SCI-Arc alumnus Orhan Ayyuce (B.Arch ‘81) is featured by KCET's Jeremy Rosenberg in his weekly “Arrival Story” column.
Ayyuce, who was born in Turkey, talks about how important SCI-Arc was to his life, to becoming an architect and to staying in Los Angeles.
"I enrolled at SCI-Arc. Being an architecture student is a great way to see a city. Two years after I'd arrived in the United States, I finally felt at home. I remember walking along Wilshire corridor and seeing building-dense areas, which I like. And the weather was the same as where I came from. The plants, flowers, fauna, the coast—everything was familiar. Los Angeles was love at first sight."