Collaboration is key to what we do

We harness our ties to educational institutions and professional industry to develop and maintain strategic partnerships with socially conscious organizations. These partners are not just supporters of our work but active participants in the design and execution of our strategy and programs as well. They are an integral part of our team and greatly enhance our ability to implement our methods and achieve our goals. 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly is a public university located in San Luis Obispo, California and is one of only two polytechnic universities in the 23-member California State University system. Comprising six distinct colleges, Cal Poly is known for its “learn by doing” educational philosophy that encourages students to solve real-world problems by combining classroom theory with experimental laboratory exercise.


College of architecture and environmental design

Cal Poly's College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) is one of the largest colleges of its kind academically containing five professions that create the built environment: Architecture; Architectural Engineering; Construction Management; Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning. Students and faculty from the CAED have been working with MISD on both the Same Polytechnic College project and the Rural Housing Development program.


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. A truly global firm with 90 offices in 38 countries, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, the firm's unique trust ownership fosters and distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. 

Arup staff regularly advise MISD on the design and implementation of various projects. Over the past several years, Arup has a played a major role in the development of the Same Polytechnic College campus masterplan in partnership with Cal Poly faculty and students in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.