Craig Hodgetts, a member of the faculty since 1972, worked for Sir James Stirling and formed StudioWorks before opening a firm with his partner, Hsinming Fung, in 1984. The work of Hodgetts
+ Fung Design and Architecture has been published extensively and has received numerous awards, including First Design Awards from Progressive Architecture, an AIA Library Buildings Award for UCLA Towell Library, the National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award for the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design. Current projects include Jesuit Chapel in Sacramento, a mixed-use hotel in West Hollywood, and an amphitheater on the Nashville Riverfront. In 2005 the Los Angeles Architectural Forum honored Hodgetts and his partner for career contributions to the architectural culture of Los Angeles and he is the recipient of the Los Angeles American Institute of Architecture teacher of the year award in recognition of his continuing influence of his teaching upon students. Hodgetts is also the recipient in 2006 of the Los Angeles American Institute of Architecture Gold Medal Award and in 2008 received the AIACC Firm of the Year Award.  A monograph of his firm’s work Hodgetts + Fung (United Asia Art and Design Corporation) was published in 2005.



Marta Nowak is a lecturer at UCLA SUPRASTUDIO working with Craig Hodgetts on the Hyperloop project. Previously Marta has taught at Northeastern University in Boston. She is currently a founding principal at AN.ONYMOUS, a trans-disciplinary design practice based in New York and Los Angeles. Marta holds degrees in Studio Arts from St. Catherine University, and in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a recipient of Harvard University International Community Service Fellowship Award and worked on the Initiative for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation at the United Nations Human Settlement Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. Marta has also presented her work on Women’s Health and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa at the World Economic Forum. From 2008 to 2012, Marta served in the editorial team of Harvard Design Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 in New York, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery in St. Paul Minnesota and at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



David Ross is an architect and principal of Code-A, a Los Angeles–based exploratory architecture design studio. Code-A has been recognized as a leader in sensory and performative architecture through the integration of computation and intuition in systemic design. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Ross taught graduate design studios and seminars at SCI-Arc, UC Berkeley, CCA, and RISD. In New York, Ross worked for Diller + Scofidio, Lebbeus Woods, and Steven Holl Architects. In Los Angeles, he was a Project Director at Gehry Technologies, implementing information and parametric modeling in multiple large-scale projects in construction. Ross studied at the Architectural Association and is a graduate of The Cooper Union. He has exhibited and lectured widely and is the author of the award-winning publication Pamphlet Architecture 24: Some Among Them Are Killers (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003). Ross holds an NCARB certificate and is a licensed architect in New York and California.

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