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Winter Connections

Greetings CAED Community,

I am proud to share our winter issue of Connections Quarterly. 

Please join me in celebrating: landscape architecture students finalizing their senior studio projects for the 2023 show on March 18, a team of 13 Cal Poly Master of City and Regional Planning students who developed an action plan for the community of Oceano, a city and regional planning alumnus who is giving back to their program through a scholarship fund, and CAED alumni exploring creative pursuits in the arts.

As we near our 75th celebration this fall, I want to thank you for your continued support of our college and our exceptional students. 


Christine Theodoropoulos, Dean
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 

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In this Issue...

SESH team hold up bamboo plants before planting them.

Revisiting Oceano Action Plan

For two quarters, a team of 13 Cal Poly Master of City & Regional Planning (MCRP) students worked to develop an action plan for the small coastal community of Oceano. Three quarters later, the CAED is revisiting that plan.

Cal Poly students and faculty pose in Navajo Nation.

Cal Poly Alum Gives back to Program that Energized his Career

A retired Project Manager from the County of Ventura, Ron recently decided to fund the Ronald Allen Scholarship for students in the City and Regional Planning (CRP) department. He says the scholarship is part of his responsibility to “pay it forward.”

Award-winning design project 'Tomols'

Landscape Architecture Senior Show Reaches ‘Transcendence’

As fifth-year landscape architecture students prepare to present their capstone projects at the department's senior show, their designs offer a promising vision of how public spaces can become more ecologically balanced and socially equitable. 

V.E.S.T. Hackathon at work.

Architecture Alumni Explore Liberal Arts

Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design alumni are taking on new endeavors as they explore the avenues beyond their career disciplines.

Vellum Furniture Competition Returns to Downtown San Luis Obispo

On Nov. 4 and 5, almost 200 students from Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design displayed their one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at the 19th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Competition and Exhibition. 

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