The polytechnic tradition at Cal Poly emphasizes design, application, reflection, collaboration, and project-based learning.??The CAED encourages?creative inquiry, making, and theoretical speculation, supported by extensive analog and digital fabrication facilities and the Neel Resource Center.?The CAED also oversees a nine-acre outdoor experimental construction laboratory, Poly Canyon, and an indoor fabrication and construction facility, the Simpson Strong Tie Materials Demonstration Lab.?
We believe cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies the Architecture Departments’ values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
For further information about the department, college, and university, please visit:?www.caed.calpoly.edu and www.architecture.calpoly.edu.