Campus: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- June 06, 2003
National Homebuilder Pledges $250,000 Toward New
Cal Poly Building
One of the largest homebuilders in the United States has committed $250,000
to help finance a new building for Cal Poly's College of Architecture
and Environmental Design.
Detroit-based Pulte Homes, a Fortune 500 company, is making the gift
to fund a laboratory within the new facility. The lab will be named
the Pulte Homes Residential Construction Laboratory.
The largely state-funded structure is scheduled to be built on the campus's
South Perimeter Drive within the next few years. Most of the space in
it will be used by Cal Poly's Construction Management Department.
"We are very thankful to Pulte for the partnership commitment that
this investment represents," said Allan J. Hauck, head of the Construction
Management Department. "Homebuilding is one of the key drivers
of the U.S. economy and is consistently viewed as a leading economic
indicator of the overall health of the economy. Because of this, it
is critical that the Construction Management Department prepare our
students to be able to play leadership roles in the residential construction
"This gift from Pulte Homes will create a unique space dedicated
to the instruction of managers seeking professional careers in this
vital market," Hauck said.
"As a company," said John M. Drew, Orange County-based director
of construction for Pulte Homes, "we need great people to elevate
the quality of residential home building, and through our support of
this lab we see a successful partnership with the students and faculty
at Cal Poly.
"Pulte Homes recognized and selected Cal Poly because of the strength
of the program and the hands-on approach that students experience in
the Construction Management Department," Drew said. "The students
have demonstrated this through success at national competitions and
by what our recruiters have witnessed on campus."
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