SCI-Arc design faculty Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler of Oyler Wu Collaborative were named Design Vanguard 2013 by Architectural Record, who published a profile of the firm in the magazine's December issue.
The Netscape pavilion designed by Oyler Wu Collaborative for SCI-Arc served as backdrop for two consecutive graduation ceremonies hosted by the school in 2011 and 2012
“‘We started doing installations to keep ourselves working when we didn’t have clients,’ says Oyler. They’ve also reaped the benefits of being on the faculty at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), an institution that both encourages their why-not-try-it? spirit and has given them a regular venue to showcase the results. Oyler and Wu have built a project side by side with their students on the campus nearly every year since 2008.” (Architectural Record, December 2013)
This year’s roster of emerging firms picked by AR editors represent diverse backgrounds and attitudes toward design and the profession. Hailing from Europe, North America, and Asia, architecture practices recognized this year include: Hector Fernandez Elorza Architects, William O’Brien Jr., Rural Urban Framework, Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office, Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, JOHO Architecture, Grupo Aranea, S-AR and Para-Project.
More about 2013 Design Vanguard nominations at archrecord.construction.com.