Architecture Open House

April 07, 2018

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall 101

For new first-year freshmen admitted for Fall 2018.




"Komorebi Spectra of Transparent Structures" - A Lecture with Jun Sato, SE

March 28, 2018

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall 101


Nabih Youssef Lecture on Structural Design Innovation Presents

Jun Sato Structural Engineers Co., Ltd., Tokyo 


Jun Sato is Chief Executive Engineer at Jun Sato Structural Engineers Co., Ltd. / Associate Professor at University ofTokyo / Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He has developed transparent / translucent, lightweight and ductile structures through his collaborations with architects such as Kengo Kuma, Riken Yamamoto, Toyo Ito, Sou Fujimoto and Junya Ishigami, and through workshops with students. He worked at Toshihiko Kimura’s engineering office from 1995 to 1999. He received his Doctorate of Engineering at University of Tokyo in 2013. He received the Japan Structural Design Award in 2009.


Career Connections: Firm Fair

March 23, 2018

USC School of Architecture

This event runs until 4:00 PM.


Current students are invited to meet with firms interviewing for architecture, landscape architecture, heritage conservation and building science positions. 


Lecture: Hansy Better Barraza, Studio Luz, Boston

March 21, 2018

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall 101



Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Hansy received her first professional Bachelors of Architecture degree from Cornell University (1997) and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Design School (2000). In 2002, Hansy co-founded Studio Luz Architects – a progressive architecture firm that serves a diverse client base on residential, commercial, institutional, and cultural projects. The firm has been recognized as one of Architecture Record Magazine’s Design Vanguard and the work garnered many local and national design awards. Additionally, Hansy is a co-founder of BR+A+CE, a non-profit that builds new community spaces that engage social, economic, and cultural issues facing communities around the world.


 As Professor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, Hansy has also deepened her commitment to socially engaged architecture through academic research and teaching. Her book, Where are the Utopian Visionaries: Architecture of Social Exchange by Prestel Press engages in the exchange of ideas, techniques and visions of a more socially just  and diverse understanding for the discipline of architecture, where those people historically relegated to silence and invisibility are given real agency.


Career Week

March 19, 2018

Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23

Career Week is a 5 day focus on career development for all students at the USC School of Architecture. 

Activities held during the week emphasize the bridge between completing a student's formal education as they transition and prepare to enter the professional world.



Monday, March 19

Lecture: #USCArchitectureGenerationNext Pecha Kucha
6pm, USC School of Architecture Harris 101

An evening in celebration of the broad range of independent design work produced by our young alumni. Generation Next will be a casual fast-paced Pecha Kucha inspired

evening of presentations by a curated selection of USC alumni who have gone on to individual success in the world of design and the built environment.


Tuesday, March 20

Resume/Portfolio & Interview Workshops
Resume/Portfolio Reviews
9am –1pm, USC Harris Courtyard
Linked In Headshots
10 am – 2 pm, USC Harris Courtyard
Interview Workshops  
1pm –4pm, USC Harris Courtyard

Wednesday, March 21

Taco Buffet Lunch with the Guild
12pm-1:30pm,  USC Harris Courtyard
Get to know the Architectural Guild. A fun game (with a chance to win a prize) will be followed by a quick Q&A and tacos.


Thursday, March 22

Engage! with CO Architects
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday, March 23

2018 Firm Fair

12pm - 4pm USC School of Architecture Watt & Harris Courtyard

Current students from all School of Architecture disciplines are invited to meet with firms from the design-build community.


Architecture in Spain, China & Japan

March 19, 2018

Rosendin Atrium

Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23

An Exhibition of Work from the Global Studies Programs


2018 Façade Tectonics World Congress

March 12, 2018

Watt & Harris Halls

Runs through March 13


For more information and to register, visit


Lecture: Gary Bates, SPACEGROUP, Oslo

March 07, 2018

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall 101



Gary Bates founded SPACEGROUP with Gro Bonesmo in 1999. The office quickly made its mark by winning major international competitions such as the Prostneset Ferry Terminal in Tromsø, the Vestbane National Library, the Filipstad Masterplan, and the Oslo Central Station.  He is currently involved in SPACEGROUP projects worldwide, from Cote D’Ivoire, Novosibirsk Russia, Louisville, New York, and Azerbaijan, and has been a visiting teacher, lecturer, and critic at the University of Texas, the University of Kentucky, The Oslo School of Architecture (AHO), Syracuse University and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, amongst others.


Lecture: Olafur Eliasson, A Vision and Voices Event

February 27, 2018

USC Tutor Center Ballroom



A Visions & Voices Event


Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, February 6, at 9 a.m. Reception to follow.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Encounter Olafur Eliasson, the environmentally concerned artist who brought icebergs to Paris. The Danish-Icelandic artist doesn’t limit himself to the confines of museums or galleries but engages the public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space. His diverse works—in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations—have been exhibited around the world, from The Weather Project at Tate Modern to The New York City Waterfalls on NYC shorelines to Ice Watch, in which he installed a circle of icebergs in Paris during the 2015 conference on climate change. His Studio Olafur Eliasson, a laboratory for spatial research, encompasses some ninety craftsmen, technicians, architects, archivists, administrators, programmers, art historians, and cooks. In an illuminating evening, Eliasson will reflect on his art and the broad questions his works consider regarding emotion, physicality, and the future of our world.

Additional Links:
Olafur Eliasson New Yorker feature, TED Talk: Playing with Space and Light, Wikipedia
Studio Olafur Eliasson Facebook, Instagram, Kitchen Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo


Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Hadrian Predock (USC Architecture).



Lecture: Bryony Roberts

February 21, 2018

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall 101


Bryony Roberts Studio, New York City


Bryony Roberts is an architectural designer and scholar. Her practice, Bryony Roberts Studio, integrates strategies from architecture, art, and performance to critically engage historical buildings and urban spaces. Her practice has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy in Rome, where she was awarded the Rome Prize from 2015-2016. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial of 2015 and Performa 17, along with exhibitions in Rome, New York, Houston, Boston, and Los Angeles. She has published her research in the Harvard Design Magazine, Log, Future Anterior, and Architectural Record, co-edited the volume Log 31: New Ancients, and recently edited a book titled Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation published by Lars Müller Publishers. Having earned her B.A. from Yale University and her M.Arch from the Princeton School of Architecture, Roberts now teaches architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York and the Oslo School of Architecture in Norway.



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