The new Walnut Creek Public Library lobby features an installation by UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Christian Moeller’s. “Shhh…Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray,” is composed of 3,960 books and displays the image of a woman’s face as she makes a “shhh” signal.
Archive for July, 2010
Award-winning Distinguished Architecture and Urban Design Professor Thom Mayne, has been commissioned to design a new building at Cornell University, with his architecture firm, Morphosis. The 100,000-square-foot William H. Gates Hall will bring together several units of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science in a collaborative working and learning environment.
A recent announcement states that a number of UCLA faculty members will be participating in the 2010 Biennale di Venezia, including AUD Chair and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Distinguished Professor Thom Mayne, Professors Dana Cuff, Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, Mark Mack, Assistant Professor Heather Roberge, Adjunct Associate Professor Roger Sherman, Lecturer Georgina Huljich, and Visiting Professors Peter Ebner and Sou Fujimoto.
Studioplex, a new share webiste led by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Assistant Professor Heather Roberge has recently been unveiled. Architecture faculty and students are invited to submit architectural design projects created within a studio context in the past 12 months. The site is organized into four levels: Studios, Schools, Projects, and Exhibitions.
Rebeca Mendez, professor in the Department of Design|Media Arts, has been awarded an art residency from the Arctic Circle to join an expedition to the High Arctic Oct. 7-24, 2010. A group of 18 artists, scientists, architects and educators will work collaboratively aboard an ice-class vessel in Svalbard, an international territory near the North Pole.
len-tic-u-lar-is, a new exhibition by Los Angeles and Sendai-based architecture firm Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA), will be on view from July 30 to September 12, 2010 in the SCI-Arc Gallery.
SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss and Prof. Hitoshi Abe, Chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and SCI-Arc alum, will discuss len-tic-u-lar-is on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7pm.
Exhibition opening reception follows the discussion.
Back in December 2009 it was announced that I.D. : Magazine of International Design would cease publication after the January 2010 issue. The library’s copies of this magazine have now been bound and are shelved in the stacks: no issues are left in the Current Periodical Stacks.
Beginning in fall 2010, Arts print reserves will return to the Arts Library.
Arts print reserves had been housed in the College Library during the 2009/2010 academic year, due to the reduction in branch library hours. Faculty and students requested the return of reserves to the Arts Library and this request has been approved.
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