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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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Bachelor of Architecture ︎





Hallucinations: Urban Space in the Age of A.I.
Degree Project Studio ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Ewan Branda, Cody Miner

Through a rigorous level of clearly resolved work, students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program, and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project incorporating a high degree of critical thinking, skill, and craft.




A Joint Venture
Degree Project Studio ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Teddy Slowik, Yasushi Ishida

Through a rigorous level of clearly resolved work, students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program, and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project incorporating a high degree of critical thinking, skill, and craft




Drawings, Models, Buildings, & Text
Degree Project & Graduate Thesis ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Ryan Tyler Martinez

ARCH 492: Through a rigorous level of clearly resolved work, students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program, and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project incorporating a high degree of critical thinking, skill, and craft.

ARCH 692: The culmination of the graduate professional program, students pursue a self-directed thesis in collaboration with a faculty advisor.





Extreme Taxidermy: Skin Jobs, Spatial Surfaces, and Inhabitable Wrappers
Degree Project Studio ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Paulette Singley, Scrap Marshall

Through a rigorous level of clearly resolved work, students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program, and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project incorporating a high degree of critical thinking, skill, and craft.




Off Sets

Degree Project Studio ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Mark Ericson

Through a rigorous level of clearly resolved work, students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program, and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project incorporating a high degree of critical thinking, skill, and craft.




Archipelagic - Call Center Urban Gateways in an Opportunistic Landscape 
Studio Four ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ San Diego

Instructor: Marcel Sanchez Prieto

Natural and urban site orders are explored and analyzed using writing, photography, mapping and sectional studies to develop site planning and building design with special emphasis given to the relationship between program and external context. Projects focus on influences of adjacencies and environment, through the development of clear systems of movement, space, structure, energy efficiency and daylight.




Portraits in Motion
Visualization 4 ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Ryan Tyler Martinez

Students advance visualization skills through experimentation with shifting representational technologies, including and surpassing digital fabrication tools and innovative softwares (not limited to BIM, Catia, GIS, Grasshopper/Rhino, rendering engines, and/or website production).




The New American Dream: Designing for Social Prosperity
Studio Eight ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Jason Rebillot


This course focuses the architect's leadership role in their community on issues of growth, development, and aesthetics through the study of urban design techniques and practices related to architecture and urbanism. A broad array of urban theories, tactics and strategies, building and space types, landscape and infrastructure design, and politics and policy making are explored through the dialectic between the private and public realms of the diverse urban culture.




Roofscape Urbanism ︎ Housing + Food: Interventions in the Urban Landscape
Studio Eight ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Anthony Fontenot

This course focuses the architect's leadership role in their community on issues of growth, development, and aesthetics through the study of urban design techniques and practices related to architecture and urbanism. A broad array of urban theories, tactics and strategies, building and space types, landscape and infrastructure design, and politics and policy making are explored through the dialectic between the private and public realms of the diverse urban culture.




Urbanism: Recuperative Care Project  
Studio Eight ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Jeanine Centuori, William Ellsworth

This course focuses the architect's leadership role in their community on issues of growth, development, and aesthetics through the study of urban design techniques and practices related to architecture and urbanism. A broad array of urban theories, tactics and strategies, building and space types, landscape and infrastructure design, and politics and policy making are explored through the dialectic between the private and public realms of the diverse urban culture.




Urban Food Hub
Studio Six ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Matthew Gillis, Robert Kerr, Eric Olsen, Bailey Shugart

Structure, technology, building systems, and codes are explored as design-determinants, space makers, and form-givers in this synthesis studio. Building typologies, long span structural systems, environmental systems, and electronic media are analyzed as they relate to design development. The studio has a portfolio development component includes lectures and assignments. Studio, twelve hours a week.




La Bodega 2 del Barrio
Studio Six ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ San Diego

Instructor: Hector M Perez

Structure, technology, building systems, and codes are explored as design-determinants, space makers, and form-givers in this synthesis studio. Building typologies, long span structural systems, environmental systems, and electronic media are analyzed as they relate to design development.




The Student Body
Studio Four ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Aaron Gensler, Berenika Boberska, John Going, Louis Molina

Natural and urban site orders are explored and analyzed using writing, photography, mapping and sectional studies to develop site planning and building design with special emphasis given to the relationship between program and external context. Projects focus on influences of adjacencies and environment, through the development of clear systems of movement, space, structure, energy efficiency and daylight.




Natural Tendencies
Studio Two ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Carmelia Chiang, Eric Giragosian, Erin Wright, Patrick Geske

The relationship of architecture to the body is developed further with an exploration of essential architectural principles as they relate to a fundamental understanding of natural elements and human tendencies. Projects introduce scale, enclosure, architectural elements, spatial expression, and program as form givers. An emphasis is placed on section, three-dimensional modeling, and orthographic documentation and writing.




Very Large Architecture
Studio Nine ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Jason Rebillot

The studio intent is to explore and test architectural design as it relates to one or more special contemporary issues. The studio is open to both fourth and fifth year students.




Fire +
Studio Seven ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Linda Taalman, Eric Olse, Matthew Gillis, Scrap Marshall

Systems Integration: The interrelationships of the properties of materials, structures, environmental systems, building envelope systems, construction technology, building cost control, and life-cycle costs as they influence design decision-making are examined. A comprehensive and integrative process is presented. Lecture, three hours a week.



Shed - Principals of the Built Environment
Studio Seven ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ San Diego

Instructor: Marcel Sanchez Prieto

Students produce a comprehensive architectural project based upon a building program and site that includes the development of programmed space, demonstrating an understanding of structural and environmental systems, life-safety provisions, wall sections, building assemblies, and the principles of sustainability. The studio is open to fourth- and fifth-year students. The last half of the semester will be devoted to design development.




Un-Park/Re-House ︎ Figueroa X-auto RetrofitStudio Five ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Berenika Boberska, Patrick Geske, Louis Molina, Paulette Singley

Through critical analysis and comparison of the historical, contemporary, and multi-cultural evolution of house and housing, the studio addresses the form and meaning of the dwelling with a discussion that juxtaposes interior vs. exterior space, public vs. private space, community vs. the individual, and traditional vs. non-traditional families. The studio focus is divided between the single-family dwelling and multiple-unit housing typologies. 





Partially Similar
Studio Three ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Mark Ericson, Carmelia Chiang, Anali Gharakhani, Teddy Slowik

An in-depth analytical study is made of everyday domestic, work, and recreational rituals through written research and case study, with an emphasis on spatial accommodation of program through materiality, finish, structure, and form. Projects set in limited contexts emphasize the influence of internally driven relationships, with a special focus on hybrid programming.




Principles & Process

Studio One ︎ Fall 2019
 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructors: Aaron Gensler, Baily Shugart, Cody Minor, John Going

Studio One, Principles + Processes, provides a technical, conceptual, and ethical foundation for approaching architectural issues. Students learn fundamental skills for generating, representing, and archiving three-dimensional form with precision and clarity using a wide range of tools. Students are introduced to fundamental media used to generate, produce, and represent three-dimensional form and space. Qualitative issues surrounding mass, space, and circulation are foregrounded in the production of a 1,000 square foot building proposal.