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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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Master of Architecture ︎





Drawings, Models, Buildings, & Text
Graduate Thesis & Degree Project ︎ 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.




Home Now    
Graduate Studio Four ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor:  Linda Taalman


Students are challenged to synthesize architectural considerations, from the conceptual to the tangible, in the comprehensive design of a building. The studio project grows from a strong theoretical base into a response to the complexities of program and site. Accessibility, environmental performance, and life safety are addressed.  Emphasis is placed on the integration of building systems with envelope and structure.  Material selection is guided by both climate and context and is sensitive to resource conservation.




Call Center: Urban Gateways in an Opportunistic Landscape Graduate Studio Three ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ San Diego

Instructor: Marcel Sanchez-Prieto

Systemic understanding of architecture is broadened through examination of the architectural object as a microcosm of an ever-expanding context, of a community or city as recycled. Building is introduced as infrastructure and infrastructure as intervention within ecology, land-and urban-scape, site and territory. Studio, twelve hours per week.




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).




Animating Orthography Visualization 2 ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Mark Ericson

Architectural representation is composed as spatial enabler and interpreter that establishes and conveys perspective. Engagement occurs through two- and three-dimensional analog and digital hardware and software.




In the Thick of it
Graduate Studio Two ︎ Spring 2020 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Anali Gharakhani

Students are exposed to increasing complexity in architectural space through mining the conceptual organizing logics of design via cumulative exploration of modules and units. Programming, contextual and environmental prompts, regulating principles, circulation and urban networks, and systems of assembly become formative drivers through an investigation of housing (habits, habitats, and inhabitations).




Envelope & Image
Visualization 1 ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Cody Miner

Students are inducted into the cultural and traditional conventions of architectural representation. The course operates as a workshop providing the analog and digital communication standards and making techniques for documenting, drawing, and modeling design ideas.




Off the Wall
Visualization 3 ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Anali Gharakhani

Students are exposed to the aesthetic and philosophical objectives of drawing and modeling. The complexities of dependency between architectural conceptualization and representation are analyzed through a study of changing techniques within mixed media.




House Studies

Graduate Studio One ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Heather Flood

The foundation graduate design studio prompts a phenomenological understanding of architectural space through an introduction to design methodologies across multiple media and within nested scales. Students explore the manipulation of two and three dimensions through skills development in drawing, material exploration, and modeling.





International Guest House for MOCA

Graduate Studio Five ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Ryan Tyler Martinez

Students study a contemporary architectural design topic through a vertical option studio or specialize through the selection of a focus studio. Topics vary and focuses correspond to the post professional tracks.






Meet Me In the Street: Very Long Skinny Street-Buildings, Building-As-Streets, & Corridor Housing Graduate Studio Three ︎ Fall 2019 ︎ Los Angeles

Instructor: Alex Maymind

The systemic understanding of architecture is broadened through examination of the architectural object as a microcosm of an ever-expanding context, of a community or city as re-cycled. Building is introduced as infrastructure and infrastructure as intervention within ecology, land- and urban-scape, site, and territory.