Archinect - News 2014-08-21T22:03:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100948457/eric-kahn-long-time-design-studio-professor-passes-away Eric Kahn, Long-time Design Studio Professor, Passes Away Paul Petrunia 2014-06-02T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-04T22:14:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8hj0v6cd5u3ophbh.jpg" width="260" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn was one of three founding members of IDEA Office, formerly the Central Office of Architecture. He originally opened the office in 1987 together with fellow architects Ron Golan and Russell N. Thomsen. In 2009, he renewed his long-standing partnership with Thomsen to form IDEA Office. Their work includes design at all scales, from graphic design to installations and industrial design, to architecture and urban planning</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sad news today from the SCI-Arc and LA architecture community. Eric Kahn, teacher and architect, has passed away at 58.&nbsp;</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/102113/showcase-y-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Y-House Showcase feature, by IDEA Office</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93446212/get-lectured-sci-arc-spring-14 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-02-12T21:23:00-05:00 >2014-02-14T12:52:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwt84ipzugwo8dom.jpg" width="514" height="899" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, 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.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often -- and so you can see what events are happening in architecture schools right now!</p><p>Thursday's poster comes from SCI-Arc a.k.a. the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>All events begin at<strong> </strong>7:00 pm and take place in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, unless otherwise noted. Gallery discussions and opening receptions are held in the SCI-Arc Gallery. Lectures will also be <strong>broadcast live</strong> on <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/live" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.sciarc.edu/live</a>.</p><p>Listed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81157307/get-lectured-sci-arc-fall-13 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-09-06T12:11:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T12:20:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y9mxpsr4bbok6onn.jpg" width="514" height="942" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p> <p> Here on Archinect we just 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> We'll be starting out with Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/most_followed_profiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Most Followed Schools</a> profiles. Today's featured list is from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).<br><br><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> Listed below are Lecture Series events only. All lectures will be held at the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall and are free of charge. No rsvp required.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong><br><br><em><strong>September 18</strong></em>, 7:00 pm<br><strong>Graham Harman: Strange Objects Contra Parametricism</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 25</strong></em>, 7:00 pm<br><strong>GRAFT: In Pursuit of Happiness</strong></p> <p> <br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 2</strong></em>, 7:00 pm<br><strong>Anton Garcia-Abril: Current Work</strong><br><br><em><strong>October 7</strong></em>, 7:00 pm<br><strong>Guy Norde...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79291468/a-blast-from-the-past-2-which-way-to-the-future A Blast from the Past 2: Which Way To The Future Orhan Ayyüce 2013-08-12T14:38:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:51:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcg6xd9cxrkx5ufn.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shelly Kappe moderates a panel consisting of Charles Moore, Frank Gehry, Helmut Schulitz, Peter de Bretteville, Roland Coate, and Glen Small. They discuss their ideas about the future. This Fall 1976 series was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation. Moore emphasizes the importance of the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Gehry proposes new material possibilities. Schulitz questions the values of contemporary commercial society. De Bretteville discusses complexity and its various forms in architecture. Coate discusses diversity in the world of architecture, proposing that the discipline of architecture will cross traditional boundaries and link with other fields and disciplines, citing Christo, Robert Irwin, and Frank Gehry. Small teases his fellow panelists and labels each with a nickname. He discusses his work on the Biomorphic Biosphere. The tape ends before he finishes.</em></p> <p> You can fast forward to Glen Small at 53:50 or browse the video in its entirety.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92993/a-blast-from-the-past-1-move-sites-of-trauma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Blast from the Past 1: MOVE : Sites of Trauma</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78921868/sylvia-lavin-eric-owen-moss-butt-heads-at-sci-arc-discussion Sylvia Lavin & Eric Owen Moss Butt Heads at SCI-Arc Discussion Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-07T18:58:00-04:00 >2014-04-20T13:42:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s24zntsan0oljzym.jpg" width="514" height="229" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Well, it is the prerogative of men to enter the world without acknowledging that they are men. - Sylvia Lavin</p></em><br /><br /><p> Watching Sylvia Lavin and Eric Owen Moss in conversation at SCI-Arc last night, prolific Archinect blogger <a href="http://archinect.com/lian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chang</a> took careful note of a few key impasses -- where Lavin and Moss either failed to see eye-to-eye, or artfully dodged one another's argumentative traps. Lavin, an imposing academic presence as the Director of the Critical Studies MA/PhD for UCLA&rsquo;s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, set out to engage Moss, world-renowned architect and current SCI-Arc director, on architectural agency and pedagogy. When the architect&rsquo;s reach is so far and deep, what is their responsibility to their environment, both physically and temporally? On a more psychological (and abstract) level, how does the architect&rsquo;s memory of their past serve their present understanding?</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5ghax35iv0rne3fb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> To pose these questions, Lavin presented the audience with a few (now nearly nauseatingly ubiquitous, at least in Los Angeles) photos: of Moss on the beach, and in a collection of contemporaries&rsquo; portraits. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64175160/l-a-architecture-school-is-poised-to-spread-its-wings L.A. architecture school  is poised to spread its wings Archinect 2012-12-26T01:33:00-05:00 >2012-12-26T10:31:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/6528e21ecdacdda621856a990413f65a.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unlike more traditional colleges, SCI-Arc, as it is known, has no lawn or central quad to accommodate graduation ceremonies and other big events. The school uses the parking lot for such gatherings, but it lacks amenities and charm, despite remarkable views of downtown skyscrapers. Now an ambitious project is in the works to create what teachers and students believe will fill the need and become a landmark in a neighborhood that is morphing from gritty to artsy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59910334/phantom-geometry-winner-of-the-sci-arc-gehry-prize-2012 Phantom Geometry, Winner of the SCI-Arc Gehry Prize 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-10-23T17:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:48:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kx9d009hnyqcta3f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Husband-and-wife team, and 2012 SCI-Arc graduates, Liz and Kyle von Hasseln are the recipients of the inaugural Gehry Prize. The couple was recently presented with the prize for their outstanding masters thesis Phantom Geometry, a unique 3D printing method developed in the SCI-Arc Robot House with advisers Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa. This summer, the school had received a $100,000 gift from architect and SCI-Arc trustee Frank Gehry for the establishment of the institute's annual Gehry Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56711095/frank-gehry-establishes-annual-gehry-prize-for-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59042574/sci-arc-pavilion-league-of-shadows-by-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s SCI-Arc Pavilion “League of Shadows” by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Alexander Walter 2012-10-10T20:49:00-04:00 >2013-08-22T13:54:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u787iikpkxpve19h.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>League of Shadows, a pavilion concept by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, recently emerged as winning entry from an architectural design competition at SCI-Arc. [...] An exhibition documenting the SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Competition opens next Friday, October 19 at the SCI-Arc Library Gallery.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58968511/sci-arc-graduation-pavilion-competition-exhibition SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Competition Exhibition Archinect 2012-10-09T18:31:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:40:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/cie4stjopk2p8at4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SCI-Arc invited faculty members Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Elena Manferdini, Marcelo Spina and Tom Wiscombe to submit design concepts for a 1,200-seat pavilion that would accommodate graduation ceremonies, lectures, symposia and outreach cultural events with the neighboring Arts District community. The winning entry, League of Shadows, designed by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of PATTERNS, fully exploits the fundamental aspect underlying the pavilion, its temporal use as an outdoor event space.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58366592/editor-s-picks-284 Editor's Picks #284 Nam Henderson 2012-10-01T01:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:01:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n47ck0i908scmyxe.jpg" width="514" height="166" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, SANAA released a proposal for its first building in the United States , located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The steel, concrete, and wood headquarters for the Grace Farms Foundation will wind its way along a piece of the 75-acre property owned by the nonprofit charitable organization. FRaC labeled it a "running fence" yet, AP simply "love(d) it".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Caela J. McKeever a self-described "<em>young architect</em>" penned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58005476/how-the-economy-upended-young-architects-hopes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How the economy upended young architects' hopes</a>. The piece looks at how&nbsp; frustrated architecture grads of her generation are dropping out of the profession leading to a "<em>renaissance happening among young architects &mdash; and it&rsquo;s not in architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>The concerns the author highlights are real, but IMO, not traceable directly back to the economy, rather to the failure of many offices to respond to the opportunities laid out by the current crisis. Models of office hierarchy, project delivery, marketing, and client relations need to change. ...I was lucky enough to have experience with one office that recognized this, and is in the process of adapting</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Given</strong> replied "<em>I have to say of all the complaints I have against the profession, the ones she makes aren't really the ones I care about...Id much rather fix the growing trend towards the field being divided between rich young people doing high ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57681002/michael-rotondi-s-2012-sci-arc-commencement-speech Michael Rotondi's 2012 SCI-Arc Commencement Speech Archinect 2012-09-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-25T18:55:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zicng4kofr1uzrpv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Thanks to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6208/roto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a> for providing us with the transcript from his '12 <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> commencement speech, and thanks to <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan</a> for bringing it to our attention.</p> <p> ---</p> <p> <strong>Now and Then<br> The Upside of Evolution</strong></p> <p> Good afternoon everyone &ndash;<br> My name is Michael Rotondi aka Roto<br> Parents,&nbsp; relatives, friends, my colleagues, Director Moss, Board of Trustees, and especially</p> <p> <strong>all you in the Class of 2012 _ The 40th Graduating Class of SCI-Arc, congratulations</strong></p> <p> I represent the first Graduating Class___1973&hellip;&hellip;&hellip;there were ten of us, all top 10.<br> I have been a part of SCI-Arc for 40 years, in every capacity.<br> A Student, a Teacher,&nbsp; a Director,&nbsp; a Trustee, and most importantly, a member of the Family.</p> <p> Throughout, I&rsquo;ve been a witness to a form of Creation Itself.<br> A collective organism, conceived at the epicenter,<br> where the counter productive force of Anger<br> transforms into the generative power of Creativity.<br> Although it began as a revolution, SCI-Arc was a Love Child.</p> <p> I am often asked &ndash;<br> How...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56711095/frank-gehry-establishes-annual-gehry-prize-for-sci-arc Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc Archinect 2012-09-05T19:20:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:34:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hn1nvydh1b96mies.jpg" width="514" height="808" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Gift Will Endow an Annual Prize to Recognize Outstanding SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Projects</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a> today announced it has received a transformative $100,000 gift from world-renowned architect and SCI-Arc trustee Frank Gehry, and his wife, Berta. The noteworthy contribution will go toward the establishment of the Gehry Prize, to be awarded annually to the best thesis projects selected by critics and jurors in the Graduate Thesis Weekend hosted in September.</p> <p> SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss suggested a quote from Thucydides which conveys the spirit in which the prize is given: &ldquo;They were born never to live in peace and quiet themselves and to prevent the rest of the world from doing so.&rdquo; He also praised the donors, after whom the graduate thesis prize will be named, for the generosity of the donation and its prestigious nature. &ldquo;The entire school community, including students, faculty, staff, administration and board, is extremel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56118689/editor-s-picks-279 Editor's Picks #279 Nam Henderson 2012-08-28T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T16:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 48.7, up considerably from the mark of 45.9 in June. Noticeably, the South was the only region reporting increase in design activity. el jeffe noted dejectedly "hard to get excited.i don't think that a slightly lessened decline in billing would be a rebound; the direction hasn't changed, just the rate of decline."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/55629733/student-works-performa_12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: PERFORMA_12</a> Archinect features&nbsp; an installation first installed at the entrance to the annual BEAUX ARTS BALL in Lexington, KY, and later reinstalled at The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) gallery, also in Lexington. The piece was completed during PERFORMA Studio ( an intensive research and fabrication studio run by professor Mike McKay) at the University of Kentucky College of Design. Archinect also interviewed Professor McKay.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>,&nbsp;highlighted the recent court decision that there is no requirement that architectural drawings contain sufficient detail to support actual construction in order to warrant copyright protection under Section 102(a)(5) of the Copyright Act. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55753518/lack-of-detail-no-reason-to-deny-copyright-protection-to-architectural-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This decision was reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit regarding&nbsp; (Scholz Design v. Sard Custom Homes LLC, 2d Cir., No. 11-3298, 8/15/12)</a>. More specifically, over-turning the prior district-court decision the Court of Appeals found given the relevant case law, the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53012223/brian-henry-sci-arc-student-jumps-to-his-death Brian Henry, SCI-Arc student, jumps to his death Paul Petrunia 2012-07-05T17:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-11T16:06:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2tf06l6amnv0nvk.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 29-year-old man jumped to his death last night from a parking structure at The Grove in Los Angeles, police said. The incident occurred at the outdoor mall around 7:30 p.m., according to Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.</p></em><br /><br /><p> It has just been confirmed that last week's jumper at LA's popular shopping area "The Grove" was SCI-Arc student Brian Henry (not to be confused with <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21813058/finding-my-first-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect blogger Brian Henry</a>). Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and schoolmates.</p> <p> * Above photo was taken by Brian, via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_human_brian/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his Flickr stream</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45701377/a-ball-by-donovan-ballantyne (a) Ball by Donovan Ballantyne Alexander Walter 2012-04-20T20:04:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T13:38:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4o3invcxajtfvap7.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles architect Donovan Ballantyne has shared with us his thesis project project (a) Ball, a rather unique take on the geodesic dome concept. Along with the SCI-Arc Selected Thesis Award, this project has been selected as an Exhibit Finalist to have a portion of it fabricated for suckerPUNCH's Land of Tomorrow exhibition, and it was also nominated as a Co-Finalist for HD Magazine's Annual Design Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37485570/go-figure-exhibition-discussion-at-sci-arc-gallery Go Figure Exhibition + Discussion at SCI-Arc Gallery Alexander Walter 2012-02-09T14:40:00-05:00 >2012-02-12T20:32:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tg3eqq8yysknwj3m.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in Los Angeles this month, don't miss to check out the exhibition Go Figure by LA-based architect Ramiro Diaz-Granados/Amorphis that is currently on view at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Diaz-Granados will discuss the installation with SCI-Arc director Eric Owen Moss on Friday, February 10, at 7pm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/28970021/editor-s-picks-239 Editor's Picks #239 Nam Henderson 2011-11-27T18:02:26-05:00 >2011-11-27T20:30:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6czaw3e303nylfas.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion entitled Netscape, was designed by faculty members Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative, along with their students. Earlier this week Archinect posted a video and some text detailing the construction process. In response Tima Bell, posted a couple images from the 1997 SCI-Arc Graduation pavilion which he noted did not have "quite the budget of Oyler/Wu".</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the latest installment of Archinect&rsquo;s Contours feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/28252356/contours-get-a-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a Job!</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2283854/guy-horton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>&nbsp;wrote about the disconnect between those looking for work and those gainfully employed.&nbsp;"<em>This is where the disconnect resides. There are those who have been through the worst our economic system has to offer and those that have not fallen through those trap doors. You don&rsquo;t learn about them in school. You don&rsquo;t even realize they are there until you fall through one. But there are many such trap doors and over the last thirty years policy changes have added even more.</em>"</p> <p> The feature really struck a chord with a number of readers, generating almost 20 comments.</p> <p> <strong>holz.box </strong>thought it was a great post and went on to share his own story <em>"after high diving through the trap door last year - followed up by short term contract/temp work and collecting unemployment in between - i can readily identify. it was an experience, and it can definitely be a challenge finding your way back out.</em>" Member <strong>hooks</strong> disagreed t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/28283694/netscape-sci-arc-graduation-pavilion Netscape - SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Archinect 2011-11-21T19:11:00-05:00 >2012-09-19T19:50:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou61yvvi1l6nla4j.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Video documenting the development and fabrication of the 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion by Oyler Wu Collaborative along with students at SCI-Arc.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Every year in early September, as graduate students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles put the finishing touches on their thesis projects, a Sci-Arc faculty member and students prepare a temporary pavilion for the annual graduation ceremony. This year, faculty members Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative, along with their students, designed a pavilion entitled Netscape for the event that stretches across the northern end of the SCI-Arc parking lot, providing seating for 900. Consisting of 45,000 linear feet of knitted rope, 6000 linear feet of tube steel, and 3000 square feet of fabric shade louvers, the pavilion creates a sail-like canopy of rope and fabric that floats above the audience. With its fabric louvers tilted toward the western sky, the canopy is designed to provide shade for the specific date and time.</p> <p> Netscape utilizes a double layer of netting in varying configurations to create a three-dimensional field of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24927960/best-of-frank Best of Frank Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-23T18:27:09-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukzyjme5k2ehe84t.jpg" width="500" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In many conversations you will hear people say how much they loved Gehry's early work. <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/sciarc_player.html?vid=http://www.sciarclive.com/Lectures/1975_Gehry.flv&amp;title=Frank%20Gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here is an early video</a> recorded in 1975 when he talked about his early and few ground breaking projects since he didn't have too many built projects he could talk about. Picture quality is bad but clear sound of brilliant young architect is recorded well. Thank you SCI Arc archives.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/23796462/sci-arc-s-robot-house-rapidly-making-your-arty-bohemian-lifestyle-obsolete SCI-Arc's Robot House: Rapidly Making Your Arty Bohemian Lifestyle Obsolete Archinect 2011-10-13T20:26:04-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4a915faba68e1fa2049bdd64bd632e7.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some robots are being trained to do digital design work now. The design-savvy robots in question are part of Southern California Institute of Architecture's (SCI-Arc) Robot House and they're around for the repetitive and extremely detailed movements that human artists find tedious or impossible. So your life of quiet painterly desperation and locavore vegan cocktails is safe for the time being.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/portal/about/resources/robotics_lab.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">some info about the Robot House</a>, from SCI-Arc's website.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/22255650/short-essay-thank-you-esther-mccoy Short Essay: Thank you Esther McCoy Orhan Ayyüce 2011-09-30T11:52:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvd8wpk323gy9rj.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I met Esther McCoy in1978 AIA Regional Conference, Newport Beach, California. I was there as a young wonderer hoping to find information on architecture and study it.<br> Unknowingly and randomly I walked into one of the conference rooms and listened an inspired young architect, Eric Moss, showing kind of buildings I have never seen before.<br> After the presentation to roughly twenty people, the audience moved to a small patio area outside the room. This is when I lit the cigarette of this silver haired elegant and youthful lady who asked for a match and we start to talk. I responded to her curiosity and in few minutes I told her my story about wanting to go to architecture school. This was right around time I was rejected by "American citizens and California residents only" Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for being a foreign student. I described her my birthplace Izmir and the Aegean architecture of Turkey. She was taking a great delight of my story, description of architecture I grew up wit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/20330562/from-the-school-blogs-jason-payne-hirsuta-rawhide-the-new-shingle-style-at-sci-arc From the School Blogs: Jason Payne / Hirsuta, "Rawhide: The New Shingle Style" at SCI-Arc Archinect 2011-09-13T19:56:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T18:02:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eaf700014bffbae1d13e90cdd6395065.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In honor of its closing Sunday, I wanted to post some thoughts and reporting on the opening of Jason Payne&rsquo;s (my final research studio professor) installation at SCI-Arc. The installation in SCI-Arc&rsquo;s gallery was titled &ldquo;Rawhide: The New Shingle Style&rdquo; and focused on Jason&rsquo;s Raspberry Fields project for a house in Utah</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3729682/sci-arc-buys-its-unorthodox-home SCI-Arc buys its unorthodox home Paul Petrunia 2011-04-21T23:49:45-04:00 >2011-04-22T18:43:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2pfssw1d00693bsh.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Southern California Institute of Architecture pays $23 million for the century-old rail freight depot that is a quarter of a mile long and about 37 feet wide. The school has been a tenant in the building for 10 years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3681594/in-the-school-blogs-a-sci-arc-review-review In the School Blogs: A SCI-Arc Review Review Paul Petrunia 2011-04-21T13:55:12-04:00 >2011-04-21T17:10:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e85bb1c3ea2fdabde694e558d3de784.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our research studio prof Jason Payne invited us to the final review of his studio at &ldquo;crosstown rival&rdquo; SCI-Arc last week, and as the discussion turned out to be pretty interesting I thought I&rsquo;d relate some of it here.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105409/r-sie-n-cancellation-letter R&Sie(n) (cancellation letter) Orhan Ayyüce 2011-03-24T19:49:00-04:00 >2012-04-11T15:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r2/r2zpswt215ie5fw0.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dear Sci-Arc Staff I have no other way than to cancel the Sci-Arc exhibition in the Gallery (scheduled in May 25) and the lecture (scheduled the April 6) The gap of point of view, and the lack of interest for politics and attitudes, reducing the architecture process to a unique design agenda cannot fit with our scenario of production and scenario of speeches.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>