Haworth Charrette

April 01, 2017

Verle Annis Gallery, Harris Hall


The Haworth Charrette is a design competition that invites 4th year, 5th year and graduate students to compete in a one day charrette.  A jury of leading architecture professionals judge the competition, and the all-day event culminates with the awarding prizes totaling $10,000.   First Place is awarded $5,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000. 


The 2017 Haworth Charette will take place on Saturday, April 1st.


The competition will take place in the Verle Annis Gallery located in Harris Hall beginning at 8:30 am. Final presentations will take place in Watt One at 3:45 pm. All students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Guild Members are welcome to attend the final presentations. A reception in Harris Courtyard will take place immediately following the event.


Click here to register for the competition.


ARCH302b Lecture Series: Stan Allen, FAIA

March 03, 2017

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




Stan Allen, FAIA
SAA/Stan Allen Architect, New York, NY and Elizaville NY
George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture, Princeton University
Director, Princeton Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure

Friday, March 03 at 2pm
Harris 101


"Body of Work" is a reflection on the longer trajectory of Stan Allen's career as an architect, theorist, and educator - weaving together the themes of landscape, ecology and construction. He will discuss his seminal writings "Diagrams Matter", "From Object to Field", "Field Conditions" and "Landform Building", as well as his recent built work and the projects for exhibitions in Rome and Venice. The work frames a larger question that concerns the way in which architects react to changing technologies and disciplinary concerns.


Stan Allen is an architect working in New York and professor at Princeton’s School of Architecture, where he also directs the Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure.  From 2002 - 2012, he served as Dean of the School. He holds degrees from Brown University, The Cooper Union and Princeton.  After graduation he worked for Richard Meier in New York and Rafael Moneo in Madrid. In 1990 he established an independent practice, and since that time, has pursued parallel careers as educator, writer and architect.


He has taught at Harvard, Columbia and Princeton, and his architectural firm SAA/Stan Allen Architect has realized buildings and urban projects in the United States, Latin America and Asia. Responding to the complexity of the modern city in creative ways, Stan Allen has developed an extensive catalogue of innovative design strategies, in particular looking at field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practice of architecture.


Since 2009, he has received 3 P/A Awards, 5 AIA Awards, the John Q. Hejduk Award from Cooper Union, and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  In 2011, Allen was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows and in 2012 he was inducted into the National Academy of Design. In 2016, he was one of 12 architects representing the United States in The Architectural Imagination, the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.


In addition to numerous articles and project reviews, his architectural work is published in Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City and his essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation. His most recent book is the edited volume Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain, Published by Lars Müller in 2011.  Four Projects: A Stan Allen Sourcebook will be published in 2017 by Ohio State University and ORO Publishers


Career Week - LinkedIn Headshots

March 07, 2017

Harris Hall Courtyard

10:00am–2:00pm, Harris Hall Courtyard


Put your best face forward with a (free!) professional LinkedIn headshot!


Click here to register.


Career Week 2017 Firm Fair

March 10, 2017

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown

12pm - 4pm Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown


Career Week: Engage! with Matt Construction

March 09, 2017

261 S Figueroa Street, Suite 120, Los Angeles 90012


Matt Construction is a Los Angeles-based firm that has been involved in many of city's newest structures, such as the Broad Museum and the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.


Click here to RSVP.


Career Week - Interview Workshops

March 07, 2017

1:00am–5:00pm, Harris Hall Courtyard.


Practice interviews with practicing architects, alumni and USC Architectural Guild members.


Career Week - Architectural Guild Panel & Mixer

March 06, 2017

Watt One, Watt Hall

6:30pm–8:00pm, Watt One, Watt Hall.


Kick off Career Week with a panel and Q&A with USC Architectural Guild members addressing the question, "What have you done with your architecture degree since graduation?"



A taco reception will immediately follow the panel.



Click here to RSVP for this event.


USC Architecture Generation Next Pecha Kucha

March 08, 2017

The USC School of Architecture is proud to present USC Architecture Generation NEXT as part of the annual USC Architecture Career Week. The event is an evening in celebration of the broad range of independent design work produced by recent alumni of the USC School of Architecture. A curated selection of 20 USC alumni working in the fields of architecture, urban design, fabrication, furniture design, fashion, software, digital media, interaction design, graphic design, social justice, and illustration will each present their work in a casual, fast-paced event to showcase the impact of independent design thinking.


6pm Wednesday March 8, 2017

Harris Hall 101

University of Southern California School of Architecture


USC Architecture Generation Next is:


Katie Rispoli Keaotamai, MHC ‘15

We Are the Next

Social Justice


Lillian Lin, B.Arch ‘14

The Chef Charette          

Graphic Design/Illustration


Alex Sheft, B.Arch ‘14

No Greater Good

Graphic Design/Illustration


Behnaz Farahi, M.Arch ‘13

Behnaz Farahi              

Fashion/Interaction Design


Erin Cuevas, B.Arch ‘12

Curious Minds LA         

Digital media/Interaction design


Dylan Wood, B.Arch ‘11


Fabrication/Material Exploration


Joseph Sarafian, M.Arch ‘11

Form Found Design      

Fabrication/Material Exploration


Nima Abili, M.Arch ‘10                                   




Taylor Donsker, B.Arch ‘10

TaylorDonsker Design   



Qi Su, M.Arch ‘09                       




Anthony Laney, B.Arch ‘08




Jon Kleinhample, B.Arch ‘08

Klein Agency



Bogdan Tomalevski, B.Arch ‘06

Colega Architects



Andrew Crane, B.Arch ‘06




Joseph Dangaran, B.Arch ‘06




Brett Woods, B.Arch ‘06




David Balian, B.Arch ‘05

Balian Architects                        



Elizabeth Timme, B.Arch ‘05


Urban Design/Social Justice


Duane McLemore, B.Arch ‘03

X Over Zero



Matt Baran, B.Arch ‘96

Baran Studio Architecture



The selection was juried by distinguished alumni Mark Lee '91 (JohnstonMarkLee) & Jackilin Hah Bloom '93 (Pita&Bloom) along with program directors Wes Jones (Graduate Architecture), Hadrian Predock (Undergraduate Architecture), and Trudi Sandmeier (Heritage Conservation).


The event is organized by Assistant Professor Alvin Huang. ■


Career Week - Résumé / Portfolio Workshops

March 07, 2017

Harris Hall Courtyard

9:00am–1:00pm, Harris Hall Courtyard


Résumé / Portfolio reviews by practicing architects, alumni and USC Architectural Guild members.


Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library

January 29, 2017

Santa Monica Central Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Please join SAH/SCC and the Santa Monica Public Library (Moore Ruble Yudell, 2006) for a very special program celebrating the all things library. Focusing on the iconic Los Angeles Central Library (Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 1933), author Kenneth A. Breisch, Ph.D., will discuss his new book The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933 (Getty Research Institute, 2016).


The construction of the Los Angeles Central Library marked the evolution of the LA public library system from an elite organization ensconced in two rooms in downtown LA, into one of the largest public library systems in the United States. It was yet another factor in the “coming of age” of the city and the region.


Architect Bertram Goodhue developed a new style, fully integrating the building’s sculptural and epigraphic program with its architectural forms to express a complex iconography. Working closely with sculptor Lee Oskar Lawrie and philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander, he created a great civic monument that, combined with the library’s murals, embodies an overarching theme: the light of learning.


Breisch, a former member of the Santa Monica Public Library Board, teaches architectural history at the University of Southern California (USC) and has been studying the architecture of libraries for decades. In his new book, Breisch draws upon a wealth of primary source material to tell the story of one of LA’s lasting treasures. Breisch is past president of the national Society of Architectural Historians as well as a Life and Advisory Board Member of our local chapter.


This beautiful new book will be available for sale and signing by the author.


Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library—Sunday, January 29, 2017; 2-4PM; Santa Monica Central Library; 601 Santa Monica Blvd.; free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; 310.458.8600.



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