IDEAS Lecture: Hyperloop: Transforming Transportation


Wednesday, January 15, 2014
6:45pm Reception / 7:30pm Program Begins
IDEAS Campus

UCLA A.UD opens its inaugural lecture series at the IDEAS satellite campus with a provocative look at Hyperloop, entrepreneur Elon Musk's concept for a high-speed tube transit system that could whisk passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about 30 minutes. The Hyperloop will be faster than airplane, travel at a fraction of the cost of typical High Speed Rail Systems and will transform the way we think of transportation today. UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) will partner with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., for its 2014–15 master of architecture II program, known as SUPRASTUDIO.

Engineers Patricia Galloway, the first female president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Marco Villa, former director of missions operations at SpaceX, will spearhead the development of Hyperloop and will join moderator and A.UD professor Craig Hodgetts for a dynamic conversation about the project.

Patricia Galloway, Co-Director, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.
With over 35 years experience in megaproject construction, Dr. Patricia Galloway is President and CEO of Pegasus-Global. She serves as international arbitrator on several panels including: CPR’s Cross Border and Energy Panels, United States Council for International Business (USCIB) ICC Panel, ICDR and the AAA’s Commercial, Large Complex Case, and Construction Panels. She is a member of the National Academy of Construction, past president of ASCE, and served on the US National Science Board appointed by President Bush from 2006-2012.

Marco Villa, Co-Director, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Marco Villa has worked on some of the most advanced and cutting-edge programs in the aerospace industry, from technology demonstration satellites to leading commercial efforts. Through his career, Dr. Villa developed a unique expertise that combines business management, finance and technical knowledge. As Director of Mission Operations at SpaceX, Dr. Villa was responsible over for the missions of the Dragon spacecraft to and from the International Space Station.


The IDEAS Lecture Series charts a dynamic new future for architecture by engaging speakers from a broad range of disciplines. The series looks beyond the field's traditional boundaries and explores topics arising from unexpected quarters—entertainment, automotive, aerospace, and tech industries—in order to explore rapidly emerging new technologies, possibilities for interdisciplinary growth, and the role of Los Angeles in the evolution of architecture. The Architecture and Urban Design IDEAS Lecture Series is generously supported by Paul and Herta Amir.

Lectures take place at: IDEAS at the Hercules Campus, 5865 S. Campus Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094
Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.
No reservations are required.
Information: 310.267.4704

Location: 5865 S. Campus Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90094
Contact:  310.267.4704
Time:  Lectures take place at 7:30pm on the Hercules Campus (unless otherwise indicated).
Parking:  Parking is available on site.