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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

January 25, 2016

Assistant Professor Marc Schulitz's firm Schulitz Architekten, along with São Paulo-based Tetra Arquitetura won the 2015 International Olympic Committee/International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities Silver Award for the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.

Professor Dr. Pablo La Roche led a design team that included alums Aireen Batungbakal ('10) and Arianne Ponce ('15) in the 2015 Tristan da Cunha Design Competition, launched on behalf of the island government of 270 residents. Their entry, t37, made it to the juried selection presented to the Island Council to address solutions ranging from government and residential infrastructure to water management and energy usage. Tristan da Cunha lays 1,750 miles -- about 7-10 days of sailing -- southwest of Cape Town.

Professor Gary L. McGavin, AIA recently signed a new contract with NCARB to convert and update NCARB’s Professional Development Program Momograph - Seismic Mitigation into an electronic format.  It is due in March 2016.  He also taught a course for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services at Parsons in Pasadena for the Pasadena-Foothill Chapter of the AIA.  The class trains licensed architects, engineers and building officials to travel to disasters for California's Safety Assessment Program (SAP) immediately following a significant disaster.  

Associate Professor Michael Fox published a new book with Princeton Architectural Press: "IA: Adaptive World” as part of the Architectural Briefs series.  He was the Keynote speaker at the AIAOC Awards Ceremony and lectured at the Professional Practice Week hosted by Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The event highlighted for the student how excellent building requires attention to many of the operational aspects of architectural practice. Michael’s lecture focused on innovative architectural design and practice. A project “Eco 29, an interactive Wedding Hall” in Israel done by his office FoxLin with Associate Professor Juintow Lin recently received an AIA award.

Associate Professor Juintow Lin's students' design for a cabin for the State Park system was recently given an AIA design award.

Faculty member Mitchell de Jarnett and CPP students Erin Day, Hana Lemseffer, Kirill Volchinskiy received honorable mention in the international Istanbul Community Garden Competition for their entry: "The City Below, The Ground Above." The CPP team worked alongside ex-CPP (now ELAC) faculty Orhan Ayyuce, Woodbury faculty Joshua G. Stein and student Eda Yetim

Faculty member
Barry Milofsky of M2A Architects  received a 2015 California Preservation Foundation Award for the restoration of the Rosslyn Hotel Apartments to provide housing for 264 homeless veterans and chronic homeless in the 1923 historic hotel originally designed by the office of John Parkinson.

Faculty member Omar L. Garza, SE of Nous Engineering led the structural engineering for The Pulp Pavilion project by Ball-Nogues Studio which was recognized by Architect Magazine for the 2015 R+D Awards. The project consisted of a pavilion made of seven 20-foot-tall woven “trees” that joined together in a latticed roof. Multiple failure tests on mock-ups along with a finite element analysis of the entire pavilion helped understand its performance under live and wind loads.

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