Director and Professor of Archictecture at the University of Illinois at Chicagao

A.UD Lectures


Robert Somol is Director and Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago. Somol, an architectural theorist focuses his research on modernism and its modes of repetition, the emergence of the diagram in postwar architecture, interior urbanism, and the development of graphic or cartoon protocols within contemporary architectural practices.

50 Years of Advancing Design, Technology, and Culture

During its 50-year history, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design has been an innovator in identifying what architects are taught. From the invention of 3D computer programs; to the integration of sustainability in a design curriculum; to the incorporation of large scale CNC robotics for the first time in a school of architecture in the world; the Department has critically defined the topics, curriculum, and knowledge necessary to keep its graduates relevant in a changing world. In the fall of 2014, A.UD shifts its focus to thinking about new school environments for architectural education. This mini-lecture series will bring a distinguished group of architects from around the world to Los Angeles to discuss architectural education building types. Associate Professor Heather Roberge will host Nader Tehrani's lecture and engage him in a discussion following his presentation. 

Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.

Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm

Info: 310.267.4704

Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)
Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.

Alternative parking is available at Self-Service Parking Pay Stations  

Check the website for confirmation of all programs at www.aud.ucla.edu

The campus map is available at www.maps.ucla.edu/campus/