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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 Fine Art and Interior Design ︎ 





Senior Projects
Senior Project ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Interior Design

Instructor: Heather Scott Peterson

Students develop a comprehensive project to demonstrate a thesis-level design proposition through an integration of site, program, process, materiality, and interior technology.




The Syntax of Collapse

Senior Project Award ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Interior Design

Student: Ryanne Hawkins
Advisor: Heather Scott Peterson

Students develop a comprehensive project to demonstrate a thesis-level design proposition through an integration of site, program, process, materiality, and interior technology.




Detail Design
Tectonics 2 ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Interior Design

Instructor: Heather Scott Peterson

This course studies materials and methods of detailing, fabrication, documentation and specification for custom work. Emphasis is placed on detailing as a design process. Students learn detailing techniques through research, observation and architectural documentation of non-structural elements of contemporary or modern design. Elements observed and documented may range from furniture and interior casework to non-structural, exterior building elements (custom screens, trellis, etc.). Materials and their integration, application, and/or connections are emphasized. Students are directed through research, conceptual design/diagramming, schematic design, and design development to the final production of a comprehensive project documenting design resolutions of a given project through detailed technical drawings and models.




Wax Museum
Studio Three ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Interior Design

Instructor: Heather Scott Peterson

Through a series of design projects, students focus on specific components of interior architecture, such as color, light, furniture, materiality, and systems of inhabitation in relation to articulating space. Experimental exploration of materials and graphic representation inform programmatic hybridization in order to develop an awareness of social and cultural aspects of space. Studio.




Yugen Restaurant
Donghia Award ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Interior Design

Student: Ryanne Hawkins
Instructor: Aimee Less
Advisor: Christoph Korner

Interior Design senior Ryanne Hawkins was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Student Scholarship. The foundation’s scholarship program, which was launched in 2002, awards scholarships to deserving students who are entering their senior year in a Baccalaureate Degree Program in Interior Design. Each winner receives up to a $30,000 scholarship to be applied to their senior year tuition, board, maintenance and books.




Dissipate, Dismantle, & Collapse Senior Project Seminar ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Interior Design

Student: Ryanne Hawkins
Instructor: Heather Scott Peterson

Through self directed study and research, students develop a project proposal for their senior project. The course is broken into four modules that deal with the main components of the Interior Architecture senior project: program development, conceptual thesis, site analysis, and contextual framework. Through weekly meetings and seminars students discuss their research as it progresses to a final senior project proposal.




Emotive Assemblies
Tectonics 1︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Matthew Corbitt

This course provided a studio-based exploration of the impact of materiality and fabrication in both the generation and reading of form and space.