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WSOA In-Flux is a publishing platform for architecture and interior design launched by Woodbury School of Architecture in 2020.








Woodbury School of Architecture is distinguished by its multiple locations at the heart of the Southern California creative industries: Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Diego. Together, these sites form a critical infrastructure for architectural investigations.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to effect positive change in the built environment, to tackle theoretical debates, and to take on architecture and interior design as critical practices. We educate our students as entrepreneurs, citizen architects, and cultural builders equally committed to professional practice, theoretical discourse, social equity and to formal and technological inquiry.

Our faculty are architects, designers, academics and policy makers practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. This internationally recognized and award-winning group works closely with students to teach the skills required to push the limits of practice.




Mission

Good design is a human right. Woodbury School of Architecture produces graduates who affirm the power of design to improve the built environment and the lives of others by addressing the pressing issues of our time. We transform our students into ethical, articulate and innovative design professionals prepared to lead in a world of accelerating technological change.



Vision

The future belongs to Woodbury. Woodbury School of Architecture creates an environment that empowers our students to impact the future of the profession through meaningful built work. We imagine a world in which there are no disciplinary rights or wrongs, where diverse and sometimes contradictory values collide to generate new ideas, design innovation, unexpected practices, and the means to expand the influence of our discipline.



Woodbury School of Architecture offers a welcoming environment for students to develop their own unique design voice.  We approach the design disciplines multi-dimensionally, teaching a range of pedagogies and design methodologies. Our students leave Woodbury with the confidence to engage in local and global discourse.

Through engaged faculty-student interaction, we transform our students into innovative professionals with a commitment to the power of good design. Our students and faculty share a commitment to sustainable practices, community outreach and civic engagement.

Our School of Architecture is among the first 14 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative. Successful students will have the opportunity to have an architectural license upon graduation.

We believe that our school is a role model for the direction in which the profession is heading – improving gender parity and ethnic diversity among its members, and reaffirming the importance of ethical conduct and social responsibility. Ours is a welcoming community for every race and orientation, and we resist acts of intolerance in favor of thoughtfulness, generosity and kindness. The economic, ethnic, and academic backgrounds of our students reflect Southern California itself. We are determined to provide a place for open debate, the respectful airing of differences, and for rich forms of expression and imagination.


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Atmospheric Optics
︎ Summer Studio



SU20_Studio
Summer 2020 ︎

Los Angeles


Instructor
Matthew Gillis

The studio’s provocation was a serial study of color proximities to explored how the spatial and aesthetic qualities of relational color contributes to a public space and a generative order. Temporal qualities of site and the archetypes of columns, platforms and the walls were used to define the edge, limits and perimeters of framing and ordering pavilions, belvederes, and pools at the ocean side.

The students are responding to a recent R.F.P. from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks for a Coastal Cliff and Tidal Pool Community Visitor Center at Wilder's Addition Park in San Pedro.





Work by B.Arch student Cody Carpenter 



An assembly of buildings typologies and archetypes as an activated field of edges will challenge the limits of the definitions of archetype and field. Pavilions, Belvederes, and Pools will use their respective logics of perimeter, frame, and occupation to explore a “distancing” of limits and thresholds of a public space in rooms, facades, platforms, and canopies. 





Work by B.Arch student Mahzad Changalvae





Catalog Description

The studio’s goal is to use the color as a driving factor for the spatial and formal generation of both temporal qualities and social scenarios of inhabiting spatial archetypes and material constructions. A serial study of what is defined as color proximities will explore how the spatial and aesthetic qualities color contributes to a public space and a specificity of site. 

The site, Wilder’s Addition Park or Wilder’s Annex Point Fermin Park, will provide both vertical and horizontal challenges of building responses to history of place and place making. The park is situated on the California coast in South San Pedro close to the Fort MacArthur Military Museum bunkers and Point Fermin Lighthouse. The project will refigure and reflect ‘intensive and extensive’ forms of building facilitating open systems of socialization, knowledge, and ecological resilience within contemporary culture







SU20_Studio
Summer 2020 ︎

Los Angeles