Inside SCI-Arc

JUNE 2013

LECTURES: Tue, May 7, 2013

Graduate Students Exhibit in WUHO Quick & Dirty Show

SCI-Arc graduate students Nan Yen Chen (M.Arch ’14) and Danny Karas (M.arch ’14) are exhibiting their studio work as part of a comprehensive group exhibition of architectural drawings hosted at the WUHO Gallery from May 4—12th. Titled 2D3D-4: Quick and Dirty, the exhibition includes work by students from six established Southern California architecture and design schools, including SCI-Arc, UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona.

Drawing in architecture plays a multivalent role, alternatively representing, visualizing, reconfiguring, slicing, measuring, fabricating, patterning, envisioning, designing, discovering, questioning, positioning, or some combination thereof. Presented at WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles—a city that’s the epicenter of innovative drawing technologies from aerospace to automotive to animation—2D3D-4: Quick and Dirty examines the status of architectural drawing in the post-digital age.

WUHO Gallery
6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Gallery Hours: Thursday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Undergrads Take on LABC Design Competition

A group of three undergraduate students in their fourth year at SCI-Arc, Clifford Ho (B.Arch ‘14), Jessica Hong (B.Arch ’14) and Manori Sumanasinghe (B.Arch ’14), were selected to participate in a design charrette hosted in February at the Los Angeles offices of Gensler. The three-day event invited student teams from seven architecture schools in the Los Angeles area to compete in developing a design concept for a continuing care facility for the elderly.

LABC 2013 Competition │ Team SCI-Arc: Clifford Ho, Jessica Hong, Manori Sumanasinghe

Following the announcement of the competition site—an area next to the Martin Luther King Jr. Complex in Los Angeles—students had only three days to develop a large-scale, mixed-use design proposal including site plans, site sections, renderings and drawings.

Team SCI-Arc’s proposal (shown here) includes a 200-unit assisted living facility and an independent living facility with 120 units, totaling 320,000-sq.ft, in a scheme that promotes social engagement, healthy living and active lifestyle among seniors.

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