CSM Student Project Named ‘Most Habitable’ at Design Village 2016

CSM Student Project Named ‘Most Habitable’ at Design Village 2016

Once again, College of San Mateo’s Architecture Club students have garnered accolades for their work at Cal Poly’s Design Village competition!

Design Village (April 15–17, 2016), which is held annually at San Luis Obispo’s Cal Polytech, gives students a chance to show their ability on concept, design and execution. This year was no exception. Students must present a design that can be carried and built on site, thus making the materials in question a critical choice in support and weather protection. You can read more about the specifics here.

Design and construction concepts were presented at a Facebook® tour event in March of this year, and the students received professional input from guest architects—some who’d competed in Design Village as students themselves! The students expressed great gratitude for the design insights and donations made by the attendees for their projects.

Of the two CSM teams in competition this year — Merkaba and Anahata — Team Merkaba earned the ‘Most Habitable’ award this year!

Team Merkaba: 'Most Habitable'

Team Merkaba: ‘Most Habitable’

Team Merkaba:
Callie Robertson
Jose Olazabal
David Regina
Hayato Kadota
Julianna LaMantia

Team Anahata

Team Anahata


Team Anahata:
Kyle Matlock
Emma Grynge
Supattra Allen
Iva Langrova
David Locon

Team Merkaba at dusk

Team Merkaba at dusk

Design Village 2016

Design Village 2016



  • Russ Levikow,FAIA
    April 28, 2016

    Awesome. Congrats to all and to John Luchessi!
    So..why not have both of these installed on Facebook’s roof garden.

    • Profile photo of Rene Peraza
      April 29, 2016

      That would not be a bad idea—at least temporary!

  • Liam O'Flaherty
    April 28, 2016

    Looking great!. Really nice designs. I was part of the CSM class of ’81 who parcipated in SLO in ’80 and ’81 event.
    Liam O’Flaherty

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