History of the Structures

Poly Canyon is the epitome of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy in action.  This area came into existence when George Hasslein, the first dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, wanted to show off Cal Poly student projects and provide a location for large scale experimental structures. Many generations of students have worked in these hills with some of the student-built structures dating back to 1964. These structures set Cal Poly apart from any other university.

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