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.