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

Kevin Dong


Persistence of Vision investigates the relationship between past, present, and future perceptions of place in the Poly Canyon area. Persistence of Vision takes up the Cal Poly mantra of “learn by doing,” and explores its pedagogical value by engaging with theory, design, engineering and implementation. This project is manifest in the form of a series of signs in the so-called “architectural graveyard” area; with an eye towards changing the name, perceptions, and narratives about this place. This project hopes to create a recognition within the minds of students that this place is, and was intended to be, a place for their own experimentation and participatory involvement. This project was made possible in part by funding from the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Studies, and by the advice, oversight, and involvement of the College of Architecture and Environmental Designs Associate Dean Kevin Dong. Without the involvement of concerned faculty, alumni, and donors this project would never have come to fruition. The work has primarily been done by Landscape Architecture student Patrick Kelty and Architectural Engineering student Antonio Baldazo. Additional help has come from the Canyon Days volunteer group, and the staff at the CAED support shop. Many thanks are owed to all involved.