Archinect - News 2017-09-23T00:10:45-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150028305/get-lectured-usc-fall-17 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-13T14:58:00-04:00 >2017-09-13T19:53:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xh/xhx3mobwvacs3ba1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xh/xhx3mobwvacs3ba1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xh/xhx3mobwvacs3ba1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xh/xhx3mobwvacs3ba1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Here are the Fall '17 lecture events at the <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a>, which was recently named as one of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150026364/usc-debuts-in-a-top-10-architecture-schools-list-joining-harvard-yale-sci-arc-and-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top Architecture Schools for 2018</a> in the U.S.</p> <p><strong>Aug 30</strong><br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150004902/new-usc-dean-milton-curry-shifts-pedagogical-focus-toward-theory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milton S.F. Curry</a> / Dean, USC School of Architecture</p> <p><strong>Sept 6</strong><br>Sharon E. Sutton / Professor of Architecture, Urban Design &amp; Planning, Adjunct Professor of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle<br></p> <p><strong>Sept 20</strong><br>Frida Escobedo / Frida Escobedo Architects&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oct 18</strong><br>Anna Dyson / Director,&nbsp;Center for Architecture, Science &amp; Ecology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute &amp; ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026364/usc-debuts-in-a-top-10-architecture-schools-list-joining-harvard-yale-sci-arc-and-ucla USC debuts in a "Top 10 Architecture Schools" list, joining Harvard, Yale, SCI-Arc, and UCLA Julia Ingalls 2017-09-05T17:08:00-04:00 >2017-09-05T17:08:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnc02393a31dbsa0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnc02393a31dbsa0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnc02393a31dbsa0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnc02393a31dbsa0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Although Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and UCLA have once again have secured their high-ranking places on the United States' Top Architecture Schools for 2018 (as compiled by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12966-top-architecture-schools-of-2018#Tables" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Record</a> based on surveys conducted by DesignIntelligence), the University of Southern California has made significant in-roads on the list. For the first time, USC placed in the top 10 at number five for its undergraduate programs, and number nine for its graduate programs. The surprises don't stop there. According to the survey, a higher percentage than ever of students (15%) aren't planning to take a traditional job at a private practice after they graduate, but rather are aiming to work for non-architectural corporations such as Google.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lq/lqbgry800ud4q9ov.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lq/lqbgry800ud4q9ov.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>UCLA. Image: Study Abroad SWE via Flickr</figcaption></figure><p>Why is this?&nbsp;It seems the financial sacrifice that most fresh architectural graduates are expected to make for their first few working years is increasingly less attractive, especially in comparison with the relatively healthie...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023713/christopher-hawthorne-reviews-la-s-newly-opened-usc-village-development-equal-parts-disneyland-and-hogwarts Christopher Hawthorne reviews LA's newly opened USC Village development: "Equal parts Disneyland and Hogwarts" Alexander Walter 2017-08-21T18:37:00-04:00 >2017-09-04T17:58:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6qw1sjxa2j6b23r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6qw1sjxa2j6b23r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6qw1sjxa2j6b23r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6qw1sjxa2j6b23r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>At a ceremony last week to mark the opening of the $700-million USC Village, C.L. Max Nikias, the university&rsquo;s president, spoke at some length about the architecture of the new complex and what he called &ldquo;USC&rsquo;s extraordinary physical metamorphosis&rdquo; in recent years. [...] Then came his ringing conclusion: &ldquo;And let&rsquo;s always remember, the looks of the University Village give us 1,000 years of history we don&rsquo;t have. Thank you, and fight on!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Even delivered in a vacuum it would have been a remarkable statement," <em>Los Angeles Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne remarks. "The president of the leading private university in Los Angeles taking up, as a rhetorical cudgel, one of the laziest clich&eacute;s about the city, that it has no history to call its own."</p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017969/usc-s-homeless-studio-debuts-a-new-video USC's Homeless Studio debuts a new video Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T19:21:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2aezapeooswae27g.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2aezapeooswae27g.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2aezapeooswae27g.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2aezapeooswae27g.PNG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously covered by Archinect</a>, MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio is a USC course exploring the architect&rsquo;s role in helping to solve Los Angeles' rapidly accelerating homelessness crisis.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"Getting someone off the street and into permanent housing doesn't happen right away. We are looking at lead time of 2-5 years per project. How do we help people today?"</em>- asks Sofia Borges in the freshly released video.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004902/new-usc-dean-milton-curry-shifts-pedagogical-focus-toward-theory New USC Dean Milton Curry shifts pedagogical focus toward theory Julia Ingalls 2017-04-27T15:30:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T14:04:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r3/r3al3lj00px2o7io.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r3/r3al3lj00px2o7io.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r3/r3al3lj00px2o7io.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r3/r3al3lj00px2o7io.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>When you think about diversity and globalization and urbanization, you can&rsquo;t do it without a theoretical underpinning. You just can&rsquo;t. And I think that what we&rsquo;re seeing in the discipline at large is the limit conditions of thinking a-theoretically about urbanism, about inequality, about what we should do about environmental challenges and sustainability. We&rsquo;ve got to address it through a theoretical lens. - Milton Curry</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this interview conducted by Christopher Hawthorne as part of his pithy Building Type column, the soon-to-be-Dean of USC's School of Architecture Milton Curry talks about reintroducing a theoretical emphasis to the school's programs. Curry, who in his time at University of Michigan experienced <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982006/when-you-cut-funding-and-abandon-people-surprises-happen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit's imploding urbanity</a> first-hand, also wants to build greater connections between underserved students in Los Angeles and the university. "Los Angeles metro region is huge in its economic footprint, its land footprint," Curry explains. "I believe cities to some degree have more influence than merely being one of a combination of cities within one nation. They execute trade deals on their own, in some cases. They execute climate policies, other kinds of policing policies on their own. I think that some of those lessons will apply to Los Angeles."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002483/milton-curry-named-usc-s-new-dean-of-the-school-of-architecture Milton Curry named USC's new Dean of the School of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:28:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9w/9wngpinct4p93crv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9w/9wngpinct4p93crv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9w/9wngpinct4p93crv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9w/9wngpinct4p93crv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>After serving two influential five-year terms, USC's&nbsp;<a href="http://Curry%20arrives%20from%20the%20University%20of%20Michigan%20Taubman%20College%20of%20Architecture%20and%20Urban%20Planning,%20where%20he%20is%20associate%20dean%20for%20academic%20affairs%20and%20strategic%20initiatives.%20He%20was%20chosen%20for%20the%20post%20at%20USC%20based%20upon%20his%20expertise%20%E2%80%9Cat%20the%20forefront%20of%20disciplinary%20areas%20on%20race,%20architecture%20and%20urbanism%20that%20engages%20cultural%20theory%20and%20humanities%20research,%E2%80%9D%20the%20announcement%20said.%20%20Curry%20founded%20the%20CriticalProductive%20Journal,%20which%20examined%20scholarship%20and%20creative%20pursuits%20in%20architecture,%20urbanism%20and%20cultural%20theory.%20He%20also%20co-founded%20Appendix%20Journal%20in%20the%20early%201990s,%20which%20helped%20to%20catalyze%20debate%20on%20architecture%20and%20race,%20among%20other%20subjects." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a> will remain on the faculty but step down as the Dean of The School of Architecture on July 1st, when he will be replaced by Milton Curry. According to the L.A. Times:</p><p><em>Curry arrives from the University of Michigan&nbsp;Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives. He was chosen for the post at USC based upon his expertise &ldquo;at the forefront of disciplinary areas on race, architecture and urbanism that engages cultural theory and humanities research,&rdquo; the announcement said.</em></p><p><em>Curry founded the CriticalProductive Journal, which examined scholarship and creative pursuits in architecture, urbanism and cultural theory. He also co-founded Appendix Journal in the early 1990s, which helped to catalyze debate on architecture and race, among other subjects.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149990809/get-lectured-usc-spring-17 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-07T13:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T20:52:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3p/3p2ayqnnhj9nsfjg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3p/3p2ayqnnhj9nsfjg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3p/3p2ayqnnhj9nsfjg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3p/3p2ayqnnhj9nsfjg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Don't miss out on the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a>'s lecture series for Spring '17.</p><p><strong>Jan 11</strong><br>Craig Dykers / Sn&oslash;hetta,&nbsp;Oslo + New York City</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Kathryn Gustafson / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol,&nbsp;Seattle + Paris</p><p><strong>Mar 29 </strong><br>Jinhee Park /&nbsp;SsD, New York City</p><p><strong>Apr 12</strong><br>Florian Idenburg /&nbsp;SO-IL, New York City</p><p><strong>Apr 19</strong><br>Vo Trong Nghia / Vo Trong Nghia Architects,&nbsp;Ho Chi Minh City + Hanoi</p><p>Unless noted, all lectures begin at 6:00pm in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p>Lea...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982604/architecture-students-at-17-schools-will-get-licensed-quicker-with-help-from-ncarb-s-new-licensure-program-ipal Architecture students at 17 schools will get licensed quicker with help from NCARB's new licensure program, IPAL Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T19:36:00-05:00 >2016-12-15T13:39:45-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8yuzn37qmc32lfv0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8yuzn37qmc32lfv0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8yuzn37qmc32lfv0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8yuzn37qmc32lfv0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141011648/there-are-now-14-programs-working-with-ncarb-to-offer-licensure-upon-graduation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently introduced IPAL</a>, or Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, promises to streamline the architectural licensure process for students at 17 universities and colleges by incorporating the Architectural Experience Program into the curriculum. Licensure, which is required by a majority of the fifty states and governing agencies in Canada, usually takes a few years of intense study and rigorous examinations after one's initial formal education is complete to attain. Initiated by NCARB, the in-school program will enable students to also take the ARE. Here's a full transcript of the press release:</p><p><em>Friends,The road to licensure for architects is getting shorter and shorter, thanks to a recent initiative spearheaded by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).</em></p><p><em>The Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for licensure while they are still earning their degree. Through the initiative, sc...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149966143/get-lectured-usc-fall-16 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-08-31T13:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:42:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe8ofiygv4t9s78e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe8ofiygv4t9s78e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe8ofiygv4t9s78e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe8ofiygv4t9s78e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Don't miss out on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California School of Architecture</a>'s lecture series this fall.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Sept 14</strong><br>Mutsuro Sasaki / Principal - Sasaki &amp; Partners<br>&ldquo;Morphogenesis of Flux Structure: New Field of Structural Design&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Sept 21</strong><br>Ma Yanson / Founder + Partner - MAD Architects</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Amale Andraos / Dean - Columbia GSAPP; Co-founder - WORKac<br>&ldquo;Why Make Books?&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Martha Schwartz / Principal - Martha Schwartz &amp; Partners</p><p>All lectures start at 6:00 p.m. at the&nbsp;Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/147736189/get-lectured-usc-informed-by-spring-16 Get Lectured: USC - "Informed By", Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-09T14:56:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T15:02:44-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1y/1ykhz4wwmvvmhq2m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1y/1ykhz4wwmvvmhq2m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1y/1ykhz4wwmvvmhq2m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1y/1ykhz4wwmvvmhq2m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features "Informed By...", the third-year studio project and lecture series at the USC School of Architecture for Spring '16. Coordinated by <a href="http://archinect.com/synthesisdna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Synthesis Design</a> principal Alvin Huang, the studio course and its accompanying talks focus on the topic of "Informed Form", which explores the various ways in which form is informed by a range of disciplinary, technical, and performative influences.&nbsp;</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.&nbsp;All lectures free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Feb 29</strong><br>MATERIALITY&nbsp;&amp; FABRICATION<br>Benjamin Ball and&nbsp;Gaston Nogues /&nbsp;Ball...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/147271960/get-lectured-usc-spring-16 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-03T17:12:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T01:15:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ux/uxlf94ypwvtig70t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ux/uxlf94ypwvtig70t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ux/uxlf94ypwvtig70t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ux/uxlf94ypwvtig70t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p>A selection of upcoming events are listed below.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>4 Architects Panel: Errors, Estrangement, Messes &amp; Fictions: Exhibit Panel</p><p><strong>March 9</strong><br>Etienne Iliffe-Moon / Director of Industrial Design with BMW Group Designworks</p><p><strong>March 7-11</strong><br>Career Week - workshops and discussions for students</p><p><strong>March 11</strong><br>Career Connections: Firm Fair</p><p><strong>March 14-25</strong><br>Campsites Exhibition</p><p><strong>March 21-25</strong><br>Architecture in Spain, China &amp; Japan</p><p><strong>March 30</strong><br>Frei Otto: Spanning the Future -&nbsp;film screening (premie...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis "It’s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis Justine Testado 2016-01-19T11:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T21:10:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Los Angeles-based designers Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa recently collaborated in a photo exhibition titled "HOME(less)". Currently at the University of Southern California, the exhibition spotlights L.A.'s ongoing homelessness crisis in an interestingly positive manner. Borges and Nwankpa took a moment with Archinect to give more details into their project.</p><p><strong>Read the full Archinect feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>More about homelessness in L.A.:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144421098/la-s-freeway-system-is-becoming-an-increasingly-crowded-neighborhood-for-the-city-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles to declare homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and pledge $100 million</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128653102/in-los-angeles-homelessness-is-becoming-more-visible" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Los Angeles, homelessness is becoming more visible</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/139947528/geoff-manaugh-smout-allen-and-co-investigate-the-future-of-los-angeles-in-a-new-exhibition-at-the-usc-libraries Geoff Manaugh, Smout Allen, and co. investigate the future of Los Angeles in a new exhibition at the USC Libraries Nicholas Korody 2015-10-28T15:39:00-04:00 >2015-10-31T05:34:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8yj8pkybddwje5i.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8yj8pkybddwje5i.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8yj8pkybddwje5i.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8yj8pkybddwje5i.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It&rsquo;s 2040, and Los Angeles has just begun to recover from a devastating epidemic that wiped out much of its population. Former residents slowly trickle back, alongside new immigrants drawn to the city&rsquo;s surplus housing stock. But at a lab in Westwood, epidemiologists fear the disease is mutating and could potentially return&hellip;</p><p>At least that&rsquo;s one possibility. Alternatively, the city may triple in population and expand into the Pacific Northwest. Immigrants may flock to Southern California from Chelyabinsk Oblast in Russia. Or, contrarily, officials may exploit census data to facilitate mass deportations. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hw/hwn96e9gu10nnfbe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wiomcjsw6pmyrbt.jpg"><br><br>These are some of the many possible future scenarios for Los Angeles imagined in&nbsp;<a href="https://libraries.usc.edu/exhibitions/l..-t.b.d." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>L.A.T.B.D.</em></a>, a project by writer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36471/geoff-manaugh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh</a> in collaboration with the London-based studio <a href="http://www.smoutallen.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smout Allen</a>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;comprised of Mark Smout and Laura Allen &ndash;&nbsp;and <a href="http://remotedevice.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Watson</a>, the Assistant Professor of Interactive Media and Games at the University of Southern California, with input from a host of other experts incl...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/135570777/get-lectured-usc-fall-15 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-08-31T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:07:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y8/y87uajgqg76g1euv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y8/y87uajgqg76g1euv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y8/y87uajgqg76g1euv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y8/y87uajgqg76g1euv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Kicking off the new school year last Monday, our first featured poster comes from the University of Southern California School of Architecture for Fall 2015.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p>Sept 9<br><strong>Jose Sanchez</strong> /&nbsp;Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture</p><p>Sept 28-Oct 16&#8203;<br><strong>Midterm Presentations &amp; Reviews</strong></p><p>Oct 12<br><strong>Graduate Open House</strong></p><p>Oct 21<br><strong>Junya Ishigami Drawing Workshop</strong> / Junya Ishigami + Associates - Tokyo</p><p>&#8203;Oct 26-30<br><strong>&#8203;Architecture in Italy</strong><br>Exhibition from Global Studies Program</p><p>Nov 4<br><strong>Kelly Shannon, P...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/120581531/get-lectured-usc-skin-bones-series-spring-15 Get Lectured: USC - "Skin + Bones" series, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-12T13:17:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T14:10:19-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n1c2oxs7pxwchv8k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n1c2oxs7pxwchv8k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n1c2oxs7pxwchv8k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n1c2oxs7pxwchv8k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For the next poster, the University of Southern California School of Architecture shared the details of their "Skin + Bones" lecture series, accompanying the Spring '15 <a href="http://arch.usc.edu/sites/default/files/courses/2015/01/302b_sp15_syllabus_draft.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skin + Bones third-year studio project</a>.</p><p>Each lecture invites a prominent specialist within the LA design community to instigate a disciplinary (rather than technical) discussion about the relationship between form, structure, and skin in their work.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 2 pm in USC Harris 101. Free and open to the public. Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p>Mar 2<br>Structure &amp; Skin - N...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/120044361/get-lectured-usc-spring-15 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-05T14:10:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:42:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w0/w0zxr56731zvxayj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w0/w0zxr56731zvxayj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w0/w0zxr56731zvxayj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w0/w0zxr56731zvxayj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Southern California School of Architecture.</p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events.</p><p><em>Feb 2-Feb 13</em><br><strong>Graeme Morland Retrospective Exhibition</strong></p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br><strong>Thomas Phifer</strong> / Thomas Phifer &amp; Partners</p><p><em>Feb 18-Mar 9</em><br><strong>Midterm Presentations + Reviews</strong></p><p><em>Mar 11</em><br><strong>100 Years Celebration<br>Konrad Wachsmann &amp; USC</strong><br>Kenneth Breisch, Ph.D. / Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture<br>John Enright, FAIA / Grif&#64257;n Enright Architects, Los Angeles, CA<br>&nbsp;Alexis Rochas / Principal, Founder, Stereo-Bot, Los Angeles, CA</p><p><em>Mar 23-27</em><br><strong>Architecture in Spain, China &amp; Japan </strong>exhibition<br>Reception: March 23, 6 pm</p><p><em>Mar 25</em><br><strong>USC Women in Architecture</strong></p><p><em>Mar 28</em><br><strong>Haworth Charette</strong></p><p><em>Mar 30-Apr 3</em><br><strong>USC...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/112415888/acadia-conference-2014-architectural-auto-show ACADIA Conference 2014: Architectural Auto Show Anthony Morey 2014-10-29T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:25:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4r/4rrrysx6e6jrkwh2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4r/4rrrysx6e6jrkwh2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4r/4rrrysx6e6jrkwh2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4r/4rrrysx6e6jrkwh2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/426122/acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acadia 2014</a> was presented this year at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angles from October 23-25. The term "Design Agency" was the cornerstone term of discourse through out the conference. It would be considered from different angles, including but not limited to: materiality, fabrication, and programming.&nbsp;The conference also considered the impact of external influencers, such as games and art, that have shaped our industry through their usage and invention of tools &ndash; the same tools that made ACADIA &nbsp;possible. Keynote speakers such as Will Wright (Creator of The Sims, SimCity and Spore), Casey Reas (Co-Creator of Processing and Artist) and Zaha Hadid (Zaha Hadid Architects) provided touchstones throughout the conference's weekend.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpzpxiwdjk414w4i.jpg"></p><p><em>[Zaha Hadid's keynote]</em></p><p>The cross-pollination of Architecture with other disciplines has allowed for ACADIA to broaden its scope since its inception in the early 1980s, making the conference more inclusive. The ability to call upon a wide array of spea...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/112357287/vying-for-attention-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-3 Vying for Attention: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 3 Anthony Morey 2014-10-28T20:42:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:30:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ld/ld4u9alv7pxb419r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ld/ld4u9alv7pxb419r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ld/ld4u9alv7pxb419r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ld/ld4u9alv7pxb419r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Day one at Acadia 2014 found us in the 2D world. Day Two in reality. Day Three was to be somewhere in-between those. It found us dealing with Temporal and Data Agency. Temporal dealing with time and Data with evaluation.&nbsp;A mixing of the two worlds was at play. We weren&rsquo;t here nor there. Somewhere in a digital version of Alice and Wonderland. Interaction, movement and perception were mixing seamlessly. Our understanding of reality has been expanded through the digital. Our viewing of the world and our society has been exploited. Subsequently, our social understanding of its impact and influence is coming to fruition, and an area of focus emerges.</p><p>Tools such as Google Earth, robotic arms, smart phones and countless others have forced us into a purgatory of realms all vying for our attention. We live in a three-dimensional world, we build three-dimensional objects, we think in three-dimensions, yet all our tools until recently have dealt in the 2D.&nbsp;How many times have we sat in front of...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/112257551/numbers-don-t-cast-shadows-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-2 Numbers don't cast shadows: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 2 Anthony Morey 2014-10-27T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:17:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19x3lpp9zv9ex4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19x3lpp9zv9ex4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19x3lpp9zv9ex4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a19x3lpp9zv9ex4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Day two of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/426122/acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014</a>, which took place last Friday at the California Science Center across from USC's campus, brought a radical shift of focus and direction from day one. Materiality and Fabrication were on the forefront of thought and discussion. Ranging from robots making robots, or large robots that then became buildings, to computation executing technical drawings; everything in the built world was up for grabs.&nbsp;</p><p>A jump into our real world gave us a challenge, a glimpse of these introverted ideas and what they could culminate in. The goal was to discover, if even only slightly, how these tools in architecture could push the methods of production, reinvent them or combine them to find failures, successes or any combination thereof. Testing the limits of the digital with the reality of the analog world we inhabit.</p><p>All projects at some point returned to analog, all projects ripped themselves from their infinite processes and were born into mass and matter. Points from day one becam...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/112032093/architecture-in-flux-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-1 Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1 Anthony Morey 2014-10-24T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:10:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4ebm4h5qaggei6fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4ebm4h5qaggei6fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4ebm4h5qaggei6fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4ebm4h5qaggei6fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Proof of concept, experiments, process, a shot in the dark. The Acadia Conference of 2014 started off sounding more like a science conference than a forum for cutting edge architectural exploration.&nbsp;Topics such as walls, threshold, corner, access, and sketching were far from the main topics of exploration; instead something else had taken hold.</p><p>Reality, our movements, our ideas, they were formulated and described with symbols, numbers and variables more at home in a calculus class. It presents a new lens to see architecture through, a way to view it from a place where the designer did not feel the burden of immediate complete authorship; but inviting them into a system that already had its own qualities, ones to question and react to, a modern day mathematical rorschach.&nbsp;Architecture has been in flux, moving with extreme haste in multiple directions, from formal discovery, mathematical testing, materials exploration and so forth.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/php5ceoz00iopxv6.jpg"></p><p>Acadia 2014 is our chance to engage into one of the bra...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/109717512/wild-architecture-makes-german-cinema-come-alive-at-lacma Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:05:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. [...] A new exhibition of early 20th-century cinema at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), however, rethinks that equation. [...] Designed by Amy Murphy, a professor of architecture at USC, and Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture, the exhibition design is the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/109174700/get-lectured-usc-fall-14 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-17T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T13:00:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rl/rltykv5wizy68d0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rl/rltykv5wizy68d0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rl/rltykv5wizy68d0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rl/rltykv5wizy68d0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the University of Southern California, School of Architecture. Events include lectures from David Baker, Andrea Cochran, Zaha Hadid, Marc Fornes, and the anticipated ACADIA 2014 conference.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are a selection of events. Events requiring reservations and/or admission fees are indicated with RSVP. All other events are free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 16-18</em><br>AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE<br>at Verle Annis Gallery, Harris Hall</p><p><em>Sept. 17</em><br>6 pm<br>DAVID BAKER, FAIA, LEED AP / Principal, David Baker Architects, San Francisco<br>ANDREA COCHRAN, FASLA&nbsp; / Andrea Cochran ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/106964423/zaha-hadid-joins-keynote-speaker-lineup-at-acadia-2014-design-agency-registration-now-open Zaha Hadid joins keynote speaker lineup at ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY – Registration now open Archinect 2014-08-19T20:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T17:28:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7whi0gvap6pznz0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7whi0gvap6pznz0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7whi0gvap6pznz0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7whi0gvap6pznz0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>If you're in the Los Angeles area this fall, make sure not to miss this top notch event: the <a href="http://2014.acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference</a>, to be held at the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a> October 23-25, just confirmed that Pritzker Prize winner <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a> will join the roster of high profile keynote speakers, including game designer Will Wright (creator of SimCity), programmer Casey Reas (creator of Processing), computational architect Marc Fornes (Principal of TheVeryMany) and structural engineer Greg Otto (Principal of Walter P. Moore).</p><p>Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to be media partners of ACADIA 2014, so be sure to learn more right here.</p><p>Read on for more details from the organizers.</p><p>"Co-chaired by Dr. David Jason Gerber (USC School of Architecture), Alvin Huang, AIA (Synthesis Design + Architecture/USC School of Architecture) and Jose Sanchez (Plethora Project/USC School of Architecture), this highly anticipated event will bring an international audience of innovative design e...</p> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mt/mt10r17h0pii1qh8.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/98088979/update-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-extended-to-april-22 UPDATE: ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline extended to April 22 Justine Testado 2014-04-15T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:56:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut9nvm1m0jyurkzl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Due to popular demand, the final deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> has been<strong> updated to</strong> <strong>April 22 at 12 a.m. PDT</strong>.</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference -- including workshops and tour -- will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles this October.</p><p>Conference: October 23-25, 2014<br>Workshops and Tour: October 20-22 &amp; 26, 2014.</p><p><strong><a href="http://2014.acadia.org/submit.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submission details</a><br><a href="http://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=10335548.U23so5alUTQURvFv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Submit a paper</a></strong><br><a href="http://http://acadia.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=23c52ab4f14aaad88094be401&amp;id=af21a3606d&amp;e=21d689acf4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>ACADIA 2014 Consent to Publish form</strong></a></p><p>You can find more details about the conference <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/acadia_2014_design_agency_-_call_for_papers/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/96730819/last-reminder-acadia-2014-call-for-papers-deadline-is-april-1-update-april-22 Last reminder! ACADIA 2014 Call for Papers deadline is April 1 (UPDATE: April 22!) Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:00:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ps/psv8h4yxi6buvhiw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ps/psv8h4yxi6buvhiw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ps/psv8h4yxi6buvhiw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ps/psv8h4yxi6buvhiw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Call For Papers deadline has been extended to April 22nd 12AM PDT.</em></p><p>Just a heads up that the deadline to submit papers for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/acadia_2014_design_agency/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 | Design Agency conference</a> is <strong>April 22 (UPDATED!)</strong>!</p><p>Submissions are welcome from specialized researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in computational design of architecture. Submissions can include the disciplines of science and art, engineering, fabrication, computer science, construction and design.</p><p>This year's conference will be held at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Oct. 20-25, 2014.</p><p>More details below:</p><p>"The conference theme is intended to highlight experimental research and projects that exhibit and explore new paradigms of computing in architecture. The theme is a purposeful instigation of work that looks at re-defining the term "Agency" through the lens of computational design strategies such as simulation, fabrication, robotics, and novel integrations from science and the media arts...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/95941701/get-lectured-usc-spring-14 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-18T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T11:35:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2n/2nm7d45w82x5hkaj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2n/2nm7d45w82x5hkaj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2n/2nm7d45w82x5hkaj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2n/2nm7d45w82x5hkaj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming events you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster features the Spring '14 Lectures and Events at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Events requiring reservations and/or admission fees indicated with RSVP. All other events are free and open to the public.&nbsp; Note each event's time and location. USC Architecture Galleries are open M-F, 10 am-5 pm.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 24-28</em><br>ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN &amp; CHINA<br>An Exhibition of Work from the Study Abroad Programs<br>Reception: Mar...</p> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i9/i94ipghgi6cwifgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i9/i94ipghgi6cwifgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i9/i94ipghgi6cwifgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i9/i94ipghgi6cwifgx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/41291960/can-usc-grow-without-devouring-the-neighborhood Can USC Grow without Devouring the Neighborhood? Archinect 2012-03-13T15:59:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T12:37:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e33ee191cc625224d599376ddcd28a7c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e33ee191cc625224d599376ddcd28a7c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e33ee191cc625224d599376ddcd28a7c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e33ee191cc625224d599376ddcd28a7c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>College towns have weathered the recession and housing collapse more than the rest of America, but the neighborhood around USC is an exception. Now USC is planning what local officials call the biggest project in South Los Angeles in a generation &mdash; 35 acres, complete with restaurants, shops, a six-screen theater, faculty office space and student housing. Will gentrification push local residents out, or is the university &mdash; often accused of ignoring its neighbors &mdash; be doing them a favor?</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>