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Lisa Little

Adjunct Assistant Professor

BS, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.Arch, Sci-Arc


Lisa Little holds a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Little integrates her engineering and architecture backgrounds to create an atypical approach to her research and design projects. Her work strives to engage ambient phenomena through built form. She is principal of her own architecture practice, Vertebrae and was a co-founder of Layer. Recent projects include private residences, large scale artworks, and commercial interiors and have appeared in the LA Times Home section, Interior Design, The California Design Biennial and numerous museums and galleries. Before founding Vertebrae and Layer, Little worked at Patrick Tighe Architecture and Pugh+Scarpa. She has also worked as the director of software development teams and as a hardware design engineer in the field of film and television postproduction. Little currently teaches graduate and undergraduate level design studios at the University of Southern California and is a licensed architect in the state of California.


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Currently Teaching
  • 501
    Comprehensive Studio Support and Enrichment
    Comprehensive Studio Support and Enrichment
    The 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.
     
  • 502aL
    Architectural Design V
    Architectural Design V

    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.

     
  • 505aL
    Graduate Architecture Design I - Principles
    Graduate Architecture Design I - Principles
    A general introduction to architectural principles, intended to develop design and critical thinking skills and proficiency to communicate those ideas effectively. Open to graduate architecture majors only.
     
 
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