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A.UD LECTURE AND EXHIBITION SERIES

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UCLA A.UD ANNOUNCES LECTURE AND EXHIBITION SERies 2014-15
50 YEARS OF ADVANCING DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND CULTURE 

Reception at 5:45pm | Program begins at 6:30pm 

*MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014 
Nader Tehrani
Principal, NADAAA, Boston; Professor, MIT School of Architecture, Boston

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 
John Ruble
FAIA, Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, Los Angeles

*MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015 
Preston Scott Cohen
Chair, Department of Architecture and the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge; Principal, Preston Scott Cohen Inc., Cambridge

**MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015 
Experimental Jetset
Graphic design studio with Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van en Dungen, Amsterdam

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015 
Loris Rossi
Dean, Faculty of Urban Planning, Environment and Management and Head of Metropolis office, POLIS University, Tirana, Albania

*MONDAY, FEBRURARY 2, 2015 
Neil Spiller  
Hawksmoor Chair, Architecture and Landscape and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich, London

**MONDAY, FEBRURARY 9, 2015 
Rebeca Méndez
Professor, Design Media Arts, UCLA

**MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 
Michael Rock
Founding Partner and Creative Director, 2 x 4, New York

RICHARD WEINSTEIN LECTURE 
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 
Richard Koshalek
Former Director, Hirshorn Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and Past President, Art Center College of Design; life-long patron of Architecture

**MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 
Karin Apollonia Müller
Photographer

*MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015 
Anne Lacaton
Co-Principal, Lacaton & Vassal Architects, Paris

*MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 
Robert Somol
Director, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

*MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 
Elizabeth Diller
Founding Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York; Professor, Princeton University Architecture, Princeton

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015 
Michael Osman
Assistant Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015 
Sou Fujimoto
Principal, Sou Fujimoto, Tokyo

A.UD TEACHING FELLOW 2014-15 
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015 
Gabriel Fries-Briggs  
A.UD Teaching Fellow 2014-15
 


EXHIBITIONS 
Perloff Gallery

PLUG-IN L.A.: REINVENTING PERSONAL MOBILITY 
October 3 – December 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, October 3, 2014 | 6pm – 8pm

The exhibition Plug-in L.A.: Reinventing Personal Mobility explores the M.Arch.II SUPRASTUDIO summer studio work focusing on the technological, morphological, environmental and economic qualities and foreseen impact of the electric and autonomous car. As the quintessential American city, the urban development, economy, environment and structure of Los Angeles has been shaped by the presence of the automobile since the early part of the 20th century. Under the direction of IDEAS technology director Guvenc Ozel, students speculated on present and near future scenarios for the proliferation of these vehicles and supporting services, while considering consequent design problems that will impact the architectural and urbanistic identity of Los Angeles. UCLA A.UD’s 2014-15 M.Arch.II program, SUPRASTUDIO, located at the IDEAS satellite campus in Playa Vista is led by Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, and Thom Mayne.

CURRENTS: FALL 2014 
January 5 – March 20, 2015
Opening reception: Monday, January 5, 2015 | 6pm – 7pm

This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from Fall Quarter 2014.

CURRENTS: WINTER 2015 
March 30 – June 5, 2015
Opening reception: Monday, March 30, 2015 | 5:30 - 6:30pm

This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from Winter Quarter 2015.

EXHIBITION OFF CAMPUS 

The Entire Situation
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 2014 | 7:30–9:30pm
October 3–30, 2014

This exhibition culminates Erin Besler’s 2013–14 teaching fellowship at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, presenting mockups of walls to suggest that material thickness is an architectural problem where multiple forms of knowledge meet.

Mackey Garage Top Gallery
1137 South Cochran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Gallery Hours
Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 1pm
Admission to the exhibition free

RUMBLE 
June 8-13, 2015

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all-school exposition between the Westwood and IDEAS campuses engages students, faculty and the international design community in a discourse at the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 250 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners in attendance, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES 
Fora
The Urban Humanities Lecture Series 2014-15
Shanghai/LA: Contested Spaces of Identity

Fora is the lecture series of the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative, focusing on the intersection of design, urbanism, and the humanities. Most lectures are held on Tuesdays at 12:30pm in the DeCaf (Perloff 1302). For the 2014-15 year, the lecture series will focus on the contested spaces of identity in Shanghai, with speakers from USC, Tongji University, Fudan University, HKU, Cornell, and the University of Washington. Visit www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu for more information.
 


*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.  Because the profession needs to address significant changes to the way people live and work, in the fall of 2014, UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design shifts its focus towards rethinking the department building itself.   Rethinking the studio, review space, resource rooms, event spaces, and other activities will be the subject of a year-long programming study that includes the entire school and curriculum including the lecture series, public events, as well as in-house symposia and working meetings.

**Imagemakers 

Organized by Professor Neil Denari these lectures question; Is architecture part of the media since it is a medium? While it is not classified as a “graphic” or two-dimensional medium like painting, graphic design, or photography, it is nonetheless a medium of space and construction that has a relationship to these modes of expression and communication. This mini-lecture series asks two graphic design studios and two artists who work in photography to situate their work within the larger field of ideas that make up the image-sphere. In this world, this series argues, architecture does not stand apart from media, it takes its place in between and next to all other forms of image production seen to be traditionally at odds with architecture’s mass and persistence.  Presenters will return to UCLA in June to participate in our annual RUMBLE symposium.

Distinguished Alumni Lecture 
The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Distinguished Alumni Lecture series features renowned graduates whose innovation and accomplishments have significantly impacted the field of architecture and or urban design.

The IDEAS Lecture Series will be back in Winter and Spring 2015. Look for the schedule at www.aud.ucla.edu/IDEAS in December 2014.

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

The campus map is available at www.aud.ucla.edu/map
Alternative parking is available at Self-Service Parking Pay Stations at http://www.transportation.ucla.edu/portal/pdf/paystationmap.pdf

 

 

 

 

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