Archinect - News 2014-08-22T23:41:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103718361/on-the-ground-ucla-s-year-end-student-expo-rumble-includes-flying-robots-seceding-cities-and-much-more On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T01:46:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/349/university-of-california-los-angeles-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla/event/rumble-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.morphosis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <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>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102803156/how-to-pull-off-a-final-exhibition-for-hundreds-of-architecture-students How to pull off a final exhibition for hundreds of architecture students Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg" width="514" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you put together an exhibition of over sixty studios at once, including final reviews, for an entire architecture school? With the help of many devoted administrators. Often working behind the scenes and in conjunction with the Deans of schools, administrators like USC's Gail Peter Borden help design and implement final-year shows such as Blue Tape, the architecture school's massive end-of-year exhibition.</p><p>Archinect was <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">on the ground at 2014's Blue Tape</a>&nbsp;this past May, and aside from&nbsp;<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">talking with Dean Quingyun Ma</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100944428/1st-year-goals-and-final-crit-anxieties-a-few-words-from-usc-architecture-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">checking in with a few first years</a>, I sat down with Gail Borden,&nbsp;Discipline Head of Architecture and Director of Graduate Architecture Programs at USC,&nbsp;to talk about how Blue Tape got started.</p><p></p> 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/73660342/editor-s-picks-316 Editor's Picks #316 Nam Henderson 2013-05-22T11:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:29:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdr6ov1049ro7oq4.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/archiadventures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Mosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned a thoughtful <strong>Op-Ed</strong> titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/73381902/the-ego-and-the-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ego and the Architect</a>. Therein,&nbsp;she briefly examined "<em>the idea of &lsquo;leadership&rsquo; in an architectural office</em>".</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Celebrating the fact that "the Museum of Modern Art blinked" Michael Kimmelman wrote an article <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73093361/defending-the-former-american-folk-art-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defending the Former American Folk Art Museum Building</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>A lovely, calm argument and well- written article. Fingers crossed that MOMA's less egotisticsl and more community-focused board members will listen</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73170115/archinect-talks-wtih-ivan-blanco-winner-of-the-la-film-festival-director-s-lounge-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to Ivan Blanco, designer of the competition-winning entry in the LA Film Festival Director's Lounge Design Competition</a>.&nbsp; Ivan heads LA-based multi-disciplinary design studio Blnko Design Labs.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin&nbsp;</a>enjoyed the interview but had a couple of&nbsp; thoughts "<em>The scheme is, well, kind of typical but does address the very important IMHO</em> the after film-aspect of going to a screening. The 'windows frame' metaphor is just weak".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdr6ov1049ro7oq4.jpg" title=""><br><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73223594/brutalism-preservation-panel-discussion-tonight-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following the release of CLOG: Brutalism&mdash;the NYC-...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48037169/usc-blue-tape-spring-2012 USC Blue Tape Spring 2012 Orhan Ayyüce 2012-05-11T11:09:00-04:00 >2012-05-13T12:59:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i94ipghgi6cwifgx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> USC School of&nbsp;Architecture's BLUE TAPE, the two day event that brings best of L.A's architectural community together, critiques hundreds of student projects in one big space and gives students a chance to see rest of the classmates' work. In its third year, Blue Tape presentations with spirited review sessions were engaging and most of the discourse was high quality. While my snapshots of rapid curating after a long day of jury duty are not the perfect representation of the work done in the school, they might give you a chance to peek into cross section of this years projects.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87051047@N00/sets/72157629674358890/show/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slides</a></p> <p> Related:<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103197/usc-the-world-is-yours" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape 2010</a></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/5980632/shine-shrine-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape 2011</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6892245/from-the-school-blogs-it-s-almost-here From the School Blogs: It's Almost Here Paul Petrunia 2011-05-19T11:15:56-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd14a19ab1a0e92c10c01cfe5de785d1.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Exit Reviews are starting tomorrow and we all can't believe they're here. They've felt so far away for so long. I'm probably about 98% done with my talk, I go Tuesday at 4:30 so I have time to polish it up.</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/103197/usc-the-world-is-yours USC: the World Is Yours Orhan Ayyüce 2010-12-14T15:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-15T14:31:09-05:00 <p> <img alt="image" name="image" src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_121410_140138.jpg"><br><br> Yesterday's <a href="http://arch.usc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC</a> school wide final reviews meant to be a spectacle for the architecture community and the students and it was. The views from 50 &amp; 51st floors of a downtown Los Angeles building were pleasantly distracting and breathtaking. The endless loop of student projects, varied from conceptual to practical, from small to large and extra large, reflecting the variety of faculty, students and the ideas. Well done. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87051047@N00/sets/72157625598292142/show/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">slides</a></p>