Volume 1, Issue 1 | Winter 2019
pablo la roche, interim director, lyle center for regenerative studies mark maryanovich photography
Cal Poly Pomona represents U.S. in international research consortium
The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies will share a $26,000 grant with five other universities from Australia, Austria, Italy, Spain and Singapore to research nanotechnology-based thermochromic (temperature-responsive) materials that can be used to design buildings to perform better under the stresses of climate change.

interdepartmental | stay in the know
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The American Society of Landscape Architects awarded Professor Lee-Anne Milburn  the   Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal  at its 2019 annual conference in San Diego.

A 606 studio project by a group of MLA alumni received the 2019 ASLA Student Community Service Award for Constructed Efforts: Building Resilient Communities in the Los Angeles Gateway Cities . The project engaged five communities along the lower Los Angeles River to design and build local improvements that bring sustainable revitalization in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

The theme of the 2020 Dale Prize is #WeAre!: Advancing Gender and Sexuality in Planning Practice . Energized by the #MeToo movement, #WeAre! tackles the under-representation of women in the planning profession and discrimination against LGBTQ+. The prize is awarded in pairs: to a practitioner and scholar whose work reflect the year's theme.

The 2020 honorees are Elizabeth "Libby" Tyler, the first female planner in Illinois recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners; and Petra Doan , an urban and regional planning professor at Florida State University who researches planning issues surrounding marginalized communities, with a special focus on the LGBTQ community.

Ray Kappe , FAIA, the founding chair of the Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and the founding director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), died Nov. 21. An internationally celebrated architect and a pioneer in architectural education, his career spanned more than six decades.

Dion Neutra , the Los Angeles architect who waged a decades-long campaign to preserve his father’s architectural legacy, died Nov. 23. Dion was the son of architect Richard Neutra – the master architect and ENV lecturer who is credited, along with R.M. Schindler, for introducing the International Style to the West Coast.
mla green city blog
bookmark | green city blog
Professor Kyle Brown and lecturer Tori Kjer (executive director of the LA Neighborhood Land Trust) launched the Green City Blog , a collection of articles written by MLA students. Topics include transit, landscapes that mitigate climate change, urban regeneration and green jobs.

Each piece goes through a peer review and an editorial approval process before being published. The goal: to present original work that advances community resiliency in the face of climate change.
exhibitions | get cultured
Gina M's solo exhibition Through the Toy Shop and Behind the

Through the Toy Shop and Behind the Curtain: The Artistry of Gina M is a full-scale immersive space installation combining whimsical, found-object assemblages and trompe l'oeil ceramics.

Exhibition Dates
January 21 - May 14
Opening Reception & Artist Talk
January 25, 2-5 p.m.
University Library
4th Floor, Room 4435

resident alien exhibition austrian cultural forum new york

Assistant Professor  Axel Schmitzberger  and Cal Poly SLO architecture professor Stephen Phillips co-curated Resident Alien – Austrian Architects in America , an examination of the contributions of Austrian-American architects in the United States.

The College of Environmental Design enjoys a special connection with one of the architects featured in Resident Alien : Viennese Richard Neutra , whose illustrious career was defined by his design of modernist homes in Southern California. Before he passed away in 1970, Neutra taught at the college in a joint appointment with the departments of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning in the college.

Exhibition Dates
Through February 17
cpp hab for sfmoma exhibit

An interdisciplinary project led by the Department of Architecture's Professor Michael Fox and Assistant Professor Marc Schulitz is in SFMOMA's Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space .

The Mars habitation module (CPP-HAB) was originally submitted by a group of 65 architecture and civil engineering students for the 2018 NASA eXploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge.

Exhibition Dates
Through January 20
now hiring | university art galleries
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The University Art Galleries needs a variety of gallery assistants for Winter Break and Spring 2020. Student applicants must be eligible for Work Study, and be available to work up to 20 hours a week during the semester and up to 40 hours during winter and summer breaks. Apply via Handshake:

  • Gallery Assistant: Admin, Marketing & Social Media Specialist. Open to visual communication design, marketing and public relations majors and minors. (Handshake Code 1497165)
  • Gallery Assistant: Graphic Design Specialist. Open to visual communication design majors. (Handshake Code 1495584)
  • Gallery Assistant: Architecture and Woodshop Specialist. Open to architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning majors and minors. (Handshake Code 1497044)
  • Gallery Assistant: Art History and Collections Management Specialist. Open to art history majors and minors. (Handshake Code 1429250)
alumni | env in pop culture
spiderman far from home blt communications
John Miranda ('17, graphic design) has been busy at BLT Communications , a creative agency specializing in entertainment marketing.

His design projects include Spider-Man: Far From Home; the film adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog; Isle of Dogs; and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood.
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Summer Furzer ('17, graphic design) designed the album art for multi-hyphenate rapper A$AP Rocky's August 2019 single Babushka Boi.

Furzer is currently a creative designer at The Op. She previously worked as a designer for Experia Creative, and as a graphic designer/social media manager at the San Diego History Center.
last look | map-carpet
LA 1111L map carpet
LA 1111L | Occupied Spatial Unit (OSU) is an abstract spatial construction that invites people to experience the landscape in different, unexpected or surprising ways. Student presentations were followed by a conversation on "MAP-CARPET" on mapping color, occupying and culture in the landscape.

happy holidays from env
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