Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Los Angeles, CA


Sarah Sullivan Named Chief Advancement Officer at SCI-Arc

By sciarcnews
Mar 1, '12 8:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2012)—The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) today announced the hiring of Sarah Sullivan as the school’s new Chief Advancement Officer.

“Great background. Great foreground. Great promise,” said SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss. “She'll finally put the development department where we want it.”

Sullivan has over 20 years of experience working in cultural organizations and institutions of higher education in Southern California, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty Museum, The Hammer Museum, Art Center College of Design and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). For over ten years, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in development, notably Director, Campus Development Initiative at Art Center and Executive Director of Development at CalArts.

She has broad experience in fundraising and working with boards, faculty and students to increase scholarship, capital, project and unrestricted support. While at CalArts, Sullivan played a key role in securing funding to complete The Wild Beast, a new music pavilion designed by Hodgetts + Fung. 

Sullivan holds a master's degree in Medieval History from the University of California, Los Angeles and bachelor’s degrees in French and Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.

“It's an honor to have been selected as SCI-Arc's new Chief Advancement Officer at such an exciting moment,” Sullivan said. I greatly admire the institution's commitment to architectural experimentation and look forward to working with the talented SCI-Arc community.”

About SCI-Arc
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. It is an independent, accredited degree-granting institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture. Located in a quarter-mile-long former freight depot in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, the school is distinguished by its vibrant studio culture and emphasis on process. SCI-Arc’s approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members—most of whom are practicing architects—work together to re-examine assumptions, create, explore and test the limits of architecture. SCI-Arc faculty and leadership have garnered more than 300 national and international design awards and recognitions, including Progressive Architecture awards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and the prestigious Jencks and Pritzker architecture awards. SCI-Arc is ranked second in design and computer applications in the 2012 America’s Best Architecture Schools survey from DesignIntelligence, and #1 graduate and #2 undergraduate architecture school in Western U.S. SCI-Arc is located at 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.