Before You Visit Campus

We would like to offer the following information prior to tours so prospective students and their supporters are better informed of what they'll see and hear about once they arrive at Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). Or for students who are unable to visit campus, this will provide you with insights on what the CAED has to offer. 

About the CAED

  • All five majors, degree requirements, labs, related minors, and curriculum. 

  • Not sure what major is right for you? Scroll down to “Explore Our Majors."

Academic Programs

Read more about the five departments and information about our minors, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and study abroad opportunities.   

One-sheet Overviews  

Summaries about the college and each of our five departments including the student experience and contacts.

Virtual Tours

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Connections Magazine

Vellum/CAED Furniture Competition turns 20

Read the latest issue of Connections, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design's quarterly e-magazine.

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CAED Diversity Equity & Inclusion

CAED Diversity Plan Cover

Learn more about the CAED's Diversity Plan and Overview.

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Giving to the CAED

Students in the ARCH 241 - Architectural Technology Fundamentals class display their custom-designed and handmade bricks. With the support of WRNS Architects in San Francisco, the class traveled to Pacific Clay in Lake Elsinore to make the bricks, after firing, they were shipped up to Cal Poly.

Learn how to support Learn by Doing at the CAED.

More on CAED support

Hearst Lecture Series

The CAED Winter 2024 Hearst Lecture Series features Eric Long on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00pm PST at the Business Rotunda (03-213).

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