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12/07/18 Faculty Publication Roundup

 

Several USC Architecture faculty are getting buzz for their latest publications. Here’s a brief roundup of recent books published by some of our talented faculty.


Alex Robinson - The Spoils of Dust: Reinventing the Lake that Made Los Angeles


The Spoils of Dust provides an in-depth look at the unlikely reinvention of Owens Lake, once the third-largest lake in California and among the world’s greatest sources of dust, by the city that dried it. The book concludes with a landscape atlas and robotic interface for a playful and integrated approach to landscape infrastructure design. More info here: https://oorscapes.com/The-Spoils-of-Dust-Reinventing-the-Lake-that-Made-Los-Angeles


Victor Regnier - Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population: Redefining Assisted Living for the Mentally and Physically Frail


Housing Design for an Increasingly Older Population offers a comprehensive guide to designing housing for the world’s aging population by examining three housing options: the Dutch Apartment/Condo for Life Model (AFL), decentralized Small/Green Houses, and the provision of enhanced personal and health care for people who want to stay in their own home. More info here: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Housing+Design+for+an+Increasingly+Older+Population%3A+Redefining+Assisted+Living+for+the+Mentally+and+Physically+Frail-p-9781119180036


Larry Scarpa - Ordinary and Extraordinary


Ordinary and Extraordinary takes its readers on a journey through the success to date of faculty member Larry Scarpa’s firm Brooks + Scarpa. By highlighting select projects, the book, penned by ex-journalist and Wallpaper* contributor Tibby Rothman, details the firms’ methodology and working philosophy. More info here: https://brooksscarpa.com/brooks-scarpa-ordinary-and-extraordinary-book


Rob Berry - LA Forum Reader: From the Archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design

Faculty member Rob Berry serves as an editor of The LA Forum Reader, which compiles discursive writings on architecture, urbanism, and Los Angeles from the archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Through the viewpoints of L.A.’s key designers and thinkers, collected essays and interviews from the past three decades track a lesser-known history of experimental architecture, postmodern geographies, and alternative urbanism in L.A.

More info here: http://actar.com/la-forum-reader/


 
05/16/19 — USC Architecture Appoints Four New Tenure Track Faculty | 05/15/19 — USC Architecture Appoints Alison Hirsch Director of Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program | 05/13/19 — M.Arch Students Recognized at AIA|LA 2x8:Exchange Competition | 05/06/19 — USC Faculty Recognized in 2019 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards | 05/02/19 — Faculty Members Awarded Grants by Graham Foundation | 05/02/19 — Second-year students investigate L.A. School architecture and materiality |
 

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