Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Los Angeles, CA


SCI-Arc 40th Anniversary Fall 2012 Public Programs Announced

By sciarcnews
Aug 6, '12 3:32 PM EST

(L to R): Charles Correa, Zaha Hadid Architects, David Ruy

SCI-Arc is pleased to announce its fall 2012 schedule of public lectures, discussions, and exhibitions. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, during the 2012/2013 academic year the school welcomes an international roster of award-winning architects, urban historians, critics, writers, designers, and artists for programs that span from innovative theory to contemporary art, to architecture and politics, to technical practice. Events and exhibitions at SCI-Arc are always free to the public.

The fall 2012 schedule features:

September  9    Jeffrey Kipnis Commencement Address at the 2012 SCI-Arc Graduation Ceremony
                    14    Library exhibition discussion with Eric Owen Moss and Alexis Rochas
                    19    Paul Goldberger
                    21    Exhibition discussion with 2012 Selected Thesis winners and Eric Owen Moss
                    26    Peter Zellner
                    28    Streaming Forward, SCI-Arc Online Media Archive Launch & Reception
       October 3    Political Debate with Benjamin Shapiro & Brian Whitman, moderated by Eric Moss
                    10    Patrik Schumacher
                    12    SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition discussion with Eric Owen Moss and Zaha Hadid Principal Patrik Schumacher
                    15    Library Gallery exhibition discussion with Eric Owen Moss and Luyanda Mpahlwa
                    17    Charles Correa
                    19    Angewandte Competition Symposium with Jeffrey Kipnis, Todd Gannon, Marcelyn Gow and Marcelo Spina
                    24    Casey Jones & Lydia Muniz
                    31    David Ruy
  November 7    Jimenez Lai
                    14    Sylvia Lavin
                    28    Neil Denari
                    30    Centre Pompidou Exhibition Symposium with Herwig Baumgartner, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, Florencia Pita, Peter Testa and Tom Wiscombe
  December 5    Robert Jernigan

Lectures are free and open to the public in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall and are broadcast live on For additional information including lecture updates and gallery hours, please visit


Public Programs
SCI-Arc exhibitions and public programs are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Parking and admission are free. No reservations are required. Events are broadcast live online at

SCI-Arc Public Programs are subject to change beyond our control. For the most current information, please visit or call 213-613-2200.

Parking and Hours
The entrance to SCI-Arc's parking lot is at 350 Merrick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, between Traction Avenue and 4th Street in Los Angeles. The SCI-Arc Gallery is open daily from 10am–6pm; the Library Gallery is open daily from 12pm-6pm.

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 prizes. 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.