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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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The Student Body ︎ Studio Four



ARCH 283
Spring 2020 ︎

Los Angeles


Instructors
Aaron Gensler
Berenika Boberska
John Going
Louis Molina




Work by B.Arch Student: Adrian Moreno

When in 1923 Corbusier first elucidated his now-famous quote, “A house is a machine for living in,” he was not proposing an unheralded new direction in architectural design, so much as acknowledging the paradigm of systematic function which to varying degrees governed the form and character of the built world since civilization existed.  From the humble windmill to the gardens of Babylon, humans have always retained an inseparable symbiosis between spatial architecture and the mechanisms of function. As technology evolves in the realms of education and living, and we are faced with ever-changing challenges, how do we design for the constant evolution for a space that will need to serve generations? 







Whether consciously or unconsciously, we are in the business of designing our civilizations' spaces for living, learning, working, and dying. We are prophets of tomorrow’s machines of living. As human civilization has accelerated its evolution in the past 150 years, the diagram has served to address the increasingly challenging question of how we design tomorrow's spaces to serve tomorrow’s demands with the knowledge and understanding of today.  Quantifying, reducing, analyzing, and addressing these emergent challenges and representing opportunities in systems has long been the purview of the diagram. In recent history, the diagram has been a tool for generating architectural design.





Work by B.Arch Student: Ryan DelPaso


In this studio, students designed a dormitory at Woodbury. The semester was focused on one project which was divided into four sequential exercises designed to help examine and explore context, content, sequencing, relationships, and form. Apart from the resulting architectural bodies, or Archetypes, students focused on interactions between the student’s body, the student body, and the urban body: crossing the lines of performance, diagram, concept, materiality, and configuration to project a future reality of what it means to inhabit the campus. Students at Woodbury have the unique ability to understand and challenge and propose conditions, which form and inform our interactions, which we experience daily. These environments relate to the physical world as we know it and which we as architects have the responsibility and privilege to inform.




Work by B.Arch Student: Seba Alabdullatif


Work by B.Arch Student: Cobi Granger








Catalog Description

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.