Are you considering a career in architecture or design? Are you working on your college application and portfolio? Or are you simply curious about what it is like to be an architect? The Summer Springboard program at Cal Poly offers a hands-on approach with no previous design experience required.
In the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” published by the leading architecture and design journal DesignIntelligence, Cal Poly was rated the No. 1 undergraduate architecture program in the nation. The landscape architecture program is ranked No. 1 in the Western region and No. 4 in the nation.
This workshop program introduces architectural ideas, design principles, and methods of exploring problems of the built environment in a collaborative studio setting. While working on a design project you will learn about the academic path to an architectural degree, the day-to-day work of an architect, and the career opportunities.
The education offered in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly is based on the polytechnic tradition. This curricular approach has been central to the Department’s tradition for 45 years and provides our graduates with a balanced education enabling them to be responsible design professionals in an ever-changing world.
Ansgar Killing, MS
Ansgar Killing is teaching Architecture and Interdisciplinary Design at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He has earned his Master of Science degree from Cal Poly and a Diploma in Architecture from Biberach University of Applied Science in Germany. Ansgar's professional experience includes leadership positions in design and technology firms in the US and in Germany, awards in architectural design competitions, and publications and presentations at international conferences.