So this is a quick entry before the Bjarke Ingels lecture in 10 min.
This quarter, I'm in the Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-wow) Studio. We're using the idea of the Entenza Case Study program as the starting point and then creating a new framework to update the program.
For Research Studio (UCLA's version of thesis), I'm in Greg Lynn's Studio which will have something to do with sailboat construction and materials and using that as a point of departure.
Other studios are with Craig Hodgetts, and the continuing Make it Right Thom Mayne studio. And the Neil Denari Suprastudio (new for this year) is running concurrently.
The two other research studios are run by Hitoshi Abe and Mark Mack. The former being an extension of the focus on Tokyo/Japan, and the latter a study in prefab housing but in an "anti-dwell" sort of way. Not my words.
Updates to come soon...