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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Architecture Masterprize 2019 names Lorcan O'Herlihy’s MLK 1101 Supportive Housing project the Winner in the Architectural Design / Social Housing category. READ MORE
Adjunct professor Lorcan O’Herlihy’s firm LOHA and its MLK1101 Supportive Housing project was selected for the Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture shortlist. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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.