Graeme Maxwell Morland, AIA, RIBA
Associate Professor Emeritus
Dipl. in Architecture, Mackintosh School of Architecture, University of Glasgow
Professor Morland previously taught at the University of Glasgow and the University of Illinois (Chicago Circle Campus). He has served as Chairman of the School of Architecture at USC, and teaches at all levels of the program, with an emphasis on architectural design and urban theory. He is currently the Director of the USC School of Architecture, Anthony A. Marnell, Spring semester program of studies, which is based in Como.Italy. Over the past 25 years, Prof Morland has served as a design consultant to various major Los Angeles offices, including association with Ellerbe Becket, Inc. for the new Helen Topping Library for the Schools of Architecture and Fine Arts at USC. He was also responsible for the design of the School’s workshop a,nd cafe, and the renovation of Harris Courtyard. Furthermore, during this period, in association with H & D. Gibbs. FAIA, Morland was appointed project designer for the new Naval Regional Medical Centre in San Diego, at that time, the largest hospital project of it’s kind in the USA. In conjunction with professional design consultation in Europe and the UK, he has maintained an active private professional practice, focused mainly on residential and neighborhood/community projects in the South Bay region of California, his portfolio now includes approx 45 completed projects to date. His work at USC includes on-going research in visual theory and graphic communication, urban light rail transportation as the new overlay infrastructure to reconnect the city, and the execution and pursuit of contemporary architectural and urban ideas in general. The Metropolitan Transit Authority has recently published a compendium of student design projects for stations on the proposed new MTA, Crenshaw- Prairie transit corridor of Los Angeles, which spans four years of design studio investigation under his direction.