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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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Dissipate, Dismantle, & Collapse
︎ Senior Project Seminar



IDES 482
Fall 2019 ︎

Interior Design


Student
Ryanne Hawkins

Instructor
Heather Scott Peterson






In architecture context is habitually viewed as an exterior layer and is evaluated for methods of outward integration or disengagement into a project. With the quality of reflectivity, elements and imagery of surrounding environment can be dispelled across space and onto itself. Context compels and moderates our retinal and conceptual experience as a spectator of space with precisely arranged and framed perspectives and vantage points within the interior. In projects like Mies van der Rohe and Lily Reich’s Barcelona Pavilion of 1929, the perception of spatial volumes and their surrounding context are expanded and collapsed through parallel and perpendicular organizations of reflective surfaces such as pools of water, polished Green Alpine marble, and glass; while Marcel Duchamp’s groundbreaking work, The Large Glass, gathers a dynamic continuum of spatial arrangements to its singular surface. This thesis explores the absorption of context in architecture through select positions of various materiality to create an arrangement of spatial volumes. The blend of setting and scene become an interior condition, controlled by and understood through architectural elements.






Catalog Description

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.