Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Linda Pollari

Education: 

MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago; BFA (Painting), University of Wisconsin-Superior

Bio/Affiliation: 

Linda Pollari is an Architect and Principal of P XS, an architecture office committed to advancing contemporary design in collaboration with progressive clients. No design solution is predetermined; difficult problems are sought and solved.


 

AWARDS/HONORS: 
  • House of the Month, December, architecturalrecord.com
  • Citation, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Next LA Awards
  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Business Council 34th Los Angeles Architectural Awards
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Design Awards
  • Finalist, San Jose State University Museum of Art and Design Competition
  • Merit Award, AIA-Sunset 2003-2004 Western Home Awards
  • House of the Year Award, Architecture and Metropolitan Home Magazines
PUBLICATIONS:  
  • 1000 x Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun, 2008): 20
  • Architecture and Design: Los Angeles (Fusion Publishing, DAAB Book Series, 2008): 158-162
  • SPACES Issue 21 (UK: April 2008): 3, 87-93
  • architecturalrecord.com, House of the Month (December 2007)  
  • FORM Pioneering Design (September/October 2007): 40
  • archithese (Switzerland: 3.2007): 46-47
  • california HOME+DESIGN (May 2007): 100-101
  • pen 4/1 No. 172, (Japan: 2006): 70-71
  • L.A. WOMEN ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS, Schlebrugge.Editor: 120-121, 159
  • Archidom #8 (57), (Russia: November 2005): 84-88
  • LOS ANGELES architecture & design (teNeues, 2004): 18-19
  • Architectural Digest (September 2004): 150, 153
  • LA Architect (January/February 2004): 31
  • Praxis 5 (2003): 92-93
  • Sunset (August 2003): 98
  • LA Architect (July/August 2003): 29-31
  • Metropolitan Home (July/August 2003): 80
  • Competitions (Summer 2003): 28-29
  • Los Angeles Times (December 22, 2002): E62, “THE YEAR IN REVIEW: A glimmer amid the bleak reality” by Nicolai Ouroussoff
  • Architecture (November 2002): 50-55
  • Los Angeles Times (May 15, 2002): F2
  • Los Angeles Magazine (May 2002): 96-99
  • Design Times (July/August 2001): 54-57
  • Custom Home (April 2001): 5 and 41-43
  • LA Architect (May/June 2000): 12-16
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