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May 17, 1995 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traditionalists might be well advised to breathe deeply before visiting the Southern California Institute of Architecture. The 23-year-old school occupies a gray two-story warehouse in a Marina del Rey industrial park. The interior resembles a commune of unfinished and unkempt artists' lofts. Don't expect to find room numbers on many doors; in fact, don't expect many doors. What goes on there has its offbeat side too.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 23, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Its creators call it CHIP — the Compact, Hyper-Insulated Prototype. But onlookers say the 733-square-foot house looks like a pillow or even a spacesuit because of its quilted exterior: Insulation is stretched around the frame rather than stuffed inside it. Despite those first impressions — or perhaps because of them — CHIP is turning heads on the National Mall in Washington D.C. this week along with 19 other competitors in the U.S. Department of...
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MAGAZINE
October 8, 1995
Michael Rotondi, an L.A. native, is director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture: Currently my favorite city space is part of a ritual that began two years ago. We dine on a Friday night at Nicola in Downtown Los Angeles and afterward walk through the financial district up to Bunker Hill and back again. The city center late at night is quiet and still, like the countryside.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
L.A.'s renegade, nomadic architecture school is finally putting down roots. The Southern California Institute of Architecture, one of the top-rated schools in the country for design, bought itself a home in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. SCI-Arc, as it is commonly known, paid $23.1 million for a highly unorthodox school building. SCI-Arc bought a century-old rail freight depot that is a quarter of a mile long and about 37 feet wide. The school has been a tenant in the building for 10 years, having failed in an earlier attempt to buy the property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1997
The Southern California Institute of Architecture has hired Los Angeles architect and professor Neil M. Denari to be the school's third director in its 25-year history, officials said this week. Denari will succeed Michael Rotondi, who has headed the Marina del Rey-area campus since 1987. Although it enrolls only 450 graduate and undergraduate students, it has an international reputation as a center of innovative design.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1996 | Marla Dickerson
College credit for visiting Disneyland? It may sound like a dumb jock's dream class, but instructor Nina Lesser swears it's no Mickey Mouse course. Lesser is teaching a seminar called "Theme Parks and the Architecture of Leisure" this semester at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. The course explores the links between contemporary theme parks and utopian models of urban planning from earlier eras.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2001 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of anxiety and delays, the Southern California Institute of Architecture will break ground today on its campus in downtown Los Angeles. Some renovation work at the school's new home, a nearly quarter-mile-long former railroad freight terminal in the artists' loft district, is already underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August--nearly nine months behind schedule.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highly regarded Southern California Institute of Architecture will move its campus to downtown Los Angeles in a major boost for civic efforts to revive the central city with new cultural and educational institutions. SCI-Arc, as the school is known, will bring its more than 500 students and staff to a $60-million commercial and residential development planned for the artists' loft district.
REAL ESTATE
September 10, 2000
The institute's first annual fund-raising dinner. Proceeds will be used to establish an alumni association scholarship endowment. New buildings in the Hayden Tract by architect Eric Owen Moss will be on display. Moss, along with Hayden Tract developers Frederick and Laurie Smith of Samitaur Constructs, architect Michael Rotondi and former Getty Museum director John Walsh, will be honored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Visions are developing of what the proposed CleanTech Corridor might look like when it begins to emerge in downtown Los Angeles. The Southern California Institute of Architecture launched a competition that invited entrants to offer new ideas for the four-mile stretch of land next to the Los Angeles River. The school, known as SCI-Arc, last week announced more than $10,000 in prizes for the winners. The city-run Community Redevelopment Agency has also asked companies to submit proposals by Dec. 3 for revitalizing a 20-acre section of the corridor.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
A sculpted steel-and-glass home, designed with the curved lines of an ocean liner, sits on the Strand in Manhattan Beach, steps from the beach and an ocean view that extends from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Malibu. The house, owned by Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer, who co-created the cartoons "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," was designed in 1988 by Ray Kappe, architect and co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2010 | By Christopher Hawthorne
Raimund Abraham, an Austrian-born architect known for his powerfully enigmatic drawings and fierce idealism, and whose narrow, blade-like 2002 Austrian Cultural Forum building in New York is among the most forceful pieces of architecture built in the last decade, was killed early Thursday when the car he was driving collided in downtown Los Angeles with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus. He was 76. The accident, at 5th and Main streets, came...
BUSINESS
March 27, 2001 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of anxiety and delays, the Southern California Institute of Architecture will break ground today on its campus in downtown Los Angeles. Some renovation work at the school's new home, a nearly quarter-mile-long former railroad freight terminal in the artists' loft district, is already underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August--nearly nine months behind schedule.
REAL ESTATE
September 10, 2000
The institute's first annual fund-raising dinner. Proceeds will be used to establish an alumni association scholarship endowment. New buildings in the Hayden Tract by architect Eric Owen Moss will be on display. Moss, along with Hayden Tract developers Frederick and Laurie Smith of Samitaur Constructs, architect Michael Rotondi and former Getty Museum director John Walsh, will be honored.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
A sculpted steel-and-glass home, designed with the curved lines of an ocean liner, sits on the Strand in Manhattan Beach, steps from the beach and an ocean view that extends from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Malibu. The house, owned by Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer, who co-created the cartoons "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," was designed in 1988 by Ray Kappe, architect and co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
HOME & GARDEN
September 23, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Its creators call it CHIP — the Compact, Hyper-Insulated Prototype. But onlookers say the 733-square-foot house looks like a pillow or even a spacesuit because of its quilted exterior: Insulation is stretched around the frame rather than stuffed inside it. Despite those first impressions — or perhaps because of them — CHIP is turning heads on the National Mall in Washington D.C. this week along with 19 other competitors in the U.S. Department of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highly regarded Southern California Institute of Architecture will move its campus to downtown Los Angeles in a major boost for civic efforts to revive the central city with new cultural and educational institutions. SCI-Arc, as the school is known, will bring its more than 500 students and staff to a $60-million commercial and residential development planned for the artists' loft district.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1998 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
Most academic institutions would cringe at the idea of having to redefine their identity overnight. But the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)--which has become one of the country's most offbeat and inventive architecture schools since its inception 25 years ago--soon will have no other option. Although SCI-Arc moved to its current location at 5454 Beethoven St.
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