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USC Architecture Announces Spring 2021 Virtual Lecture Series

January 21, 2021

From social justice to climate-responsive design, the USC School of Architecture’s spring 2021 virtual lecture series spotlights a range of contemporary issues while providing a platform for ... Read More

USC Architecture’s Fall 2020 Virtual Lecture Series Brings Renowned Global Speakers to Living Rooms Worldwide

August 18, 2020

From social justice to climate change, the politics of place and structural engineering, the USC School of Architecture’s fall 2020 virtual lecture series brings contemporary issues to the ... Read More

Architect Paul Revere Williams’ Archive Jointly Acquired by USC School of Architecture and Getty Research Institute

June 30, 2020

The archive of the renowned architect Paul Revere Williams (American, 1894–1980) has been jointly acquired by the University of Southern California School of Architecture and Getty Research ... Read More

USC School of Architecture and USC Architectural Guild Join Project Héroe Task Force to Find a Solution to Stop Future Pandemics

June 15, 2020

Architects, consultants, medical experts, contractors and USC Architecture students will study COVID-19 to identify infrastructure opportunities  USC School of Architecture has announced the ... Read More

USC Architecture Announces 2020 Faculty & Student Research Grant Recipients

June 01, 2020

USC Architecture is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Research in Architecture, Faculty Research Grant and Student Research Grant programs. A total of nearly $155,000 was awarded to 14 ... Read More

City of Pasadena, USC and Gamble Family Announce Management Transfer of Landmark Gamble House to Independent Non-Profit

March 04, 2020

Pasadena’s Mayor Terry Tornek announced today that The Gamble House Conservancy—a new non-profit organization based in Pasadena—will assume management control of the National Historic Landmark ... Read More

USC Architecture Appoints Two New Program Directors

February 25, 2020

USC Architecture today announced the appointment of two new program directors: associate professor Doris Sung as director of undergraduate architecture programs and associate professor Alvin Huang ... Read More

USC Architecture’s Spring 2020 Public Lectures & Events Program Explores Technology’s Impact On Public Sphere

January 08, 2020

From 3D printing and earthquake engineering to border walls and the intersections of architecture and science, USC Architecture’s spring 2020 public lectures and events program examines how new and ... Read More

USC Architecture Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation & Impact

September 10, 2019

From Gehry, to Mayne, to Williams, to Wong - USC Architecture has educated some of the 20th century’s most prolific architects and is cultivating the next generation of trailblazing architects ... Read More

USC Architecture Kicks Off Fall 2019 Public Lectures & Events Program

August 20, 2019

From Nigeria to Minneapolis, the University of Southern California School of Architecture delivers one of its most compelling and diverse lineups of distinguished architecture, culture and art ... Read More

New USC Architecture Faculty Leadership Announced

July 22, 2019

USC Architecture is pleased to announce two new faculty leadership appointments. Joon-Ho Choi has been appointed Associate Dean of Research & Creative Work, where he will provide leadership ... Read More

USC Faculty Firms Are Finalists in 2019 Architizer A+Awards

June 27, 2019

The Architizer A+Awards is an awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. For each awards category, Architizer’s judges nominate five finalists to ... Read More

USC Architecture Appoints Four New Tenure Track Faculty

May 16, 2019

The School of Architecture is pleased to announce the appointments of four new tenure track faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year. J. Yolande Daniels, Aroussiak Gabrielian, and Dr. Bhavna Sharma ... Read More

USC Architecture Appoints Alison Hirsch Director of Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program

May 15, 2019

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2019 - University of Southern California School of Architecture today announced the appointment of associate professor Alison Hirsch as the new director of the Master of ... Read More

USC Faculty Recognized in 2019 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards

May 06, 2019

Recipients of the 2019 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards were announced last week. Of the residential projects recognized, seven were designed by USC Architecture faculty members’ firms. ... Read More

Caruso and MacFarlane Partners Join USC Architecture Efforts to Diversify Architecture Education

April 04, 2019

With new major gifts from Caruso and MacFarlane Partners, USC Architecture and its Architectural Guild are investing in the next generation of citizen architects—future leaders in the industry who ... Read More

Dean Curry Joins Local Housing Design Efforts

February 14, 2019

In the last year, elected officials in the county and city of Los Angeles have begun to explore the boundaries of housing design and production in order to fill the enormous gap in affordable ... Read More

Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity at Perkins+Will, to Speak at 2019 Commencement Ceremony

February 08, 2019

Gabrielle Bullock, diversity head at global design firm Perkins+Will, will be the USC School of Architecture’s 2019 keynote commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. on ... Read More

USC Architecture Unveils Spring 2019 Public Lectures & Events Program

January 03, 2019

Top industry authorities gather at USC Architecture to explore how architecture is a unique carrier of social and financial capital University of Southern California School of Architecture today ... Read More

Faculty Publication Roundup

December 07, 2018

Several USC Architecture faculty are getting buzz for their latest publications. Here’s a brief roundup of recent books published by some of our talented faculty. Alex Robinson - The Spoils of Dust: ... Read More

USC Architecture Students Envision Prototypes for Temporary and Permanent Supportive Housing in Los Angeles

December 05, 2018

In Los Angeles, at any given time nearly 50,000 people sleep on the streets of this city every night. Consequently, in 2015 the city of Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness, ... Read More

Faculty and Alumni Honored in The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards

December 05, 2018

Multiple USC Architecture faculty and alumni were honored in the The Architect's Newspaper’s sixth annual Best of Design Awards, a unique project-based awards program that showcases exceptional ... Read More

Assistant Professor Alison B. Hirsch Published in JAE

November 28, 2018

The Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) recently published “Restoring Los Angeles’s Landscapes of Resistance,” an article authored by assistant professor of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism ... Read More

USC Architecture & PIN-UP Magazine to Host Design Miami Panel

November 28, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 28, 2018) — University of Southern California School of Architecture, in partnership with PIN-UP Magazine, will host A Sense of Place: The African American Home at the Intersection ... Read More

Architect 50 Rankings Recognize Faculty Firms

November 16, 2018

Architect Magazine recently released its 2018 rankings of the nation’s top 50 architectural firms. Among those recognized were adjunct professor Larry Scarpa’s firm Brooks + Scarpa and adjunct ... Read More

Alumnus Gifts Virtual Reality Equipment to USC School of Architecture

November 09, 2018

Enoch Chow (B.Arch ‘12) has given $10,000 worth of virtual reality equipment to the USC School of Architecture, using the funds awarded to him by the university’s Discovery Scholarship for graduate ... Read More

USC Architecture Faculty Honored Among AIA|LA Winners

October 31, 2018

USC School of Architecture professors Larry Scarpa, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Alvin Huang, and Steven Erlich were among this year’s crop of AIA|LA winners. The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles ... Read More

USC Architecture to Host Preserving the Recent Past 3 Conference

October 23, 2018

After an almost two decade hiatus, the next Preserving the Recent Past conference is scheduled for March 13-16, 2019. Hosted by the USC School of Architecture/Heritage Conservation program in ... Read More

Doug Noble Named One of DI's Most Admired Educators

September 07, 2018

Doug Noble, the School's Master of Building Science program director, has been named one of DesignIntelligence's "Top 25 Most Admired Educators in Architecture, Interiors, and Landscape ... Read More

USC School of Architecture Announces Fall 2018 Public Lectures and Events Program

August 20, 2018

The School of Architecture unveiled its fall 2018 public lectures and events program today, featuring a dynamic mix of award-winning designers, thought-provoking professors and creative artists, ... Read More

"Cabinet" Exhibit Showcases Graduate Class of 2018 Thesis Work

May 24, 2018

Cabinet presents the collective work produced by the graduate thesis class of the USC School of Architecture. The title of the exhibition, Cabinet, is in direct reference to the Renaissance Era ... Read More

USC Architecture Adds Two New Faculty

May 21, 2018

USC Architecture has hired two new faculty members that will start in the fall semester. Faiza Moatasim will be joining the USC School of Architecture as an Assistant Professor. Her appointment is ... Read More

USC Architecture Students to Participate in 2018 Venice Biennale Sessions

May 16, 2018

This month, a group of USC Architecture students will participate in the 2018 Venice Biennale Sessions for Architecture. Located in Venice, Italy and involving international participation amongst ... Read More

USC Architecture & USC Libraries to Digitally Debut Student-Designed Wayne Thom Exhibition

April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, the USC School of Architecture and USC Libraries will unveil a new student-curated digital exhibition of work by renowned architectural photographer Wayne Thom at a special ... Read More

Professor Doris Sung Receives Prestigious USC Associates Award for Artistic Expression

April 17, 2018

USC has announced that associate professor of architecture Doris Sung will be honored at the 37th Annual Academic Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Sung is one of two faculty members ... Read More

Christopher Hawthorne, City of LA Chief Design Officer, to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

April 11, 2018

Christopher Hawthorne, chief design officer for the City of Los Angeles, will be the School of Architecture’s 2018 keynote commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, ... Read More

Seventh Annual Architectural Guild Charrette Challenged Students to Repurpose Former Macy’s Store at Westside Pavilion

April 10, 2018

Some of LA’s brightest young architecture minds gathered on Saturday, April 7, to compete at the Seventh Annual Architectural Guild Charrette. The competition tests and strengthens the abilities of ... Read More

Kat Taylor to Receive 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award at 59th Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner

April 09, 2018

The USC Architectural Guild and the USC School of Architecture have selected Kat Taylor as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award. This inaugural honor will be presented alongside ... Read More

Professors Alex Robinson and Diane Ghirardo Awarded Graham Foundation Grants

April 04, 2018

The Graham Foundation announced today that faculty members Alex Robinson and Diane Ghirardo are two of their 2018 grantees. Robinson's grant was awarded for his publication "The Spoils of Dust: ... Read More

USC American Academy in China Names Walter Hood 2018 Research Fellow

April 03, 2018

The USC School of Architecture’s American Academy in China (AAC) has selected artist and designer Walter Hood as this year’s research fellow. During his fellowship, Hood will design an installation ... Read More

Mark Lee Named 2018 Distinguished Alumnus for 59th Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner

March 27, 2018

The USC Architectural Guild and the USC School of Architecture have selected Mark Lee as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Lee will join a list of renowned past recipients ... Read More

USC Architecture Generation NEXT Announces 2018 Lineup

March 13, 2018

The School of Architecture is proud to present the USC Architecture Generation NEXT 2018 event and exhibition as part of the annual USC Architecture Career Week. The event is an evening in ... Read More

USC Architecture Welcomes Kirsten Peterson Johansen as Assistant Dean for Advancement

February 20, 2018

USC Architecture announced that Kirsten Peterson Johansen has joined the school as Assistant Dean for Advancement, effective today. In this role, Johansen will be responsible for major gifts ... Read More

Spring 2018 Lecture Series Lineup Announced

January 08, 2018

USC Architecture today announced its spring 2018 all-school lecture series lineup, which kicks off this Wednesday, Jan. 10, with a lecture from Agence Ter founder Henri Bava. This year’s series ... Read More

Dean Milton S. F. Curry to Lead Critical Panel at Design Miami

November 21, 2017

Nov. 21, 2017—Los Angeles—The University of Southern California School of Architecture, the journal CriticalProductive, and Design Miami/ have partnered to sponsor “Spatializing Blackness,” a ... Read More

USC Architecture Ranked in DesignIntelligence's 2018 Top Ten Architecture Schools

September 11, 2017

The USC School of Architecture has been distinguished as one of the Top Ten Architecture Schools for 2018 in DesignIntelligence’s (DI) annual rankings. DI rankings are considered to be highly ... Read More

Milton Curry Named New Dean at USC School of Architecture

April 10, 2017

Milton S. F. Curry has been named dean of the USC School of Architecture, effective July 1. He will hold the Della and Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair in Architecture. USC Provost Michael Quick ... Read More