Graduate architecture students will be honored during Cal Poly Pomona Day at the L.A. County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 27, for the work they did designing a futuristic new cabin for California State Parks.
The students in Associate Professor Juintow Lin’s graduate design studio course created an innovative new cabin intended to revitalize camping and attract users who aren’t typical campers. The work was done for the Parks Forward Commission, the state initiative to chart the future for California’s parks.
College of Environmental Design Dean Michael Woo, a commission member, raised money to support the design studio, and the building and transportation of a model to Sacramento, where it was displayed at the California State Fair and drew media coverage. The prototype is expected to be mass produced in the near future and placed in state parks.
Woo and Lin will give short speeches at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony on the Wilderness Ridge stage, across from where the prototype is on display at the L.A. County Fair. They will recognize the students and detail their work, as well as that of the commission. Cal Poly Pomona President J. Michael Ortiz also will attend.
Although the weather forecast calls for much cooler temperatures this weekend, free lemonade and water will be available, and the short program will take place under a canopy.
Current staff, faculty and students will receive free admission to the fair on Sept. 27 with a printed coupon and university identification card. Discounted tickets for alumni also will be available. For more information on the discounts and to get the coupons, visit www.cpp.edu/~oslcc.
Faculty, staff and students can take a shuttle that will be leaving Cal Poly Pomona’s Parking Lot C for the fairgrounds’ Gate 1 every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To see recent media coverage on the work by the studio, visit www.revampthecamp.com/in-the-news.
For additional information about Cal Poly Pomona Day and a map of the fairgrounds, visit www.cpp.edu/~oslcc/cpp-day-at-the-fair.shtml.