This event did not take place at SCI-Arc. Most likely it was UCLA. Frank Israel begins by admitting that although most architects hate their clients, they are important because there would be no work without them. Discussing a home addition project he did for Wesley and Marla Strick, he recalls that they asked for a third level to be added that could be a bedroom, living room, and bathroom in a single space. A house he designed for a married couple, both doctors, was on a steep site in Berkeley terraced into four levels up the hill. His School of the Arts project for UC Riverside combines the school’s programs in theater arts, music, dance, writing, sculpture, painting and art history under a single, complex roof.
Video Archive | Frank Israel (2)
Frank Israel and Josh Schweitzer present each of their firm’s work as part of the Dreams, Beliefs, And Fantasies lecture series. Israel shows several entertainment industry offices, and some residential projects. Schweitzer shows several restaurants and residential projects. One shared theme is that a lot of their commercial work involves refurbishing warehouses, often with with bowstring truss roofs.