Lecturer Melissa Shin and her firm Shin Shin received an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Low-Rise Design Challenge: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles in the Fourplex category. Her design was selected “for a thoughtful deployment of unconditioned and semi-enclosed spaces to make residential units more flexible, livable, and cost-effective, especially for multi-generational households.”
The AIA spotlighted alumnus Eugene Choy (B.S. ’39), the second Chinese-American to become a member of the AIA and the first Chinese-American graduate of the USC School of Architecture.
MLA+U students Ana Mangino and Andrea Binz and Geodesign student Zoe Lee have been selected as finalists and will represent USC in the NSF-funded Biodesign Challenge Competition, which will take place in mid-June. Their speculative project works with a freshwater sponge species to design a decentralized symbiotic system for neutralizing arsenic in groundwater.
MHC alumnae Isabel Thornton (’13) and Laura Dominguez (’12) are two of 10 women featured in the new Power in Preservation exhibit at Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C.
The LA Times features Dean Curry and Associate Professor J. Yolande Daniels’ participation in MoMA's “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America." The New York Times also wrote about the show here.
ABC7 Los Angeles interviewed Dean Curry for a segment on the lasting impact of USC Architecture alumnus Paul Revere Williams.
Sunset magazine published a feature on alumnus Taylor Donsker.
Architizer named Associate Professor J. Yolande Daniels one of the 100 most innovative women in architecture.
Engineering.com wrote about the Arroyo Pedestrian Bridge collaboration between Autodesk and USC School of Architecture. Associate Professor of Practice R. Scott Mitchell is quoted.
Three USC Architecture faculty and alumni have joined the 2021 AIA College of Fellows. One of the highest honors that the AIA awards, Fellowship celebrates Architect Members with at least 10 years of membership who have made significant contributions to the profession and to society, who exemplify architectural excellence, and whose work has had a profound influence or ripple effect.
The Daily Trojan covered the recently launched USC Urban Trees Initiative, a collaboration between the Dornsife Public Exchange, Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute, Dornsife Carbon Census Network and the Landscape Architecture Program at the USC School of Architecture.
Lauren Dandridge Gaines spoke with LightFair on opportunity, exposure, diversity and the middle school incident that inspired her career choice.
Architectural Digest and Robb Report covered alumnus Paul Revere Williams’ legacy and the joint acquisition of his archives by the Getty and USC School of Architecture.
Adjunct associate professor John Dutton speaks with USC News about what Los Angeles may look like after the pandemic.
Dean Curry is quoted in an LA Times article on affordable housing and infrastructure.
USC Architecture student work from ARCH 302a is featured in the exhibition “Human Scale Remeasured–New Spatial Requirements, Societal Demands and Economic Values in Architecture,” which recently launched at Berlin's Aedes Architecture Forum.
The legacy of alumnus Paul Revere Williams and the recent acquisition of his archives by USC Architecture and the Getty Research Institute are featured in the Los Angeles Times.
Alumnus David Swartz explains how building modular, pandemic-proof health care sites might isolate future outbreaks.
Dean Milton S. F. Curry and professor Kenneth Breisch speak with the LA Times about what the Paul Williams archive may reveal.
MLA alumnus Emine Buran shares what she’s been up to since graduation for Graphisoft’s blog.
“Wicked,” an essay published by Nicole Rapatan, B.S. ’15, recounts the alum’s memories from her time at the USC School of Architecture.
Metropolis and ArchDaily covered the School of Architecture’s participation in a three-panel series on the legacy of Paul R. Williams and his recently acquired archive.
KCRW recently featured professor Takako Tajima’s virtual exhibition on fairy gardens, as well as programming featuring Dean Curry and professors Doris Sung and Lorcan O’Herlihy.
Alumnus Elizabeth Valmont and former faculty member Paul Murdoch are featured in the Los Angeles Times for their work on the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Metropolis and ArchDaily covered the School of Architecture’s participation in a three-panel series on the legacy of Paul R. Williams and his recently acquired archive.
USC Architecture adjunct professor Lorcan O'Herlihy's practice, LOHA, was honored as the overall winner of The Plan Award 2020 for the MLK1101 Supportive Housing Project.
Adjunct professor John Dutton spoke with The Mercury News and Orange County Register about home office changes caused by COVID-19.
Alumni Airi Isoda (B.Arch ‘06) and Ryan Upson (B.Arch ‘07) were featured in the Los Angeles Times for their participation in a new exhibition at Echo Park gallery Marta.
Professor Geoffrey von Oeyen @vonoeyen spoke with @KCRW about rebuilding the Horizon House in Malibu after the Woolsey Fire in 2018.
Professors Warren Techentin and Valery Augustin share ideas for “unlocking the land” and “track housing” with Los Angeles Magazine.
Adjunct faculty member Lorcan O’Herlihy’s firm, LOHA, received an honorable mention in the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards Spaces & Places category.
Trojan Family Magazine covered the School of Architecture’s joint acquisition of alumnus Paul Revere Williams’ archive.
Associate Professor John Dutton spoke on KPCC’s AirTalk about how the current pandemic could shift architecture and design around Los Angeles
Professor Vinayak Bharne spoke with The Orange County Register about how the pandemic will affect urbanism and city design.
Eleven MLA+U students won the 2020 ASLA Student Award for Excellence in Research for their Atlas of Drylands Design. The project investigated water solutions from historically arid landscapes around the world to propose new solutions for water-stressed Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times covered lecturer Sandra Yum and her practice, Project Room Collective, who won the LA Streetlight Competition.
MHC student Lindsay Mulcahy’s essay about LA’s Alcoholism Center for Women is published in Placesmagazine.
Assistant professor Yolande Daniels is interviewed by Madame Architect.
Director of graduate architecture programs Alvin Huang spoke to ARCHITECT magazine about transformative DEI in architecture.
Los Angeles Daily News included the School of Architecture’s virtual fall lecture series in its weekly events roundup.
Hyperallergic included the joint acquisition of the Paul Revere Williams archive.
Architect and alumna Maria Warner Wong met her husband Wong Chiu Man while studying architecture at USC; the couple founded their namesake firms Warner Wong Design and WOW Architects in 2000.
This summer five student leaders at the USC School of Architecture spent long nights meeting via Zoom drafting plans for discussions with professors and administration to make change within their school’s community.
Architect magazine covered the initial results of Project Heroe—a research partnership between HLW, USC Architecture and USC Keck School of Medicine—and interviewed alumnus David Swartz.
MLA+U student Jared McKnight and alumnus Linpei Cheng (MLA+U ’20) were awarded honorable mentions in the Los Angeles River Public Art Project’s first annual Lewis MacAdams Prize competition.
Archinect interviewed recent M.Arch graduate Fabian Dietrich about his thesis, Long Air, or L.A, and his virtual learning experience.
USC Architecture’s #OperationPPE, a widespread grassroots effort led by graduate architecture director Alvin Huang to 3D print masks akin to N95s, received the Community Contribution award from AIA Los Angeles.
Faculty member Mina Chow’s latest op-ed was published in The Architect’s Newspaper.
Work by visiting critic Steven Ehrlich is featured in Dwell and Architect magazine.
Archinect featured the winning student team’s project from our 2020 USC Architectural Guild Charrette.
KCRW covered the school’s acquisition of alumnus Paul R. Williams’ archives. The acquisition was also featured on the station’s Greater LA podcast, for which Dean Curry was interviewed.
Associate professor Doris Sung has won Architect magazine’s 14th annual R+D Award for her InVert self-shading windows system.
The Los Angeles Times covered USC Architecture and Getty Research Institute’s joint acquisition of the Paul Revere Williams archive.
The Associated Press covered the acquisition of alumnus Paul Williams’ archives. The story was picked up by dozens of other outlets, including US News & World Report, MSN, NBC Los Angeles, New York Times, and more.
NBC Los Angeles interviewed Dean Curry and Paul Williams’ granddaughter, Karen Hudson, for a broadcast story on the archive acquisition.
Outlets including Archinect, The Architect’s Newspaper, ARCHITECT magazine, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Sacramento Bee covered the School of Architecture and Getty Research Institute’s Paul Williams archive acquisition.
Architectural Digest covered USC Architecture and the Getty Research Institute’s acquisition of the archives of the prolific architect and USC alumnus.
Assistant professor Faiza Moatasim speaks with The Architect’s Newspaper about how informal urbanism and temporary spaces can lead to design innovation.
Faiza Moatasim, assistant professor of urbanism and urban design, proposes exploring new temporary space solutions to the Los Angeles Times as a way of making cities more equitable.
The Architect's Newspaper featured USC Architecture's new partnership with HLW and the Keck School of Medicine to develop design-driven solutions that can help prevent future pandemics.
Archinect covered the HLW Project Heroe initiative as well as Operation PPE.
Dean Curry offers his suggestion on essential reading on this topic to Curbed.
Building on the Built features student work from lecturer Juan Salazar’s second-year spring studio.
Architect and educator Sekou Cooke references Dean Curry’s statement on the recent protests in an opinion piece for Architectural Record.
Architect Magazine includes Dean Curry’s statement in a roundup of industry messages.
The Architect’s Newspaper features USC Architecture’s Virtual EXPO in its roundup of end-of-year school exhibitions.
Archinect published Dean Curry’s statement on the ongoing racial justice-focused protests.
Architectural Record shares Dean Curry’s statement on racial injustice in a roundup of architecture school messages.
LA Arts showcases student projects from our Virtual EXPO in their latest spotlight of new and exciting work in LA.
Dean Milton S. F. Curry, alumni Thom Mayne and Mark Lee, and faculty members Larry Scarpa and Lorcan O’Herlihy share their thoughts on the future of architecture and urbanism in LA with the LA Times.
B.Arch student Zida Liu won first place and M.Arch student Yifan Xie won second place in Gensler’s annual diversity scholarship awards.
The Six, an affordable apartment building designed by adjunct professor Larry Scarpa’s firm Brooks & Scarpa, has been named one of the American Institute of Architecture Committee on the Environment’s best sustainable buildings of the year.
USC Architecture's Virtual EXPO 2020 was included in KCRW's weekly roundup of top "design things to do," encouraging readers to "see cool projects by graduating students."
Town & Country featured the USC School of Architecture’s efforts, as well as those of alumnus Mark Rios ‘78, to 3D print PPE for local hospitals.
David Swartz (M.Arch ‘89), Senior Partner at HLW developed Project Héroe – an interdisciplinary study led by architects to stem future pandemics.
Insight on urban infrastructure from associate professor Esther Margulies is published as a letter in the LA Times.
BBC featured research from Doris Sung of the USC School of Architecture on developing an adaptive coat for buildings called Bloom that may be able to help heat or cool cities.
Faculty members Alvin Huang, Larry Scarpa, and Patrick Tighe, along with alumnus Grant Kirkpatrick, are featured in the LA Times for their effort to 3D print masks akin to N95s.
Professors Scott Mitchell and Alvin Huang talk to Curbed about the school’s effort to 3D print masks for local hospitals.
Associate professor Kenneth Breisch talks to Curbed about the roots of neoclassic architecture.
Multiple USC Architecture professors tell Archinect about their segue to online courses due to the spread of COVID-19.
Associate professor Alvin Huang shows Archinect his work- and teach-from-home setup.
Associate professor Alvin Huang is featured in an LA Times article about the shift to online courses at USC.
Dean Curry’s op-ed in response to the proposed White House Executive Order is published on Archinect.
The Los Angeles Times includes a link to Dean Curry’s response to the draft executive order entitled “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.”
Assistant professor Aroussiak Gabrielian speaks with Forbes about her speculative design project, “Posthuman Habitats.”
Dean Milton S. F. Curry speaks with The Wrap about alumnus Paul R. Williams’ legacy in Los Angeles.
Associate professor Alvin Huang comments on Inglewood's new stadium for the LA Times.
Assistant professor Aroussiak Gabrielian’s speculative wearable garden project is featured in The Daily Trojan.
Director of USC's Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program, Alison Hirsch, is one of six selected to be in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s '20-'21 cohort of the LAF fellowship.
Adjunct professor Lorcan O’Herlihy’s firm LOHA is featured in Architect magazine for its MLK1101 Supportive Housing project, one of 13 winners that showcase the best in single- and multifamily residential architecture.
Assistant professor Aroussiak Gabrielian’s wearable farm, which uses human-produced fertilizer to grow a variety of fresh produce, is featured in the New York Post.
Assistant professor Aroussiak Gabrielian’s wearable landscape vest project is featured in Fast Company.
The School of Architecture’s Visions & Voices event with Doug Aitken was featured in LA Weekly.
Faculty member Steven Ehrlich’s recently released monograph, Ehrlich Yanai Outside-In: New California Modernism, which highlights 15 recent residential designs, is featured in Wallpaper.
Assistant professor Aroussiak Gabrielian’s design research, "Near Extinction Rituals," is shortlisted for the Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Web Residency.
Dean Curry speaks with Deem Journal’s founders about the meaning of social practice.
Associate professor of practice Valery Augustin talks to CNN Style about the 10 tallest buildings in the world.
Adjunct associate professor Mina Chow’s op-ed is published in The Architect’s Newspaper.
Adjunct professor Lorcan O'Herlihy's project, MLK1101, has been named Dezeen’s Housing project of the year for 2019. Judges discussed the weight and relevance of the building and how difficult it must have been to create this sort of project with limited means.
The prefab NEST Toolkit, developed by adjunct professor Lawrence Scarpa’s firm Brooks & Scarpa, is featured in Fast Company.
Associate professor Doris Sung has been named one of Google’s 2019 R+D for the Built Environment Fellows.
Adjunct professor Larry Scarpa’s work is featured in DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital, an exhibition of projects by Los Angeles architecture studio Brooks + Scarpa exploring urban development, cultural equity, and access to public space.
Architizer A+ Awards 2019 names Associate Professor Doris Sung’s InVert(TM) Self-Shading Windows as Architizer Jury Winner and Popular Choice Winner.
The Architect’s Newspaper gives Associate Professor Doris Sung’s InVert(TM) Self-Shading Windows a 2019 Best of Product Award in the Facades category.
Architecture Masterprize 2019 names Lorcan O'Herlihy’s MLK 1101 Supportive Housing project the Winner in the Architectural Design / Social Housing category.
Adjunct professor Lorcan O’Herlihy’s firm LOHA and its MLK1101 Supportive Housing project was selected for the Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture shortlist.
Landscape architecture faculty Esther Margulies speaks with the LA Downtown News about the public benefit of privately developed parks.
USC School of Architecture associate professor Alvin Huang talks technology and designing intuitively with digital tools in his interview on The Archiologist Talks podcast.
USC Architecture faculty member Andrew Kovacs has been featured on The Archiologist Talks podcast.
Professor Jose Sanchez will receive the ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence at this year's conference at the University of Texas at Austin. This award recognizes innovative research that contributes to the field of digital design in architecture. Faculty members Scott Mitchell, Lisa Little and Alvin Huang are participating in the conference as well.
Lecturer Elaine Kwong’s research on China’s rural transformation is showcased in the Cities Exhibition at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Supported by the Foreign Lecturer Grant from South China University of Technology, the research maps the transformation of Taishan County through the narratives surrounding the region’s dominant urban form: market-villages. The exhibition runs Sept. 7 – Nov. 10, 2019. READ MORE
Landscape architecture program director Alison Hirsch speaks with arcCA DIGEST about her graduate thesis studio, co-taught with Aja Bulla-Richards, that focused on issues of environmental and socio-economic injustice, particularly in relation to the agriculture industry, in the San Joaquin Valley. READ MORE
Associate professor Doris Sung received a USC Stevens Technology Commercialization Award for her "Use of Thermobimetal in Architectural Building Skins."
Associate professor Doris Sung’s work with thermobimetals and her Invert shading system are featured in Dezeen. READ MORE
Lecturer Joanna Grant joins The Midnight Charette to discuss the evolution of the Bureau Spectacular office, architecture typologies, graphics, near-death experiences, favorite buildings and more. WATCH VIDEO
The Orange County Register features associate professor Doris Sung’s work with metals sandwiched between panes of glass that change shape when affected by the heat of the sun, which can be used to cool a building. READ MORE
Shade is a public resource, and it should be a mandate for urban designers in LA. The latest feature in Places Journal highlights the research of faculty members Marc Schiler and Elizabeth Valmont, interviews MLA faculty member Lauren Hamer, and references research from Ruth Wallach at USC Libraries. READ MORE
USC Architecture professors Vinayak Bharne & Trudi Sandmeier have co-edited the Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation. Published by Routledge Press, London, this 530-page volume has 30 chapters by leading scholars on planning and heritage conservation from across the world. Going from Tokyo to Cairo, Shenzhen to Rome, and Delhi to Moscow, the volume examines a range of topics – indigenous habitats, urban cores, vernacular infrastructure, colonial towns, squatters, burial sites, war zones, and modern landmarks. READ MORE
The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute featured a pilot study completed by assistant professor Kyle Konis in collaboration with faculty in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Keck School of Medicine.
Faculty member Yaohua Wang’s studio Preliminary Research Office presents “Notes on Techniques,” on view now through April 28 at A+D Museum. The exhibition walks through six architectural objects with accompanying notes, presenting various methods for assembling and manipulating geometry. READ MORE
Assistant professor Alison Hirsch’s project Posthuman Habitats is one of five finalists in the South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Awards in the Speculative Design category. The project, developed with Hirsch’s agency partner Aroussiak Gabrielian, responds to impending food and water scarcity, stresses on energy and water infrastructure, and the nomadic existence that characterizes our age of migration. READ MORE
AIA|LA Women in Architecture Committee (WiA) is sponsoring a screening and reception on March 20 for adjunct associate professor Mina Chow’s film, “FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?” READ MORE
Assistant professor Jose Sanchez has won an ASCA Architectural Education Award in Faculty Design for Block’hood, an architecture video game designed for engaging non-expert audiences and communities into the ecological challenges of architecture. READ MORE
Assistant professor Travis Longcore is featured in KCET Socal Connected's "It's Not Easy Being Green," discussing how LA's tree cover is disappearing. Watch for him at around minute 3:55. READ MORE
Faculty member Larry Scarpa’s firm Brooks + Scarpa is a winner of The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative Housing Innovation Challenge. The challenge awards a total of $4.5 million in funding for new, scalable housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. READ MORE
Adjunct Associate Professor Vinayak Bharne, in his capacity as Executive Editor of the India/Netherlands urbanism quarterly My Liveable City, has produced a special January-March 2019 issue on the theme of "Urban Informality." Featured topics range from temporal markets and street art, to case studies of spontaneous habitats and slum upgradation projects in Venezuela, India, Bangladesh, Russia and The Netherlands. READ MORE
Yaohua Wang and his studio, Preliminary Research Office, are featured in a recent Archinect Studio Snapshot. READ MORE
Harvard University and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) carried out a study of the work of USC Professor Emeritus Ralph Knowles and have crafted a very powerful short book titled, “The Natural Forces Laboratory: Ralph Knowles and the Instrumentalized Studio,” by Andrew Witt and Christopher Reznich. READ MORE
Patrick Tighe is featured in Interior Design following his induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. READ MORE
Joon-Ho Choi and graduate students are featured in a recent Voice of America segment about smart building technology.