Campus: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo -- May 10, 2000

Cal Poly Students Win First in Regional, Second in National Build, Design Contests

Cal Poly's Design/Build Team from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design took first place and $1,500 at the Associated Schools of Construction regional competition in February in Reno, Nev.

Teams from 10 schools competed in the regional test. Cal Poly's winning team then qualified to compete in the national competition, held in March in Seattle, where they won a close second place, missing first by a margin of just 0.03 points.

The team was required to prepare its own design, estimates, schedules and a project management plan for an actual project: a new 377,000-square-foot student union building at the University of Arizona at Tucson. The "job" involved completely demolishing and rebuilding the structure while maintaining continuous, 24-hour-a-day operation.

Cal Poly Design/Build Team members are Carrie Baughn, a third-year architecture student from Morgan Hill, and construction management seniors Steve Clark from Modesto; Steve Griggs, San Luis Obispo; Adriennne Stillwell, Granite Bay; Bryce Leguillon, Ben Lomand; and Geoff McMillan, San Jose.

The team was coached by Barbara Jackson, a member of the Construction Management Department faculty.

The prize money was donated by Swinerton & Walberg, a construction firm with headquarters in San Francisco. The sponsor also flew the team and coach Jackson to Tucson, Ariz., to visit the site of the actual project.

For more information, call Jackson at (805) 756-1723.

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