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 from other states.
Last year, on the top floors of a downtown hi-rise the "World was theirs", 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. Once more, while critiquing projects and switching from one jury to the other, I pointed and shot these pictures 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.