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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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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.

Constructions

An interior or exterior environment is designed, documented and constructed.

Prerequisite: ARLI454 Studio V

Interior Development

An interior space, including all finishes, lighting, furniture and integrated custom components, is designed, developed and represented in orthographic drawings and rendered views.

Prerequisite: ARLI352 Studio III

Studio VI: Architecture and Landscape

Design theory, process, architecture and landscape technologies are applied to the problem of a building, or buildings, integrated with landscape.

Prerequisite: ARLI454 Studio V, ARLI 260 Technologies + Ecologies I

Studio IV: Interior Architecture

Design theory, process, building and interior technologies are applied to the problem of a residential program sited within an existing building.

Prerequisites: ARLI352 Studio III, ARLI360 Technologies + Ecologies III

History + Theory II: Industrial Era to the Present

Surveys the manifestation of cultural, political, religious, and economic forces through architecture, landscapes and interiors from the industrial era to the present.

Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.

Digital Media II-B: Digital Modeling, Rendering, and Fabrication

Digital modeling, rendering, and fabrication techniques are introduced and practiced.

Prerequisite: ARLI271 Digital Media II-A.
Co-requisite: ARLI252 Studio II

Technologies + Ecologies II: Interior Technology

Sources, materials, methods, detailing, fabrication, and documentation of “nonstructural” building components— building finishes, architectural woodwork and cabinetry, interior finishes and FF&E—are studied through lectures, readings, field trips and projects.

Prerequisite: ARLI250 Studio I

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