Lectures

Our most recent lectures by our faculty and guests can be found on this page. Visit our YouTube channel for all USC Architecture videos.

Vo Trong Nghia

Principal, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi (website)

 

Vo Trong Nghia studied architecture at the University of Tokyo before returning to Vietnam to establish Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2006....  Watch Now

 

Recorded April 19, 2017

 

Florian Idenburg

Associate Professor in Practice, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Principal, SO-IL, New York City (website)

 

Florian Idenburg is Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design as well as the 2010 laureate of the Charlotte Köhler Prize and a 2014 finalist for the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands....  Watch Now

 

Recorded April 12, 2017

 

Jinhee Park, AIA

Principal, SsD, New York City & Seoul (website)

 

Park is Principal at SsD, an architecture firm that approaches design as a convergent, interdisciplinary venture that aspires to bridge the utopian and the pragmatic.  Watch Now

 

Recorded March 29, 2017

 

Kathryn Gustafson, FASLA: "Landscape Architecture: Composition and Sense of Place"

Principal, GGN, Seattle, and Gustafson Porter, London (website)

 

Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson's diverse span of works are known as ground-breaking, contemporary designs that incorporate the sculptural, sensual qualities that are fundamental to the human experience of landscape. Watch Now

 

Recorded February 13, 2017

 

Martha Schwartz: "Beyond Practice"

Principal, Martha Schwartz & Partners, London (website)

 

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with major interests in cities, communities and the urban landscape. As principal of Martha Schwartz Partners, she has over 35 years of experience as a landscape architect, urbanist and artist on a wide variety of projects located around the world with a variety of world-renowned architects. Watch Now

 

Recorded November 16, 2016

 

Paffard Keatinge-Clay: "My Three Masters"

Architect & Artist (website)

 

Paffard Keatinge-Clay worked with many of the great masters of Modernism over his long career, but none more famous or influential than Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Currently teaching as a Dean's Distinguished Visitor at the USC School of Architecture, Keatinge-Clay talks about his adventures with these three Masters of Modernism. Watch Now

 

Recorded November 21, 2016

 

Mia Lehrer: "The Los Angeles River: Advocacy by Design"

Principal, Mia Lehrer + Associates (website)

 

Mia Lehrer, FASLA, has been responsible for the design and implementation of a diverse range of ambitious projects that include urban revitalization developments, large-scale urban parks, watershed design, infrastructure master planning and complex institutional projects. Watch Now

 

Recorded November 22, 2016

 

Amale Andraos: "Why Make Books?"

Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (website)

 

Amale Andraos has taught at numerous institutions including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania Design School, and the American University in Beirut. Her work has recently explored the question of representation by re-examining the concept of the ‘Arab City.’ Watch Now

 

Recorded November 2, 2016

 

Ma Yansong

Founder & Principal, MAD Architects (website)

 

Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong is recognized as an important voice in the new generation of architects. Many of his designs follow his conception of a new balance among society, the city and the environment through architecture. Watch Now

 

Recorded September 21, 2016

 

Mutsuro Sasaki: "Morphogenesis of Flux Structure: New Field of Structural Design"

Founder & Principal, Sasaki & Partners (website)

 

Mutsuro Sasaki, founder and principal fo Sasaki & Partners in Tokyo delivers the Nabih Youssef Lecture on Structural Design Innovation. Watch Now

 

Recorded September 14, 2016

 

Naomi Klein: "This Changes Everything"

Author & Activist (website)

 

In a fascinating and provocative lecture, Klein will illuminate the critical importance of addressing economics in any effort to preserve the future of our planet. Watch Now

 

Recorded February 9, 2016

 

Alison B. Hirsch, Ph.D.: "The Performative Landscape: Frameworks for Civic and Embodied Action"

Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture (bio)

 

Alison B. Hirsch's work focuses on how the interpretation of sociocultural practices and marginalized histories and memories can contribute to the design of meaningful urban places. Watch Now

 

Recorded January 20, 2016

 

Jose Sanchez: "Exponential Design"

Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture (bio)

 

Jose Sanchez presents how game mechanics suggest a radically different ethos for computational design thinking. Watch Now

 

Recorded September 9, 2015

 

Alexander Robinson, FAAR: "An Instrumental Reconciliation + Genius Ingenium"

Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture (bio)

 

Robinson’s research and practice is focused on the means necessary to advance the design and implementation of high performance landscapes and infrastructures. Watch Now

 

Recorded August 31, 2015