Michael Rotondi identifies himself to the graduating class of 2012 as a member of SCI-Arc’s first graduating class, in 1973. He tells them that they, and their family and friends represent the upside of evolution. They are part of a social and educational experiment that began forty years ago. He urges them to see their SCI-Arc experience as the beginning of a life-long creative trajectory, which can be sustained by aspiration and faith. While encouraging the graduates to go out and remake the world, he reminds them to call home occassionally.
Video Archive Subclip | Yearly Archives2012 (7)
Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Rotondi as an alumnus, instructor, former director and trustee.
Diaz-Granados discusses several projects that have come out of his interest in electric fields, including an office building for the Peace Pentagon, the Go Figure installation in the SCI-Arc gallery, and a proposal for a pavilion for SCI-Arc.
Diaz-Granados discusses a range of projects, from the C-Hub boardroom table in the Kappe Library to a bicycle infrastructure for Manhattan, focusing on a house in Mount Washington.
Ramiro Diaz-Granados proposes that his work can be understood in terms of two conditions–the cartoonish and the visceral–which are often in opposition, but can be combined.
Alexis Rochas introduces Ramiro Diaz-Granados to the “What is architecture?” series of talks to the Summer 2012 Making + Meaning participants.
John Enright discusses the design for a local parochial school. He describes the site, some of the constraints, and a few of the consequences of the project. He also discusses an unbuilt design for a Boys and Girls club facility in Boyle Heights, where the morphology of the existing building influenced the design. Enright covers the grass installation in the SCI-Arc gallery as well as a entry in a competition for a vertical garden next to the Schindler House.