Volume 3, Issue 12 | March 15-28, 2021
ENV scholarship deadlines extended through March
ENV majors have extra time to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships. The deadlines have been extended for the following programs:
cal poly pomona updates
Classes and campus services are predominantly remote/virtual in the spring term.

  • YOU at CPP is a new online platform that puts you in charge of your wellbeing – customized for you, 24/7. Get started with your personalized profile at you.cpp.edu.

  • Take the Inclusive Campus Survey to give the University feedback on the its diversity and inclusion efforts. Read about the survey here, and check your inbox for the survey link sent on Feb. 22 by CPP campus partner Viewfinder.

  • Take the University Library survey. Share your feedback about its services and programs and enter a daily prize drawing. The survey closes March 31. Take the survey here.

  • Did you use University Library resources for your project? The Library Research Award recognizes excellence and creativity in the use of University Library resources, collections and services. More than $600 is up for grabs. Apply by April 22. Get more info here.

  • Starting April 8 all students, faculty and staff will be required to have 2-Step Authentication to access Bronco accounts and online services including email, MyCPP, BroncoDirect and Blackboard.

  • Spring 2021 ABC/No Credit opt-in form on BroncoDirect is open though May 13.

  • 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.

  • Map your path to graduation. ENV Student Success Advising Center will host workshops about CPP Connect Planner on March 17, 18 and 22. Get the Zoom links for each session here.

  • Master of Architecture Open House. The Department of Architecture's virtual open house on Tuesday, March 23 is for those interested in applying for Fall 2021 admission. RSVP by Wednesday, March 19. Register here.

  • Mindful Communication: Building Harmony from Within is a mental health workshop co-hosted by the ENV Council and CAPS on Thursday, March 18. Get the Zoom link 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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Section perspective and bird's eye view of site plan: Hollywood Central Park 100 years into the future (Corey Norman)
Hollywood Central Park Bridge birds eyeview of site by Corey Norman
Fifth-year student Corey Norman will receive a $5,000 scholarship prize after being selected as one of five national honorees of the SOM Foundation's Robert L. Wesley Award. Named in honor of the firm's first Black partner, the program supports BIPOC undergraduate students studying architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and structural engineering in the United States.

Norman's award-winning entries are from Fall 2019 projects in his topic studios with lecturers Wendy Gilmartin (ARC 4011L and ARC 4301L) and Dennis McFadden (ARC 4021L) and from his internship at SmithGroup. The image above is related to Norman's project for Gilmartin's studio.

"I argued that the park would be a bandaid on top of the damage the freeway already did when it was originally built," Norman said. "It would not help with C02 buildup, homelessness, and tethering the community back together so the park would just get demolished in the future and nothing would be there but an empty unused cavity that the old middle class and the poor would populate unless we figure out how to bring the surrounding neighborhoods together and give new use for the old freeway. This also exposes the above and below circulation where nooks and cuts are exposed to daylight and integrating the park on each level with new circulation/ bridges for pedestrians throughout LA. The building is a film archive acts as an anchor and landmark for the bridges and the connecting streets and overpasses. It is about a mile long. So in short the image just shows how people would use my park proposal."
Radicalizing Success moderated by Juliana Rico and Matthew Rose
Lecturers Juliana Rico and Matthew Rose will moderate "Radicalizing Success: Decolonizing and Decapitalizing Contemporary Definitions About Success," a lecture co-sponsored by the college as part of its 2020-21 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series.

Radicalizing Success: Decolonizing and Decapitalizing Contemporary Definitions About Success
Thursday, March 18 | 12 p.m. (PST) | Register to receive Zoom link

The event's featured panelists are: educator/artist William Camargo, Anaheim Commissioner of Heritage and Culture; and Mariah Miranda, a Washington, D.C-based documentary-style event photographer and videographer.
The Crooked House by Jonathan Lethem Illustration by Jon Han
Novelist/essayist Jonathan Lethem shares some sources of inspiration for "Crooked House," published in the March 8 issue of The New Yorker. His protagonist, college instructor Mull, lives in a collapsible yet still habitable tesseract house in Los Angeles.

"[A] friend, James Becerra, teaches environmental architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and his thinking about the city was for me an entry point into certain mysteries," Lethem said in a March 1 interview. "But he’s a much more inspiring teacher, I think, than Mull."
Lecturer Eric Carbonnier will give an international seminar on Wednesday, March 17 about his research in nanotechnologies and the experimental setup at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. His talk is part of the CSIC i-Link International Research on nanotech-based thermochromic materials.

International Seminar: Nanotechnology-Based Thermochromic Materials for Adaptive Building Envelopes
Wednesday, March 17 | 12 p.m. (GMT) | Register to receive Zoom link (event flyer)

Carbonnier and Interim Director Pablo La Roche represent Cal Poly Pomona as the United States partner in a six-country consortium of universities studying how nanotech materials can be used to design buildings that perform better under the stresses of climate change. Follow the research's progress here.
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img | stories in pictures
FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM AT LIFE IS LIVING, 2019 | Hear how Oakland-based People's Kitchen Collective provides political education through art, activism and food. This lecture concludes the 2020-21 program of PLATFORM, a CSU-wide art speaker series presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative group of CSU galleries and museums. Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. (PST). Register here. (Image courtesy of Brooke Anderson)
opportunities | your professional development
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NOW HIRING | Landscape Architect Analyst, Environmental Planning Analyst and Land Planning Analyst - Kimley-Horn

Kimley-Horn — No .16 in the 2020 rankings of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For — seeks new graduates and emerging professionals for open posts at their offices in:

Landscape Architect Analyst
  • Phoenix, Ariz. (link)
  • Colorado Springs, Colo. (link)
  • Alpharetta, Ga. (link)
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (link)
  • Miami, Fla. (link)
  • Orlando, Fla. (link)
  • Sarasota, Fla. (link)
  • Tallahassee, Fla. (link)
  • West Palm Beach, Fla. (link)
  • Warrenville, Ill. (link)
  • Memphis, Tenn. (link)
  • Dallas, Texas (link)

Environmental Planning Analyst
  • Orange, Calif. (link)

Land Planning Analyst
  • Orange, Calif. (link)
  • Riverside, Calif. (link)
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NOW HIRING | Entry- and Mid-Level Planners - De Novo Planning Group

De Novo Planning Group seeks entry- and mid-level planners in Southern California who have the skills and passion to work on a wide variety of community planning and environmental review projects.

Those interested in learning more about career opportunities at De Novo should send their resume to
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NOW HIRING | Project Designers (Architect and Landscape Architect) - Urban Arena

Urban Arena seeks architect and landscape architect project designers for its Costa Mesa office. Qualified candidates must have at least 1-3 years of related experience. See the full description of job duties and other minimum requirements here.
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NOW HIRING | Entry-level Landscape Architect and Summer 2021 Intern - SiteWorkshop Landscape Architecture

Seattle-based SiteWorkshop seeks an entry-level landscape designer, newly graduated or with a few years of personal experience.

The practice is also accepting applications for its Summer 2021 internship program. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will contribute to project work and participate in in-house design sessions, project meetings and help with research for a Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Investigation.

See the full description of the landscape architect job opening and summer internship here.
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INTERNSHIP | Entry-Level Landscape Design - Arbolope Studio

Arbolope Studio is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design and public art practice based in St. Louis, MO. It is accepting applications for its paid internship program (3-6 months). Work is remote due to the pandemic; interns will be required to work at the office's physical location pending official public health guidance. See the full description of job duties and other minimum requirements here.
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INTERNSHIP | Architecture and Interior Design - HKS

Global interdisciplinary firm HKS is accepting applications for its summer internship programs at several of their office locations:

  • Los Angeles, Calif. (link)
  • San Diego, Calif. (link)
  • San Francisco, Calif. (link)
  • New York, NY (link)
  • Washington, D.C. (link)
  • Richmond, Va. (link)

Interior Design
  • Los Angeles, Calif. (link)
  • Orlando, Fla. (link)
  • Atlanta, Ga. (link)
  • Chicago, Ill. (link)
  • Detroit, Mich. (link)
  • Dallas, Texas (link)
Rick Willson painting LA River at sunset with cyclists Reflective Planning in the ENV Professions

Learn how reflective practice can help graduating students navigate the complex territory of professional practice. Get the Zoom link and passcode here.

All ENV majors and faculty are invited to “Reflective Practice in the ENV Professions,” a series of ENV professional development workshops offered this semester by URP Professor Richard Willson.

  • Thursday, March 18 (12-1 p.m. PST)
  • Thursday, April 8 (12-1 p.m. PST) 
alumni | designing the future
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Kelly Hickler ('11, master's in urban and regional planning) is now a Senior Planner with De Novo Planning Group, a land use and environmental planning firm. She will be working primarily on General Plan updates for cities in Southern California, and is especially excited to be working on environmental justice elements.

Hickler is passionate about empowering marginalized voices and ensuring that public policy helps create social equity. She is thankful for the career mentors she has had along the way. Hickler encourages those who are looking to get started or advance in their planning careers to reach out to others in the field who share the same interests, get involved with professional associations like APA, and to stay in touch with classmates and colleagues. Your next job lead might not be a posted position.
ON THE GRID is produced by the College of Environmental Design (ENV) at Cal Poly Pomona.
Masthead design by Maribel Ruiz ('22, architecture).
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