Assistant Professor Alvin Huang was named to the Board of
Directors for the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture.
Additionally, his Pure Tension Pavilion received a 2015 R+D Award from
Architect Magazine (featured in the July Issue) and was also named as a finalist
for the SXSW Eco Place by Design Award. Alvin will be one of 5 finalists
pitching their projects to the jury at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin,
Texas in October.
Alexander Robinson is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Prince Charitable Trust Rome Prize for Landscape
Architecture. He will be developing new tools to investigate the intersection
of infrastructural design and picturesque theories.
The book Young
Architects 16: Overlay, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in July
2015, featuring the work of Geoffrey von
Oeyen from the 2014 Architectural League Prize. Also in July, Geoffrey von
Oeyen participated in the symposium "Mapping the Middle Zone" in
Shenzen, China, organized by fellow USC faculty member Gary Paige under the leadership of Dean Qingyun Ma.
Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] was recently shortlisted for a student accommodations
project in Dublin. As a part of the Grangegorman Development Agency master
plan, the student accommodations will help develop a new university quarter for
the Dublin Institute of Technology and other institutions. LOHA is one of six
firms participating in “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles”, an
upcoming exhibition at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum curated by Sam
Lubell and Danielle Rago and opening on August 20th. LOHA’s proposal will
examine the relationship between urbanization and water use to develop new
modes of urban occupation along the Los Angeles River. LOHA’s UCLA Adjacent
Student and Faculty Housing was recently awarded an AIA California Council
Honor Award, and the Flynn Mews House was honored with a People’s Choice Award
and an AZ Award of Merit from Azure Magazine.
was recently one of the jurors for the North Carolina AIA Design Awards.
Chu+Gooding Architects design for the Autry Resource Center in Burbank is
currently under construction. This 102,000 Sq Ft Storage and Research Facility
is a climate controlled, high-density Archive that will house the Autry
National Center Collection of artworks and artifacts focusing on the American
and Native American Southwest. As part of the primary design team including
Populous, HMC Architects and OLIN, Chu+Gooding Architects is proud to announce
that our collective has been awarded the $350 million Los Angeles Convention Center
renovation project. The progressive design focuses on place-making,
forward-thinking functionality and authenticity of experience.
Michael Hricak, FAIA, who served as the Editor-in-Chief of the 13th Edition
of the Architecture Students Handbook of Professional Practice (AIA/Wiley
2008), is serving on the Advisory Committee for the upcoming 14th Edition of
the ASHPP, reviewing articles and providing content.
Professor, Mario Cipresso AIA, as
Design Director with CO Architects is currently designing a new start-up
medical school for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) in
Colton, CA. CUSM is only the 9th medical school to be established in
Southern California and is scheduled to welcome it's first class in 2017.
As the first structure planned for the new campus, the 100,000 SF facility
includes research laboratories, classrooms, various medical simulation and
training spaces along with communal spaces for students and faculty.
Dr. Travis Longcore (Landscape Architecture Program) was an invited plenary speaker in May at
the 3rd international Artificial Light at Night conference (ALAN 2015) in
Sherbrooke, Quebec on the topic of light pollution as global change. In
June, Longcore and an international group of co-authors published a paper in
the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution presenting “A framework to
assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound.” Dr.
Longcore was also a featured guest speaker discussing drought and the Los
Angeles landscape at Los Angeles design firm Rios Clementi Hale.
Professor Marc Schiler presented a paper at the American Solar Energy
Society's conference, Solar 2015, on teaching environmentally responsive design
in Architecture entitled "Sage on the Stage AND Guide at the
Side: Teaching Strategies and Experiences in Preparing ZNE Capable
Architecture Students" by Marc Schiler, Kyle Konis and Tim Kohut.
Professor Schiler also gave an invited presentation titled Architecture
and Environment: 40 years of climate responsive design, passive
solar Architecture, and zero net energy. Professor Schiler was
awarded the 2015 Passive Solar Pioneer Award at the Awards Banquet.
"The American Solar Energy Society has established this award for
passive solar pioneers. It honors those in the passive field whose
pioneering work set the stage for others to follow. Honorees are men and
women who developed the theories, early research efforts, new concepts,
and opportunities for later researchers to develop. Their foresight,
innovative thinking, and creativity opened the doors for others."
The first full-length
book on the Gamble House has just been published by CityFiles Press (Chicago)
and the Gamble House/USC School of Architecture. "The Gamble House:
Building Paradise in California" draws on recently discovered archival
material to re-write the narrative of a house whose story had been assumed a
settled matter for years. This publication, by Edward Bosley, Anne Mallek, Ann Scheid and Robert Winter, reveals new information about the Gamble family,
their Pasadena winter home and the gardens designed for them, illustrated with
stunning new photography by renowned architectural photographer Alexander
Vertikoff. Available September 1 at the Gamble House Bookstore and other
outlets specializing in architecture titles.