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February 13, 2013

Diane Ghirardo's new book, Modern Architectures in History. Italy, appeared in January from Reaktion Press, and Tsinghua University Press just published a second Chinese edition of her 1996 book, Architecture After Modernism as part of a series of five books on the subject of modern architecture in the west.

Assistant Professor Alvin Huang and his firm Synthesis Design + Architecture have received first prize in the invited design competition for the 180,000sqm Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza.  Additionally, construction was recently completed on the SDA designed 7,500sqm facade and 20,000sqm interior for the CentralPlaza Lampang in Thailand.   Finally, the SDA designed Chelsea Workspace project is one of 24 projects shortlisted out of 233 submissions for the Architects Journal Small Projects Award 2013.  The winner of the award will be announced in February. 

Lawrence Scarpa and his firm Brooks + Scarpa has won the commission for the new $23 million Southern Utah University Center for the Arts.   The project includes the 22,000 sf Southern Utah Museum of Art,  a 33,000 sf Shakespeare Theatre and a 26,000 sf Artistic Production and Educational Center.  

Adjunct assistant professors Christopher Warren and Mario Cipresso received a special mention in the category of 'social infrastructure' in the d3 Unbuilt Visions Competition for their project, the Taiwan Center for Disease Control Complex. Christopher is also leading a study abroad studio in Rome this spring, focusing on an urban intervention in the Ostiense area south of the city center.

Associate Professor (Research) Travis Longcore is appointed in the Spatial Sciences Institute and teaches in Landscape Architecture.  His recently released research on the species composition of birds killed by communication towers was featured on ABC's Good Morning America and Smithsonian's blog.

An article entitled "Tree Huggers" by Warren Techentin was recently released in the book Infrastructural City  - a book of essays edited by Kazys Varnelis and published by ACTAR which look at infrastructure and networks in Los Angeles.

Adjunct Assistant Professor Eric Haas, AIA lectured on "Syntax and Sensation" at the NewSchool of Architecture + Design, as part of the FSDA lecture series.

Lecturer Scott Uriu's firm B+U will be included upcoming show at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA), A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California”, with its project the Frank Kim Residence, exhibited in Model and other media.  The show will run from June 2, 2013 through September 2, 2013. Other participants include AC Martin Partners, Atelier Manferdini, Ball-Nogues Studio, Belzberg Architects, Bestor Architecture, Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Coscia Day Architecture and Design, Coy Howard & Company, Daly Genik Architects, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Franklin D. Israel Design Associates, Gehry Partners, Greg Lynn FORM, Hodgetts + Fung, JOHNSTONMARKLEE, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, MAKE Architecture, Mark Mack Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Morphosis Architects, Neil M. Denari Architects, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Patrick Tighe Architecture, Predock Frane Architects, Randall Stout Architects, RoTo Architects, Saee Studio, Studio Works Architects, Tom Wiscombe Design, Touraine Richmond Architects, VOID, Warren Techentin Architecture, and XTEN Architecture.

Jennifer Siegal’s thesis students installed Prefab House on the USC campus, view at She is the Keynote Speaker for the Atmosphere 5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, and a speaker for the Prefab Architecture symposium at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



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