In addition to Ray Kappe’s many accomplishments and honors as a professional architect, SCI-Arc celebrates his vision and tenacity as a leader, a teacher, a colleague and an inspiration to architects around the world. A world-renowned architect widely considered one of the great innovators of modern architecture, Kappe skillfully led SCI-Arc for fifteen years as founding director and chairman of the board, having the pedagogical experience and financial expertise, as well as the interpersonal skills, to enable the school’s growing success and global influence.
SCI-Arc former board member, honorary trustee and art maven Merry Norris was passionately devoted to SCI-Arc and its students. We honor the memory of her many contributions to SCI-Arc and to the Los Angeles art world. Norris was widely known as an enthusiastic supporter and advocate for cultural and civic life in Los Angeles, dedicating a nearly 35-year career to facilitating art and design in the city. Championing public art awareness and design excellence through her role in numerous major activities, Norris was instrumental in the founding and building of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) from 1979 to 1984, and was appointed in 1984 as one of the city’s first Cultural Affairs Commissioners. In addition to being named the first Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA/LA) in 1990, Norris is the first person in the chapter’s history to be elected as a public member to the Board of Directors of AIA/LA in 1995, where she served for 14 years.
SCI-Arc students share their impressions in response to the question: “What is SCI-Arc?”
SCI-Arc and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Complete Innovative, Sustainable and Affordable Home for Local Veteran and Family.
Take a tour of Stereobot’s [stereobot.com] design for a gateway and pedestrian bridge for the LACoMotion Autonomous Driving Conference with Stereobot Founder and SCI-Arc Faculty Alexis Rochas on SCI-Arc Channel.
Stereobot Founder [stereobot.com] and SCI-Arc Faculty Alexis Rochas and Alejandro Aguirrechu, Stereobot Team (SCI-Arc, B.Arch ’15) share Stereobot’s innovative design for a housing solution that mobilizes technology for both disaster relief and long-term housing in Puerto Rico.
Danny Wills [SCI-Arc M.S. in Design Theory & Pedagogy candidate - EDGE Postgraduate Program, and Co-founder of SPACE SALOON] and Gian Maria Socci [Faculty INDA - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Co-founder of SPACE SALOON] explore how contemporary surveying technologies and collaborative design + build projects are implemented in a new understanding of site and landscape