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  • Architect 50 Rankings Recognize Faculty Firms

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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