10/31/22 Announcing The 63rd Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner - CELEBRATING THE CREATIVES


The USC School of Architecture is proud to announce the 63rd Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner, Celebrating the Creatives, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Warner Bros. in Burbank.

This annual flagship event will bring together the largest representation of the creative industries, with attendees comprising leaders and disruptors, designers and builders, architects and artists from across the spectrum of architecture, design, construction, and engineering.

The program will honor the creative community and culture of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the influence of USC Architecture. The evening will also bestow awards to leaders who are redefining the creative landscape.

 “‘Celebrating the Creatives’ recognizes the power of our creative industries to address the most pressing challenges of our time, and those generating a dynamic nexus of action through the lens of architecture, art, mixed media, design, and more,” says Willow Bay, dean of USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and interim dean of USC School of Architecture.

Each year the USC Architectural Guild Dinner generates funding towards scholarships and academic programming that allows USC Architecture students to pursue a well-rounded university experience regardless of their financial situation.

“USC Architecture students are among the most diverse and dynamic creatives who are preparing to become the next generation of citizen architects. The Architectural Guild’s award-winning student engagement programs are generously supported each year by this milestone event,” says Bay.

Special appreciation to the 63rd Annual Dinner Co-Chairs, Mark Motonaga ’91, RIOS, and Robert Soto, Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc., along with the anniversary honorary council and dinner committee.

For more information and/or to reserve your table during limited pre-sale, please contact Kirsten Peterson Johansen, Assistant Dean for Advancement for the USC School of Architecture at ArchAdv@usc.edu.

Special thanks to the USC Architectural Guild Executive Committee:

PRESIDENT Jenna Knudsen ‘97, CO Architects

PRESIDENT-ELECT Dan Stafford ‘89, McCarthy Building Companies

SECRETARY Ron Elazar, Morley Builders

Immediate Past President Amy Pokawatana ’00, Hudson Pacific Properties


For more information, please contact archadv@usc.edu.


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