Archinect - Features 2016-10-26T02:10:47-04:00 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="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What defines a monument? According to&nbsp;&ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a>&nbsp;run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="" 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="" 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> A Conversation with Michael Woo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-07T20:02:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><i>By Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</i> &nbsp; <p> <a href="" 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>