February 2, 2016

Contact: Brenda Flood

Cal Poly Receives National AIAS Chapter Honor Award

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly received the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Chapter Honor Award at the AIAS Forum, the largest gathering of architecture students in the world.

The Honor Awards recognize outstanding achievements made by students, educators and practitioners who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the education and development of architecture students.

Cal Poly was chosen for the Chapter Honor Award because of its consistent growth and stability while providing outstanding education and professional programs to its members.

“It was an honor to receive the Chapter Honor Award at the AIAS Forum,” said Tori Hertz, Cal Poly’s AIAS chapter president, outlining the work that helped the Cal Poly chapter earn the award: “We had an array of professional and social events, produced creative and informative promotional materials, and completed a service project for a local family in need.”

Describing the chapter as an example for chapters across the nation, Joel Pominville, AIAS national vice president, said, “It is clear that their (the Cal Poly chapter) leadership is dedicated to culturing a progressive and diverse experience in and out of studio.”

For more information about AIAS Honor Awards, visit

About the American Institute of Architecture Students
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to linking students to diverse academic, social and creative design opportunities designed to transform today’s student into the architect and design professional of tomorrow.

AIAS honors individuals and groups for exemplary leadership, collaboration, scholarship and service. 

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