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Flat Figures: A Student Competition & Exhibition
SCI-Arc public reception: Wednesday, Sept 16, 7pm
Exhibition reception with introduction by Eric Owen Moss & Dan Rosenfeld

This competition and exhibition is part of an outreach project between SCI-Arc and SunCal as a collaboration that focuses on the advancement and transformation of the DTLA Arts District. Coordinated by Florencia Pita and designed by a group of students, this project looks at elements of color, materials and novel form. The materials are cardboard and acrylic, and the color palette and graphics are based on the ubiquitous murals that populate Downtown Los Angeles. The cardboard tubes are arrayed on the floor of the Bank Gallery in order to create a three-dimensional yet horizontal mural; the circle profile of each tube creates a pixel color for the larger composition.

The exhibition will be open during the DTLA September 2015 Art Walk on Thursday, Sept 10, 6-11pm. A public reception for the SCI-Arc community will be hosted on Wednesday, Sept 16, 7pm.

Instructor: Florencia Pita
Teaching Assistant: Joseph Lock
Winning Student Team: Borna Khalilnassab, Junsuke Sato, Sara Segura
Student Participants: Jesus Abril, Austin Anderson, Sichuan Chen, Maria Jose Herrero, Bryan Kobe, Kimmy Lawes, Saba Nasehi, Tanveer H. Sami, Issy Zhe Yi
Fabrication: SCI-Arc Magic Box
Fabrication Shop Manager: Rodney Rojas

This exhibition was made possible in part thanks to SunCal and Tom Gilmore.

Selected Thesis Exhibition 2015

"A thesis is an individual input into the collective conversation called architecture. It's not about what architecture can do for you; it's about what you can do for architecture."
Hernan Diaz Alonso, SCI-Arc Director

Exhibition Discussion & Opening Reception: Friday, September 18, 7pm
Best thesis students in conversation with SCI-Arc Director Hernan Diaz Alonso

A juried exhibition of exceptional thesis projects by 2015 graduates, featuring the 2015 Gehry Prize winning thesis, and a selection of best graduate thesis projects, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery, September 18-23.

10.09.15 - 11.29.15 | SCI-Arc Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, October 9, 7pm
Zvi Hecker: Two Strips
October 9-November 29, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 9, 7pm

Zvi Hecker’s Two Strips converts the SCI-Arc Gallery space from a passive container into an active participant in the exhibition itself. The site-specific installation consists of two strips tying together the gallery’s four walls, ceiling and floor. The intersecting strips serve as backdrop for presenting drawings and paintings by the architect, as well as materials selected by students as representative of Zvi Hecker’s architecture. The installation is both a collaborative project between the architect and students on the installation team, and a dialogue between two materials carried by the two strips.

About Zvi Hecker
Born in Krakow 1931, Zvi Hecker grew up in Samarkand, studied Architecture in Technion, Haifa, painting at Avni Academy, Tel Aviv, taught Architecture at Université Laval, Quebec and Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. In 1960 set up his practise in Tel-Aviv and in 1991 in Berlin. In Israel he designed Bat-Yam City Hall, Dubiner House (with Alfred Neumann and Eldar Sharon), Palmach Museum of History, Tel Aviv (with Rafi Segal), The Spiral Apartment House, the Military Academy in Negev; in Europe the Jewish School, Berlin, the Jewish Cultural Centre in Duisburg, the Koningin Máximakazerne at the Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. He lives and works in Berlin.