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Fifth Years Showcase Thesis Projects in Downtown SLO March 14

Fifteen LA students finishing their two-quarter capstone experience during Winter term displayed their senior design projects at the Ludwick Community Center at 864 Santa Rosa Street in downtown San Luis Obispo Friday, March 14, 2014.

During the show, the Landscape Architecture faculty announced several senior class recognition awards, including:

- Academic Excellence - Hannah Zimmerman

- Best Design Process - Francisco Castellanos

- Design Excellence - Richard Kane

- Best Senior Project - Richard Kane and Hannah Zimmerman

The Academic Excellence award is based on overall GPA. The remaining recognition awards are based on faculty nominations and votes.

This fifth year class awarded one of their peers the Golden Eagle award. This award is made to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a professional competence and attitude, has been a stabilizing influence during times of confusion, and is a person who is always able to give to others in their time of need.

Golden Eagle Award - Francisco Castellanos

These awards honored students who finished their capstone projects during Winter term.

Winter Classes Hold Final Reviews March 10 - 14

Poster with details for winter quarter 2014 final reviewsFinal reviews provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Landscape Architecture and interact with faculty and students in the Department. The Department held the following reviews March 10  - 14, 2014:

MONDAY, MARCH 10
"15 Ideas for Cal Poly"
LA 203 Design Fundamentals II with Omar Faruque

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 1210), 9:00 am - noon

TUESDAY, MARCH 11
"Stereotypes"
LA 437 3D Digital Design Communication with César Torres Bustamante

Dexter 2nd Floor Hallway Corridors (Bldg. 34), 10:30 - 11:30 am

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
"Dinner by Design: Senior Interim Show"
LA 461 Senior Design Project Focus Studio with Margarita Hill and David Watts

KTGY Gallery (Bldg. 21, Room 105), 8:30 am - 11:30 am

"Muses"
LA 402 Design Theory and Exploration Focus Studio with Astrid Reeves

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 9:30 - 11:00 am

THURSDAY, MARCH 13
"Low Impact Design"
LA 432 Landscape Ecology Applications ILC with Christopher Manning

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 10:00 am - noon

"Sexy Graphics"
LA 436 Traditional & Digital Media Communications ILC with Christy O'Hara

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 2:00 - 5:00 pm

"LA 431 Final Pin-Up"
LA 431 CAD and Digital Media Communications ILC with Beverly Bass

Dexter 2nd Floor Hallway Corridor (Bldg. 34), 3:00 - 5:00 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 14
"Residence X Four"
LA 203 Design Fundamentals II with Joe Dunstan

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 9:00  - 11:00 am

"Permaculture Design and Construction"
LA 405 Project Design and Implementation Focus Studio with Christy O'Hara

KTGY Gallery (Bldg. 21, Room 105), 9:00 am - noon

"Eco-Neighborhood for San Miguel"
LA 403 Natural Environments Design Focus Studio with Beverly Bass

Dexter 2nd Floor Hallway Corridor (Bldg. 34), 1:10 - 14:00 pm

"Pershing Square Redesign"
LA 203 Design Fundamentals II with Margarita Hill

Berg Gallery (Bldg. 5, Room 105), 1:30 - 3:30 pm

"Spanish Springs Winery"
LA 403 Natural Environments Design Focus Studio with David Foote

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 1:30  - 5:00 pm

"Speakeasy" Senior Show
LA 461 Senior Design Project Focus Studio with David Watts

Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, 5:00 - 8:00 pm; Awards Ceremony at 5:30 pm

Torres Bustamante and LA 437 Students Exhibit at Kennedy Library

Photo of LA 437 exhibit at Kennedy LibraryStudents in the 2012-13 LA 437 3D Digital Design Communications ILCs, under the direction of Assistant Landscape Architecture Professor César Torres Bustamante, are exhibiting their work at the Robert E. Kennedy Library on the Cal Poly campus. The exhibit, "On the Cutting Edge," displays student-designed laser cut animal heads (real and mythical), models depicting the frequency of letters in different languages, and figure-ground maps of the top six hometowns of Cal Poly freshmen.

"Cardboard Safari" features two-dimensional cardboard planes that slide into each other to produce three-dimensional animal heads. Students were asked to create faux taxidermy heads modeled in Rhino, which were then laser cut in Cal Poly's Digital Fabrication Lab.

"Alphabet Topography" shows slats of paperboard that reveal, based on the height of the letter, how often a letter is used in a particular language. Models were created in Rhino, and laser cut in the dFab lab.

"Urban Topography" displays figure ground maps of the top six hometowns of Cal Poly freshmen, cut from paper to reveal each city's unique essence. Students traced maps in Rhino, laser cut in the dFab lab, using ARC GIS aerial images as references.

The exhibit is in the Kennedy Library's first floor Community Gallery and runs until February 3rd.

Christy O'Hara Publishes in the Journal of Green Building

Photo of Christy O'HaraAssistant Landscape Architecture Professor Christine Edstrom O'Hara has had her article, "The Price of Comfort: How Landscape and Architectural Design can Reduce Human Dependence on Climate Control," co-authored by Kristofer Holz, published in the Summer 2013 edition of the Journal of Green Building. The article discusses how acclimation via landscape and architecture design interventions can reduce residential energy use, and includes case studies illustrating a variety of options for the design of ecologically-appropriate outdoor rooms. The article highlights not only energy reduction through moving people to comfortable outdoor rooms, but considers the possibility that outdoor spaces can match the spatial and functional needs of indoor rooms. The article features designs by Cal Poly landscape architecture students Daniel Beck, Trevor Cassidy, Sean Clark, Richard Kane, and Stephen Nunez, who were in O'Hara's Winter 2013 LA 405 Project Design and Implementation focus studio.

To read this article and see the students' design work, click here.

Fall Classes Hold Final Reviews December 2 - 6

Poster with details for fall quarter 2013 final reviewsFinal reviews provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Landscape Architecture and interact with faculty and students in the Department. The Department will hold the following reviews December 2  - 6, 2013:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2
"Pothole Garden - Final Presentation"
LA 202 Design Fundamentals with Astrid Reeves and César Torres Bustamante

KTGY Gallery (Bldg. 21, Room 105A), 8:30 - 11:30 am

"IPD Studio - Integrated Project Delivery"
LA 405 Project Design and Implementation Focus Studio with Gary Clay

Berg Gallery (Bldg. 5, Room 105), 1:20 - 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
"Construction Documentation. Morro Bay Project."
LA 405 Project Design and Implementation Focus Studio with Cameron Man

Dexter Hall (Bldg. 34, Room 159A), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Dexter Courtyard Redesign"
LA 202 Design Fundamentals with Margarita Hill

Berg Gallery (Bldg. 5, Room 105), 9:00 - 11:00 am

"Senior Speakeasy"
LA 461 Senior Project with David Watts

Berg Gallery (Bldg. 5, Room 105), 1:30 - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
"Applied GIS Final Project"
LA 438 Geographic Information Systems ILC with Mary Andrews

252 Lecture Room (Bldg. 34, Room 252), 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Six Pocket Parks Featuring Green Infrastructure and LID Principles"
LA 434 Project Design and Implementation ILC with Bianca Koenig

Concrete Lab / Courtyard (Enter from Cuesta Ave. on far west side of Building 21), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Eco-Chair"
LA 437 3D Digital Communications ILC with César Torres Bustamante

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 2:00 - 3:30 pm

"Final Project: LA 101 Introduction to Landscape Architecture"
LA 101 Introduction to Landscape Architecture with Beverly Bass

2nd Floor Gallery, Building 34 near Room 248, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
"500 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA"
LA 402 Design Theory Focus Studio with David Watts

Fireplace Room (Bldg. 34, Room 210), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"San Luis Obispo County Courthouse Demonstration Garden"
LA 405 Project Design and Implementation Focus Studio with Christopher Manning

252 Lecture Room (Bldg. 34, Room 252), 1:30 - 3:30 pm

"Atascadero Colony Homes"
LA 404 Cultural Environments Focus Studio with Christy Edstrom O'Hara

Atascadero City Hall (6500 Palma Avenue), 2:00 - 5:00 pm

DesignIntelligence:  Cal Poly LA Program 4th in Nation / Best in West

Image of cover of DesignIntelligence 2014 surveyDesignIntelligence has ranked Cal Poly's LA program fourth among the top 15 undergraduate programs in the nation, based on a nationwide survey of hiring firms. Last year the program was ranked seventh. The survey once again ranked Cal Poly "Best in the West." Cal Poly's LA program has been rated as the top program in the 13-state western region every year since 2005, when the DesignIntelligence survey first began ranking public and private landscape architecture degree programs.

Hiring firms also rated Cal Poly's landscape architecture program among the top five in the nation in educating students in design, communication skills, computer applications, and cross-disciplinary teamwork.

K. Richard Zweifel, CAED Associate Dean and President Elect of the American Society of Landscape Architects, was named by DesignIntelligence as one the 30 most admired educators in the architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and industrial design fields.

The DesignIntelligence rankings have become a tool for students choosing academic programs that will launch their design careers. DesignIntelligence is a bi-monthly journal published by the Design Futures Council, a Washington, D.C. think tank that explores trends and opportunities in design, architecture, engineering and building technology.

LA 402 Summer Studio Project Focuses on Cannery Row


Poster of Cannery Row The 14 third and fourth year students enrolled in Asst. Professor David Watts' LA 402 Design Theory and Exploration Focus Studio this summer took on a design project along Monterey Bay's Cannery Row. Brought to Watts' attention by Monterey resident Bob Evans, whose "Save Our Waterfront Committee" is advocating for a public park over a proposed major mixed-use development, the students were challenged to create an attractive public space to replace old cement fish-holding tanks and decaying infrastructure surrounded by a chain-link fence.

The students presented their concepts to community residents and Monterey City officials on August 16 at Monterey's Hilltop Community Center. To read an article about about the site and the designs students proposed, published in the Monterey County Weekly, click here. To see the students' designs and photos of their presentations to the community, click here. The students were supported in their design work by a companion class, LA 434 Project Design and Implementation ILC, taught by Asst. Professor César Torres Bustamante.

Summer studio and ILC classes give students the opportunity to move more quickly through the landscape architecture curriculum and shorten the length of time it takes to receive the BLA degree.
 

LA Class of 2013 Honored at Spring Commencement

Group photo of LA grads, faculty, staff, and supporters
Members of the class of 2013 and their supporters with department faculty and staff on the steps of Dexter Lawn.

 

On June 15, 2013, the department and the campus said farewell to the landscape architecture Class of 2013. 56 new LA program graduates were recognized at Cal Poly's 72nd Spring Commencement. Candidates awarded their BLA degree with honors included:

Magna Cum Laude - Tala Fatolahzadeh, Raine Frost, Rachael Haacke, Allison Palenske, Darlene Rapoport, and Lindsay Schulze

Cum Laude - Katelyn Burlason, Kaylyn Keller, Joana Smolen, and Kayla Szubielski

Honors Program - Angela Mueller

The department hosted an early morning breakfast reception for grads and their supporters in the lobby of Dexter Hall, in what is hoped will become an annual tradition. Grads, family members, and friends intermingled with faculty and staff in one last chance to gather together before the Commencement ceremonies.

Congratulations and Good Luck, Class of 2013!
 

Fifth Years Showcase Thesis Projects in Downtown SLO June 7

Spring 2013 Senior Show posterSixteen LA students finishing their two-quarter capstone experience during Spring term displayed their senior design projects at 669 Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo Friday, June 7, 2013.

During the show, the Landscape Architecture faculty announced several senior class recognition awards, including:

- Academic Excellence - Darlene Rapoport

- Best Design Process - Chad Whiting

- Design Excellence - Kaylyn Keller

- Best Senior Project - Karsten Tuttle

- Service to the Department - Matt Kovacevich

The Academic Excellence award is based on overall GPA. The remaining recognition awards are based on faculty nominations and votes.

This fifth year class awarded one of their peers the Golden Eagle award. This award is made to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a professional competence and attitude, has been a stabilizing influence during times of confusion, and is a person who is always able to give to others in their time of need.

Golden Eagle Award - Matt Kovacevich

These awards honored students who finished their capstone projects during Spring term.

Spring Classes Hold Final Reviews June 5 - 7

Spring 2013 final reviews posterFinal reviews provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Landscape Architecture and interact with faculty and students in the Department. The Department held the following reviews June 5 - 7, 2013:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
"Cutting Hunger: One Section at a Time"
LA 204 Design Fundamentals with Christy O'Hara

"Chula Vista Waterfront Redevelopment"
LA 403 + 404 Focus Studios with Beverly Bass, Margarita Hill, and Astrid Reeves

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
"Site Specific Furnishings"
LA 242 Landscape Implementation with David Watts

"Urban Agriculture on Campus"
LA 349 Advanced Planting Design with Christy O'Hara

"Preservation as Provocation: Rethinking Castle Pinckney for the 21st Century"
LA 204 Design Fundamentals with Christy O'Hara

FRIDAY, June 7
"South Africa Service Learning Internship"
LA 400 Special Problems with David Watts

"You Are Not Here (Yet)" Senior Show
LA 461 Senior Project Studio with César Torres Bustamante
 

LA Major Tala Fatoladazeh Receives CAED Senior Recognition Award

tala fatoladazehGraduating senior Tala Fatolahzadeh was selected by the CAED Faculty Awards Committee to receive the College of Architecture and Design's 2013 Senior Recognition Award for Contributions to the Objectives and Image of the University. Tala, who received her BLA degree after Winter term and participated in the June 2013 Commencement Ceremony, was recognized with this honor in the Commencement publication.

Tala was named last year's Homecoming Queen, served as a CAED Ambassador and as a member of the LA Department's College-Based Fees Committee, was selected as an Intern for the Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council, received the LA department's Academic Excellence Award, and was recognized for her service to the LA department, among other accomplishments. According to Associate Dean K. Richard Zweifel, "throughout her enrollment in the Landscape Architecture Program, she has provided an exemplary example of the special student that represents the CAED. Her active engagement and meaningful contributions to so many areas have benefited the CAED and Cal Poly."

Cal Poly Team Named Winner in SEI Competition, Includes LA Majors

engineering hangar submissionThe Engineering Hangar submission developed by a team of students from the Fall 2012 interdisciplinary Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Studio, co-taught by Prof. Gary Clay, was awarded 1st place in the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Annual Design Competition. The team included LA majors Jason Chen and David Gonzalez, along with Victor Ramos (ARCE), Helene Deprez (ARCH), and Kevin Brown and Tyler Edwards (CM).

Team representatives presented their design at the 2013 Structures Congress in Pittsburgh, PA, May 2, 2013. Finalist teams were judged on an oral presentation during the conference and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were determined as a combination of written and oral presentations. The Cal Poly team received the 1st place cash prize of $1,000. The team's winning design was published on the SEI web site.

Program Alum Sara Bendrick Hosts DIY Network New Original Series

Sara Bendrick

Sara Bendrick hosts a DIY Network new original series, I Hate My Yard, which had its premiere May 7, 2013. In this series, Sara comes to the rescue of homeowners who need help taming and revamping unruly outdoor spaces.

DIY Network's press release says "Homeowners who are ready to turn a lackluster yard into an outdoor oasis will be inspired by the new yard renovation series, I Hate My Yard...Sara will use economical, yet clever, landscape designs to whip unsightly outdoor spaces into shape. I Hate My Yard features new landscaping products and offers plenty of useful take-away information sure to boost viewers' landscaping creativity."

Sara graduated from Cal Poly in 2010 with a BLA in Landscape Architecture. For more information about Sara and I Hate My Yard, click here.

LA Faculty Present Research at 2013 CELA Annual Meeting in Austin

CELA Faculty Meeting
Asst. Profs. Christy O'Hara and David Watts with CAED Associate Dean Dick Zweifel in a light-hearted moment at the 2013 CELA Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Omar Faruque and Assistant Professors Christine Edstrom O'Hara, César Torres-Bustamente, and David Watts traveled to the University of Texas at Austin in late March to present their research at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2013 Annual Meeting. This year's conference theme was "Space/Time, Place/Duration."

Prof. Faruque delivered a paper examining five service-learning projects that he undertook for his design studios over the past five years, identifying patterns in acquiring, researching and designing the projects and evaluating the learning experiences of the students. Asst. Prof. Torres-Bustamante presented his findings in implementing simple and inexpensive methods for recreating lifelike experiences of three-dimensional space and lapsed time in a technology class. Asst. Prof. Watts shared his research into whether an enriched play environment would enhance the health of pre-school children through prolonged engagement on playgrounds. Asst. Prof. O'Hara presented a cost-benefit analysis and case study of how landscape and architectural design can reduce human dependence on climate control.

For more information about this and other faculty research, click here.

Jillian Broeckel Receives 2013 Rain Bird Scholarship from LAF

photo of Jill BroeckelThird year student Jillian Broeckel was awarded the 2013 Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water™ Scholarship offered through the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). This $2,500 scholarship was established by the Rain Bird Corporation to recognize an outstanding landscape architecture, horticulture or irrigation science student. Eligible applicants include students in the final two years of undergraduate study who have demonstrated commitment to these professions through participation in extracurricular activities and exemplary scholastic achievements.

The LAF Scholarship Winners web page says: "Jillian is wholly engaged in developing skills to solve social and environmental challenges in communities large and small. She believes in the potential to improve land quality, human health, and economic issues through urban farming and community redesign. As a movement towards innovative ways to grow food locally and sustainably is blossoming, she strives to be a pioneer of systems design for urban vegetable and fruit farming. She is also interested in bioremediation - the cleaning of contaminated soils through use of plants. 'There is opportunity to re-design formerly underused and unhealthy landscapes into healthy areas for human interaction and agricultural production,' says Broeckel. 'Such spaces could also be areas for recreation and enjoyment. My vision is to design and re-design spaces which foster understanding of sustainable systems and involve people in caring for the land and their own health.'"

Christy O'Hara Lectures on Garden Design May 10 in Los Angeles

Photo of Christy O'HaraAsst. Landscape Architecture Professor Christine Edstrom O'Hara spoke on Persia to Spain to California: Lessons in Garden Design May 10 in Los Angeles as part of the Garden Conservancy's Gift of Paradise: The Splendor and Purpose of Persian Design seminar.

The seminar started with check-in and registration at 10 a.m., with lectures, lunch, and book signings from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Registration was $85 for members of the Garden Conservancy and Pacific Horticulture; $95 general admission. Preregistration was required. The event was co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Pacific Horticulture.

The Garden Conservancy has as part of its mission raising public awareness about the important role gardens play in America's cultural and natural heritage.

Six from Class of 2012-13 Receive ASLA Honor and Merit Awards

A jury from the ASLA Southern California Chapter selected six students from the class of 2012-13 for the 2013 ASLA Student Honor and Merit Awards.

Rachael Haacke, Jacob Leon, and Lindsay Schulze were awarded ASLA Certificates of Honor. Certificates of Merit were awarded to Katie Burlason, Tala Fatolazadeh, and Allison Palenske.

Students considered for the awards were nominated by program faculty based on the following criteria: 1) minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA; 2) in their final two years of study; 3) considered truly outstanding as measured by the program's long-term standards of excellence; 4) demonstrating the highest level of academic scholarship and of accomplishments in skills related to the art and technology of landscape architecture; and 5) demonstrating personal qualities and skills of responsiveness and willingness to work with others,self-motivation and responsibility, and design abilities: exploration, discovery, synthesis and representation of landscape architecture design.

Corby Kilmer, Landscape Architect with CalTrans, Bianca Koenig, Landscape Architect with the Wallace Group, and Ann Sever, Landscape Architect with the Wallace Group, were the jury members.

Representatives from the Southern California Chapter of ASLA presented the awards to the students at the Spring Senior Show and Awards Ceremony on June 7.

40th Anniversary Celebration Honors Founding Faculty and Class

Photo of founding faculty and students
CAED Dean Emeritus Paul Neel, CAED Dean Christine Theodoropoulos, Faculty Emeritus Gary Dwyer, Faculty Emeritus Roger Osbaldeston, CAED Associate Dean Dick Zweifel, and Department Head Joseph Ragsdale with 8 members of the 1973-74 founding class.

 

On March 16, the Landscape Architecture Department hosted a special 40th anniversary celebration for alumni, faculty, staff, and representatives from the current student body. Held in the KTGY Gallery on campus, the reception honored program founding faculty members Paul Neel, Dick Zweifel, Gary Dwyer, and Roger Osbaldeston - each of whom shared their memories of the program's early years.

Eight members of the founding class (1973-74) were also honored guests - Art Camacho, Ricky Conner, Glenn Cook, Allen Cummings, Randy Driscoll, Jacque Keller, Jim Quayle, and Hubert Twibell - and were hosted by CAED Dean Christine Theodoropoulos at a special pre-party reception. It was exciting to see so many program alumni from almost all of the graduating classes back on campus to celebrate 40 years of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly.

The Department also celebrated its 40 years by bringing alumni back to campus as guest lecturers. John Leehey (1978) spoke to students February 8 about "The China Future: New Trends in Urban Design" and discussed some of the projects he is working on in China. Benjamin Green (2004), ValleyCrest, lectured March 1 on "Where Not to Draw the Line." Vera Gates (1984), principal at Arterra Landscape Architects in San Francisco, lectured April 12 on "From Middle Earth to Modern," discussing a uniquely creative and artistic high-end residential project for a client in Carmel. Julie Koons Bush (CAFES 1980), Principal Landscape Architect for Walt Disney Imagineering, lectured on May 10, and Paul Lewis (1989), owner of Paul Lewis & Associates Landscape Architecture, guest lectured on May 17.

Julie Bargmann, FAAR, D.I.R.T. Studio Founder, Gives Hearst Lecture

Photo of Julie BargmannJulie Bargmann, FAAR, founder of D.I.R.T. studio, spoke at Cal Poly Friday, April 5, 2013, as part of the CAED's Spring 2013 Hearst Lecture series. The lecture title was "Working Traces."

Julie is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes. Raised in New Jersey, she is a straight-talker, not afraid to provoke but dong so to tease out what matters most about places, especially when they are as post-industrial as her Garden State.. Julie's adventurous design approach informs her role as Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, where she leads venturesome investigations with students into derelict terrain, imagining renewed sites of cultural and ecological production.

Along with a degree in fine arts from Carnegie-Mellon University, Julie earned a Masters in landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has received the American Academy in Rome Fellowship and her work was awarded the National Design Award by Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Julie's DIRT projects have been featured in art and design exhibitions including Documenta and the National Design Centennial. She lectures regularly at universities, conferences and cultural institutions, which have ranged from the Museum of Modern Art to National Brownfields Meetings. TIME, CNN, and Newsweek, along with national and international design publications, have recognized Julie as leading the next generation in making a difference for design and the environment.

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Cal Poly Team Places 2nd in National Competition, Includes LA Majors

Photo of Cal Poly interdisciplinary PLANET team
Cal Poly interdisciplinary PLANET team and faculty advisors. Sara Berryhill is 4th from right in back row, Rachael Haacke is 5th from right in front row, and Hannah Zimmerman is 4th from right in front row.

 

For the second year in a row, a team of Cal Poly students placed 2nd overall - out of 63 schools - in the PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

Cal Poly's interdisciplinary team included three Landscape Architecture majors - Sara Berryhill, Rachael Haacke, and Hannah Zimmerman - along with students and faculty advisors from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.

Zimmerman placed second in the 3D Exterior Landscape Design competition; Haacke placed fourth in the Interior Landscape Design Competition and among the top ten in both Construction Cost Estimating and Computer Aided Landscape Design. Berryhill was a top ten winner in Exterior Landscape Design.


Posted: 3.22.12

SLO Journal Features Alumni / Student Work and Faculty Research

Image of SLOJO coverSLO Journal 2011-12 (the department publication formerly known as SLO Landscape) is now available for reading on our Publications web page.

SLOJO has two new editors so you will see changed formatting and features, and new faculty are highlighted in their research. "We solicited alumni contributions, which we believe showcase the breadth of work in contemporary landscape architecture practice," SLOJO editors Christy Edstrom O'Hara and César Torres-Bustamante wrote in their introduction. "We intend to continue with this work and hope others will send us projects for the next journal."

SLOJO not only showcases distinguished alumni work and faculty scholarship but also outstanding student work, along with articles featuring Cal Poly's ASLA Student Chapter, a recent Extended Field Trip to Europe, and an update on the activities of the Landscape Architecture Department Advisory Council. SLOJO also recognizes contributors to the Walt Tryon Endowment and those who have supported the department financially since the last department journal was published in 2010.

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