Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Los Angeles, CA


SCI-Arc Presents "Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012" Film

By sciarcnews
Sep 13, '12 3:06 PM EST

Centre Pompidou, Paris
September 27-30, 2012
Watch the SCI-Arc film

LOS ANGELES (September 13, 2012) – The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce its participation in the Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposium hosted September 27-30 at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The unprecedented event introduces theoretical works and practices linked to new geometrical development applicable to architecture. AAG has become a reference in the professional field and is supported by the direct participation of some of the most renowned architectural design and engineering offices, along with academic laboratories.

SCI-Arc was invited, along with 14 other international schools of architecture to submit a video presentation dedicated to SCI-Arc’s most recent discourse on developments in architectural geometry and computation. This presentation will be shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and allow a large public to discover some of the most provocative and design challenging experiments currently being carried out at SCI-Arc.

Production: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Film Director: Herwig Baumgartner
Filming & Editing: Ryan Tyler Martinez
Interviews: Marcelyn Gow
Music: Jad Atoui; Moderat-Bpitch Control


Eric Owen Moss (Eric Owen Moss Architects, SCI-Arc Director)
Hernan Diaz Alonso (Xefirotarch, SCI-Arc Graduate Programs Chair)
Andrew Atwood (First Office, SCI-Arc faculty)
Herwig Baumgartner (B+U Architects, SCI-Arc faculty)
Marcelyn Gow (Servo Los Angeles, SCI-Arc faculty)
Elena Manferdini (Atelier Manferdini, SCI-Arc faculty)
Florencia Pita (Fpmod, SCI-Arc faculty)
Marcelo Spina (Patterns, SCI-Arc faculty)
Peter Testa (Testa/Weiser, SCI-Arc faculty)
Devyn Weiser (Testa/Weiser, SCI-Arc faculty)
Tom Wiscombe (Tom Wiscombe Design, SCI-Arc faculty)

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.