The Department of Architecture is part of the College of Environmental Design. In addition to Architecture the College offers a graduate degree in Regenerative Studies; undergraduate and graduate degrees in Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Regional Planning; and undergraduate degrees in Art and Graphic Design. The College is dedicated to the pursuit of the design professions as a human imperative. Its programs are distinguished by a strong interdisciplinary course of instruction combined with a hands-on approach to the educational process. Excellence in design, enhanced by social and environmental concerns, is the basis of the curriculum as well as the measure of the faculty and programs. The College remains committed to the “learn by doing” polytechnic approach to education, which links theory to practice. Consequently, ENV graduates are recognized by business and industry for their superior preparation to enter the workforce.
Today the Department of Architecture offers two degrees: a five-year Bachelor of Architecture program and a three-year First Professional Master of Architecture degree (advanced standing is available for students with architectural backgrounds). Both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs are accredited by NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board.) As a professional program in architecture, the mission of this Department is to advocate for the broader purposes of architecture, including its public significance, its role in creating sustainable environments, and its provision of service to society through graduates who are responsible professionals, motivated by a sense of civic engagement. Making this opportunity available to under-represented communities is an essential part of the CSU and Departmental mission.
The undergraduate program in the Department of Architecture is considered to be "impacted," that is, many more students apply than can be accommodated each year and a supplementary admissions process is required by the University and the Department. First-Time Freshmen (FTF) and Transfer applicants must meet regular University admission standards as well as additional standards required by the Department of Architecture. The application process for undergraduates, transfer and graduate students is highly competitive, with an average acceptance rate of 1 in 15. These students represent diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds. About 50% of the students are female, 25% are Asian, and 32% are Latino. For more information visit www.cpp.edu/~arc/index.html
The College also is responsible for running the Neutra VDL Research House, which belongs to the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. The VDL House, located in Silver Lake, is open for tours every Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Tours are given by CPP Architecture students. For more information visit www.neutra-vdl.org.
3801 West Temple Ave
Pomona, CA, US , 91768