Call For Submissions: USC Architecture Generation Next

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Call For Submissions: USC Architecture Generation Next

February 03, 2017

In 2014 Forbes Magazine proclaimed that “Millennials Are The True Entrepreneur Generation” as an entire generation was forced to deal with a post 2008 economy and many recent graduates were eager to forge their own world paths as the traditional paths had begun to disappear. In parallel, the entrepreneurial spirit of the time has infected and affected the discipline of architecture by promoting independent and alternative forms of design practice while expanding into adjacent design territories.


The USC School of Architecture is proud to present USC Architecture Generation Next, an evening in celebration of the broad range of independent design work produced by its young alumni. Generation Next will be a casual fast-paced Pecha Kucha inspired evening of presentations by a curated selection of USC alumni who have gone on to individual success in the world of design and the built environment. 20 alumni will each present 20 slides for 20 seconds each to showcase the impact of independent design thinking.


All alumnus from ANY of the undergraduate, graduate, and PHD programs at the USC School of Architecture and have gone on to some form of independent design practice are encouraged to apply.


The selection process will be juried by a panel of distinguished USC architecture alumni and faculty.

  • Call for Submissions: USC Architecture Generation Next
  • Submission deadline is Wednesday February 15, 2017 12pm PST.
  • Send all submissions via email attachment to
  • Each applicant to submit a single PDF (1920x1080/72dpi/landscape orientation) with the following: 
    • CV with bio
    • 20 slides of original work
  • PDF file should be named GraduationYear_Degree_LastName_Firstname.pdf (e.g., 2000_BArch_Smith_Jane.pdf)
  • All work to have been produced post graduation either independently or as the principal / founder / director / ceo of a self-initiated endeavor.