UCLA A.UD Lecture Series 2017-18

This, Not That invites thought-provoking speakers to present arguments for their respective positions, or ideological stances, toward the design of the built environment. Their arguments will be supported by presentations of their creative efforts in research, pedagogy or professional practice.  This series stages an ongoing debate around the shifting perspectives that frame creative practice.

Monday, October 16
Sou Fujimoto
Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo

Monday, October 23
Chicago Architecture Biennale Roundtable
Erin Besler, Sarah Hearne, Wonne Ickx, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai, Sylvia Lavin (UCLA A.UD participants)

Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston
Principals, Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles; Artistic Directors, 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennale

Moderator: Michael Osman, UCLA A.UD Associate Professor

Monday, November 6

Thomas Auer
Managing Director, Transsolar, Stuttgart

Monday, January 29
Sarah Whiting
Design Principal, WW Architecture, Houston; Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of Architecture

Monday, February 26
Charles Waldheim
John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Monday, March 5
Mark Foster Gage
Principal, Mark Foster Gage Architects, New York; Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture

Monday, April 9
Jaron Lubin
Principal, Safdie Architects
Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Monday, April 16
Andrés Jaque
Founder, Office for Political Innovation, Madrid/New York

Monday, April 30
Kersten Geers and David Van Severen
Founders, Office, Belgium

Monday, May 14
Marion Weiss
Graham Chair Professor of Architecture Penn Design; co-founder of Weiss/Manfredi, New York
Richard Weinstein Lecture

Monday, May 21
Brett Steele
Dean, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture


The following exhibitions highlight UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s best student work.

Currents: Spring 2017, Perloff Gallery
September 27 – December 15, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 29, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm

Currents: Fall 2017, Perloff Gallery
January 8 – March 16, 2018
Opening reception: Monday, January 8, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm

Currents: Winter 2018, Perloff Gallery
April 2 – June 2, 2018
Opening reception: Monday, April 2 | 6pm- 8pm

On the Go, IDEAS Campus Gallery

September 27 – December 15, 2016
Opening reception: Monday, October 2, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm

The development of new transportation and mobility technologies with respect to autonomy or auto mobility, signal a new paradigm shift. The inventions and implementation of autonomous vehicles, drones, car sharing services, personal mobility as well as long distance travel with Hyperloop are enabled by a series of technological inventions such as Light Detection and Ranging Technology, AI software, mobile device applications, GPS, onboard sensors or instant access to the data. These modes of transportation and mobility have the potential to increase safety, influence traffic congestion, economy, politics, culture but more importantly the way we live and experience the city.

The summer SUPRASTUDIO investigates the role these new mobility and transportation technology systems can have and how they play into configuring new urban and architectural possibilities. From the urban analysis to the development of a multi-level transportation station, each project responds to specific issues unique to their site. Looking at Los Angeles in 2040, the studio takes Wilshire Boulevard as a testing ground for integrating new technologies of transportation into the rich social and cultural fabric of the city. Wilshire Boulevard, once celebrated the automobile culture in Los Angeles, once again attempts to adapt its architecture to the moving, transient and passing experience of the mobilized viewer, augmenting new street organization, public spaces and programs as well as implementing technological inventions.

UCLA A.UD’s 2017-18 M.Arch.II program, SUPRASTUDIO will be led by Craig Hodgetts, Mark Mack, Thom Mayne, and Guvenc Ozel.

Faculty for Summer Studio and SUPRASTUDIO include: Benjamin Ennemoser, Marta Nowak, Gabby Shawcross, and Eui- Sung Yi.

June 11-12, 2018

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all-school exposition between the Westwood and IDEAS campus engages students, faculty and the international design community in a discourse on 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, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects.

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.

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