August 2, 2009
Ball-Nogues: In today's Arts & Books article about architects Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, a reference to their work at this year's Coachella music festival should have noted that Southern California Institute of Architecture students collaborated on the three-story plastic form; and the size of their forthcoming 18-foot project in L.A.'s Centinela Area Building and Safety Permit Office is misstated as 18 inches. Also, the smaller photograph accompanying the article misidentifies Nogues as Ball.
April 20, 2011 |
"In Southern California," the architect Charles Moore wrote in 1984, "the part that is planted is very likely to be more sophisticated than the part that is built. " If that's the case — and I'd say it has been in nearly every phase of the region's design history — how to explain the fact that Los Angeles architects have for so long been much better known, locally and around the world, than their counterparts in landscape architecture? Why have our best gardens tended to be even more susceptible to neglect or demolition than our best houses, which are themselves infamously vulnerable?
June 25, 1989
Two summer programs are being offered by the Southern California Institute of Architecture for professionals and the public. The Professional Development Program focuses on contemporary issues in architecture and urban design, real estate development, presentation techniques and related subjects. It offers day and evening courses or weekend workshops starting Monday through Aug. 31. The school will again offer Making and Meaning, an intensive five-week course for those contemplating a career in architecture.
May 11, 1997
As a young architect and former Frank Gehry employee, I take exception to Nicolai Ouroussoff's assertion that during the early '90s, "Unlike the East Coast scene . . . there was no clear theoretical center here" ("Basic Instinct," April 6). Most of the architects he mentions--including Buresh, Lubowicki, Mayne, Moss and Rotondi--were teaching at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, better known as SCI-Arc. As a graduate student at London's Architectural Assn. in 1990, all I heard about was the Los Angeles scene and SCI-Arc.
March 25, 2014 |
It was in Los Angeles that Tokyo-born Shigeru Ban, the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, first studied architecture. Well, in Santa Monica, to be exact. Ban attended the fledgling Southern California Institute of Architecture in the late 1970s, right after finishing high school in Japan. "I wanted to go to Cooper Union and study with John Hejduk, but I found out that Cooper Union didn't accept foreign students," Ban said of the experimental New York school. "They only accepted foreign students transferring from another U.S. school.
January 14, 1996
Re "Whatever Happened to the Architect Groupies?" (Jan. 2): The architects missed their opportunity to "penetrate the public consciousness" by not putting their show on TV during the '80s. The American Institute of Architects' awards should have been presented on TV with music, dancers and the envelope. Awards shown only in architectural magazines reached an audience limited to those who competed for the awards. The public was not educated to know that many stars and runners-up exist in the world of architecture and they are beautiful, eccentric, temperamental and sometimes sexy.