Volume 1, Issue 4 | February 27 - March 11, 2020
'Layered Histories' tells the story of a neighborhood on LA Metro's new transit line
Art department lecturer Jaime Scholnick returns to Leimert Park with some serious history. A beloved refuge during her grad school days , she now gets to depict the neighborhood's complex, colorful and cultural heritage as one of 14 artists whose larger-than-life murals will adorn the eight stations along LA Metro's highly anticipated LAX/Crenshaw Line.  Read more
interdepartmental | stay in the know
art student spotlight winners and faculty
Department chair Anthony Acock and lecturers Joyce Hesselgrave , Devora Orantes , Ann Phong and Deane Swick collaborated with ASI, Inc. Art Program for "Art Student Spotlight: POV on CPP," a short-term exhibition of visual communication design student work from Spring and Fall 2019. The faculty group juried 54 submissions, selecting and awarding eight winners whose paintings and drawings will be displayed at the Bronco Art Gallery throughout March.

The winners are: Shiyu Chen , Megan Lee , Kayla Biesheuvel , Shelby Georgeovich , Quinn Hester , Rafael Francisco , Lavina Tran , and Rachel Wong (Honorable Mention).

More than a 100 guests attended the opening reception and awards ceremony on Feb 25, Acock said. "There was no common theme or medium," he said. "We were looking for good art."
The centerpiece of lecturer Keiji Uesugi 's Spring 2021 special topics studio (LA 4782) is a 12-day trip to Japan during Spring Break – the peak of cherry blossom season – to study the country's cultural legacy and how East Asian arts, architecture and landscape have influenced environmental design across the globe.

Space is limited to 19 students. The itinerary includes visits to Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Himeji, Kamakura and Tokyo. Estimated cost is $3,700 per student; the first deposit of $500 is due by Oct. 31, 2020.

Though offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the course is open to all majors. It fulfills the history class requirement for landscape architecture majors and elective requirements for non-majors. View the course flyer for additional details.
lyle center visitors guide map
A self-guided walking tour of the Lyle Center is now possible (and educational) with its new Visitor Guide .

Learn about the history of the site – from its origins as cattle-grazing land and as the former location of the Spadra Landfill – and how 12 locations on the 16-acre "living laboratory" demonstrate the system of regenerative strategies developed by founding director John T. Lyle . Gain a better understanding of regenerative agriculture; "living" buildings; the significance of the award-winning Tijuana House; and the difference between hugelkultur and permaculture.

exhibitions | get cultured

St. Broxville - Into the Thicket is an interactive exhibition dedicated to nature and humankind's relationship with the environment.

Artists Jennifer Gunlock , Hilary Norcliffe and Katie Stubblefield created installations that include assembled sculpture and works on paper combined with wood elements, found objects, interactive sound, and ceramic and video projection.

Exhibition Dates
Through March 26
Closing Reception + Artist Q&A
March 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bldg. 35A
art student spotlight pov on cpp exhibition

Art Student Spotlight: POV on CPP features drawings and paintings by visual communication students from art classes in Spring and Fall 2019.

A jury of art department faculty reviewed 54 submissions before selecting eight artworks for a short-term exhibition on the second floor of the Bronco Student Center near Ursa Major.

(The artwork above is a callback to artist David Jang 's "Correlation Cycles" from his 2018 exhibition at the Kellogg University Art Gallery.)

Exhibition Dates
Through March 26
Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35), 2nd Floor
shio kusaka ceramic vessels

Artist Shio Kusaka populates the historic Neutra VDL Studio and Residences with her signature ceramic vessels, sculptures, dinnerware and handcrafted textile designs inspired by the works of Agnes Martin , Josef Albers and Ellsworth Kelly .

The exhibition is curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath , who lead the curatorial office STUDIO LBV in Los Angeles.

Exhibition Dates
Through April 4

opportunities | your professional development
The Society of American Registered Architects invites all architecture and design students and faculty to submit their projects for The SARAs , an annual national design awards competition open to individuals, firms, and students studying architecture and its allied disciplines. Cal Poly Pomona received an Award of Merit in 2017 for Professor Juintow Lin 's " Revamp the Camp " studio .

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)'s annual Regional Conference and General Assembly (May 7-8) will include a Student Showcase featuring sustainability GIS story maps selected through a competitive application process. Up for grabs are four cash prizes totaling $6,000, and the chance to share your work with more than 900 elected officials, planners and regional leaders . View the competition flyer for key deadlines and rules.
  • Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects (Los Angeles): The firm is seeking a regional project manager for its new Los Angeles office. Summer internships are also available.
  • Summers, Murphy & Partners (Dana Point): Entry-level positions are available in SMP's production design and irrigation teams. AutoCAD experience or certification is a must. The firm is also looking for third-year landscape architecture interns.
alumni | designing the future
oswaldo tapia 2020 young architects award
Oswaldo Tapia ( '04, architecture) is among 22 young professionals honored by the American Institute of Architects with the 2020 AIA Young Architects Award . One of the most prestigious awards given to up-and-coming architects, it recognizes the leadership of individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.

Tapia is a project designer at LPA, Inc., where he primarily works on K-12 and higher-education campuses. He is also the 2020 vice present/president-elect of the AIA Orange County Board of Directors.

"Tapia’s influence can be seen in a new generation of educational facilities that operate more efficiently and directly address the fast-evolving needs of students and educators," according to an LPA announcement .
nabyl miller McCullough Landscape Architecture
Nabyl Miller ( '13, landscape architecture) has been promoted from senior associate landscape designer to studio design leader at San Diego-based McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Miller's work reflects a diverse portfolio of projects, from mixed-use and residential development to office campuses and retrofits, to commercial centers in the United States, Mexico, China and Indonesia.

Desirey Wester  (’17, graphic design) is a graphic/product designer and copywriter for All Ambitions, a print-on-demand footwear company based in the City of Industry. She also holds an associate’s degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Citrus College. (View Wester’s professional portfolio at  www.desireywester.com .)
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