Director of Undergraduate Architecture Programs, Associate Professor of Practice
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B.Arch, University of New Mexico; M.Arch, Harvard GSD
Hadrian Predock was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and received his MArch degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1993. He currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the USC School of Architecture. After collaborating with John Frane at Predock_Frane Architects for 15 years, Hadrian established Hadrian Predock Architecture in 2015. The work of his practice ranges from small-scale art projects to large public venues. His research driven projects seek to extract and transfer extra-disciplinary logics into architectural terrain, while encouraging site and context to become active and vital agents in shaping material and spatial development. His current work/interest in the conceptual relationship between weather and architecture extends out of an obsession with severe weather culture. A product of the digital/analog cusp generation, he seeks to capitalize on the fertile territory that exists between empirical and computational modes. Holding a strong belief that seemingly dissonant alliances can produce beautiful offspring, he finds interest where normally polarized positions interact such as form and phenomena. Predock’s accolades with Predock_Frane include the 2004 and 2012 Venice Biennale, 2006 Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, Architectural League Emerging Voices, multiple AIA Honor Awards, and was recently nominated as a Marcus Prize candidate. His teaching in architecture has included positions at Tulane, UC Berkeley and UCLA AUD. He has taken part in many exhibitions, his work is published internationally, and he has lectured widely.
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- 501Comprehensive Studio Support and EnrichmentComprehensive Studio Support and EnrichmentThe aim for the seminar is to gain a critical, theoretical, and technical understanding of the various methodologies that students will be asked to explore in the studio. Further, we will also explore the relationship between technological and cultural shifts in contemporary society. Students will work in pairs to present and lead discussions of each week’s readings in the first half of the semester. The second half will comprise of individual crits and each student will submit a 3-5000 word research paper at the end of the semester.
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Pre-requisites: ARCH-500A and ARCH-501.
The final comprehensive architectural project under the guidance of a faculty adviser to demonstrate architectural knowledge, skills, and professional interests and goals.