Apil 13, 2015

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Cal Poly's College of Architecture & Environmental Design Open House Event Highlights 

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Cal Poly's College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) will offer a number of free events to the public during the university’s annual Open House, April 17-19.  Events include 3-D digital modeling and the Design Village Competition. Student work exhibitions from all five departments will be featured throughout the weekend. 

Event highlights include:
Friday, April 17, 5 to 7 p.m. 
Business Rotunda (Building 3), Room 213
•        Dominic Leong will present a talk on the relevance of culture to the practice of architecture as part of the College of Architecture & Environmental Design Hearst Lecture Series. Leong, along with his brother Chris, founded Leong Leong Architecture around the idea that the practice of architecture gains relevance through a constant dialogue with other disciplines, cultures, thinkers and makers. Dominic Leong received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly in 2001. In 2003 he received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors. He currently teaches part-time at Parsons New School for Design and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Leong Leong Architecture has completed projects in New York, Seoul, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Napa Valley.  

Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18
•        The CAED Student Showcase will feature student projects from all five departments in the Berg Gallery (Building 5, Room 105). 
•        Cal Poly Solar team members will display the interactive, intuitive and integrated solar-powered home they designed  to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 in Irvine this fall. 
•        Cal Poly’s 2005 solar house will be on display Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the C-7 parking lot. The student-designed house earned third place in the 2005 National Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C., where teams of students competed to design, build and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. 

Saturday, April 18
•        CAED alumni and friends are invited to attend the CAED Alumni Celebration for Cal Poly Solar Decathlon. The reception will take place in the Berg Gallery, (Building 5, Room 105). Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at

•        Entries for the 2015 Design Village Competition “Clockwork” will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Poly Canyon. Designed by teams of students from across the country, submissions must be built in 12 hours or less, utilize off-the-grid electricity, and provide shelter to the team for the weekend. Entries are judged on craftsmanship, sustainability, design excellence, suitability to the theme, and public response. A free, ongoing shuttle service will be provided to Poly Canyon. The shuttle stop will be at the intersection of Village Drive and Truckee Road starting at 11 a.m., with continuous service every 20 minutes. 

For a complete listing of CAED events, visit