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Miller Fong

Adjunct Associate Professor

B.A. Architecture, USC School of Architecture


This year marks the 50th year since Professor Fong graduated from School of Architecture, and his tenth year teaching here at the School. Started his architectural practice upon graduation and has been licensed since 1968. In addition to his practice Professor Fong was a principal in a family furniture business manufacturing rattan and wicker furniture for the Hospitality business. His architecture and furniture designs have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. I feel that I have been given the gift of design, drawing, and visualizing and hope that I can share these gifts as a tool for your architects. The journey from head to hand to paper is a very different journey than through the computer.


 
Currently Teaching
  • 220
    The Architect's Sketchbook
    The Architect's Sketchbook
    The ability to sketch is the ability to visualize and transfer that vision, from your mind, to your hand, to the paper. The sketchbook is an important part of the process of design as a place to audition new ideas. Students will develop skills to observe, perceive, and authoritatively document space in order to better understand architecture and the built environment. Sites around the city that have historical or contemporary architectural significance will serve as inspiration. Course Description: The intention of this course is to enable students to develop a passion for sketching and the essential graphic skills to fulfill their aspirations. The ability to “to sketch what you see”, “to understand what you see”, and to “love what you see”, underscores the fascination and beauty of the sketchbook and the visual curiosity of it’s author. It is the sketch that enters directly into the soul of the viewer, enabling them to see everyday things, hitherto never seen before! Sketching will enrich your ability to envision your surroundings quickly, and let you share your visions with others. Sketching is very personal and you will develop your own visual vocabulary as an expression of your interest and skills. In addition to the preliminary list of principles described, each class will have one overriding rule for sketching.
     
 
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