College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Tom Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper outlines the development and execution of the new Hasslein CAED Collaborative student competition which engages students of all five majors in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design in a Request for Proposal style competition. CAED houses students studying Architecture, Architectural Engineering, City and Regional Planning, Construction Management, and Landscape Architecture. There is little opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration within the CAED, despite our future career paths being heavily intertwined. This competition followed research by Greta Stout, class of 2022, on the benefits and support of interdisciplinary collaboration at Cal Poly SLO in CAED. The competition is named after George Hasslein, the founding dean of CAED in 1968, who advocated for an interdisciplinary curriculum. This paper focuses on the administration of the competition, writing the problem statement, and seeking industry support from the Alliance Foundation and Cal Poly SLO faculty. Participants were asked to compile a proposal for the provided problem statement and present their solution to a panel of judges. The competition was created to expose students to collaboration in our industry and prepare students for their careers in the industry.

SeniorProjectPoster.png (2350 kB)
Poster Board