Thanks to Michael Rotondi for providing us with the transcript from his '12 SCI-Arc commencement speech, and thanks to Orhan for bringing it to our attention. --- Now and Then The Upside of Evolution Good afternoon everyone – My name is Michael Rotondi aka Roto Parents, relatives...
Gift Will Endow an Annual Prize to Recognize Outstanding SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Projects The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) 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 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."
In Student Works: PERFORMA_12 Archinect features 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...
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. — bhcourier.com
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 Archinect blogger Brian Henry). Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and schoolmates. * Above photo was taken by Brian, via his Flickr stream
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. — bustler.net
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. — bustler.net
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".
In the latest installment of Archinect’s Contours feature Get a Job!, Guy Horton wrote about the disconnect between those looking for work and those gainfully employed. "This is where the disconnect resides. There are those who have been through the worst our economic system...
Video documenting the development and fabrication of the 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion by Oyler Wu Collaborative along with students at SCI-Arc. — vimeo.com
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...
In many conversations you will hear people say how much they loved Gehry's early work. Here is an early video 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...
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. — blogs.laweekly.com
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. Unknowingly and randomly I walked into one of the conference rooms and listened an inspired young architect, Eric Moss, showing...
In honor of its closing Sunday, I wanted to post some thoughts and reporting on the opening of Jason Payne’s (my final research studio professor) installation at SCI-Arc. The installation in SCI-Arc’s gallery was titled “Rawhide: The New Shingle Style” and focused on Jason’s Raspberry Fields project for a house in Utah — UCLA (Scott)
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. — latimes.com
Our research studio prof Jason Payne invited us to the final review of his studio at “crosstown rival” SCI-Arc last week, and as the discussion turned out to be pretty interesting I thought I’d relate some of it here. — UCLA Blogger (Scott)
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. — new-territories.com
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