Public Lectures

CPP/ARC FALL 2022 LECTURE SERIES: Elke Krasny | The Transnational Dimensions of Architecture on a Wounded and Broken Planet in Times of Ecological and Pandemic Catastrophe

December 07, 2022 to December 07, 2022

Elke Krasny, PhD, Professor for Art and Education and Head of the Department of Education in the Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Krasny’s scholarship, academic writings, curatorial work, and international lectures address questions of care at the present historical conjuncture with a focus on emancipatory and transformative practices in art, curating, architecture and urbanism.

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CPP/ARC FALL 2022 LECTURE SERIES: Yaohua Wang | Preliminary Research Office

November 16, 2022 to November 16, 2022

Yaohua Wang is a founding principal of Preliminary Research Office, a design firm based in Los Angeles, and a lecturer at USC School of Architecture. Prior to Preliminary Research Office, Yaohua worked in several offices in the US, including: Oyler Wu Collaborative, Baumgartner plus Uriu (BplusU), and Jones, Partners: Architecture (JPA).

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CPP/ARC FALL 2022 LECTURE SERIES: Lance O’Donnell, (TSD Leadership lecture)

November 09, 2022 to November 09, 2022

Architect and Educator Lance O’Donnell enjoys a lifelong connection to the social, cultural and ecological diversity of California. Born and raised in Coachella Valley and receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with Honors, and his Master of Architecture degree from UCLA Lance, in 1994, was pulled back to his desert roots to practice his evolving craft.

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Lance O'Donnell Protrait

CPP/ARC FALL 2022 LECTURE SERIES: David Gissen | The Architecture of Disability

November 02, 2022 to November 02, 2022

David Gissen is a New York-based author, designer, and educator who works in the fields of architecture, landscape, and urban design. He recently completed the book The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes Beyond Access (University of Minnesota Press, in-press)—a work of history, theory, and critical memoir.

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CPP/ARC FALL 2022 LECTURE SERIES: Panel Discussion Against Chromophobia (GSA Lecture) | Host: Victor Jones (Fievre+Jones, CPP)

October 19, 2022 to October 19, 2022

Against Chromophobia explores various modes of cultural resistance to fear of corruption or contamination as a result of racial color and multi-culturalism, which even now lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought.

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Victor Jones Protrait

CPP/ARC FALL 2022 LECTURE SERIES: Robert Clarke | In search of a Black Aesthetic (TSD/NOMAS lecture)

October 05, 2022 to October 05, 2022

Robert Clarke’s practice and pedagogy aims to UN-earth new expressions and aesthetics in architecture that are derived from the Black American Experience. Throughout the history of the world many cultures have manifested their own architecture that is specific to their customs and traditions.

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Robert Clarke portrait

CPP/ ARC Fall 2022 Lecture Series: Axel Schmitzberger | Displacement & Opportunity

September 28, 2022 to September 28, 2022

Axel Schmitzberger is a licensed architect and Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has taught at various academic institutions both in Los Angeles and Austria in the areas of Architecture, Multimedia and Graphic Design. He practiced in various architectural design and multimedia offices on internationally recognized projects prior to establishing the multidisciplinary design firm hostcell.

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Axel Schmitzberger protrait

CPP/ARC FALL 2021 LECTURE SERIES: Jing Liu, Principal, SO – IL

October 27, 2021 to October 27, 2021

The Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (CPP-NOMAS) is proud to present a lecture by Jing Liu, co-founder of the award-winning design firm SO–IL. Liu is an NYC-based architect and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

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Jing Liu portrait

CPP/ARC FALL 2021 LECTURE SERIES: Eric Höweler, Founding Principal, Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP

October 13, 2021 to October 13, 2021

Eric Höweler, AIA LEED AP, is co-founder and partner at Höweler + Yoon Architecture, the Boston-based firm hired by the University of Virginia to design the multiple award-winning Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. Over the last 18 years, the firm has been involved in projects from "atypical fields" ranging from interactive landscapes and submersible structures, to stone vaulting and media projects.

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Eric Höweler portrait

CPP/ARC FALL 2021 LECTURE SERIES: John Patkau, Principal, Patkau Architects

September 15, 2021 to September 15, 2021

John Patkau co-founded Patkau Architects in 1978 with Patricia Patkau. Their Vancouver-based architecture and design research studio delivers a wide variety of project types ranging in scale from art installations, to custom homes and major urban buildings. Over the years, the office has been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in design.

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Patkau Architects Audain Art Museum

BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Carla Juaçaba | Carla Juaçaba Studio - London, UK & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

April 14, 2021 to April 14, 2021

Since 2000, Carla Juaçaba developed her independent practice of architecture and research based in Rio de Janeiro. Her office is currently engaged in both cultural programs and private projects. After graduated she worked on the Atelier House, Rio Bonito House, Varanda House, Santa Teresa House, and a couple of exhibition designs.

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Vatican Chapels

2021 Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal Award Lecture: Barbara Bouza | Walt Disney Imagineering - Glendale, USA

April 06, 2021 to April 06, 2021

As President of Walt Disney Imagineering, Business Operations Design & Delivery, Barbara Bouza oversees a highly talented, interdisciplinary team of creative and technical experts from a wide range of backgrounds.

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Barbara Bouza

BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Sean Canty | Studio Sean Canty - Boston, USA

March 10, 2021 to March 10, 2021

Studio SC is a design practice interested in creating spaces that activate perception. The work joins discrete geometric shapes, materials, and programs to invite closer readings of familiar spaces.

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Studio Sean Canty 2018


March 03, 2021 to March 03, 2021

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The Menil Collection: Richard Barnes, Paul Hester

BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Marina Tabassum | Marina Tabassum Architects - Dhaka, Bangladesh

February 17, 2021 to February 17, 2021

In projects that range from the scale of the residential block to the master plan, Marina Tabassum prioritizes climate, materials, site, culture, and local history in order to counteract what she finds impersonal and confused in architecture globally.

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Bait ur Rouf Mosque


November 04, 2020 to November 04, 2020

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia, but has chosen Los Angeles as her home. She holds an MFA from the UCLA Department of Art and a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU.

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Regarding Paul R. Williams.  A Photographer's View.  Janna Ireland

2020 Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal Award Lecture: Lorcan O’Herlihy | LOHA

October 30, 2020 to October 30, 2020

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MLK1101 Supportive Housing


October 14, 2020 to October 14, 2020

PARA is an office for architecture in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, led by principal Jon Lott. Each project is a collaborative effort between a wide range of constituents, guided by the specific needs and curiosities of diverse clientele.

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Pioneertown House


October 07, 2020 to October 07, 2020

Karamuk Kuo was established in 2010 by Jeannette Kuo and Ünal Karamuk who bring their international background and diverse building experiences to their design process.

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International Sports Sciences Institute, University of Lausanne

[CANCELED] BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Anne Lacaton + Jean-Philippe Vassal, Lacaton & Vassal Primary tabs

April 17, 2020 to April 17, 2020

Established in Paris in 1987 by Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, Lacaton & Vassal has designed commercial, educational, cultural, and residential buildings.

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FRAC Dunkerque, Dunkirk, France, 2013 (Image by Philippe Ruault)

BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture

February 28, 2020 to February 28, 2020

Founded in 1995, Michael Maltzan Architecture is an architecture and urban design practice committed to the creation of progressive, transformative experiences that chart new trajectories for architecture, urbanism, and the public realm.

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Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, Texas, 2017

BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Kristy Balliet + Kelly Bair, BairBalliet

February 21, 2020 to February 21, 2020

BairBalliet is a joint design venture co-founded by Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet and is invested in architectural research in the form of both speculative and built projects

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THE NEXT PORT OF CALL, 15th Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy, 2016 (Courtesy of BairBalliet


November 15, 2019 to November 15, 2019

Heather Roberge is the founder and principal of design practice MURMUR, established in 2008 in Los Angeles, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where she currently serves as Chair.

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En Pointe, Exhibition, SCI-Arc Gallery


October 28, 2019 to October 28, 2021

Alejandro Aravena won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2016. Born in Santiago, Chile, he graduated from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 1992 and established Alejandro Aravena Architects in 1994.

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Quinta Monroy Housing, Iquique, Chile, 2004


October 04, 2019 to October 04, 2019

Jennifer Bonner founded MALL, a creative practice for art and architecture, in 2009. MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops. Or Miniature Angles & Little Lines.

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Haus Gables, Atlanta, Georgia


September 20, 2019 to March 10, 2021

Kevin Daly Architects was established in 1990 and is an award-winning architectural practice with a focus on craft, construction systems, and material research.

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Broadway Housing, Santa Monica, California, 2012


February 05, 2019 to February 05, 2019

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Frank O'Gehry