Archinect - News 2014-11-01T06:21:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100944428/1st-year-goals-and-final-crit-anxieties-a-few-words-from-usc-architecture-students 1st year goals and final crit anxieties: a few words from USC Architecture students Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-03T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, the University of Southern California's School of Architecture hosted its annual <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a> event, an exhibition surveying work from all levels and discipline. The massive show of work from first year bachelors to masters thesis levels is a prime chance for students to see what's been going on in other studios, and for the School of Architecture to showcase its output to those outside its walls.</p><p>Fellow Archinect editor, <a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>, and I visited the Blue Tape exhibitions to talk with students, administrators and teachers about what it's like for an entire school of architecture to be on display -- and why it's so important that they open their doors each year.</p><p>I intercepted a gaggle of first years exiting their final critique, who kindly agreed (after sighs of exhaustion and shouts of relief) to answer a few questions about life at USC Architecture.</p><p><strong>What's first year at USC Architecture like?</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Why did you choose USC? [Undergraduate]</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Why did you choose USC?</strong>&nbsp;<strong>[Graduate]&nbsp;</strong>(We b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5980632/shine-shrine-usc Shine / Shrine: USC Orhan Ayyüce 2011-05-11T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T17:44:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61ebf6vt7tm9029y.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since last year, every semester at USC School of Architecture ends with a public spectacle called BLUE TAPE. These two day marathon review sessions bring together nearly half of the architecture faculty from all five accredited architecture schools of Los Angeles and &nbsp;from other states.<br>Last year, on the top floors of a downtown hi-rise the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103197/usc-the-world-is-yours" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"World was theirs"</a>, this year, students came down to Shrine Auditorium and got their Academy Awards before going into one long summer hopefully reading, writing, thinking about architecture and nurturing their ideals. I want to thank Stefano De Martino of M.Arch Program for inviting me.&nbsp;Once more,&nbsp;while critiquing projects and switching from one jury to the other,&nbsp;I pointed and shot these pictures&nbsp;for everybody to view and see what the students are producing in USC. All "hot" new styles were beautifully represented like other top schools in the world and commentary from the critics were often wise.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87051047@N00/sets/72157626695061762/show/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slideshow</a></p>