Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA


Donghia Designer-in-Residence Lecture by James Shen, Los Angeles, 14 March 2018

By lindapollari
Mar 5, '18 4:21 PM EST

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design
is pleased to announce

Wednesday 14 March 2018
07:00pm Open Seating     
07:30pm Lecture     
Reception following the Lecture
Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES  250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012

This lecture and cocktail reception are free and open to the public.
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited to 150. Call 310.665.6867 or email to reserve a seat(s).

“In 2010, James co-founded Beijing-based People's Architecture Office (PAO), a multi-disciplinary studio focused on social impact through design. People’s Architecture Office is the first architecture practice in Asia certified as a B-Corporation and serves as a model for social entrepreneurship. The office of PAO is located in a traditional courtyard house in Beijing’s historic core, a setting characterized by urban informality, and one that inspires the studio’s work. PAO engages in urban issues through designs that straddle architecture and product design. The Courtyard House Plugin is a prefab system for urban regeneration that quickly and efficiently upgrades dilapidated homes without demolition or relocating inhabitants. The recently completed People’s Station is a cultural center that incorporates mobile parts that expand and detach in order to bring cultural activities to surrounding communities.

The studio’s award-winning works have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the London Design Museum.” - PAO

This Lecture and Reception, and the associated Donghia Master Class - which will be led by James Shen at Otis College of Art and Design, March 15-21, 2018 - are made possible through a generous donation from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.

The ANGELO DONGHIA FOUNDATION, INC., a privately held not-for-profit organization created under the will of the late Angelo Donghia, provides support for two distinct fields: the advancement of education in the field of interior design and initiatives pertaining to the discovery of causes of AIDS and its related diseases, and their methods of treatment.

James Shen, photographed by PAO
Shangwei Plugin House, designed and photographed by PAO

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors at Otis College of Art and Design offers a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields.
For information about the department call 310.665.6867, email, or visit