or Rhino. BSLA, B.Arch, or M.Arch degrees are a plus. Apply here.
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INTERNSHIP | California Ocean Protection Council - Apply by April 19

The California Ocean Protection Council will select up to five students to participate in its 2021 Summer Internship Program. It is a paid, full-time internship.

For 10 weeks, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a small state agency focused on protecting and enhancing California's coastal and ocean ecosystems and enhancing equitable access for all Californians.
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INTERNSHIP | Landscape Design and Urban Design - MIG

MIG is accepting applications for paid internships in:

Its San Diego office also seeks a full-time Production Coordinator to join its communications and media team. The ideal candidate will have a degree in graphic design or marketing.
Society of American Registered Architects
COMPETITION | 2021 SARA National Student Design Awards - Submissions due Aug. 1

The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) is now accepting submissions for its 2021 National Student Design Awards Program. Multiple projects can be submitted; the fee is $50 for the first, and $25 for additional entries by the same registrant.

Eligible entries must be submitted by students majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and design. Register here.
Rick Willson painting LA River at sunset with cyclists Reflective Planning in the ENV Professions

ENV majors and faculty are invited to attend the last installment of the ENV professional development workshops “Reflective Practice in the ENV Professions," led by URP Professor Richard Willson.

Learn how reflective practice can help graduating students navigate the complex territory of professional practice.

Get the Zoom link and passcode here.
alumni | designing the future
Richard Clarke IV AO Architects
Richard Clarke IV (‘80, architecture; '81, master's in architecture) has been elevated to Partner at Architects Orange, one of 13 promotions at the 45-year-old firm to support its expansion into new markets and commercial real estate sectors.

Clarke has 35 years of experience designing, planning and directing projects across major commercial real estate sectors, including retail, hospitality, mixed-use and industrial. He leads AO's new Southeast regional corporate hub in Atlanta. Clarke's recent work highlights include the renovation of the iconic Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach; the design of the 250-acre master planned community Bakersfield Commons; and the World Logistics Center in Moreno Valley, dubbed the world's largest warehouse complex.
Jennifer Wong MArch Class of 2011
Jennifer Wong (‘10, master's in architecture) has been promoted to Associate at CO Architect, the Los Angeles firm that designed Cal Poly Pomona's multi-award winning Student Services Building.

Wong brings wide-ranging experience to the firm's education practice, having worked on both renovation and new construction for a variety of academic project types including K-12 and higher education. She also teaches Young Designer Workshops, an after-school program for children 7-12 at Makers Mess in Silver Lake.

Wong is currently working on the modernization of Los Angeles Unified School District’s John H. Francis Polytechnic Senior High School campus in North Hollywood.
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Masthead design by Maribel Ruiz ('22, architecture).
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