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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



Architecture / Landscape / Interiors Radar

Apr 9, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
IIDASoCalCharetteSp14The Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association hosted its 2014 Student Design Charette Event at Pivot Interiors showroom on February 8, 2014. First and second-place winning entries/teams were chosen (from a total of eleven teams) and awarded prizes of $10,000.00 and $4000.00, respectively. This unique charette competition requires students from different schools [more]
Apr 1, 2014
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Architecture at Otis  Architecture/Landscape/Interiors is pleased to announce that Thomas Acosta and Steve Peraza, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors, won 1st Place/$10,000.00 in the AIA/LAIAC 22nd Annual 1:2 Student Competition! The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Interior Architecture Committee (AIA/LAIAC), hosted its 22nd Annual 1:2 Student Competition at the Haworth Showroom in Santa Monica, on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Students [more]
Mar 22, 2014
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AlumNewsIndelicatoGTBuendiaSp14Architecture/Landscape/Interiors ALUMNI NEWS 03.17.14 Barbara Indelicato’s, Matthew Gilio-Tenan’s and Justin Buendia’s Professional Success Barbara Indelicato (13) is a Lighting Designer/Technician at Whisky a Go Go, Hollywood, CA. After receiving her B.F.A., Barbara returned to Otis to complete several additional courses and earn a Certificate in Lighting Design. Currently she’s designing lighting and producing architectural and [more]
Mar 9, 2014
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Stu6Sp14NewYorkFieldTripBlogArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors STUDENT NEWS SPRING 2014 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) Seniors visited New York as part of their final Studio, Building/Landscape. Studio 6: Building/Landscape Instructor Greg Kochanowski and A/L/I Seniors Thomas Acosta, Hala Alasmari, Sally Choo, Rodrigo Carmona Flores, Rachel Kim, Golnaz Noroozi, Steve Peraza, Sandra Sadauskaite, Jihae Shin, Julia Sieh and Erfan Zamani traveled to New York [more]
Mar 6, 2014
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SShw14_ProgressReport2_DD1BlogProgress Report #2 on the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Class of 2014 Installation GEODE a 44 x 20 x 8-foot solid with a faceted interior that features projecting displays of student work     2014 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors graduating seniors (Thomas Acosta, Hala Alasmari, Sally Choo, Rodrigo Carmona Flores, Rachel Kim, Golnaz Noroozi, Steve Peraza, Sandra Sadauskaite, Jihae Shin, Julia [more]
Feb 26, 2014
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TEc2Sp14_DisneyFieldTripBlog            Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Interior Technology students Ghadeer Alburaiki, Amarillis Altamirano, Rubi Cardoso, Nayung Chang, Levina Djajadi, Vanille Fricker, Stephanie Hernandez, Tommy Hu, Harim Kim, Yelin Lee, Darien Noguchi, Mina Park, Zhixin Rong, Teobista Seifu, Cynthia Soto, Tamara Suprobo Putri, Michelle Tiet, Raymond Tran, Yanhan Zeng and Ruishu Wang and their instructor, [more]
Feb 25, 2014
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LieshoutDonghiaPstcdFINALDONGHIA DESIGNER-IN-RESIDENCE LECTURE  by JOEP VAN LIESHOUT Wednesday 12 March 2014 07:00pm Open Seating   07:30pm Lecture   09:00pm Reception Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES  250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012 Self parking is recommended at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, located 1 block north of the Museum on Grand [more]
Jan 31, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
DillerPstcdSp14_FinalArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.2 by ELIZABETH DILLER Wednesday   19 February 2014   7:30 PM Ahmanson Auditorium at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES  250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE  LOS ANGELES CA  90012 Through the initiative and support of its President, Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has [more]
Jan 31, 2014
Architecture Landscape Interiors Blog
Stu4Sp14_SciArcSiteFieldTrip  Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) Juniors visited the Santa Fe Freight Depot, the site of their “sustainable urban living” projects for the “Getting L.A. to Zero Competition.”     Studio 4: Private/Interior Architecture Instructor Richard Lundquist and his students, A/L/I Juniors Rex Crafts, Diana Gonong, Shadi Hashemi, Suna Jaen, Merve Onur, Ju Sung Park, Izzy Savage, Cynthia [more]
Dec 11, 2013
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JustinKang_USCSolarDecathalonF13A/L/I alumnus, Justin Kang (11), described his work with the Solar Decathlon as follows. While in graduate school at USC, I had the privilege of being on the USC Solar Decathlon Team. The Solar Decathlon is a biennial competition held by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to educate the public on sustainable living and [more]