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Main Event 2022

Celebrating SCI-Arc’s First 50 Years, Supporting Students for the Next 50

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October 11, 2022 at 6:00pm
October 11, 2022 at 8:30pm

214 S Main St Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gala Dinner and Awards


  • Frank Gehry
  • Alison Saar
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • The Herald Examiner Building/Georgetown Company 
  • Celebrating founding director Ray Kappe alongside founding faculty Thom Mayne, Jim Stafford, Glen Small, Ahde Lahti, Bill Simonian, and Shelly Kappe
Messiah selfie with butterfly

For 50 years, SCI-Arc has been restless, bold, and optimistic. We celebrate the tenacity of the figures and forces that created a movement never before seen in architecture education, which embraces the audacity of ever-shifting visions ahead. This year marks SCI-Arc's 50th anniversary, which will be commemorated with a special scholarship fundraising gala as well as free and accessible events and programs taking place throughout 2022.

On October 11th, friends and supporters of SCI-Arc are invited to gather for Main Event 2022, a scholarship fundraiser and celebration of the outrageous creativity that for 50 years has propelled our school’s thought leadership in architecture and design. Main Event benefits the SCI-Arc Scholarship Endowment with net proceeds empowering more students to access the world-renowned school of innovation and architectural thinking. Our Main Event gala dinner and awards is SCI-Arc's primary fundraiser supporting student scholarships, allowing us to sustain our commitment to creating inclusive opportunities for students of all backgrounds, including those from communities underrepresented in architecture, to study at SCI-Arc.

At our gala dinner and awards presentation, we are thrilled to honor inimitable creative leaders including architect Frank Gehry, visual artist Alison Saar, Walt Disney Imagineering, and the Herald Examiner Building/Georgetown Company, and recognize SCI-Arc's founding faculty. SCI-Arc's special 50th anniversary Main Event fundraiser is guaranteed to be remembered for years to come.

SCI-Arc takes the lead in reimagining the limits of architecture, reflecting on our first 50 years to propel us into the future, and producing the next generation of risk-takers who will push us towards the potential of the next 50 years. We look forward to reconnecting with and expressing our gratitude to all who have played a role in making SCI-Arc the remarkable school it is today, while reveling in the accomplishments of SCI-Arc's first 50 years.

Sponsors and Friends

Spotlight Sponsors 

  • The Georgetown Company
  • Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly
  • Tom Strickler
  • Tim Disney
  • The Ratner Family The Max Collaborative

          Sustaining Sponsors

          • Suzanne Boda and George Grindahl
          • Mary Blodgett and Carlton Calvin
          • Hernán Díaz Alonso and Florencia Pita
          • Griffin Enright Architects
          • Gensler
          • STUN
          • Walt Disney Imagineering
          • CO Architects
          • Eric Owen Moss Architects
          • Ellen and Dan Strickler
          • Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
          • Related California
          • Casper Mads Clausen
          • Joe Day and Nina Hachigian

          Contributing Sponsors

          • Jerry Neuman
          • Relativity Architects
          • AARP
          • Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP
          • Roy and Janet Choi 
          • Bestor Architecture
          • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
          • Hathaway Dinwiddie
          • Hearst
          • Herman Miller
          • Hsinming Fung and Craig Hodgetts
          • Johnson Fain
          • Linear City Development
          • Matt Construction
          • Trevor McFedries
          • Moss Adams
          • Abigail Scheuer
          • Abby Sher
          • Shubin Donaldson/Robin Donaldson
          • SCAAA/Steven Song
          • John Winston Studio
          • Warner Records
          • Aliso
          • Byron and Kerstin Merritt


          • Anthony Ferguson
          • Lex Coffroth – Architect
          • David Ruy and Karel Klein
          • Darin Johnstone Architects
          • Studio Antares A+E
          • David Hertz and Laura Doss-Hertz
          • Sue and Tom Gosney
          • Elissa Scrafano/Scrafano Architects
          • Oren and Michelle Lavee
          • James Douglas Hays
          • Bernstein Private Wealth Management
          • Craig Biggi
          • Bolton/R. Lee Walker 
          • Edythe Broad
          • Citadel EHS
          • Kim Colin
          • William Hogan
          • DREZNER Architecture, LLC
          • EYRC Architects
          • Frederick Fisher and Partners
          • Elizabeth Gibb
          • Joni and Steve Martino
          • Perkins & Will
          • Plant Prefab
          • Ian Robertson
          • Dan Swartz
          • Swinerton
          • Lee and Susan Tabler
          • Stephanie Zeigler
          • Jim and Margaret Lynn
          • Peter Grueneisen
          • Jitendra Amatya
          • Dan Weinreber
          • Chu—Gooding
          • Kevin Daly Architects
          • Matthew Baker and Russell Fortmeyer
          • Aviva Carmy
          • Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich
          • Maxi Spina and Jia Yi Gu
          • Glavovic Studio
          • RIOS

          Vaccination Policy for Main Event

          All guests are required to be fully vaccinated. Guests who are fully vaccinated but do not have their booster (when eligible) will be required to wear a mask while indoors. For those whom masking is required, masks can be removed when outdoors or when eating and drinking.