Fall 2020 All School Assembly

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 1 - 4pm

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To welcome new and returning faculty, staff and students, and to launch the new semester, there will be an ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY on Tuesday 1 September conducted through Zoom, at 1PM. Please register here

The convocation will begin with an introduction to the Fall 2020 semester by Dean Nader Tehrani followed by respective faculty and staff presentations on public programming, design studios and elective courses as follows:  


Welcome and introduction by Dean Nader Tehrani

Upcoming lectures and exhibitions introduced by Prof. Lydia Kallipoliti and Steven Hillyer, Director of the Architecture Archive.

Architectonics: presented by Benjamin Aranda, Ted Baab, Kayla Montes de Oca, and Mersiha Veledar
Design II: presented by Nima Javidi, Stephanie Lin, and Julian Palacio 
Design III: presented by Peter Eisenman, Samuel Anderson, Elisa Iturbe, James Lowder, Ashok Raiji, and Guido Zuliani
Design IV: Option Studios presented by Diana Agrest, Lorena Del Rio, and Farzin Lotfi-Jam

Thesis: presented by Hayley Eber, Lauren Kogod, and Michael Young

Graduate Thesis: presented by Nora Akawi and Anthony Vidler 

Building Tech. / Construction Management / Professional Practice: presented by Sam Anderson, Jon Maass, and Michael Samuelian

Elective Courses: 

Nora Akawi
Lorena del Rio
Natalie Fizer, Glenn Forley, Richard Sommer
Sue Ferguson Gussow
Lydia Kallipoliti
Mokena Makeka
Joan Ockman
Linda Pollak
Austin Wade Smith
Anthony Vidler
Guido Zuliani

In addition, please join us in welcoming the exceptional architects and scholars who will join the School of Architecture faculty as part-time and visiting faculty to teach courses and studios this fall semester. They include: 

Natalie Fizer, ARCH 205 Advanced Concepts
Glenn Forley, ARCH 205 Advanced Concepts
Michael Jefferson, ARCH 117A Representation I 
Mokena Makeka, ARCH 225 Advanced Topics
Kayla Montes de Oca, Architectonics
Nat Oppenheimer, ARCH 152 Structures IV
Richard Sommer, ARCH 205 Advanced Concepts

This event will be conducted through Zoom starting at 1:00PM. Please register in advance here. Zoom account registration is required.

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