Mayne 2015-2016

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The Now Institute Conference – Overview

The day started off at 9am when the first group of students presented their work on UCLA's Grand Challenge : Sustainable Los Angeles.  Our guests, Alan Berger, MIT CAU, Albert Pope, Rice University, Charles Waldheim, Harvard GSD and Bill Fain, FAIA critiqued the story of the presentation and methods of presenting large amounts of ...

2016 Urban Conference at IDEAS on April 11

Research + Mapping

Throughout the first term, our studio task has been to research Los Angeles County as part of the UCLA Sustainable Los Angeles Initiative whose mission statement is to "achieve sustainability in energy and water while enhancing ecosystem health in Los Angeles County by 2050."  See the official SLA ...

Fall 2015 Wrap-Up

Closing up the first quarter of research, the team presented their findings across a wide display showcasing the multiplicity of applications used to gather this information. Visualizing supply and demand through flowcharts, written statements of facts about the current and future Los Angeles , diagrams representing the vast variety of housing ...


  The Now Institute's latest publication "Haiti Now" is available here.

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RUMBLE 2015!

Please join us for the Mayne SUPRASTUDIO final review as UCLA RUMBLE 2015! The Now Institute will be presenting its work from both the Haiti Life Tree studio as well as our studio for the UCLA Grand Challenges initiative. The Haiti Life Tree studio explores the development of an off-grid infrastructure unit to ...

Launching "Haiti Now"

Over the past month we have been busy promoting our book "Haiti Now" First, we were hosted by the incredible Knowledge and Freedom Organization (FOKAL) in Port-au-Prince for a great event to showcase "Haiti Now" and the Now Institute's past and continuing work. Director, Eui-Sung Yi, presented a power point presentation and was joined ...

"Haiti NOW" Fresh Off the Press!

The product of more than two years of research, Haiti Now is a comprehensive resource of culture, history and the built environment. The Now Institute has been involved in Haiti since 2011. After completing a design for the Make It Right foundation as well as urban design proposal for the city ...

University of Manitoba welcomes NOW Director Eui-Sung Yi and Researcher Zach Pauls

The University of Manitoba in Winnepeg, Canada invited Now Institute Director, Eui-Sung Yi and Now Institute Research Associate (along with University of Manitoba alumnus) Zach Pauls to each present a lecture for their students. Eui-Sung Yi outlined his work both with ...

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