Inside SCI-Arc


03.06.09 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall l 1pm
Tom Farrage: All in a Day's Work

Tom Farrage, a Californian by birth, studied architecture in Santa Monica and Lugano, Switzerland, at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc) where he received a degree in 1987. After a brief apprenticeship with local architects and fabricators, he founded Tom Farrage/Co. in 1988.

Specializing in the conceptualization, design development and fabrication of diverse projects, he works primarily in metal, but has also constructed projects in wood, plastic and glass. His clientele consists mainly of award-winning architects and firms such as Morphosis/Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, Franklin D. Israel, ROTO as well as special projects for Frank 0. Gehry, Moore Rubel Yudell and Coop Himmelblau. His work has been widely published by leading international art and architecture magazines. In addition, Tom has been a guest lecturer at the UCLA Design Dept., SCI-Arc and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urbanism. He teaches workshops and seminars at local schools as his schedule allows.

In 1993 Tom responded to the increasing demands for his architectural services, by establishing an architectural firm Nakao :: Farrage Architects. Based on a design / build concept they together have completed projects such as Smashbox Studios-Culver City , Chiemsee Clothing-Laguna Beach and are presently engaged in the design and construction of a Maronite Catholic Church in Anaheim, California.