Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design

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This article is about the college of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. For the college of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, see Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design.
The College of Architecture And Environmental Design
Stairs in Cal Poly's Arch. building
Motto Learn By Doing
Established 1948
Type Public
Dean Christine Theodoropoulos
Academic staff 81 (2012 Fall)[1]
Students 1,533 (2012 Fall)[2]
Undergraduates 1,453 (2012 Fall)[2]
Postgraduates 80 (2012 Fall)[2]
Location San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Campus Suburban
Website www.caed.calpoly.edu

The California Polytechnic State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design (or CAED) is one of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's six colleges. Cal Poly's CAED program has nearly 1,900 students and is one of the largest programs in the United States. The college offers bachelor's degrees in five departments, as well as two master's degree programs.[3]

General information[edit]

In the 2014 edition of "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" published by the leading architecture and design journal DesignIntelligence, Cal Poly was rated the No. 1 undergraduate architecture program in the nation. The landscape architecture program is ranked No. 1 in the Western region and No. 4 in the nation.[4]

Departments[edit]

Architectural Engineering[edit]

Department Head Allan Estes.
The Architectural Engineering department is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology to offer Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees.[5]

Architecture[edit]

Interim Department Head James A. Doerfler.
The Architecture department is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and offers both Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Masters of Science in Architecture (MS-Arch) degrees.[5] The undergraduate program is a five-year program. About one in twenty architects in the United States, and one in five in California, are graduates of Cal Poly.[6] The journal DesignIntelligence has continually ranked the architecture program among the top 10 in the nation in its annual edition of "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools. More specifically, Cal Poly's undergraduate architecture program placed sixth in 2007, fourth in 2008, third in 2009, third in 2010, fourth in 2011, fourth in 2012, and fifth in 2013. In 2014, Cal Poly's program ranked first.[7]

City and Regional Planning[edit]

Department Head Hemalata Dandekar.
The City and Regional Planning department is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and offers Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning (BSCRP) and Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) degrees.[5]

Construction Management[edit]

Department Head Allan J. Hauck.
The Construction Management department is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.[5]

Landscape Architecture[edit]

Interim Department Head Joe Ragsdale.
The Landscape Architecture department is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board and offers Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BL Arch) degrees.[5]

Admissions[edit]

For freshmen entering Fall 2012, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design accepted 37.5% of applicants (766 accepted/2,042 applied); entering freshmen had an average GPA of 3.89, average ACT Composite of 27.0, and average SAT scores of 640 for math and 591 for reading.[8]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cal Poly Fall 2012 Fact Book". Cal Poly Institutional Planning and Analysis. 
  2. ^ a b c "Fall 2012 Final Census" (PDF). Cal Poly Institutional Planning and Analysis. 
  3. ^ "About the CAED". Cal Poly. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  4. ^ Garrett, Rachel (November 4, 2013). "Cal Poly Architecture Program Achieves No. 1 In National Ranking". Cal Poly News. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Accreditation and Program Review". 
  6. ^ "CAED Architecture Department". 
  7. ^ "Architectural Record: America’s Top Architecture Schools 2014". 
  8. ^ "Fall 2012 Census-Admissions Infobrief". Cal Poly Institutional Planning and Analysis. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 

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