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hello all,
i am currently a student at Cal Poly. And jus tot let you all know. there is only one Cal Poly. It is in San Luis Obispo. The campus in Pomona is known as the "other one" Now i guess i came into this late. I was wondering what the question was about Architectural Engineering. Just wondering...


From: "Keith De Lapp" <kdl(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Degree
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 13:55:38 -0800

As my memory serves me; The origins for the name of the ARCE (Architectural Engineering) program at Cal Poly, SLO (not to be confused with the lesser known sister campus in Pomona) cenetered around a state regulation that would not permit a "state" school to offer a degree in Architecture. You had to be a "University" (read with just a hint of disdain). So the administative minds at Poly developed a program where students would study Structural Engineering and Architecture together in their first three years and and then pick a "major" discipline in their final forth year, earning a BS in Architectural Engineering. You could stay on an additional year to complete both "majors".

Charles Luckman (of Luckman and Pereira (sp?) the Architectural designers of the Transamerical Building in SF, no I don't know who the SE is) was credited with the effort of spearheading the movement in the State Legislature to change that regulation.

George Hasselein was credited as one of the programs fathers.

Keith De Lapp, P.E.

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