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.


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Bunker Hill, a historic prominence that once separated downtown Los Angeles from the rest of the city, has long been fascinating to scholars and urban planners alike due to its unique and ...

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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