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UCLA ANNOUNCES A.UD LECTURE SERIES + EVENTS 2014-15

By UCLA_AUD
Oct 21, '14 5:00 PM EST

UCLA ANNOUNCES A.UD LECTURE SERIES + EVENTS

The A.UD Lecture Series this year celebrates 50 years of advancing design, technology, and culture and presents two mini-lecture series within the series. In the fall of 2014, A.UD shifts its focus to thinking about new school environments for architectural education. This mini-lecture series will bring a distinguished group of architects from around the world to Los Angeles to discuss architectural education building types. Imagemakers, organized by Professor Neil Denari, asks two graphic design studios and two artists who work in photography to situate their work within the larger field of ideas that make up the image sphere. Receptions begin at 5:45pm in the Perloff Courtyard and Lectures are presented at 6:30pm in UCLA's Decafé (Perloff Hall, Room 1302), unless otherwise noted.

Exhibitions feature innovative student work and are presented in the Perloff Gallery (Perloff Hall, Room 1318) and the Perloff Main Hallway.

All events are free and open to the public.

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LECTURES

NADER TEHRANI*
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
Principal, NADAAA, Boston; Professor, MIT School of Architecture, Boston
 
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE
JOHN RUBLE 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
FAIA, Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, Los Angeles
 
PRESTON SCOTT COHEN* 
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
Chair, Department of Architecture and the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge; Principal, Preston Scott Cohen Inc., Cambridge
 
EXPERIMENTAL JETSET**
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
Graphic design studio with Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van en Dungen, Amsterdam
 
LORRIS ROSSI
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
Dean, Faculty of Urban Planning, Environment and Management and Head of Metropolis office, POLIS University, Tirana, Albania
 
NEIL SPILLER*
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Hawksmoor Chair, Architecture and Landscape and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich, London
 
REBECA MÉNDEZ** 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Professor, Design Media Arts, UCLA
 
MICHAEL ROCK** 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Founding Partner and Creative Director, 2 x 4, New York
 
RICHARD WEINSTEIN LECTURE
RICHARD KOSHALEK 

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
Former Director, Hirshorn Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and Past President, Art Center College of Design; life-long patron of Architecture
 
KARIN APOLLONIA MÜLLER** 
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
Photographer
 
ANN LACATON*
MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
Co-Principal, Lacaton & Vassal Architects, Paris

ROBERT SOMOL* 
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
Director, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago 

ELIZABETH DILLER* 
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
Founding Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York; Professor, Princeton University Architecture, Princeton
 
MICHAEL OSMAN 
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
 
SOU FUJIMOTO 
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
 
A.UD TEACHING FELLOW 2014-15
GABRIEL FRIES-BRIGGS 

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
A.UD Teaching Fellow 2014-15
 

EXHIBITIONS 
Perloff Gallery

Plug-In L.A.: Reinventing Personal Mobility
October 3 – December 13, 2014

The exhibition Plug-in L.A.: Reinventing Personal Mobility explores the M.Arch.II SUPRASTUDIO summer studio work focusing on the technological, morphological, environmental and economic qualities and foreseen impact of the electric and autonomous car. As the quintessential American city, the urban development, economy, environment and structure of Los Angeles has been shaped by the presence of the automobile since the early part of the 20th century. Under the direction of IDEAS technology director Guvenc Ozel, students speculated on present and near future scenarios for the proliferation of these vehicles and supporting services, while considering consequent design problems that will impact the architectural and urbanistic identity of Los Angeles. UCLA A.UD’s 2014-15 M.Arch.II program, SUPRASTUDIO, located at the IDEAS satellite campus in Playa Vista is led by Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, and Thom Mayne.

Currents: Fall 2014
January 5 - March 20, 2015
Opening reception: Monday, January 5, 2015 | 6pm – 7pm
 
This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from Fall Quarter 2014.
 
Currents: Winter 2015 
March 30 - June 5, 2015 
Opening reception: Monday, March 30, 2015 | 5:30 - 6:30pm
 
This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from Winter Quarter 2015.

RUMBLE 
JUNE 8 - 13, 2015
 
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all-school exposition between the Westwood and IDEAS campuses engages students, faculty and the international design community in a discourse at the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 250 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners in attendance, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects.
 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES
FORA
The Urban Humanities Lecture Series
2014-15
 
Shanghai/LA: Contested Spaces of Identity
 
Fora is the lecture series of the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative, focusing on the intersection of design, urbanism, and the humanities. Most lectures are held on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the DeCaf (Perloff 1302). For the 2014-15 year, the lecture series will focus on the contested spaces of identity in Shanghai, with speakers from USC, Tongji University, Fudan University, HKU, Cornell, and the University of Washington. Visit www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu for more information.
 
 
*50 Years of Advancing Design, Technology, and Culture
During its 50-year history, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has been an innovator in identifying what architects are taught.  From the invention of 3D computer programs; to the integration of sustainability in a design curriculum; to the incorporation of large scale CNC robotics for the first time in a school of architecture in the world; the department has critically defined the topics, curriculum, and knowledge necessary to keep its graduates relevant in a changing world.  Because the profession needs to address significant changes to the way people live and work, in the fall of 2014, UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design shifts its focus towards rethinking the department building itself.   Rethinking the studio, review space, resource rooms, event spaces, and other activities will be the subject of a year-long programming study that includes the entire school and curriculum including the lecture series, public events, as well as in-house symposia and working meetings.
 
**Imagemakers
Organized by Professor Neil Denari these lectures question; Is architecture part of the media since it is a medium? While it is not classified as a “graphic” or two-dimensional medium like painting, graphic design, or photography, it is nonetheless a medium of space and construction that has a relationship to these modes of expression and communication. This mini-lecture series asks two graphic design studios and two artists who work in photography to situate their work within the larger field of ideas that make up the image-sphere. In this world, this series argues, architecture does not stand apart from media, it takes its place in between and next to all other forms of image production seen to be traditionally at odds with architecture’s mass and persistence.  Presenters will return to UCLA in June to participate in our annual RUMBLE symposium.
 
Distinguished Alumni Lecture
The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Distinguished Alumni Lecture series features renowned graduates whose innovation and accomplishments have significantly impacted the field of architecture and or urban design.
 
The IDEAS Lecture Series will be back in Winter and Spring 2015. Look for the schedule at www.aud.ucla.edu/IDEAS in December 2014.

Check the website for confirmation of all programs at www.aud.ucla.edu
Lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.