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EXHIBITIONS: Thu, September 26, 2013

09.16.13 - 09.26.13 | SCI-Arc Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, September 20, 7pm
Selected Thesis Exhibition: 2013 Gehry Prize & Thesis Winners

“At SCI-Arc, we believe that thesis is about an architect at a time, and the collection of many individuals is what defines the discourse.” – Hernan Diaz Alonso, Graduate Programs Chair

A juried exhibition of exceptional thesis projects by 2013 graduates, featuring the 2013 Gehry Prize winning thesis, and the nine graduate thesis projects recognized with a merit award, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery from September 16-26.

Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, September 20, 7pm

Director Eric Owen Moss introduces the 2013 thesis winners and their projects

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SCI-Arc's 2013 Gehry Prize was awarded to Stefano Passeri (M.Arch 2 ‘13) for his project, Office Building, exploring interiority through ideas of mass and centrality. Coordinated by Graduate Programs Chair Hernan Diaz Alonso, the thesis project introduces the interior object as the form, which, although inevitably endowed with an inside as well as an outside, most strongly addresses inward qualities. Specifically, it emphasizes interior, mass and center of exterior, surface and periphery—in an attempt to question and update the dominant role of the latter in much disciplinary discourse over the past two decades.

Graduate students honored with 2013 Merit Graduate Thesis Awards are Elias Arkin (M.Arch 1) for My Dinner with Object, coordinated by Andrew Zago; Emily Chen Choi (M.Arch 1) for Deep Façade, coordinated by Florencia Pita; Yong Ha Kim (M.Arch 2) for Biological Growth, coordinated by Hernan Diaz Alonso; Laura Kwak (M.Arch a) for Stroke coordinated, by Eric Owen Moss; Yi-Chen Li (M.Arch 2) for Rendering: Between Drawing and Form, coordinated by Andrew Atwood; Mackenzie Elaine Murphy (M.Arch 2) for Architecture of Affair, coordinated by Coy Howard; Joseph Francis Ramiro (M.Arch 2) for Cartooning Disbelief, coordinated by Elena Manferdini; Jonathan H. Schnure (M.Arch 1) for Inline Profile, coordinated by Dwayne Oyler; and Marie-Sophie Starlinger (M.Arch 2) for Naked, coordinated by Elena Manferdini.

Graduate thesis reflects SCI-Arc's rigorous architectural education that is responsive to cultural change, promotes architectural experimentation and creative and academic freedom, and supports a fluid relationship between education and practice.

SCI-Arc's Earthwave In the Spotlight

The Arts District Earthwave installation designed by Lebbeus Woods and built by SCI-Arc serves as backdrop for one of the actor-curated temporary homes popping up around town this weekend as part of an experiential campaign led by Airbnb.

Street installation by SCI-Arc helps pop-up home blend in with the Arts District surroundings.

Several events will be hosted at the downtown L.A. site Friday to Monday, including a neighborhood tour with actress Lake Bell, who curated the Arts District pop-up.

Though the house will disappear from the site on Monday evening, residents and visitors to the Arts District can still admire Earthwave until December 1st. The installation is presented in conjunction with a SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition celebrating late architect and draftsman Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012). The show, Lebbeus Woods is an Archetype opens at SCI-Arc on October 11.