The Studio 59: Killing the Spider

by Tim Alatorre

Building 53 demolition is underway, the future of BIM and sustainability are up for debate, and the two Franks are in the news again. Plus we discuss the shocking truth about minorities in architecture.

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  • Hearst Lecture this Friday!
    • Steven Rainville: Olsen Kundig Architects
      Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 4:00pm
      Business Rotunda (03-213)
    • He takes pride in being a generalist architect, with a strong interest in building construction and architectural technologies.
  • Mentoring Day, last Feb. 5th
    • We are working on getting reports! Stay tuned.
  • NAAB visiting Feb. 12-17.
    • Reception Sunday Feb. 13th 5:30-7pm in Berg Gallery for visiting team, chaired by Stephen Pappas, to interact with students, faculty, CAED and University Administration staff, alumni and local partners.
  • Tenure Track Faculty Recruitment
  • 40,000 again want Cal Poly as their school
  • Spider building is no more
    • Construction on Cal Poly’s Center for Science and Mathematics has entered an impressive stage. The $131 million, 197,000 square-foot building was made possible by $110 million from voter-approved state education bonds and $21 million in private donations to Cal Poly. In late January, heavy equipment and tree crews dug up, potted and moved four decades-old trees to the Cal Poly Leaning Pine Arboretum and one to Science North (Building 53). With the trees safely removed, crews began knocking down the walls of the north wings of the old science and math complex, known affectionately to generations of students as the Spider Building because of its rambling design. Cal Poly staff and students are capturing the demise of the Spider Building on video and in photos.

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