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UCLA A.UD Announces Exhibition and Lecture Series for 2013-14

Sep 19, '13 2:23 PM EST

Monday, September 30, 2013

Kengo Kuma

Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo

Saturday, October 26, 2013*
Bernard Stiegler

Philosopher; Director of the Department of Cultural Development, Georges Pompidou Center in Paris; Professor, University of Technology of Compiègne

Monday, October 28**
Monica Ponce de Leon

Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Monday, November 4, 2013
Shohei Shigematsu

Partner and Director OMA, New York

Friday, November 15, 2013

Richard Weinstein Lecture
Thomas Auer

Managing Director,Transsolar, Stuttgart

Monday, November 18, 2013
Patrik Schumacher

Director, Zaha Hadid Architecture, London; Founder, AA Design Research Lab, London

Monday, January 6, 2014 ***
Greg Howes

IDEAbuilder, Seattle

Monday, January 27, 2014
Carsten Primdahl 

Partner and Co-founder, CEBRA, Denmark

Monday, February 3, 2014
Fermin Vasquez

Principal, b720, Fermín Vázquez Arquitecto, Barcelona

Monday, February 10, 2014***
Ian Barry

Designer, Los Angeles

Monday, February 24, 2014 ***
Dennis Shelden

CTO, Gehry Technologies, Los Angeles; Associate Professor of Practice, MIT

Monday, March 3, 2014***
Peter Arnell

CEO, Arnell Group

Monday, March 31, 2014
Naomi Pollock

Writer and Author of Made in Japan: 100 New Products

Monday, April 7, 2014***
Scott Trowbridge

Vice President of Creative/R&D Walt Disney Imagineering, Burbank

Monday, April 14, 2014 ****
Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Earl Gales

Chairman and CEO Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc., Los Angeles

Monday, April 21, 2014Monday, April 21, 2014
Howard Lichter

Global Director for Creative Outreach, Nike

Monday, May 5, 2014
Koichi Suzuno
Director, Torafu Architects, Tokyo

Monday, May 19, 2014
Erin Besler

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Teaching Fellow 2013-14

* This lecture is in collaboration with the UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory and the French Consulate of Los Angeles.

**Monica Ponce de Leon’s lecture on Monday, October 28 will take place at IDEAS at UCLA located at 5865 South Campus Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094

***Culture of IDEAS
Organized by Professor Greg Lynn these lecturers show that an engagement with popular and commercial culture combined with a specific critical vision yields not only culturally relevant design work, but more importantly, creative and innovative design.  By focusing on contemporary issues of experience, technology, craft, urbanism or commerce the role of the architect is expanded and empowered in new ways by these lecturers. Presenters will return to UCLA in June to participate in our annual RUMBLE symposium.

**** 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.

Exhibitions Perloff Gallery

Currents: SUPRASTUDIO Interface Interlace
September 27 – December 13, 2013

Opening reception: Friday, September 27, 2013 | 6pm – 8pm

UCLA’s M.Arch. II program, SUPRASTUDIO, launches at IDEAS satellite campus in Playa Vista in Fall 2013, with studios led by Frank Gehry, Grey Lynn, and Thom Mayne. To expand the boundaries of architectural practice, a new research based focus was developed, utilizing architecture education as a platform to advance experimentation and cross-disciplinary collaboration among professors, students, and industry partners. The summer studio Interface Interlace, led by IDEAS Technology Director Guvenc Ozel, investigates the merger between the digital and the physical realms through an exploration of three modes of architectural thinking: translation, iteration, and animation. Divided into three modules and led by the individual SUPRASTUDIO instructor, students engaged in a thorough urban analysis of the Los Angeles River as its unifying context.

Studio Coordinator: Guvenc Ozel
Mayne Module Instructors: Eui Sung Yi, Esther Chung
Gehry Module Instructors: Dennis Shelden, Kiduck Kim, German Aparicio
Lynn Module Instructor: Julia Koerner

Currents: Fall 2013
January 6 – March 21, 2014

Opening reception: Monday, January 6, 2014 | 8pm – 9pm
This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from the Fall quarter 2013.

Currents: Winter 2014
March 31 – June 6, 2014

Opening reception: Monday, March 31, 2014 | 8pm- 9pm
This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from the Winter quarter 2013.

June 9-14, 2014

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all-school exposition engages students, faculty and the international design community in a discourse on the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 10,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 200 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects. This year will mark the first RUMBLE to incorporate the SUPRASTUDIO program at IDEAS at the Hercules campus. More information on dates, time, and location will be released in the Spring 2014.

Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
Info: 310.267.4704
Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)
Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.
Check the website for confirmation of all programs at
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