Archinect - News 2017-08-20T22:56:14-04:00 The Neutra VDL House Celebrates its National Historic Landmark Status Nicholas Korody 2017-04-26T13:13:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T18:04:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1932, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VDL Research House</a> designed by Richard Neutra is one of Southern California&rsquo;s modernist gems. Now it has been named a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior following the tireless work of its owners, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> Foundation and, in particular, the VDL House director and chair of the architecture department at Cal Poly, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Lorenzen</a>. The effort was assisted by Los Angeles Congressman Adam Schiff, who helped celebrate the designation last Sunday.</p><p>Neutra&rsquo;s third building in the United States, and his own private home, the House is said to encapsulate his ideas. For the famed Austrian-American architect, the role of contemporary architecture was to shape life in the modern world, marked by new technologies and new lifestyles. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the House is &ldquo;the only property where one can see the progression of his style over a period of years and is among the key properties to understanding the nation...</p> Listen to the second live Next Up interview with Sarah Lorenzen, chair at Cal Poly Pomona and resident director of the Neutra VDL House Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-31T12:39:00-04:00 >2015-11-03T13:29:05-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After we wrapped our first live-podcasting series, "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a>", held at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles' Chinatown and at the opening weekend of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, we had&nbsp;over four hours of live interviews to release. Now, we're letting them loose as "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", leading up to the premiere of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>' second season on Thursday, November 5. We'll also be launching a brand new podcast soon, so keep your eyes and ears open.</p><p>Without further ado, please enjoy our second Next Up <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Session</a>, an interview with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Lorenzen</a>. We'll be sharing more Mini-Sessions in the coming days, and remember to subscribe to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;to not miss an episode! You can listen to past Mini-Sessions <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to our "Next Up" interview with&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Lorenzen</a></strong>:</p><ul></ul><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href=";refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here ...</a></li></ul> Sarah Lorenzen is the New Chair of Cal Poly Pomona Arch. Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-10T20:06:00-05:00 >2015-05-06T15:48:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Department gets a new energetic chairperson to take the school to a new and better direction.</p><p>Dean Michael Woo of College of Environmental Design breaks the news:&nbsp;</p><p><em>"I am happy to announce that Associate Professor Sarah Lorenzen is the new Chair of the Architecture Department. Many of you know Sarah from her teaching and her role as Director of the Neutra VDL Research House. Now she will have the opportunity to lead the Architecture Department into a new era."</em></p><p>In a personal note, I want to publicly congratulate my&nbsp;colleague&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Lorenzen</a> for a job well earned. I have all the faith in her that she has the talent to lead and give the school a new breath of fresh air and&nbsp;dynamism.</p>