In late February, the AIA-AGC Joint Committee, met in-person at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA to discuss the cross-pollination of architect and construction university programs. The ultimate goal of this dialogue is to build empathy between architect and contractor. By cross-pollinating these programs at the university level, students graduate with an understanding and appreciation for their industry associates. Cal Poly Tech was an ideal location to come together and discuss this topic as it is one of the few universities in the United States that offers Construction Management and Architecture programs within the same school. This format allows for curriculum touch points and opportunities to develop empathy for one another’s disciplines. Building empathy between contactor and architect is an ongoing initiative of the Joint Committee and will continue to be an agenda item for the group. To learn more, contact Sarah Gallegos, Building Division Director, at email@example.com.