All School Welcome Lunch

August 21, 2017

Watt Courtyard


Join us for a welcome back lunch on the first day of the Fall 2017 semester.  Meet our new dean, Milton S.F. Curry, see old friends and meet the new students and faculty. 


BIM 2017 | what's next? (SOLD OUT)

July 14, 2017


BIM 2017 | what's next?

July 14, 2017



The Eleventh Annual USC BIM Conference


Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
USC, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA 


Full Details & Schedule (Click to Download)


BIM 2017 will follow on the success of our 2016 conference with a double track of presentations and expert speakers in architecture, engineering, and construction. When registering, please indicate your preference for which track you will be attending. You can go between them if room permits. 



  • $55 early registration; $125 after June 30th
    Go to (code: bim2017) to register.
  • Please express your preference for track 1 or track 2. The speakers for each track are listed in the Conference Schedule.
  • Please register each person individually if you are doing more than one; register under their name (not yours).  By registering each person individually, we will be able to track the registration better, send out reminder notices, and print accurate name badges.

Key Information

  • A stellar line-up of over 30 speakers!  See the Conference Schedule for the full listing.
  • 5 AIA CEUs. Remember to add your name and number to the list on the registration table.
  • Please be on time.
  • As usual, there are no refunds if you do not attend (send someone else from the office instead under your name)
  • Lunch is provided.
  • We usually sell out.  Do not wait until the last minute to register.





Fall Classes Begin

August 21, 2017

American Academy in China Presents: "Vertical Urbanism"

May 09, 2017

Is LA ready for vertical urbanism?


Asian developers are working on some of the biggest projects in Los Angeles today, bringing different approaches to city growth and urban design. In Asia, where densities are higher than in LA, projects often mix uses more intensely and rely more thoroughly on mass transit. Is LA ready for this kind of vertical urbanism?


This forum, to be held on May 9 at 6:30pm, will bring together some of the players shaping downtown LA and their architects. The goal is to generate a dialogue about the future of Los Angeles and place it within the larger context of urbanism around the world.



Film Screening & Talk: "Eero Saarinen, The Architect Who Saw the Future"

April 05, 2017

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

Don't miss this special FREE screening of the new documentary film "Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future" followed by a discussion with his son, filmmaker, Eric Saarinen at 6:30 PM at the Gin Wong Auditorium, Harris Hall, USC School of Architecture on Wednesday, April 5th.


The film explores the life and work of Finnish-American modernist giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, Saarinen also designed the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Yale University's Ingalls Rink and Dulles Airport. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.

"Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw The Future" - Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 6:30-8:30PM. FREE. Gin Wong Auditorium/Harris Hall (HAR), University of Southern California (USC), Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Take the Metro Expo line and leave your car at home. Click here for link to USC Campus Map


Co-sponsored by the USC Master of Heritage Conservation program, USC Graduate Architecture Student Association, and the Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter.


Bachelor & Master Candidates' Work

May 12, 2017

Verle Annis & Lindhurst Galleries


Fri, May 12 – Mon, May 15


An Exhibition of the Work from the Class of 2017



April 27, 2017

Watt Hall & Harris Hall

Thursday, April 27 – Friday, April 28.


The USC School of Architecture is pleased to announce EXPO, our annual celebration of student achievement spanning studio work at all levels and across all disciplines within the School.


Exploration of Architecture Summer Program

June 18, 2017

For more than 30 years, high school students from all over the world have come to the University of Southern California's School of Architecture for a taste of college life and an introduction to college level study of architecture and design of the built environment. If you are considering a career in architecture, engineering or urban planning you will have the chance to try out your interests in a studio setting at one of the top ten architecture schools in the country.

Educational Intent
The USC Exploration of Architecture program provides high school students from across the country and the world with an intensive and in-depth introduction to the world of architecture and the experience of an architectural education. The goal of the program is to help students make an educated decision regarding their own career direction while at the same time providing them with a wide exposure to the diverse and colorful surroundings of Los Angeles.

The Exploration of Architecture summer high school program has been conducted at the USC School of Architecture since 1982. This highly successful and popular program has grown and developed into one of the most comprehensive and rewarding programs of its kind in the country.


For further information about dates, requirements, and to sign up, please visit the program page.


25th Annual Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation Summer Program

May 15, 2017

In 2017, the USC School of Architecture will host its 25th annual summer program devoted to the conservation of the historic built environment. The program runs from May 15 – 26.

This intensive program introduces the principles and practice of historic preservation/heritage conservation in the United States and abroad. Classes are taught by noted experts from Southern California and can be taken as individual topic seminars or as a whole series. In addition to examining the history and philosophy of the conservation movement, lectures and field trips to historic sites throughout the Los Angeles area introduce participants to a broad range of legal, economic, aesthetic, and technical issues associated with the documentation, conservation, and interpretation of historic structures, landscapes, and communities. Sites to be visited and studied include the 1924 Frank Lloyd Wright Freeman House, the 1908 Greene & Greene Gamble House, historic downtown Los Angeles, The Getty Conservation Institute, and more!


For further information and to sign up, please visit the program page.



May 12, 2017

Founder's Park

The University of Southern California's School of Architecture satellite ceremony will be held at Founders Park with a reception to follow at Watt Hall Courtyard.


Please visit this page for full details on the ceremony location and schedule.



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