Inside SCI-Arc

JUNE 2013

LECTURES: Tue, August 6, 2013

Sylvia Lavin and Eric Owen Moss: In Conversation

Tue, Aug 6, 5-7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

A Conversation Series with Sylvia Lavin

sylvia lavin lecturing at sci-arc

Sylvia Lavin's most recent book "Kissing Architecture" examines contemporary architecture's relationship with visual art practices, a theme also developed in her recent critical essays published in a wide variety of journals from Artforum to LOG. Current projects include her forthcoming book, "The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity," and "Everything Loose Will Land," an exhibition opening at the MAK Los Angeles on May 9 and supported by the Getty PST initiative on art and architecture in the 1970s in LA. Lavin is currently Director of the Critical Studies MA and PhD program in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where she was Chairperson from 1996 to 2006 and Director of The Curatorial Project, a collaborative design and research group that supports the critical engagement with experimental architecture in the public realm. She is the recipient of a 2011 Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Eric Owen Moss has been Director of SCI-Arc since 2002. He first taught at the school in 1974. He has held chairs at Yale and Harvard universities, and appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Moss holds Masters Degrees in Architecture from both Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He founded Eric Owen Moss Architects in 1973. The office, located in Los Angeles, California, has garnered over eighty design awards from Progressive Architecture magazine and the American Institute of Architects. In 1999, Moss won the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2001, the firm won the AIA/LA Gold Medal for Design; and in 2003, Moss won the Gold Medal Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of California at Berkeley. Moss was the 2007 Arnold Brunner Memorial Prize recipient from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "a significant contribution to architecture as an art."

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Faculty, Alumni Contribute to New Architectural Journal

The second edition of Project, a journal founded by SCI-Arc faculty Jonah Rowen, includes several pieces by faculty and alumni including Andrew Zago, Joe Day (M.Arch ’94), visiting faculty Peter Trummer, Albert Pope (B.Arch ’78) and Jason Payne (B.Arch ’94).

The publication investigates the idea of a project in architecture—that is, the pursuit of an intellectual problem or critical agenda that transcends an architect’s individual works.

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