Adjunct Assistant Professor
Master of Architecture, Yale University Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Virginia
Rob Berry is principal of Berry and Linné, an architecture practice based in Los Angeles, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. Rob’s professional work focuses on projects for the public realm. Recent work includes: People St, the new City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation program for parklets and plazas; Pop Rack, a custom bicycle rack for the Modesto Art Museum in Modesto, California; and Todos Juntos, a new public plaza and art installation at the Benjamin Franklin Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in Boyle Heights. At USC, Rob teaches design studios and materials courses in both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, serving as Vice-President of Development in 2014 and 2015. Rob received his Master of Architecture from Yale University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed architect in California and New York.
Related Links: berryandlinne.com
- 102blArchitectural Design IArchitectural Design I
Introduction to principles and processes; sequence of exercises emphasizing development of basic skills, ideas, and techniques used in the design of simplified architectural projects.
Prerequisite: ARCH 102aL.
- 211Materials and Methods of Building ConstructionMaterials and Methods of Building Construction
Basic considerations and design implications of the problem of determination of the materials and the construction details and processes for buildings.
Examine the critical role of materials and methods for the design and construction of buildings. The primary focus is on materials and systems, their properties and connections, and their intrinsic relationship to structural systems and environmental performance.
Students will develop a fundamental understanding of: the relationship of materiality to construction systems and techniques, how building materials are manufactured, and how a material’s modular form, dimensions and intrinsic qualities influence the design process.
Students will learn about various building systems, and how these systems assist in the expression of a design concept, through an examination of precedent projects whose design concepts were generated by material logics and systems. Students will work hands-on with building materials (concrete, wood, metal, etc.) to get an understanding of each material’s properties.