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)

Eric Brinkman, Collage of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Serving as a symbolic gateway that establishes the entrance to a sacred space, is known as a Torii. The Torii is a traditional Japanese gate that holds great significance in Japanese culture. Our team is inspired to create a respectable and culturally appropriate Japanese torii in hopes of honoring the Japanese, Japanese-American community within the campus and the central coast. This Torii is meant to serve as a token of diversity, equity and inclusion in the Cal Poly community. The scope of manual for the Torii project explores what it takes for the installation process of the Torii after manufacturing is complete. The essence of the manual is to guide a future student to complete the Torii project, which consists of installing the Torii in the designated area within the Leaning Pine Arboretum within the Cal Poly Campus. The manual consists of the history of the project, a site-specific safety plan, site logistics plan, details of the excavation and foundation system, the procurement and installation of materials, the bracing system and the concrete formwork. Additionally, a brief conversation on the collaborative design of a Japanese-inspired garden that will house the Torii in the future.

Senior Project Poster Board.pdf (862 kB)
Poster Board