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Main E-vent 2020

May 02, 2020 at 6:00pm
May 02, 2020 at 9:00pm
Main Event 2020

In the midst of unprecedented global challenges, SCI-Arc students need support now more than ever. Given current social distancing requirements, SCI-Arc has redesigned Main Event as Main E-Vent—a lively and spectacular virtual affair. Featuring a live Zoom dance party with DJ, digital cocktail lounge experiences, and other surprises, Main E-Vent will showcase outstanding student work to raise funds for scholarships. There will also be video tributes presented throughout the evening to honor Ray Kappe and Merry Norris.

We are asking SCI-Arc friends and family alike to stand with us during this formidable moment in human history by empowering the next generation of architectural thinkers to approach the world's complex problems with creativity, courage, perspective, and innovative thinking. Participation in Main E-Vent directly aids our students, and continues to enable SCI-Arc’s unparalleled education to the most talented and committed students from around the globe.

Pledge your support by contributing or purchasing Main E-Vent tickets to join us virtually on May 2nd!

In the inspiring words of SCI-Arc Director Hernán Díaz Alonso: “Architecture is always an act of optimism.” Please join us in recognizing and supporting future architects who will transform the world through their own resilience, innovation, and, above all, optimism.

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For any questions, additional information, or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Janelle Reyes at 213.356.5324 or


6:00pm Faculty Cocktail Lounge

Join SCI-Arc’s celebrated faculty as they kick off Main E-vent with a stylish cocktail

6:25pm Director’s Welcome

SCI-Arc’s Director and CEO Hernan Diaz Alonso greets the SCI-Arc family as we come together in support of SCI-Arc’s Scholarship Endowment Fund

6:30pm Make An Impact

Students share the impact that scholarships have had on their education

6:35pm Tribute to Ray Kappe

Together we remember and celebrate our founder, Ray Kappe

6:45pm Spin Zoom

A socially distant take on our popular Spin Room, join Florencia Pita as she discusses creativity in the current climate with program chairs Elena Manferdini, David Ruy, and Tom Wiscombe

7:05pm Tribute to Merry Norris

Join us as we remember our longtime board member Merry Norris

7:15pm Spring Show Curator’s Tour

This year’s Spring Show curator, History and Theory faculty member John Cooper, guides us through the exhibition’s engaging student work presented on the Twitch platform

To independently explore the expansive Spring Show, please visit:

8:15pm Zoom Dance Party

Hop over to our Zoom call and dance the night away!

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