ARC in Motion

Nader Tehrani, CPPARC's inaugural Paul Helmle Fellow, is the dean of the Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union. He is the co-founder and design principal of of NADAAA , a practice dedicated to advancing design innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration with the construction industry. Nader's workshop and lecture investigated the future of the design studio.

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CPP ARC: THIRD YEAR.  Long days and late nights, third-year undergraduate architecture students allowed cameras to document their progress with studio projects and public reviews in the Atrium. (Music: "onceagain,"

INTERVIEW WITH BARTON JAHNCKE. Casa Kuderna was built in 1956 for a graphic designer. Barton recently restored the two-bedroom, two-bath home anda guest house for Philippe Naouri. The home offers views of the city, from the valley to the Hollywood sign and Griffth Park Observatory.  The home is a beautiful example of the mid-century modern style that emerged in post WWII Los Angeles with the Case Study program.

A GIFT FOR GENERATIONS. Steve and Marian Dodge, longtime Cal Poly Pomona supporters and patrons of modern architecture, in 2011 beqeathed the Schrage House in Los Feliz to the College of Environmental Design to advance the study of modern architecture. Named after the original owners, David and Riva Schrage, it is notable for being the only steel-and-glass residence designed by modernist architect Raphael Soriano that still exists in its near-original state. It bears its designer's signature aesthetic: modular, incorporating prefabricated steel, glass, and resin-bonded plywood. Architecture historians consider it one of Soriano's finest designs.

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL CHAPMAN. Designed by modernist architect Raphael Soriano for ceramic arist Glen Lukens, this International-style residence was saved from irreparable dilapidation through a joint effort by the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee and West Adams Heritage Association, and was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2007. The house was later purchased by Michael Chapman, who rehabilitated the house while restoring and replacing historic elements. In this interview, Chapman describes the stages and thought process behind saving this architecturally significant home.