by Tim Alatorre
Posted on October 22, 2010
Current Sequoia Hall RA, Jeannette Senn, (Architecture class of 2013), tells us about life in the dorms, on the dance floor and on the rope course. Shout out to room 112!
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Cal Poly News
- Architecture Alum Joins Bank Board of Directors
- Henry Ruhnke Jr. (B.AR., Architecture, 1987, M.AR., 1988) has been appointed to the 1st Capital Bank Board of Directors in Monterey. Ruhnke has served on the Monterey Planning Commission, the Monterey Community Contractor Committee and the Monterey Architectural Review Committee. He is a former board member of the American Institute of Architects Monterey Bay.
- $100 million class action Law-Suit against USGBC
- The suit alleges USGBC knowingly used false advertising to mislead consumers and that LEED-accredited individuals are “increasingly people with no experience whatsoever.” It also claims USGBC is attempting to “monopolize the market for energy-efficient building design.”
- Rhode Island first state to adopt the International Green Construction Code (IGCC).
- The Rhode Island Green Buildings Act applies to any public project that is owned, leased, or controlled by the State of Rhode Island
- Architecture Billings growing for the first time since January 2008
- “This is certainly encouraging news, but we will need to see consistent improvement over the next few months in order to feel comfortable about the state of the design and construction industry,”
- New digital edition of ARCHITECT out
- Public photography OK
Rapid Fire Questions:
- Cal Poly or Berkeley or Penn State? Cal Poly
- Autocad or Revit? Revit
- Sequoia Hall or Tenaya Hall? SEQUOIA!!
- Facebook or LinkedIn? Facebook
- Arch Record or Architect? Architectural Record
- Drafting dots or tape? Dots
- Yellow trace or white? Yellow
- Ad Markers or Prisma? Prisma
- Pen or Pencil? Pencil
- Mac or PC? PC
- What’s the Meaning of Life? Dance
- Why Dance?
- Jeannette is a dancer, she’s been dancing for 5 years and a past gymnast
- Why Architecture?
- She’s always loved doing things with her hands
- It’s creative
- It’s artistic
- Has dance inspired or influenced design work?
- The awareness of how you move through space and how much space you need to
- Why Cal Poly
- Growing up in Santa Barbara, SLO was close and she was familiar with the area
- She loves the outdoors
- The program speaks for itself
- It was a no-brainer
- She loves working with her hands
- Prefers hand drawing, more of a human connection
- Loves to paint and sketch
- Building furniture and working in the shop
- And she loves to rock climb!!
- Why become an R.A.
- Getting involved, planning events, mentoring
- What advice do you have for students living on campus
- Get involved, take advantage of your living environment, it will help you meet people and find your niche
- For students wanting to come to Cal Poly for architecture
- Try to take a drafting program or visit an office to get an idea of it’s something you really want to do
- Interning can also give you an idea
- How did you know architecture was for you?
- Watching her house get remodeled and her dad work on her house was eyeopening
- Architecture was a way to incorporate art into a profession that makes money
- She also did the summer program at Cal Poly while she was in High School and that really solidified it
- Chumash Challenge