Each quarter the Department of Architecture hosts a weekly professional lecture series, held every Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the Interim Design (Building 89). The first lecture kicks off on Jan. 12 and concludes on March 2. Read on for the complete lineup.
January 12: Horst Noppenberger, AIA
Noppenberger ('81, B.Arch) founded his eponymous practice in 1990, evolving his Laguna Beach-based group into a multi-disciplinary group that bridges technology with cultural and environmental awareness. Its projects have been published in World Architecture, Ville Giardini, Vogue, Luxe and Interiors. Recent projects have been featured in the Art and Architecture Home Tour, cosponsored by the Orange County Museum of Art and the American Institute of Architects. www.horst-architects.com
January 19: Wendy Rogers, FAIA, CEO, LPA
Rogers ('88, B.Arch) was named CEO of LPA, Inc. in 2017, becoming the national practice's second chief executive officer in its 50-year history and joining the growing rank of women at the helm of architecture firms. She takes on the leadership role during a period of expansion for the practice, which offers architecture, interior design and engineering services and specializes in sustainable corporate, educational and municipal projects. The firmâs current projects include Mazda Motor Corporationâs Irvine headquarters, the TIDE Academy STEM school in Silicon Valley, and the LEED-certified Silver Monarch Center at Los Angeles City College. www.lpainc.com
January 26: Anders Lasater, AIA
Lasater ('95, B.Arch) taught at Cal Poly Pomona and served for 10 years as the managing associate for Marc Singer Architects in Laguna Beach. He opened his own practice in 2005, and over the years racked up a bevy of honors including the 2017 Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Shell House, the 2017 Gold Nugget Merit Award for the Monarch House, the 2016 AIA Honor Award for Urbun Burger, the 2016 AIA Citation Award for the Silver Trumpet Restaurant. ALA projects span the coastal Orange County into Palm Springs, the mountain resorts of California, and from Texas to the Big Island of Hawaii. www.anderslasaterarchitects.com
February 9: Carl Smith, AIA
Smith ('97, B.Arch), along with former classmates Melynda Eccles, Carl Smith and Mathew Chaney, have been been a creative cooperative since their student days at the College of Environmental Design. Telemachus Studio was born as a rented off-campus industrial space shared between several art and architecture students, conceived as a space for free experimentation with various materials, mediums, and methods of work. Now a professional firm, it has completed a diverse portfolio of website and graphic design, environmental graphics and architecture projects. Smith is also the co-direct and faculty member at the Los Angeles Institute of Architecture & Design. telemachus.com
February 23: Anya Budzinskaya (L.T. Shanks Scholarship Lecture)
Budzinskaya ('18, B.Arch) is a fifth-year architecture student previous recipient of the Hunt Traveling Scholarship, and the department' Second- and Third-Year Design Excellence awards.
March 2: Juan Moreno, AIA
Moreno is the president and founder of Chicago-based JGMA (Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects), with a portfolio of public and private projects ranging from education and government, to research and commercial, to urban planning and product design. He has been has been recognized in the United States and abroad for his dedication to social justice. In 2015 he was appointed by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Commission of Public Landmarks. A native of Bogota, Colombia, he was named one of the â100 Colombianosâ in 2013 by Colombiaâs Caracol TelevisiÃ³n. www.jgma.com