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Toiling in the hot sun and sometimes late into the evening, a group of students from USC and the Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (XUAT) built a wood pavilion designed by USC professor Geoffrey von Oeyen on public land overlooking a vineyard in Lantian, outside of Xi’an. Commissioned by USC’s American Academy in China and former...

A dozen speakers from the Pearl River Delta and the United States discussed critical issues of Chinese development at a symposium in Shenzhen organized by USC’s American Academy in China (AAC). Entitled “Rethinking the Village: Rural/Urban/Industrial,” the event on July 22 brought together architects, educators, and writers to present a range of...

Following months of planning and construction, the USC student-designed entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is finally ready to join the competition. The 960-square-foot single family, net-zero home — called fluxHome to reflect its flexible, modular design — has been under construction since April on the South Lawn behind Watt...

Master of Landscape Architecture Design Research Exhibition
Los Angeles River & Los Angeles Urban Mosiac
Los Angeles City Hall Bridge Gallery - Open through August 29, 2013
On the eve of a landmark decision from the US Army Corps of Engineers on the future design and funding of its Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study, a new exhibition on...

The conceptual ideas that students at the USC School of Architecture have been developing in their minds over the last semester is coming to life in a massive display of science, art and innovation — with a bit of blue painter's tape thrown into the mix. For two days this week, the interior and exterior of Watt Hall will be covered wall-to-wall...

Synthesis Design + Architecture (SDA), the forward-thinking Los Angeles-based architecture firm led by architect and USC professor, Alvin Huang, has recently won an international competition to design a rapidly deployable pavilion to showcase Volvo’s new plug-in electric hybrid, the V60.

Volvo’s “Switch to Pure Volvo” competition, organized by...

The University of Southern California School of Architecture is pleased to announce the expansion of its internationally renowned professional Master of Architecture [M.ARCH] degree to now allow students with non-architectural undergraduate degrees to apply for admission. In previous years, only students with pre-professional bachelor’s degrees in...

Scott Uriu, a lecturer at the USC School of Architecture, has a scale model, drawings, renderings and animation of a housing tower designed by his firm featured in the ninth annual ArchiLab exhibition at the Fonds régional d’art contemporain de la région Centre in Orleans, France. The exhibition opened to the public in mid-September. The...

The final review season for hundreds of students at USC School of Architecture has come to a wrap. For two days earlier this month, the interior and exterior of Watt Hall was covered wall-to-wall with student drawings, models and installations as part of Blue Tape, the School of Architecture's end-of-semester design reviews and public exhibition....

Assistant Professor Kyle Konis, Ph.D, AIA was recently granted a 2016 Upjohn Award by the American Institute of Architects Upjohn Research Initiative, a grant program that supports applied research that advances design and professional practice. One of five awards selected nationally, the $20,240 award will support Konis’s continued research...