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University of Southern California

September 6, 2016

Geoffrey von Oeyen, Assistant Professor of Practice, is scheduled to lead the design and construction of a pavilion in Xi'an, China, and to participate in a symposium in Shenzhen, China.

Assistant Professor
Alison Hirsch recently had an article released in Journal of Architectural Education (70/1) titled “Grounding Diaspora: negotiating between home and host” and another in Landscape Journal (34/2) titled ““Urban Barnraising: Activating Collective Ritual to Promote Communitas.” She contributed a chapter titled “Expanded ‘Thick Description’: The Landscape Architect as Critical Ethnographer,” to Innovations in Landscape Architecture (edited by Jonathon Anderson and Daniel Ortega), which will be released by Routledge next month. She presented “The Geography of Civil Unrest: Designing the Public Realm in the Insurgent Spaces of the City” at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) annual conference in March and will be a Distinguished Speaker in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s “The New Landscape Declaration: A Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future” taking place in June in Philadelphia.

Patrick Tighe, Adjunct Professor, is proud to be exhibiting at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Tighe was a keynote speaker at the California Housing Coalition Conference in Santa Barbara. Tighe also recently presented lectures at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Louis Obispo and was a keynote speaker at WestWeek 2016. Tighe is proud to be exhibiting at the 2016 Venice Biennale. New York Magazine recently featured the work of Tighe Architecture in an article on New LA Architecture by Justin Davidson. Tighe was a keynote speaker at the California Housing Coalition Conference in Santa Barbara. Tighe also recently presented lectures at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Louis Obispo and was a keynote speaker at WestWeek 2016.

Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA will be accepting an AIA Housing Award in recognition of his multi-family complex Cloverdale749 at the national AIA Convention in Philadelphia. In the coming months, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects will see the completion of several projects – including Sunset La Cienega, a significant new development in West Hollywood encompassing a mix of retail, residential and pedestrian spaces. In addition, LOHA has projects in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York in various stages of development.

Mina Chow has launched an international social media campaign for FACE OF A NATION on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to provide a public platform for intelligent discussion about the role of architecture and design in cultural diplomacy and conflict resolution.  As a result of the film's significance, Skywalker Sound (George Lucas/THX) has agreed to join our team, and they are exploring ways they will contribute.  A venture capitalist has invested further resources with another generous contribution.  Mina also has presented her works-in-progress at several symposiums at USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Diplomacy between 2014-2016.    (She is speaking again at a 1-day conference on Friday May 6, 2016.)  FACE OF A NATION has progressed to fine-cut with 34 animations-in-progress.

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