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A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

Graduate Thesis 2022 Anticipates Bold Imaginary with Weekend of Thrilling Reviews

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With much anticipation and enthusiasm, SCI-Arc will present its annual Graduate Thesis Weekend this Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11, in-person at its downtown Los Angeles Arts District campus. This year’s graduating M.Arch 1 and M.Arch 2 students will present their incredible thesis work, culminating from a year of extensive research and experimentation. We’re excited to be fully in-person and in the SCI-Arc building, bringing back the vital opportunity for students to install and exhibit their work physically, and to engage their audience in real-time.

Crossing over with the first week of the fall term, Graduate Thesis at SCI-Arc is the nexus of school events, cultivating an inevitable link between outgoing thesis ideas with incoming students’ curiosities. The weekend of reviews gives thesis students an invaluable platform to articulate, propose, and defend their work to the SCI-Arc community and beyond. 62 students and 17 faculty advisors will converge with an array of invited guest critics from within and outside the discipline of architecture, to review, debate, and contemplate the provocations of this year's thesis projects.

“We’re excited to be fully in-person and in the SCI-Arc building, bringing back the vital opportunity for students to install and exhibit their work physically, and to engage their audience in real-time. Thesis is not only a demonstration of a student’s scholarship, skills, and ideas, but an ongoing endeavor of their professional and creative future,” shares Jackilin Hah Bloom, Graduate Thesis Coordinator. “This year’s thesis projects take positions on compelling provocations of 2022. While each thesis is a personal and specific investigation, collectively, this year’s class gives us a pulse on the ideas and attitudes that will shape our built environments.”

“We are in front of a new generation of architects, who have spent the past two years studying online; the pandemic has been reset and an opportunity to reclaim what it means to use our time and space in the best possible ways,” explains Graduate Programs Chair Elena Manferdini. “Today young architects want to be fully, deeply engaged in something worthwhile, something that actually matters. These Graduate Thesis students understand that architecture is not an individual journey, but a collective act.”

The entire SCI-Arc community and beyond are invited to join and support the 2022 Graduate Thesis class on September 10 and 11 as they share their accomplished thesis projects. To preview students’ work and for more details on the weekend review schedule and guest critic list, visit the Graduate Thesis 2022 website.