Archinect - News 2015-12-01T22:45:31-05:00 Woodbury University launches new Masters of Landscape Architecture program in San Diego Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-28T18:01:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T23:31:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Woodbury University is expanding its architecture masters programs by adding a new MLA at its Barrio Logan campus in San Diego, beginning fall of 2016. The MLA will begin alongside another new program on the campus, a Masters of Interior Architecture.</p><p>With locations in San Diego, Los Angeles and Burbank, Woodbury is fully embedded within naturally dry (and currently drought-suffering) landscapes. Within this context, the final year of the MLA program will have students working with the Arid Lands Institute, a design-centered research organization associated with Woodbury that's devoted to developing sustainable solutions to the unreliable future of water as wrought by climate change. (ALI co-founders Charles and Hadley Arnold also served as jurors in Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> competition.)</p><p>"With a landscape architecture program at the graduate level," says&nbsp;Jose Parral, Associate Professor at Woodbury in San Diego, "we can bring a unique community together within the&nbsp;Southern California/...</p> Get Lectured: Woodbury University, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-09-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-25T14:27:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="689" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Free and open to the public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Los Angeles campus </strong>- All lectures start at 6:30 p.m. in the Ahmanson Main Space.</p><p><strong>Sept 29</strong><br>Patricia Rhee / Partner, Ehrlich Architects</p><p><strong>Nov 10</strong><br>Lois Weinthal / Chair, Ryerson School of Interior Design</p><p><strong>San Diego campus</strong> - All lectures start at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Lecture Space.</p><p><strong>Sept 29</strong><br>Minsuk Cho / Mass Studies</p><p><strong>Oct 16</strong><br>James Timberlake / Partner at KieranTimberlake</p><p><strong>Nov 3</strong><br>Jimenez Lai / Bureau Spectacular</p><p><strong>EXHIBITION...</strong></p> Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-17T08:12:00-04:00 >2015-07-19T08:28:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometimes, the inspiration for a single design element can be hard to pin down. Other times, it&rsquo;s coming straight out of your hammy fourteen year-old kid. This is something of a regular occurrence for Hector M. Perez, a San Diego-based architect who often collaborates with his son Adrian on projects for his own firm, De-Arc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For a small mix-use project in downtown San Diego, <em>La Esquina </em>(pictured above),&nbsp;Perez had planned identical entryways for seven lofts, until his son intervened. Worrying that tenants might come home discombobulated from a night on the town and try to enter the wrong doorway, Adrian suggested marking each entryway with its own distinct color. Hector happily accepted the critique, and adapted it into the design. A short film made by Breadtruck Films captures Adrian's sage delivery to his father, "You're not doing it right!":</p><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hector M. Perez // Designer</a> from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BREADTRUCK FILMS</a> on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Hector himself comments in the film on the very conscious involvement of his son in ...</p> Hélène Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award Justine Testado 2015-03-03T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The WUHO Gallery in Hollywood was abuzz on the opening night of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light&rdquo;</a> this past Saturday, in celebration of Binet as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. Co-curated by JSI Managing Director Emily Bills and Binet, &ldquo;Fragments of Light&rdquo; is the photographer&rsquo;s first U.S. exhibition featuring around 20 photos out of her vast body of work from 25 years of working in the field.</p><p>Treating light as if it were a building material, Binet&rsquo;s signature style renders the buildings of architects like Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier into black and white atmospheric compositions of light, shadow, and sharp details that Binet masterfully captures all through a film camera.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The crowd slowly trickled into the narrow but long gallery space, which was soon full of friends, associates, Woodbury architecture students and alumni, and photography and arts enthusiasts chattering away over light refreshments.</p><p>Notable attendees in...</p> Get Lectured: Woodbury, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-09T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:56:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>, where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Woodbury University School of Architecture in Burbank and San Diego, CA.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All events free and open to the public. Unless noted, Burbank/Los Angeles events take place at the Ahmanson Main Space, and San Diego events take place in The Showroom on campus. Below are upcoming events and select special events only.</p><p><strong>LOS ANGELES</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 14</em><br>7 p.m.<br>Felipe Mesa / Plan B<br>"Permeability"</p><p><em>Oct. 21</em><br>6:30 p.m.<br>Joe Day / Deegan Day Design<br>"Corrections and Collections"</p><p><em>Nov. 18</em><br>6:30 p.m.<br>Dan Wood / Work Architecture Company<br>"Diplomatic Immunity"</p><p><strong>WUHO Gallery:</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 5 - ...</em></p> Grant Mudford to receive 2014 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award Justine Testado 2014-03-18T21:51:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grant Mudford has been named the 2014 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. The award highlights an early or mid-career artist who embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and the Institute's mission to challenge the perception of physical space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Mudford will receive the award on April 3 at the WUHO Gallery from 6-8 pm. Accompanying the award reception will be the opening of the <em>Grant Mudford: Building</em> exhibition, running from April 3-27.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Since the mid-1960s, Grant Mudford has investigated the urban landscape in photographs known for their clarity, conceptual acumen and sly humor. After studying architecture at the University of New South Wales, the Australian-born artist established himself as a cogent observer of Sydney and London's social and architectural scenes. With his move to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he found his ideal subject in a city founded on quirky details, anxious expediency and stylistic incongruence."</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></p> Worlds of Cityvision coming to Los Angeles this March Alexander Walter 2014-02-05T15:50:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T14:05:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most readers may be very familiar with Italian architecture lab Cityvision for its thought-provoking architectural ideas competitions [...]. Now Cityvision goes traveling and pitches its tent in Los Angeles this March. For the first time abroad, the exhibition Worlds of Cityvision will be on display at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery from March 6-23.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Worlds of Cityvisions will also see the launch of the new international competition <em>Evolution: the architecture of future mankind</em>, about the future of Beijing featuring a special jury panel comprised of Sou Fujimoto, Greg Lynn, Sanford Kwinter, Eric de Broche des Combes and Ai Weiwei.</p> Get Lectured: Woodbury, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-03T15:43:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T17:06:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</strong></a><br><br>Archinect's Get Lectured is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. Be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.<br><br>Today's featured poster is from the Woodbury University School of Architecture. Woodbury Architecture will be hosting events throughout the Spring semester in their Burbank (Los Angeles) and San Diego campuses.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em><br><br>All lectures and openings are free and open to the public. All lectures begin at 6:30 pm unless noted. Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Note each event's location.<br><strong>Woodbury University, Los Angeles-Burbank:</strong><br>Fletcher Jones Auditorium, Ahmanson Main Space,<br>7500 Glenoaks Boulevard Burbank, CA 91504<br><br><strong>Wo...</strong></p> WUHO Gallery Kickstarts fund for the first Deborah Sussman retrospective Justine Testado 2013-11-07T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-08-20T14:07:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Love Deborah Sussman? Woodbury University's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery</a> in Los Angeles began the "Deborah Sussman Loves LA!" <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Oct. 25 with a goal to host the first retrospective dedicated to the iconic graphic designer this December. Funding will mainly support installation of the exhibition as well as the creation of a poster and a panel discussion.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p>Here's a description of the exhibition:</p><p>"This December 2013, Woodbury University&rsquo;s WUHO Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking environmental graphic design of Deborah Sussman. This will be the first retrospective of her early work, including projects completed while she was at the Eames Office up to the 1984 Olympics. This will be a month-long celebration that will include a panel discussion, gallery exhibition, and poster publication. The exhibition is curated and organized by Catherine Gudis, Barbara Bestor, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey."</p><p><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p>"From her years with the Eames Studio in the 1950s and 1960s, her pa...</p> Get Lectured: Woodbury Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-09T18:32:00-04:00 >2013-10-09T18:33:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Our midweek lecture poster is from Woodbury University School of Architecture.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p> <p> Below are lecture events only at the <strong>Los Angeles-Burbank</strong> and <strong>San Diego</strong> campuses. All events are free and open to the public. Note each lecture's location.</p> <p> Woodbury Los Angeles-Burbank<br><strong>Fletcher Jones Auditorium, Ahmanson Main Space: 7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91510</strong></p> <p> Woodbury San Diego<br><strong>2212 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113</strong></p> <p> <br><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <strong><em>September 20</em></strong><br> 6:30 pm<br><strong>Joseph Redwood-Martinez</strong><br><strong>Necessary Incompleteness Project</strong> - Collaborative lecture with U...</p> “Beyond the Assignment” public panel discussion and exhibition opening Justine Testado 2013-09-24T15:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T13:52:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Make your way to the upcoming "<em>Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design</em>" panel discussion and exhibition opening on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery (Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery)</a> in Los Angeles.</p> <p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury School of Architecture</a>/<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Shulman Institute</a> will be presenting this free public panel discussing and exploring the relationship between photographer+architect as well as photographer+media in the past, present, and the future.</p> <p> For a headstart on the topic, you can read the Archinect feature <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. (Be on the lookout for Part 2 of the feature after the event!)</p> <p> The Panelists: <strong>Bilyana Dimitrova</strong> - Moderator / Photographer, Curator of "<em>Beyond the Assignment</em>" exhibition; <strong>Sarah Amelar</strong> - Contributing Editor, <em>Architectural Record </em>magazine; <strong>Alan Karchmer</strong> - Photographer; <strong>John Ruble</strong> - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects; <strong>Paul Warchol</strong> - Photographer; and last but not least,<strong> Alexander Walter </strong>- Edi...</p> Join Archinect in Hollywood this Thursday for "Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]" Archinect 2012-04-16T18:02:00-04:00 >2012-04-18T11:47:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Archinect</strong> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury School of Architecture</a> are proud to present:</p> <p> <strong>Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</strong><br> Thursday, April 19<br> 6:00 p.m.</p> <p> Sonic landscape by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Health and Beauty</a>.</p> <p> WUHO Gallery<br> 6518 Hollywood Boulevard<br> Los Angeles, CA 90028 (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">map</a>)</p> <p> Come say hello, mingle, and check out selected entries from bracket [goes soft]. Including work by Woodbury School of Architecture faculty member Ewan Branda.<br> Limited edition zine-syle [goes-soft] take-aways. First come, first serve.</p> <p> Bracket [goes soft] examines the use and implications of soft today&mdash;from the scale of material innovation to territorial networks. While the projects in Bracket 2 are diverse in deployment and issues they engage, they share several key characteristics&mdash;proposing systems, networks and technologies that are responsive, adaptable, scalable, non-linear, and multivalent. Certain projects reveal how soft systems rely on engagement with their larger environment, collecting and sensingenvironmental atmospheric info...</p> Barbara Bestor: Blue Sky Curricula For the Next Century Archinect 2012-02-07T14:37:00-05:00 >2012-11-14T01:39:57-05:00 <em><p>Architect and Woodbury School of Architecture professor Barbara Bestor presented an optimistic vision of architecture&mdash;one grounded in entrepreneurial practice and creating new opportunities&mdash;at the 2011 ACSA Administrators Conference: Old School/New School in November. (Co-chaired by Dean Norman Millar.)</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> WATERMARKS Photos Archinect 2011-09-13T00:11:52-04:00 >2011-09-13T20:33:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The nice folks at Woodbury have sent along some photos of the recent exhibition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders</a>. Enjoy.</p> <p> <strong>WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders</strong><br> Exhibition | September 7th through September 11th, 2011 scenarios WUHO | 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028</p> <p> The Watermarks installation simulates Venice&rsquo;s Acqua Alta, documents resiliency across the American landscape, and explores representational techniques for water fluctuation.</p> <p> In Venice, Italy high tides annually flood San Marco&rsquo;s Piazza throughout late fall and early winter.&nbsp; During this reoccurring phenomenon, the city deploys elevated walkways at common pedestrian routes allowing foot traffic to carry on regardless of thirty centimeters of standing water. Souvenir shops sell disposable plastic shoe covers allowing tourists to wade through the public water spectacle where new urban unfold within the inundated square.</p> <p> By flooding the gallery floor in Hollywoo...</p>