WSOA In-Flux is a publishing platform for student work 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.


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.


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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Senior Project ︎ Degree Project Studio

IDES 483
Spring 2021 ︎

Los Angeles

Heather Scott Peterson

Work by B.Arch student Ivana Carbajal

It is the business of the future to be dangerous*And it should be. Design, by nature, is an inconclusive practice that draws more inquiry than it resolves. As a matter of course, it requires us to come face-to-face with the limits of knowledge to stare into the abyss, and keep working. Design is also an anticipatory act, attempting to represent and assume a future feat before it comes to pass. And so, a relevant act of design must tempt the danger of not knowing, and dance with the formidable future.

The members if this graduating class are poised with a broad, heterogeneous mix of claims, and in them we see the daring and verve of tightrope walkers and fire-eaters. Their education has provided each of them with a deep orientation to the opacities of the future. We should be compelled by the knowledge that our students are uniquely suited to the task of wandering into the unknown with a rapt sense of purpose and a fine disregard for anything too certain. The future depends upon it.*Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World, 1925

Work by B.Arch student Anna GrubinskiOssyra

Work by B.Arch student Parvane Zainali

Work by B.Arch student  Farzaneh Akhavan

Work by B.Arch student Marla ONeil

Catalog Description

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