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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Greg Kochanowski

Education: 

Masters of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1999), University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1993), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Urban Studies Program (1992), Rice University, Houston, TX; Bachelors of Science in Structural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude (1989); Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Bio/Affiliation: 

Senior Associate, Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Previously Senior Project Architect at Hodgetts + Fung Design; Senior Associate and Lead Designer, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design (rsaud). Awards include Young Architects Forum Award, the Architectural League of New York; Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.

AWARDS/HONORS: 
  • best building under construction: southern california business council (2014)
    american architecture award (2014)
    cultural award (2014)
    project of the year (2013)
    rose award (2013)
  • great places in america: public spaces (2013)
    public open space award (2013)
    community impact award (2013)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2013) project: southwest school of art, san antonio, tx (senior designer, rios clementi hale studios)
    asla southern california chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles design awards (2012)
    aia san fernando valley chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2011)
    aia los angeles design award (2010)
    aia los angeles next la award (2010)
    the urban land institute / la (2009)
    aia california council (2009)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia home of the year (2006)
    young architects forum award ‘situating’ (2005)
    aia los angeles design awards (2004)
    american society of landscape architects (2003)
    aia los angeles / next la (2002)
    boston society of architects (2000)
    aia henry adams gold medal (1999)
    thesis prize (1999)
    aia foundation scholarship (1998)
    leon hoffman prize (1998)
    full unrestricted scholorship to the m.arch program (1997)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    highest ranking graduate of architecture department (1993)
  • Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.
PUBLICATIONS:  
  • fast-forward urbanism (2011), princeton architectural press, dana cuff and roger sherman, editors, project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • open city: designing coexistence (2009), netherland architecture institute (nai), project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • ‘large parks’ (2007), princeton architectural press, julia czerniak and george hargreaves, editors., project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • l.a. architect (January/February issue 2007), project: flex-deck-spec house, glousteshire, uk
  • architect magazine (2006), project: 3-in-1 house, santa monica, ca (project architect rsaud) 
  • ‘situating, young architects forum_7’ – (2006), princeton architectural press, assorted works
  • architect’s newspaper – (2005), young architects award
  • l.a. architect (january/february issue 2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • competitions magazine (fall 2002), project: railyard park, santa fe, nm (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • praxis, issue no. 4 (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • (de)form, woodbury school of architecture (2002), article: ‘ecstatic project(ion)s’
  • architecture (april 1999), “on the boards”: millennium bridge, denver, co (project architect w/ architecture denver)
  • faultlines, ucla department of architecture + urban design (1999), article: ‘stalking streep’