VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Cal Poly Pomona has announced plans to build a new $3.7 million Rose Float Lab and Design Complex for its award-winning Rose Float program. The new complex would provide about 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor work space, including a fully enclosed float construction bay, design workspace, storage facilities and a courtyard to host large numbers of volunteers.
Cal Poly Pomona students currently build their incredible floats in an open-air warehouse building erected more than 30 years ago by Rose Float students. For the first time in 70 years, this complex would afford appropriate protection from weather; better security for the equipment, electronics, and tools; and a space specifically designed to enhance student learning, collaboration and innovation both indoors and outdoors. With a goal of breaking ground in 2018, the university has launched a Rose Float Lab Fund Raising Campaign to raise the remaining $800,000.