• ARCH 502A: STORIES OF THE SECOND DECADE

    Gateway to Fantasy

    Verseluft is the desire to experience a fantasy environment for a planned amount of time and from that desire came the creation of “portals” that would act as the doorway to fantastical places. In this project, these portals exist around campus opening up places of wonder for users to fully immerse themselves in and take a break from our everyday routines...
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  • ARCH 502A: STORIES OF THE SECOND DECADE

    The Bridges Over LA

    My thesis supports the idea of adding bridges and walkways to the Los Angeles Downtown area for connectivity, accessibility, and facilitated pedestrian routes that assist the public in populating LA. Bridging and connecting buildings...
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  • ARCH 502A: STORIES OF THE SECOND DECADE

    Pixels to the Max

    My thesis studies the urban potential of pixels in digital content, which are quite literally the building blocks of our media-consumption and thus our hyperrealities. The project utilizes cellular automata as 3D representations of these pixels, where each cellular block embodies an individual image or piece of content. These automata, by nature, exhibit emergent complexity...
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  • ARCH 502A: Errors and Omissions

    Queering Space: Claiming Territory

    The built environment is constructed in binary heteronormative ways that exclude queer people, which causes the creation of hidden, often unstable, queer spaces. These spaces exist in a variety of forms, catering to different queer communities even though there has...
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  • ARCH 698B: The Other California

    The Invisible Crisis

    The agriculture in Tulare Basin heavily relies on groundwater irrigation, constituting 97% of water usage. Over the past few decades, excessive overpumping has caused severe land subsidence and nitrate contamination, compounded by fertilizer application and septic systems. Corcoran Clay, known for its...
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  • ARCH 698B: The Other California

    The Allensworth Agricultural Experiment Station

    The Allensworth Agricultural Experiment Station is a 4,000 square foot site in Allensworth, CA that will test out different types of soil revitalization techniques and agroecological planting configurations that can increase soil fertility, create habitat, engage the local community. Built in collaboration with...
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  • ARCH 692BL: BUILDING SCIENCE THESIS

    Architectural Lighting Teaching Lab: A Space for Architecture Students to Experience Lighting Perception

    Light not only reveals architecture but also serves as a dynamic tool for altering perceptions, making it a pivotal element in the design process. Recognizing this critical role, the USC School of Architecture proposes the establishment of a lighting teaching laboratory within Watt Hall's classroom B1, also known as Pierre F. Koenig, Watt One.
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06/04/24
Congratulations to Nina Weithorn who is the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) 2024 National Olmsted Scholar recipient. Chosen by an independent jury, LAF announced the 94 ...
05/30/24
Alison Hirsch, FAAR, has been awarded long-term research fellowship for The Huntington, a collections-based research institute that promotes humanities scholarship. Alison is one ...
05/29/24
From Houston to Savannah to, now, Los Angeles, Terrance Phillips graduated with a Master of Architecture with a Certificate in Real Estate Development. During his time at USC, ...