01/14/17 Fourth-Year Architecture Students Reimagine MOCA Plaza for Unique Studio Project

 

The School of Architecture partnered with MADWORKSHOP and ArtCenter College of Design this semester to reimagine and animate the street level plaza and entrance of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ downtown Grand Avenue location. Final design proposals, including drawings, models and renderings, were presented to MOCA Director Philippe Vergne on Dec. 13 at the museum's auditorium. This class marked the first collaboration between students and faculty from these two esteemed design schools. Under the guidance of USC professor Geoffrey von Oeyen, 12 fourth-year students from USC Architecture were selected to participate in this unique project. The students worked with 12 ArtCenter students, advised by ArtCenter faculty Chiara Ferrari and Jeff Higashi, to transform spaces such as the museum’s café, lobby lounge, courtyard and bookstore, and were required to submit a short video, a scale model of the new MOCA spaces, and schematic architectural and design drawings. Final studio presentations offered imaginative solutions to many of MOCA’s challenges, including wayfinding and equal accessibility for all patrons. For more details on the collaboration, visit http://madworkshop.org/moca-studio/.

 
 
 
 

Latest News

09/14/20
The USC Architectural Guild has been named Volunteer Organization of the Year by the USC Alumni Association. The annual Volunteer Recognition Awards, hosted by the Alumni ...
09/11/20
By Marianne Wenzel/Originally Published in Casa Vogue magazine/@casavoguebrasil CO-FOUNDER OF THE AWARD-WINNING STUDIO SUMO, YOLANDE DANIELS is not an architect of postcard ...
09/09/20
The June 30 announcement of the Paul Revere Williams archive acquisition by USC Architecture & Getty Research Institute was celebrated by professionals in the design industry ...
09/02/20
USC President Dr. Carol L. Folt has appointed seven individuals to the USC School of Architecture Board of Councilors who possess extraordinary industry expertise, social values, ...
09/01/20
This summer, over 50 students on 21 teams submitted proposals for SPACED OUT, a juried design competition at the School of Architecture that challenged students to reimagine the ...
08/19/20
The USC School of Architecture is pleased to welcome several new members to the USC Architectural Guild Board of Directors this fall. Members of the Guild are leaders in the ...