Volume 1, Issue 11 | May 8-14, 2020
ARC alumnus named Neutra VDL House director
Architecture department lecturer  Noam Saragosti  (’14, architecture) is the new resident director of the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences – where he once greeted guests as student docent trained by his immediate predecessor Professor  Sarah Lorenzen . The docent program is one of many enhancements Lorenzen implemented to re-assert the significance of architect Richard Neutra’s former family residence as a cultural space. Read more
cal poly pomona covid-19 updates
All classes, exams and most services are remote/virtual for the remainder of the semester. 2020 Commencement ceremonies are postponed.

  • Update your contact information on BroncoDirect to receive important campus updates.

  • What category do you fall into for federal CARES Act emergency grants? Students, check your email and catch up with the CARES Act Student Forum, now available to view on demand (Password: CPP).

  • Who got you through this tough semester? Give them a shout on the #CPPTogether "Thank You" wall.
  • Beware of COVID-19 scams that phish for your personal information, spread misinformation, and/or sell fraudulent products. Learn how to defend yourself with these IT tips.

  • The University Library building and 24-hour computer lab are closed until further notice. Students can borrow university laptops (and mobile hotspots) for their coursework. Email studentsuccess@cpp.edu.

env updates
Visit the College of Environmental Design's news section for announcements.

  • Buildings 1, 2, 3, 7, 13, 89 and 209 are closed and locked for the rest of the term. Studios and classrooms should not be accessed during the state's stay-at-home order.

  • ENV Emergency Assistance Program has provided 33 grants to students. With so many still in need, ENV plans to continue awarding through the summer. (Donations to the emergency program are still being accepted.) Thank you to our alumni, friends, faculty and staff for being early supporters of the program!

  • The ENV Model Shop and Architecture Fabrication Lab are closed, but instructional technicians Delmer Guillen and Paul Saskas are available for consultations.

  • ENV Student Success Center offers virtual/remote advising. Book appointments with advisors Teresa Castaneda and Elizabeth Guevara-Laxamana via CPP Connect. They're also on Instagram @cpp_envadvising, #envadvising.

  • Get career advising. Schedule an appointment with ENV Career Specialist Alie Ivie via Handshake.
horsehill wine labels
Last spring, the Department of Art collaborated with The Collins College of Hospitality Management and the College of Agriculture to design the labels of the Horsehill Vineyards 2017 zinfandel and 2019 zinfandel rose wines. The zinfandel rose will be available at the Farm Store next week, while the zinfandel is already on shelves. (Yes, the Farm Store is open .)

The winning designs for were by Sarah Martinez ('19) and seniors Kazu Iwasawa and Christian Venegas . Check out their design process here .
Professor Anthony Acock 's Worskshop 4D final reunited Adidas art director Jonah Nolde and Jared Boyle ('17, graphic design). The two first met when the latter was still a student and touring Adidas facilities during a class field trip to Portland, Ore. Boyle is now a junior art director at Long Beach-based advertising agency Designory. "It's kind of cool to bring them together a few years later as peers," Acock said.

Next Thursday, Professor Sarah Meyer 's students in her Professional Practices class will have mock interviews with Kai Cheng ('08, graphic design); Kathryn Izquierdo-Gallegos ('16, graphic design; '16, apparel merchandising and management); Debra Shea ('15, graphic design); Erin Safreno ('15, graphic design); Lisa Ly ('15, graphic design); and Maritz Lizarraras ('15, graphic design).
The International Geodesign Collaboration Changing Geography by Design
The work of third-year graduate students in Professor Weimin Li 's LA 6111L (Design III: Design for Change) studio appears in the geodesign publication The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design (ESRI Press, 2020).

In "A Shift of Value – Redefining Central Los Angeles, United States" the design team adopted a geodesign process, conducted geospatial analyses to investigate the environmental and social challenges at multiple spatial scales, and developed planning and design scenarios for 10 infrastructure systems specified by the International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC). The group also assessed the climate change impacts of the proposed changes brought to downtown Los Angeles.

MLA team: Patricia Kaihara Arce , Sancho Cagulada , Ava Cheng , Jordan Henry , Kay Kite , Chris Konieczny , Lana Jeries , Lauren McKenna , Maria Reynolds , Morgan Ruby , Daniel Scheir , Laurel Skinner , and Chris Weathers .
urp professor emerita ana maria whittaker
Professor Emerita Ana Maria Whitaker was the recipient of the Planning Accreditation Board 2019 Site Visitor Award . A volunteer site visitor since 2001, she has conducted 10 site visits – six as team chair – and contributed to accreditation reviews. Whitaker has served on various American Planning Association (APA) and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) committees and task forces. She was principal planner for the City of Pasadena for a decade before teaching at Cal Poly Pomona for 24 years. Whitaker received her emerita status in the 2008-09 academic year.
in memoriam | marvin j. malecha, faia
World-renowned architect, design educator and prolific author Marvin J. Malecha former dean of the College of Environmental Design and former president of the American Institute of Architects died on May 4 due to complications from heart surgery. He was 70. Read more
marvin malecha
perspectives | construction documents for climate justice
construction documents for climate justice dani slaughbaugh
Dani Slabaugh ('20, master's in landscape architecture) defended her thesis earlier this week and released its graphic novel adaptation. English and Spanish versions are available for free download on her Patreon site .

"Most thesis research is never read, and I wanted to be sure that my work was understandable to the general public," Slabaugh said. "In particular I wanted to be sure that it was accessible to the community members I worked with to produce this research, many of whom are monolingual Spanish speakers."
img | stories in pictures
marvin malecha and george proctor
FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Architecture department chair George Proctor ('89, architecture; '89, urban and regional planning) accepts the Dean's Award from Marvin J. Malecha . Malecha, ENV's former dean (1982-1994), died earlier this week. Read Proctor and Interim Dean Lauren Weiss Bricker 's remarks about his legacy .
opportunities | your professional development
asla membership
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is offering free memberships to students.

Alumni who have graduated within the last three years qualify for the Emerging Professional membership – $65 for first year. View all membership categories here .
alie ivie
Alisande "Alie" Ivie  is the college's first ENV Career Specialist. Below, she shares advice on what students can still do to make themselves job- and career-ready in the current economic climate. 

What is your next mission? There are a variety of reasons one might choose to pursue a degree. The main reason we pursue a degree and continue our education is to acquire a new level of knowledge. Earning a degree is a huge achievement that takes a tremendous amount of time and effort, but the most important piece is what you do with your education post-graduation and beyond. How will you use your education and experience to help design the future? Read more
Safer at Home Archive LA Public Library
Did you document life under the coronavirus pandemic? Share your personal chronicles with the Los Angeles Public Library for inclusion in the Safer At Home Archive . Contribute photographs, writings, and other creative works that reflect the Southern California perspective of this unprecedented chapter in global history. The archive will be a digital special collection accessible through TESSA .
alumni | designing the future
david salazar urp alumnus
David Salazar ('90, master's in urban and regional planning) was inducted into the AICP College of Fellows, the highest honor conferred to members of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Salazar retired last year from the Los Angeles Community College District where he served as its chief facilities executive. Over the course of his three-decade career he managed building projects in the CSU system, San Bernardino Community College District, and Claremont Graduate University.

Salazar has taught as a lecturer in his home department. In 2005, he was named Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Environmental Design.
eduardo hernandez
Eduardo Hernandez Jr. ('15, urban and regional planning)   will be working on housing, coastal and mining projects for Sonoma County. Hired after the state's stay-home order, Hernandez's first day of work was spent in virtual conference and video calls with his new colleagues.

"[April 21] was my first day with them [as Planner III], but due to COVID-19 I haven't been to the office yet," he said.

Hernandez previously worked as a planner for Mendocino County, where one of his duties involved administering the county's surface mining operations.
ON THE GRID is produced by the College of Environmental Design (ENV) at Cal Poly Pomona.
Send your news, announcements and upcoming (virtual) events to env@cpp.edu .