Archinect - Features 2016-05-30T16:32:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/146827334/student-works-questioning-monumentality-at-cal-poly-pomona Student Works: Questioning monumentality at Cal Poly Pomona Julia Ingalls 2016-01-29T11:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:40:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmnfd91u0qma9q0b.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What defines a monument? According to&nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/144669973/the-heresy-of-function-topic-studio" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a>&nbsp;run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1898/rios-clementi-hale-studios" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale&nbsp;Studios</a>), the essence of a monument isn&rsquo;t based on its utility (or overt lack thereof), but rather its intangible qualities or &ldquo;meaning.&rdquo; In order to investigate the apparent meaning of a monument, this <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/557/student-works" target="_blank"><strong>Student Works</strong></a> explores the metaphysical import and power of various famous monuments by attaching architectural &ldquo;prosthetics&rdquo; to them, applying a programmatic addition to &ldquo;create a complete, if however incongruous, symbiosis of function and meaning.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2137405/a-conversation-with-michael-woo A Conversation with Michael Woo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-07T20:02:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adwm03e0blue59ge.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><i>By Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</i> &nbsp; <p> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Woo" target="_blank">Michael Woo</a> is the dean of California Polytechnic University, Pomona the College of Environmental Design which contains departments of&nbsp;Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. He is a familiar name in Southern California. Mr. Woo has served in Los Angeles City Council and ran for the mayor's office in 1993 as the Democratic candidate, losing by a small margin to Republican candidate and businessman Richard Riordan. A planner by education, Mr. Woo is a unique dean for a design school with the background of an established politician and, to a degree, an environmental activist. I sat down with him last December in his office and had this conversation.</p>