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Graduate thesis at SCI-Arc: Graduate thesis at SCI-Arc

This page, organized by year of completion, includes links to videotaped lectures, links to student work, and downloadable PDF catalogs relating to the independent, final projects produced by M. Arch students at SCI-Arc.

Andrew Zago Thesis Research Lecture (February 9, 2015)

Todd Gannon Thesis Research Lecture (February 16, 2015)

2015 Thesis Prep Symposium on March 25, 2015 with Garet Ammerman, Alex Blugerman, Leonora Bustamante, Marilyn Hu, Jeffrey Kipnis, Elena Manferdini, Mei Zhi Neoh, Shawn Rassekh, Eileen Won, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo 

SCI-Arc Channel presents Thesis Weekend 2015 (September 10-13, 2015)

Graduation 2015 on September 13, 2015, with Hernan Diaz Alonso, John Enright, Elena Manferdini, Bridgette Marso, Eric Owen Moss, Nader Naim, and Tom Wiscombe

2014 Thesis Prep: Marcelyn Gow  (lecture from January 27, 2014)

2014 Thesis Prep: Todd Gannon (February 10, 2014)

2014 Thesis Prep: Andrew Zago (February 24, 2014)

2014 Thesis Prep Symposium on March 19, 2014, with Hernan Diaz Alonso, Taryn Bone, Scotty Zane Carroll, Marcelyn Gow, Mustafa Kustur, Yu Li, Julian Ma, Elena Manferdini, Hannah Pavlovich, and Andrew Zago

Graduation 2014 on September 7, 2014, with Hernan Diaz Alonso, John Enright, Hsinming Fung, Eric Garcetti, Anthony Morey, Eric Owen Moss)

2013 Thesis Prep Symposium on April 2, 2013 with Hernan Diaz Alonso, Johannes Beck, Ronny Eckels, Jeffrey Kipnis, Nikki Karpf, Sophie Lauriault, Elena Manferdini, Ryan Martinez, David Ruy, Jonathan Schnure, Peter Trummer

Graduation 2013, on September 8, 2013 with Jean-Louis Cohen, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Stuart Magruder, Eric Owen Moss, and Stefano Passeri

2013 Thesis exhibition gallery talk (September 20, 2013)

2012 Thesis Prep Symposium on March 6, 2012 with Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Eisenman, Jeffrey Kipnis, Elena Manferdini, and Eric Owen Moss

Emerging Systems & Technology/Media projects by Somaye MerzadPablo Francisco, and Peter Kaoud & Eugene Koscoron (videos via Vimeo)

Kyle & Liz Van Hasseln (2012 Gehry Prize for best graduate thesis, video via Vimeo)

Graduation 2012, September 9, 2012, with talks by Michael Rotondi and Jeffrey Kipnis

2011 Thesis Prep Symposium on April 6, 2011 with Hernan Diaz Alonso, Wes Jones, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sanford Kwinter, and Elena Manferdini

Emerging Systems & Technology/Media projects by Curime Batliner, Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto (video 1video 2, and video 3) via Vimeo

SCI-Arc Lens presents 2011 Graduate Thesis weekend (via YouTube)

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Please note

  • These guides are intended to provide initial orientation, and suggest a variety of different lines of investigation—not take the place of individual research.
  • All the resources cited here--print and digital--are available through the Kappe Library at SCI-Arc.Items not available at SCI-Arc are not included.
  • Surveys covering multiple projects are preferred over monographic studies focusing on specific works or individuals.
  • Resources on Los Angeles and Southern California are stressed.
  • Proprietary digital resources (Avery Index, Oxford Art Online, ArtStor, etc) can be accessed on-campus at SCI-ARC via any SCI-Arc internet provider. Off-campus they can be accessed 24/7 via the Kappe Library proxy server, and a valid SCI-Arc Network username and password.

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