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03.11.11 | SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Darin Johnstone: too small to fail

Friday, March 11, 1pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Darin Johnstone, a member of SCI-Arc's design faculty since 2002, established djA (darin johnstone Architecture) in 2004. He is also a founding member of the architectural design collaborative fluxAnD, established in 1999.

djA engages architecture as an overarching discipline accepting a wide range of design challenges including: architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, furniture design and graphic design projects. The practice is currently working on a series of research projects exploring contemporary materials and the role of generative computational methods in the design and fabrication process. In 2006, LA Architect featured djA as one of the '10 to watch' in Los Angeles.

Sound Field, djA

Johnstone's work has been published in Architectural Record, LA Architect, Metalocus, 306090, 25 underbara hem, and Surface magazine among others. He has received various awards, including an AIA award for the installation 'drop.'

Johnstone received his BArch from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona in 1993 and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 1995. From 1999-2002, he was a design instructor in the Architecture department at California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, and from 2000-2002 served as Resident Director of the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II. Johnstone obtained professional experience and technical training in the offices of Holt Hinshaw Architects in San Francisco, Geatano Pesce in NYC, and Frank O Gehry and coopHimmelb(L)au in Los Angeles.