Lecture Series Archive

 

The USC Architecture lecture series hosts leading and emerging architects from around the world and presents topics related to urbanism, heritage conservation, landscape architecture, building science and more.

For decades, the USC Architecture lecture series, which includes presentations followed by debates and discussions, has provided a stimulating environment for the exploration of ideas that permeate culture at the school, in Los Angeles and beyond. Speakers are a mix of new and established designers representing all of the school’s disciplines, ensuring students, faculty and guests receive access to a variety of thought-provoking themes and ideas. Notable past speakers have included Pritzker Prize-winning architects Thom Mayne and Zaha Hadid, interdisciplinary artist Olafur Eliasson, MAD Architects founder Ma Yansong, landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson and Snøhetta design firm founder Craig Dykers.

 

See below for an archive of videos from recent guest lectures at USC Architecture. To learn more about upcoming lectures, please visit the events calendar.

 
SP.21
SP.21
02/17/21
Lecture: Thomas Auer
"Lost in Transformation"
Online

February 17
6:00 PM

 
SP.21
SP.21
02/03/21
Lecture: Fernando Luiz Lara
"Five frameworks for Decolonizing Architectural Education in the Americas"
Online

February 3
6:00 PM

 
SP.21
SP.21
01/27/21
Lecture: Melvin Mitchell
"The Case for One Dozen New HBCU-Based and Independent Architecture Schools in the U.S., 2020-2030"
Online

January 27
6:00 PM

 
FA.20
FA.20
Online

November 5
6:00 PM

 
FA.20
FA.20
Online

November 4
6:00 PM

 
FA.20
FA.20
10/28/20
Lecture: Hossein Rezai
"A PLANET FOR ALL SPECIES in 6 parts"
Online

October 28
6:00 PM

 
FA.20
FA.20
10/14/20
Lecture: Jun Sato
"Transparent structures providing Komorebi naturalness"
Online

October 14
6:00 PM

 
FA.20
FA.20
09/23/20
Lecture: Dolores Hayden
"Storytelling with the Shapes of Time: Place, Poetry, and Local History"
Online

September 23
6:00 PM

 
FA.20
FA.20
Online

September 9
6:00 PM