Building upon its century-long tradition of innovative research, the USC School of Architecture (USCA) is emerging with new initiatives and events focused on research and creative work in leading-edge building technologies, landscape and ecology, sustainability, urbanism, and housing. 

Research Seminar Series

This seminar series helps to enhance the research culture in the School and engage Architectural students and faculty who are interested in innovative research and creative work related to the built environment.

View Upcoming & Past Seminars
Video Archive
Research Seminar: "Black City: the Los Angeles Edition"
Speaker: J. Yolande Daniels, Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture
Research Seminar: Project HÉROE
Speakers: David Louis Swartz, FAIA, IIDA, Senior Partner, HLW Peter Bacevice, Ph.D., Director of Research HLW
Research Seminar: Investigating Spatial Formations Beyond Scalar & Disciplinary Boundaries
Speaker: Dr. Sascha Delz, Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture

USCA Research Symposium

With a diverse and talented faculty and student body, the USC Architecture Research Symposium provides a meaningful effort to boost the research culture within the School, and to contribute to the development of research platforms that enhance collaborative endeavors between programs, disciplines, and practices.

Past Events
    Apr. 16, 2020 – 1st Annual Research Symposium (Virtual Event)

    ART + TECH + ENVIRONMENT: Integrated Design for a Regenerative and Resilient Built Environment

    The first annual USCA Research Symposium, on April 16, 2020, offered an opportunity to think broadly about the fertile interchange between art, technology, and the environment, and seeks to convene a range of alternative approaches as offered by artists, architects, landscape architects, designers, technologists, planners, historians, and critics by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in the context of interdisciplinary creative and environmental practice.

    In a time when pedagogical and disciplinary boundaries are disappearing and merging, we invite participants to think about their discipline in relation to another, and to build meaningful dialogue about the ways in which collaborations between art, tech, and the environment can begin to address some of the most pressing climate challenges of our day. Exploring Methodologies, Pedagogies and Practice, USCA invited proposals for presentations about integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, technology and their influence on design, resilience, and sustainability.