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  • 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

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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.

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Acclaimed International Architect Bernard Khoury to Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - Architect and designer Bernard Khoury, Founder of DW5 in Beruit, Lebanon will present the eight annual Donghia Designer-in-Residency lecture on March 16, 2016, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The Donghia Designer-in-Residency is hosted by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design and consists of a one-week master class culminating with a public lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. 
 

Special Lecture: Architect Yang Chen

Mr. Yang Chen worked in real estate development companies for eight years and in architecture design companies for fourteen years, serving as architect, General Manager, and Executive President. From 2002 to 2007 he was General Manager of China Construction Design International (CCDI) Shanghai and COO of its headquarters in Shenzhen. He played a significant role in CCDI’s transition from a regional company of around 100 employees to a national corporation of over 3000 employees.

Students Place 1st and 2nd in International Interior Design Association Charette

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Ghadeer Alburaiki and Paulina Benavide win, on the 1st and 2nd-Place teams respectively, at the SoCal IIDA Student Design Charette 2015. 

The Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), hosted its 2015 Student Design Charette at LPA, Irvine, on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Lecture by Nick Seierup, Principal/Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

 

Alumnus Steven Learner

Steven Learner ('86) earned a degree in interior architecture and went on to get his MArch at Harvard. While at the GSD, he studied with architect Richard Gluckman, whose N.Y.-based firm works with many art museums and galleries, including the Dia Foundation.

Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors Faculty Member Chava Danielson in Dwell Magazine

The work of architects Chava Danielson and Eric Haas of DSH // architecture is featured in Dwell’s May 2015 issue.
 
A midcentury insurance building in Los Angeles finds a new life as Larchmont Charter High School's home. Preserving key elements of a 1955 Welton Becket–designed building, DSH // architecture's innovative adaptive reuse transformed the former New York Life Insurance headquarters into four stories of generous, light-filled classrooms, all with fresh air and views of the city.
 

Award-Winning Architecture Firm studio mk27 to Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - March 18, 2015 - The internationally renowned architecture firm studio mk27 will present the seventh annual Donghia Designer-in-Residency lecture on March 25, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The Donghia Designer-in-Residency is hosted by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design, and consists of a one-week Master Class on Otis’ Westchester campus between March 20 and 25, culminating with a public lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Architecture Lecture by Patrick Tighe, Principal of Patrick Tighe Architecture

Patrick Tighe, FAIA, is Principal and Lead Designer of Patrick Tighe Architecture. The firm is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since its inception in 2004, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that includes city-developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed-use projects, civic art, installations and residences.

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