2018/19 Public Programs and Exhibitions


2018/19 Public Programs and Exhibitions

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design is a champion of ideas and their articulate expression. Our exceptional faculty — from Pritzker Prize winners to future leaders of the field — teach our students to engage the world around them, to see ideas as opportunities for reflection and imagination, and to leverage design and writing as expressions of newly curated perspectives. 

Our public programs build on this approach, convening leaders from the intersecting vectors of design, media, technology and urbanism to share their ideas and projects and to reflect on the state of contemporary culture. All of our public programs are open to the UCLA community and the public at large. We hope you will join us in these conversations. 

Lecture Series 

  • October 1, 2018 — Ari Seligmann, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Architecture Department at Monash University

  • October 8, 2018 — Theo Triantafyllidis, Artist, Architect and UCLA Design Media Arts Lecturer

  • October 15, 2018 — Tobias Rees, Reid Hoffman Professor of Humanities, The New School, Director, Berggruen Institute, and Fellow, CIFAR

  • November 26, 2018 — RICHARD WEINSTEIN LECTURE: Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, Co-founders, WEISS/MANFREDI. 

  • January 14, 2019 — Georgina Huljich, Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and Principal, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

  • January 28, 2019 — Zhu Pei, Founder, Studio Zhu-Pei and Dean, CAFA School of Architecture

  • February 25, 2019 — DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE: Alice Fung, Principal, Fung + Blatt Architects

  • March 4, 2019 — Anna Puigjaner, Co-founder, MAIO Studio and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia GSAPP

  • April 10, 2019 — Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, Co-founders, RUR Architecture*

  • April 15, 2019 — Emanuel Christ, Co-founder & CEO, Christ & Gantenbein

  • April 22, 2019 — Andrew Benjamin, Distinguished Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Technology, Sydney, Anniversary Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Kingston University, London

  • April 29, 2019 — William O'Brien Jr., Principal, WOJR, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Architecture and Founding Member, Collective-LOK

  • May 13, 2019 — John Houck, Artist

*Note: Date has been updated from original lecture series poster.


Our CURRENTS exhibitions take place in the Perloff Hall Gallery and highlight the best student work from the previous quarter.

CURRENTS Spring 2018: September 28 – December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: September 28, 2018 | 6–8 PM

CURRENTS Fall 2018: January 7 – March 22, 2019
Opening Reception: January 7, 2019 | 6–8 PM

CURRENTS Winter 2019: April 1 – June 7, 2019
Opening Reception: April 1, 2019 | 6–8 PM

RUMBLE: June 10 – 11, 2019
RUMBLE is UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s annual exhibition. With more than 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, over 200 projects on view and dozens of leading critics and practitioners, RUMBLE is a dynamic exploration of the opportunities and issues that the next generation of architects will face. 

Helpful Info

Please check back for confirmation of all programs. All lectures will take place at 6:30 PM in Perloff Hall Decafé. Short-term parking options are available in lots and structures located throughout campus. For more parking information, visit transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking. Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Los Angeles. It is open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM. Questions? Call us at 310.825.7857