Cultural studies professor David Bergman recently completed several urban planning studies,
including a Downtown Overlay Plan for the City of Lancaster, a Land Use and
Economic Plan for Saticoy, Los Angeles and a Film Studio Feasibility Plan for
the City of Washington, D.C. He also contributed an opinion piece focusing on
the LA River Master Plan, published by the LA
Design faculty Joe
Day (M.Arch ‘94) published his research into the overlap between prison and
museum design in his new book, Corrections
and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime, published by Routledge
Press. Day also completed two Southern California residential projects, the
C-Glass House in Marin and the 4/Way House in Topanga.
Graduate Programs Chair Hernan
Diaz Alonso completed the design for the Center of Experience and Media for
Boeing’s Seattle outpost, where construction is scheduled to start in April. Most
recently, Diaz Alonso received several architectural awards including The Architectural
Review’s Emerging Architecture Award 2014, and one of Architect Magazine’s 2014 P/A Citation Awards. He was also named
Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture
at The Ohio State University.
Design faculty Ramiro
Diaz Granados (B.Arch ‘96) was commissioned to design a permanent
installation for the Oregon State University’s Student Experience Center. He
also recently exhibited his work in a group show at the Santa Barbara Museum of
Contemporary Art, Almost Anything Goes:
Architecture & Inclusivity.
SCI-Arc Director of Academic Affairs Ming Fung and partner Craig Hodgetts received an AIA LA Next LA
Award for Building Blocks, a modular
classroom infrastructure designed for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Fung currently serves as President-Elect of the Association of Collegiate
Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and will assume the role of President of ACSA
in July 2014.
Cultural Studies Coordinator Todd Gannon edited a new book published by the Wexner Center for
the Arts at The Ohio State University. Gannon’s Et in Suburbia Ego: Jose Oubrerie’s Miller House gathers new
commentary and interpretation by leading voices in contemporary architecture,
alongside a wealth of newly commissioned photographs and never-before-published
drawings and models from Oubrerie’s archive which documents the house at a
level of detail not normally seen in architectural monographs.
Design faculty Marcelyn
Gow participated in the Archilab group
exhibition on view at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France from September
2013—March 2014. She also contributed written essays to architectural
publications including Minutiae: In
Thesis Now and Onramp #4, both
published by SCI-Arc Press, the Archilab
Exhibition Catalog published by the FRAC Center, and contributed to the In Taboos and Tatoos pamphlet series
produced by UrbanOps in Los Angeles.
Design faculty Margaret
Griffin and SCI-Arc Undergraduate Programs Chair John Enright received an AIA LA Award for the design of the St.
Thomas Apostle School. Margaret Griffin was also awarded the John S. Bolles
Fellowship from the AIA California Council, and received a certificate of
appreciation from the AIA LA Board of Directors.
Design faculty Elena
Manferdini recently exhibited her work in the Almost Anything Goes group exhibition exhibited at the Santa
Barbara Museum of Modern Art and in the Erasmus
Effect group show at the MAXXI in Rome, Italy. Manferdini was awarded the
2013 Educator’s Award by the AIA Los Angeles, and received the ACADIA
Innovative Research Award of Excellence for her research contributions to
digital design in architecture.
Cultural studies faculty Ilaria Mazzoleni published her research into biomimetic
architecture in her new book, Architecture
Follows Nature: Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design, co-edited with
evolutionary biologist Shauna Price.
SCI-Arc Director Eric
Owen Moss received a Progressive Architecture Citation Award from Architect magazine for his Albuquerque
Rail Yards Master Plan to convert a 27.3-acre site just south of Downtown
Albuquerque into a mixed-use development. Metropolis
magazine featured Moss on the cover of its January 2014 “Game Changers”
issue, highlighting Hayden Tract, the architect’s decades-long urban project in
Culver City, west of downtown Los Angeles.
Design faculty Anna
Neimark and her practice First Office completed Paranormal Panorama, an installation for the screening of Cold Rehearsal, an experimental film by directors Constanze Rhum and Christine Lang
screened at the MAK Center in Los Angeles from November 2013-March 2014.
Niemark also exhibited work in the LA Forum’s Out There Doing It Series, and contributed the “mess, n.” essay to Onramp
#4: Another Fine Mess, published by SCI-Arc Press, and the essay How to Domesticate a Mountain to
Design faculty Florencia
Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom were
shortlisted for the MoMA P.S. 1 Young Architects Program, a high profile annual
competition challenging emerging architects to design a temporary installation
within the walls of the P.S. 1 courtyard. Pita also exhibited her work with
FPmod in a solo show on view in the SCI-Arc Library. Curated by Joseph Rosa, the
UMMA Table & Objects exhibition was
previously installed at the University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art.
SCI-Arc design faculty John Southern's critical field survey, Wilshire Star Maps, was part of the Archizines exhibition on view at the
University of Hong Kong/Shanghai Study Centre through March 9, 2014. The
two-part, limited-run publication produced by Southern and his LA-based office,
Urban Operations, presents the latent formal and programmatic potential of the
otherwise unnoticed skyscrapers along Wilshire Boulevard.
Design faculty Peter
Testa and Devyn Weiser completed
the Carbon Beach House and Studio in Malibu, Calif., which represents the first
instantiation of Testa/Weiser’s all composite Carbon Tape House prototype. They
collaborated with Greg Lynn on his exhibition, Archeology of the Digital exhibited at the Canadian Center for
Architecture, Montreal and at Yale University. Peter Testa’s essay Autonomous Translations, addressing
representation in architecture and next generation digital interfaces appeared
in the newly release book by SCI-Arc Press, Fabrication
Applied Studies Coordinator Tom Wiscombe advanced into Stage II of the international
competition for the Kinmen Port Terminal in Taiwan. Stage I competition finalists
included Visual Studies Coordinator Andrew