College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Architectural Engineering



Primary Advisor

Anahid Behrouzi, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has been dedicated to exposing undergraduate students to the wide range of interdisciplinary subjects related to earthquake engineering through the Seismic Design Competition. In 2022, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) sent 14 students to Salt Lake City, Utah for the competition – to compete with 31 other teams who all tackled the competition problem statement uniquely. The 2022 team was tasked with the research, design, analysis, and construction of a new structure to be built in downtown Salt Lake City, with the goal of replicating the design sequence of real-world engineering. The following report outlines the preparation, organization, and timeline taken by the Cal Poly team in advance of the seismic design competition, with the intent of guiding future EERI teams. It should be noted that this report is not only intended to serve as a guide for future students, but also will explain the demand of interdisciplinary subjects in the competition in hopes of attracting undergraduate students who are interested in broadening their vision of engineering to participate in the competition. For public access, this document, including additional supplementary materials, will be available in the Cal Poly Digital Commons.

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