CAED Information Central

Welcome! My name is Leanne, and I'm your Architecture & Environmental Design Librarian at the Robert E. Kennedy Library. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, feel free to read more about me and what services I offer to students and faculty. Check out the links to the left for ways to get started on your research.

CAED Research Guides

Architecture | Architectural Engineering | City and Regional Planning
Construction Management | Landscape Architecture


Changes to Office Hours

I will be out of the office at a conference from Thursday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 6. The following office hours are cancelled: Thursday May 1, 1-3pm (MRC), Friday May 2, 2-4pm (MRC), and Monday May 6, 3-4pm (Library 312C). I will hold the following office hours instead: Tuesday April 29, 1-3pm (Library 312C) and Wednesday April 30, 1-2pm (Library 312C). Don't hesitate to email me if these times do not fit your schedule.

Student's Quake Essay Shakes National Competition

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering student Alma Garcia will represent the university at the 2008 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s 60th annual meeting in New Orleans Feb. 6-9. Garcia earned the honor of attending the prestigious meeting for winning EERI’s Student Paper Competition. Her essay titled "Experimental Seismic Fragility Assessment of Nonstructural Components" received first place in the undergraduate category. More details on Garcia's award.

Winter Quarter Plotter Hours at Pony Prints

Plotter printing availability has expanded! Current hours are: Sunday: 1 - 9pm, Monday: 10am - 2pm; 5 - 8pm, Tuesday: 9am - 7pm, Wednesday: 10am - 1pm; 7pm - midnight, Thursday: 9am - 4pm; 5 - 9pm, Friday: 10am - 2pm, Saturday: 1 - 5pm.

Event this week: Focus the Nation

On January 31st, 2008 Cal Poly will participate in the largest teach-in in America's history, Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America. This day-long teach-in will be featuring presentations and panel discussions from a wide range of perspectives on climate change solutions including physics, biology, architecture, engineering, agriculture, business, economics, psychology and religious studies. All events are free! For more information visit the Focus the Nation website.

Student Research Competition

The California State University Student Research Competition, initiated in 1985, features research achievements of undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni from all academic disciplines. Cash prizes are awarded. This year the competitions is set for May 2 and 3 at CSU East Bay in Hayward. Students may adapt their senior projects or master's theses for entry in the competition. The deadline to submit entries for Cal Poly's Mar. 1 campus-wide review is Feb. 18. For more information, visit

New books featured for CAED students

The library is constantly receiving new books and materials. Check out my list of new arrivals specifically of interest to CAED students and faculty.

What's hot right now?

Help me learn what it is you need to know. I’d like to invite anyone involved with or interested in architecture and environmental design at Cal Poly to email me and tell me what you’re finding interesting at the moment. Your comments will greatly assist me in familiarizing myself with trends at Cal Poly and on the West Coast in general.