Research & Creative Work

From a foundation of rigorous research and inspired design, USC architects and scholars move fluidly from theory into practice. Embedded in one of the nation’s most respected research universities, the School of Architecture nurtures an environment in which students and faculty collaborate across disciplines. By engaging the praxis of architecture in conversation with peers in the arts, humanities, STEM, and other disciplines, USC Architecture sparks connections that reveal new and previously unimagined solutions.


USC Architecture, now in its 100th year, is emerging with new initiatives focused on research and creative work in building technologies, landscape and ecology, sustainability, urbanism, and housing. The School utilizes its local resources and partnerships in the University and in the regional community of Southern California while continuing to expand its research and academic footprint regionally and globally.

The USC Center for Sustainability Solutions has announced three USC Architecture faculty members as recipients of funds for the development of major multi-year research projects that address ...
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 ...
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 faculty members and five students ...

For more information about research initatives at the USC School of Architecture, please contact:

  • Joon-Ho Choi, Ph.D.

Joon-Ho Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research & Creative Work

Associate Professor

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